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  • Before the falls: Spokane and the history of river cities

    The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, …


  • Reader photo: Jumping ship – at Kootenai Falls

    Brian Jamieson of Spokane was among 35 accomplished kayakers gathered on the Kootenai River downstream from Libby, Montana, last weekend to revel in the thrill of hucking themselves off Kootenai …


  • Reader photo: Standing up to Peewee Falls

    A stand-up paddleboarder cools off in the mist of Peewee Falls in the Z Canyon stretch of the Pend Oreille River upstream from Boundary Dam.


  • UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

    Spokane family escapes Eagle Creek fire, ‘will never again be unprepared for a hike’

    A Spokane family heard the bang about 4 p.m. that transformed their refreshing Saturday hike past waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area into a chilling overnight ordeal.


  • Reader photo: Palouse cliff dwellers

    On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for …


  • Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane

    Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”


  • UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

    Scablands waterfalls primed for hiking into wet landscape

    Lowland snow and ice is waving goodbye to winter, leaving Eastern Washington squishing with water. This is prime time for a trek to absorb the power of a scablands waterfall.


  • Palouse Falls a ‘site of wonder’ for thousands of years

    Washington’s official waterfall was created by cataclysmic forces, including lava flows and the Missoula Floods. Geologists took a field trip to Palouse Falls on Friday.


  • Oregon’s Niagara Falls a ‘true hidden gem’

    WILLAMINA, Ore. – Just the words, Niagara Falls, provoke an immediate response. Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest or South, the iconic waterfalls straddling the New York and …


  • The danger increases, but still the water calls

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — “We are tied to the ocean,” an avid sailor and president named John F. Kennedy once said. “And when we go back to the sea, whether …


  • Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero …


  • Out & About: Chapman Lake may not reopen

    OUTCRY – Chapman Lake, a popular trout, kokanee and spiny ray fishing lake south of Cheney, may not reopen for public access this season. The family-operated Chapman Lake Resort did …


  • Lowland waterfalls great spring hike destinations

    With water, water everywhere this spring, lowland waterfalls are dazzling attractions for hikers. Following are examples of good Inland Northwest early-season dayhikes that lead to uplifting falls.


  • Whitman students seek answer to height of Palouse Falls

    Professional paddler Tyler Bradt raised a puzzling question on April 21 when he traveled to southeastern Washington and set a world record for the highest waterfall descent in a kayak: …


  • Spokane Falls will flow full time

    Water will cascade over the Spokane River’s waterfalls even during the hottest and driest of summers. Avista Utilities and the Sierra Club have worked out an agreement for year-round flows. …


  • Taking the plunge

    Paddling atop a 60-foot waterfall seated in the equivalent of a glorified milk jug, Chris Korbulic’s mind calmly analyzes the speed, trajectory and technique that make kayaking over mega-waterfalls more …