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Tuesday, February 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sports >  Outdoors

Reader photo: Signs of spring

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Melaine Williams took this photo of a buttercup near Cheney this week. She wrote, “Every year we wait for the first harbinger of spring, the buttercup, to poke its pretty yellow face out and reach for the sky. Yesterday, spring started!” Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at
Sports >  Outdoors

Reader photo: Taming the Lion

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Ben Read and Hobie Hiler spent Super Bowl Sunday climbing the 7,293-foot Lions Head in the North Idaho Selkirks. The duo approached via Lions Creek up into the South Bowl. They gained approximately 3,800 feet of elevation and skied roughly 12 miles. In this photo, Hiler is pictured approaching the east summit of the peak.