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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

Trail reopened, river closed near Sullivan Bridge

The Centennial Trail has reopened below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley. Construction on the bridge forced the trail to be moved closer to the river to allow proper clearance. The Spokane River below the bridge remains closed. A combination ...

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A National Weather Service infrared satellite image shows the atmospheric river over the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 27. (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Weathercatch: Miss Piggy studies ‘sky rivers’

Atmospheric rivers, as they are called, are narrow but long ribbons of condensed water vapor carried by the wind. When a particularly tempestuous one barrels into the Pacific Northwest or California from the Pacific Ocean, it can unleash rain, dump snow and swell rivers for days at a time.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016

Lottery winners

Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of Jan. 25-31.$10,000Carl Cornwell, of Spokane.$1,000Gail Baese and Stanley Childress, both of Spokane.$790David Reinhardt, of Spokane.

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SPS thespians earn recognition 

Students from several Spokane Public Schools high schools competed in the Regional Thespian Festival last month. These students will represent their schools at the Washington State Thespian Festival at Central Washington University in March and the National Thespian Festival, which takes place at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, in June. The following students were recognized as yellow ribbon recipients: Reece Duncan (Shadle Park High School), Alycia Linton (North Central High School), Harley Belisle (Ferris High School), Mason Bower-Wade (Ferris), Dana Colley (Ferris) and Nina Maysonet (Ferris).

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Miss Spokane, Outstanding Teen crowned Jan. 10

Mikayla Scharnhorst was crowned Miss Spokane on Jan. 10. Scharnhorst is 20 and a senior at Whitworth University. She won a $1,000 scholarship, plus two $100 scholarships for overall high interview and Touch of Class (Director’s Award). Romey Fox was ...

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Break-in, assault lead to woman’s arrest

A woman was recently arrested in Liberty Lake for allegedly breaking into a home and assaulting a resident. The woman who was arrested had been warned to stay away from the property several times, said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian ...

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Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed 

Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years. The levy, which is expected to raise about $7 million per year, provides 60 percent ...

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Doug Beschta, of Spokane Children’s Theatre, left, has four tickets in his hand to Disneyland, donated by Disney and Delta Airlines, to give to SCT raffle winner Carolina Wilson and her daughter Kalila on Jan. 28. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Disneyland

Carolina Wilson was new to Spokane and looking for something to do with her 2 1/2-year-old daughter. The December days seemed long, especially without her husband, a deployed Air Force pilot. She discovered Spokane Children’s Theatre online and decided to ...

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In this May 14, 2014, photo, Pacific Crest Trail self-supported speed record setter Heather Anderson of Bellingham enjoys the scent of blooming serviceberry while hiking near Sandpoint, Idaho. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Gardening: Native plants help pollinators thrive

“Pollinator Friendly Gardening” devotes whole chapters to what pollinator insects need to thrive in a garden: water, shelter and food. It also addresses the fact that gardens planted with native plants attract and keep larger populations of pollinators than a garden full of conventional plants.

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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval

Love story: Marriage lasted decades past mother’s prediction

Ruth Beck should have known it was true love when Herb Beck emerged from his hiding place beneath the cafeteria lunch table. Their high school in Eden, New York, had a Sadie Hawkins dance fast approaching and Herb was busy dodging girls anxious to tag …

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Steve Christilaw

Steve Christilaw


Dennis Held on the hold Spokane has on residents

Dennis titled this "The Theory of the Movement of Humans Through a Semi-Permeable Membrane, or, Osmosis: An Aquifer Indicted." "Because the Spokane Aquifer is directly beneath this whole valley, with ...

Zags rout Portland 92-66

Gonzaga hammered Portland 92-66 on Thursday as three Zags with Portland ties -- Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Silas Melson -- combined for 51 points and 20 rebounds. My unedited ...

The works of Catholics nuns in Spokane

The nuns of Spokane have been Franciscans, Dominicans, Sisters of the Good Shepherd and the Holy Names and several other orders and their works and presence has been powerful in ...

Wild Card/Thursday — 2.11.16

During the last two days, I've made trips after work to my bank and Costco. At the bank, I'm greeted by tellers as I walk in who later ask, "How's ...



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