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  • No shadow: Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring

    The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A party of 11 British “colonists” arrived in Spokane to settle on farms in the Spokane Valley.


  • Steve Christilaw: This fine weather poses gnarly problem for my routine

    I have friends who love the change of seasons, so this last month has been right in their wheelhouse. But all of the change this season has brought has totally …


  • Kickoff to gardening season: Ready, Set, Plant!

    Thank heavens for gardening. In addition to being a delightful, rewarding pastime, planning for the coming season is what gets us all through our long winters. I’ve certainly been thinking …


  • Gardening: Start now to prepare yard for robust spring growth

    After a long, hot summer, the recent early rains are welcome as our gardens begin their fall decline into dormancy. We still have lots of time to make sure they …


  • Think before you plant: It could go low, snow

    Twenty-one degrees is darn cold even for the hardiest early rising plants. That’s what we got down to early last week, and it broke a record. Most of the trees …


  • Warm-up expected moving through spring

    After nearly three weeks of damp and chilly weather across the Inland Northwest, a strong ridge of high pressure is bringing us drier and milder weather. There may be a …


  • Warmer temperatures in forecast

    We’re almost a month into spring, but it has been feeling like winter across parts of the U.S. I’ve seen numerous reports from Facebook friends who live in the northern …


  • Gardening: SCC Spring Flower Show is Saturday

    Ah, spring! Last week’s streak of warm weather was all that was needed to give the daffodils, hellebores and forsythia the push to break into bloom. Not only did the …


  • Gardening: SCC Spring Flower Show is Saturday

    Ah, spring! Last week’s streak of warm weather was all that was needed to give the daffodils, hellebores and forsythia the push to break into bloom. Not only did the …


  • Region welcomes warmest early spring weather in six years

    The warm sunshine that arrived in the Inland Northwest over the weekend has made early spring 2013 the warmest since 2007. Forecasters are calling for temperatures to stay in the …


  • Spring should be drier than last year

    With the official beginning of spring last week, many are eagerly awaiting a longer stretch of sunshine and warmer weather. At the Spokane International Airport, March has been drier and …


  • Season’s décor stands out with fresh spring hues

    Fuzzy chicks and cute bunnies are part of the pastel pantheon of Easter décor, and their charm helps define the look of the season. But for those who prefer celebrating …


  • Cool June sets records

    Although the calendar says June, our weather last weekend felt like April. On Saturday, temperatures were more than 20 degrees below normal. At the Spokane International Airport, it was only …


  • Quarterbacks’ play picks up for Eastern Washington

    The hurry-up offense is great – if you don’t feel rushed. That’s part of the mental game of football that worked well for the Eastern Washington quarterbacks at Saturday’s scrimmage …


  • April’s will set stage for plenty of May flowers

    Over the past three months, a particular weather pattern has emerged: The earlier weeks of the month are drier and milder than normal; the later weeks are colder, wetter and …


  • Sun, mild temps bring splash of spring

    Mild temperatures are bathing the Inland Northwest today in what is surely the first real day of spring, never mind the calendar.


  • Randy Mann: April likely to be warmer, drier than normal

    Before the colder and rainy weather across the Inland Northwest, conditions were very pleasant as temperatures climbed into the mild 60s on Friday. By contrast, high temperatures plunged into the …


  • Education Notebook: NWC stages musical play for spring

    Northwest Christian Schools drama students will perform “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tonight at 7 in the Northwest Christian High School Chapel, 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert.


  • Late-blooming spring begs warm welcome

    Temperatures rising into the lower 70s on Wednesday gave residents of the Inland Northwest a taste of what spring can really be like. But the mild weather was more of …


  • April showers make us cower

    Spring, our rainy season, is when this area most closely resembles the mythic Northwest visualized by uninformed people in other parts of the country. But instead of making us seem …


  • Mild spring weather coming this week

    A low-pressure system is moving across the Inland Northwest today, but it may be the last in a string of spring storms dating back to the middle of April.


  • Last two days of winter to stay sunny

    A northwest flow in the upper atmosphere combined with a high pressure system to the west is putting the Inland Northwest under another in a continuing series of sunny days …


  • Mild morning to give way to clouds

    The first half of today will show signs of spring, but an approaching storm system should bring increasing clouds this afternoon and a chance of showers late tonight.


  • Hikers don’t need to travel far for trails dazzling with wildflowers

    Hikers are in the same boat with gardeners this spring. We’ve all had to be patient a little longer than normal for the bloom to begin, but the wait is …


  • Warm temperatures speed fruit blooms

    WENATCHEE — Some fruit growers in Eastern Washington may have to do a lot of work in a short time, with warm temperatures speeding the bloom on trees.


  • Region shedding its winter coat

    After a winter that saw record snowfall, including a 4-inch storm in the first week of April, the forecast for the coming week ought to bring some serious relief: temperatures …


  • Mixed weather to greet Easter bunny

    A pair of spring weather systems are expected to move across the Inland Northwest through Sunday, bringing a mix of sun, clouds, showers and rain with highs in the 50s.


  • Ichiro says remarks silly

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Ichiro Suzuki didn’t want to spend time talking about jealous teammates, a divisive clubhouse or record flops from a year ago. To him, it’s all just “silly.”


  • Break from the chill could be coming soon

    In just over a week, spring will officially arrive in the Inland Northwest. No one will argue that it’s been a tough winter for many of us. But, outdoor winter …

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