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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

SUNDAY, NOV. 5, 2017


SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

Ferry County Rail Trail map shows areas that have been surfaced through May 2017. (Ferry County Rail Trail Partners)

Video: Rail trail has Ferry County on a roll

RAIL TRAILS -- With the blessing of hit pop-song singer, a delightful short video that's circulating on social media is a tribute to the join of a rail trail through the sparsely populated Kettle River Valley of northeastern Washington. Locals keep surfacing and developing the...

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TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Signs encourage South Hill bluff trail users to avoid disturbing the illegally built road above Hangman Creek. (Jim Kershner)

South Hill bluff trails sign of the times 

TRAILS -- Following the bulldozing of an illegal road below Spokane's South Hill bluff and trails, new signs have been posted by the busted perps requesting trail users to stay off the road to avoid more damage while some sort of restoration is contemplated. Actually,...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017


MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017



Someone cut down a tree on the South Hill Bluff as this March 2, 2017, shows. (John Speare)

South Hill Bluff tree slasher shows up again 

TRAILS -- Picking up from some unofficial tree hacking in 2015, someone has begun unauthorized cutting of ponderosa pine trees on the city-owned South Hill Bluff below High Drive. Planned tree thinning has been done on the bluff to reduce fire danger. But as you...

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Volunteers work in 2016 to build a new trail across the BLM's Fishtrap Lake recreation area. (Lynn Smith)

Good news for some hiking, biking trails in 2016

TRAILS -- Routes that beckon and lead hikers, bikers, hunters and other recreationists to adventure remained underfunded in most of the region in 2016 with volunteer trying to pick up slack for decimated federal trail maintenance budgets. However, there were highlights, such as the reopening...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016


FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

Volunteers work on Trail 10 above the Spokane River during a National Trails Day project June 14, 2015, sponsored by Riverside State Park and REI.  (Rika Ream)

Trails Day volunteers dig into Riverside State Park

TRAILS -- About 100 volunteers turned out Sunday to brave the heat and dust as they put their muscle into upgrading Trail 100 in Riveside State Park, said Carol Christensen, Outreach coordinator for REI Spokane. Partner organizations included Washington Trails Association, Backcountry Horsemen, Spokane Mountaineers,...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

Volunteers clear brush off the national forest trail to Stevens Lakes near Lookout Pass.

Groups highlight trail projects past and future

PUBLIC LANDS – Volunteer trail projects past and future will be highlighted in a program by the Spokane Mountaineers and Washington Trails Association on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., at the Mountain Gear Headquarters, 6021 E. Mansfield. “The Mountaineers have a long history of...

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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