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Friday, December 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fish Lake Trail mural vandalized

Less that two weeks after it was virtually completed, the colorful mural in the tunnel on the Fish Lake Rail Trail near Marshall has been ruined by vandalism. Eastern Washington University art students had worked for weeks to design and outline the farm-and-railroad-themed mural. Volunteers ranging from kids to retired helpers showed up on May 14-15 to add color to the outline. The original photos in this gallery were shot by Outdoors editor Rich Landers as a celebration of the volunteer effort to enhance a wildly popular paved railroad right of way that starts near Sunset Boulevard and Government Way and runs 7.4 miles to Scribner Road near Marshall. Instead, the photo series concludes with a grim glimpse of the senselessness good people must overcome. The vandalism apparently occurred around Friday night. Email tips that might lead to the perpetrator to the Fish Lake Trail friends group at traildan@comcast.net.