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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

National Outdoor Book Awards name best reads

OUTDOOR LITERATURE -- A clash between politics and nature is front and center among the winners of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards. Krista Schlyer in her winning book "Continental Divide" reports on the controversial border wall between the United States and Mexico and its...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams. (David Liittschwager)

Arctic Dreams author Barry Lopez to speak at SCC

OUTDOOR LITERATURE -- Barry Lopez, one of America's premier nature writers, will give Spokane Community College’s first 2013-14 President Speakers Series lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Lair-Student Center auditorium, Bldg. 6. The college is at 1810 N. Greene St. Topics for...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

2012 Outdoor Book Awards spotlight top titles

OUTDOOR READING -- Stunning underwater photography. A coming-of-age story of three women. Wonder and magic in a small patch of forest. Nail biting adventure and a desperate self-rescue from a crevasse on Mount Rainier. These are some of the themes found among the winners of...

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012



John Roskelley (Courtesy photo)

Roskelley presents climbing slides, stories  

MOUNTAINEERING -- Spokane's John Roskelley, perhaps America's premier mountaineer in the 1980s, will present a slide show and share climbing insights in a presentation Thursday (June 21), 7 p.m., at the Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division. The photos and stories will relate to...

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

In this July 2009 photo, “Three Cups of Tea” co-author Greg Mortenson, left, shows the locations of future village schools to U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the opening of Pushghar Village Girls School in Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

’Three Cups’ readers take fraud claims to court

MOUNTAINEERING -- Three people who bought books by mountain climber Greg Mortenson are taking their claims of fraud against the humanitarian to a federal appeals court. Last month, U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon dismissed their lawsuit that alleged that Mortenson, his publisher, his co-author and...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

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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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