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Palisades Park is managed by Spokane Park and Recreation Department but it's situated just west of the city limits in Spokane County.

Great winter walking on plowed Rimrock Drive

HIKING -- Spokane has a choice snow-free place for a winter walk at Palisades City Park thanks to a maintenance issue that prompted plowing of Rimrock Drive overlooking Spokane Falls Community College area. After Monday's snow storm, Fairchild Air Force Base crews plowed the road,...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013


THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Concept plan for the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail along Lake Pend Oreille in and near Sanpoint, Idaho. (Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail)

Walk-run benefits Bay Trail at Sandpoint

TRAIL – Introduce yourself to the developing Pend Oreille Bay Trail near Sandpoint with a running OR walking benefit on June 1, National Trails Day. Pre-register online by May 28 for the 5K and 10K events, which include t-shirts and prizes. The route starts and...

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Grasswidows follow the late-winter emergence of buttercups to start the early spring bloom of wildflowers on Spokane's  South Hill bluff. (Jim Kershner)

Grass widows not alone on South Hill bluff

TRAILS -- Local writer Jim Kershner, a household name to long-time readers of The Spokesman-Review, is having a ball watching spring explode along the trails of the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Last week he found a few bunches of arrowleaf balsamroot blooming a...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

A clump of buttercups are among the first flowers of the coming season. (Mike Prager)

Dishman Hills Buttercup Hike April 6

HIKING – The 47th annual Buttercup Hike, a free family-style guided walk through the Dishman Hills Natural Area, will be led by Dishman Hills Conservancy members on April 6. Hikers will set out on the two-hour walk at noon from the Camp Caro parking area....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Meeting near Big Rock Natural Area to discuss logistics of gaining public access from Stevens Creek Road are, from left, Michael Hamilton of the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, climber and Avista engineer Aaron Henson, Chris Kopczynski of Kop Construction and Jeff Lambert of the Spokane Mountaineers.  (Rich Landers)

Dishman Hills group sets celebration, honors Hamilton

OUTCONSERVE – The Dishman Hills Conservancy will celebrate 47 years of securing prized Spokane County conservation areas at the group’s annual dinner, March 23, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 315 S. Spruce in Brown’s Addition. Special honors will go to Michael Hamilton, who’s helped open...

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Spokane Valley plans trail in city core

TRAILS -- A proposed bike-pedestrian trail through the heart of Spokane Valley will be discussed at a community workshop Monday, March 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague, Suite 101. The proposed 12-foot wide trail would run...

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MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012


River waters to stay high. Bicyclists ride a stretch of Centennial Trail near Barker Road where the Spokane River laps at the edge of the pavement on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says that rivers around the region will run at high levels through mid-June. (Jesse Tinsley)

Centennial Trail cleanup set for Saturday

TRAILS – Volunteers will be gathering all along the Spokane River Centennial Trail on Saturday to wail on weeds, pick up litter and sweep it clean. To join the group, and enjoy the free lunch, preregister by Friday for the 20th annual Friends of the...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

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