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Thursday, June 27, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stay & Play: Manresa Grotto near Newport evokes settlers

Inside the Manresa Grotto a stone altar still stands in the cool shade of the huge rock wall. The ceiling is pitched high above as tall as in any church, …


Stay and Play: Get sidetracked to Sandpoint

If there’s one problem with Sandpoint, it’s that there is too much to do. Between Schweitzer Mountain and City Beach, the Festival at Sandpoint and the Panida Theater, there is …


Another side of Lake CdA

Say “Lake Coeur d’Alene” in Spokane and most people think of boating or maybe swimming off the beaches at Coeur d’Alene City Park and taking a walk on the floating …


Short trip west features lake, loads of history

When the temperatures around here creep toward the 90s and the air turns dry and dusty, people go “to the lake” and that’s exactly what this road trip is doing: …


Check out Mullan trail, mission on the way to Wallace

This road trip to Wallace, Idaho, began on a sunny Saturday morning – the first really sunny morning in a long time. Locals say Wallace is “the center of the …


Taste wine country off the beaten path

Sleeping Dog Wines. Kiona Vineyards Winery. Fidelitas Winery. Terra Blanca Winery. Most Washington wine nerds have heard of at least one of these places, but may not be aware that …


Keeping your car stocked, safe

Stay ready for road excursions with these tips covering food, first aid and auto maintenance.


Disc golf a free walk in the park

That other game – the one with the clubs and cart – Steve Simmons calls it “ball-golf.” His game is disc golf. And while there are plenty of similarities, Simmons …


Birds brake here

There is a place in the middle of Washington where sandhill cranes stop for a rest and a snack in the spring, before they continue their migration. They congregate in …


Tour of landscape ends with summer

Summer vacation is over and it’s time for students across the Inland Northwest to write their “what I did this summer” essays. So, what did you do this summer? I …


Museum highlights role of Appaloosa horse in region’s past

What do John Wayne and Pippi Longstocking have in common? They both rode Appaloosa horses. Pippi’s spotted steed, Lilla Gubben, could walk up stairs and do tricks, and John Wayne …


Vivid colors await hikers in area north of Lake Pend Oreille

The crowds will be withdrawing from the mountains today, leaving a colorful and solitary experience for a hiker heading into autumn on forest trails. Wise hikers wear bright clothing in …


Nez Perce park offers tour of tribal history

The name white settlers gave them was a mistake. The Nez Perce – which loosely translates to “pierced noses” – never practiced nose piercing. Hunters and gatherers, formidable horse people …


Gardner Cave draws visitors from all over

If you’re already in Metaline Falls, there’s an underground treat waiting for you just a bit farther north. In Crawford State Park – which is so close to the Canadian …


Metaline Falls holds yearly Affair on Main Street

The drive from Spokane to Metaline Falls is worth the trip on its own. Highway 20 will take you along the Pend Oreille River, between the mountains rising on both …


Archery is accessible, affordable and an Olympic sport

Probably, it’s too late for your kid to become the next Shawn Johnson, the 16-year-old darling of U.S. gymnastics. She started hitting the gym at age 3.


Tour the Palouse

It’s harvest time on the Palouse. Almost anywhere you stop amid the rolling, golden wheat fields, you can hear the hum of combines and see the white harvest dust clouds …


Just for Kids: Dig up some creativity

There’s a big black guinea pig named King Kong, butterflies and snakes, turtles and fish, a handful of curious rats and a bird named Steve. They’ve all found a home …


Bullfrog: It’s what’s for dinner

In the realm of delicious activities conducted after dark with a fishing rod, one obscure sport is leaps and bounds above the rest. Bullfrogging is a fully sanctioned “green” activity, …


Bus to the beach

When the mercury creeps upward almost as fast as gas prices, it’s pretty miserable to be stuck in the city. Everyone eventually wants to go to “the lake” for a …


Refuge is for the birds, moose …

Charmaine Gural should have a bumper sticker that reads: “Brakes for snakes.” On a morning drive inside Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Cheney, she carefully stopped, got out of …


Discover forest’s hidden fruits

It’s often said that the Inland Northwest has four distinct seasons. Which overlooks the obvious: Huckleberry season. And it’s on right now.


Sandpoint teems with lake, land activities

Everyone knows that skiers flock to Schweitzer Mountain Resort every winter to enjoy world-class skiing just a short drive from downtown Sandpoint. But for those not so comfortable on the …


Rediscover Riverfront Park

There’s no mistaking the excited squeals that echo off the cement walls at the Riverfront Park Pavilion: the rides remain a summer hit. Sure, the park turned 30 years old …


Life is but a dream in a rowboat

Fishing is only the most obvious reason to rent a rowboat with a companion. And it’s not necessarily the best. In a canoe, everyone faces forward. The stern paddler stares …


Walla Walla knows wine

You know you’re close to Walla Walla when the brown scablands are interrupted by fuzzy-looking green patches on the hillsides. Those dark green patches are vineyards. The other indicator is …


Library hosts fun out of the sun

The Coeur d’Alene Library has gone to the movies. Four Wednesdays in a row, beginning on Aug. 6, there will be free children’s movies shown in the Shirley Parker Theater …


Pitch a tent at Liberty Lake park

The Inland Northwest is full of prime campsites worthy of a long drive. But when time is short and conserving gas a goal, there’s a surprisingly quiet, wooded alternative that …


Tour North Country

Driving all the way to Colville for dinner seems almost – decadent. Same thing with driving all the way to Chewelah for golf.


Hunting for ghost towns

It was a trip to Sherman Pass outside Republic, Wash., that got Shannon Ashworth hooked on ghost towns. Using the book “Ghost Towns of the Northwest” by Norman D. Weis …