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Beargrass, common in high reaches of Mount Spokane, the Selkirk Mountains and throughout the Rockies, can sprout more than 5 feet tall. (Rich Landers)

Beargrass bloom booming at Mount Spokane

HIKING -- Summer "snow drifts" of blooming beargrass are luring hikers to trails at Mount Spokane State Park this week. Named by members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, beargrass isn't a grass. It's a plant that can have numerous basal rosettes on a common...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

A gray wolf is photographed at 11:58 a.m. on March 30, 2017, on Mount Spokane with the ski runs of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park in the background. (Hank Seipp / Western Wildlife Conservation)

Photo: Wolf roams Mount Spokane State Park ski area 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man's motion-activated trail camera has captured images of a wolf in Mount Spokane State Park, confirming sightings of wolves and wolf tracks that nordic skiers have been reporting with more frequency for several years. The...

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Cris Currie of the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park, helped restore Cook's Cabin. (Rich Landers)

Mount Spokane board seeks new directors

PARKS – The Friends of Mount Spokane State Park board of directors is looking for new members. The non-profit board has a maximum membership of 15 directors and serves as a link between the park manager and park visitors, says Cris Currie, president. “It provides...

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