Specialized procedure: Seattle patient travels to Spokane for robotic heart surgery at Sacred Heart
When a lifelong heart condition became worse, Donny Jones, who lives near Seattle, knew by last June that he’d be heading to Spokane.
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Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) will join experts and advocacy leaders from across the state Tuesday for a virtual event to unveil a bill that would create a dedicated funding source for wildfire response, forest restoration and community resilience strategies.
It was a perfect day last Tuesday at the new Hauser Conservation Area. A short, snowy trek with the storm clouds gathering above helped us bid farewell to our 2020 hiking season. Bella’s vigor, however, belies what’s happening on her insides.
“The bottom line is, the rules are the rules and we need everybody to comply with them, and it’s not happening," said Dig Chrismer, marketing manager at Schweitzer.
Hunting is under attack in Washington.At least that’s the assessment of Kim Thorburn, a Washington Department of Fish and Game commissioner from Spokane.“I’m pretty upset about what’s going on,” she said. “We’re looking at hunters as an enemy.”
Approximately three days before the New Year, and 21 days into my diet of scones and self-pity, I awoke from a catatonia of COVID and realized I should probably take a shower.
The snowiest ski area in the world is ready to dish up the face shots during this La Niña winter.
Spokane's two climbing gyms will reopen Monday under the state's newest COVID-19 regulations.
Alan Liere's fishing-hunting report for Jan. 7.
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Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park will now allow all-day uphill skiing.
Two Washington residents filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Court last week to challenge the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Dec. 18 decision to authorize a largely recreational bear hunt this spring.
A federal judge on Dec. 25 for the second time rejected a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by environmental groups seeking to ban using bait to hunt black bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming.
When one of the world’s leading mountain lion researchers viewed the now-famous video of a snarling cougar following a terrified hiker in Utah, the scene was eerily familiar.
For 30,000 years pronghorns have migrated in the fall and winter as they sought out the best places to find nutritious food, give birth, raise their fawns and survive brutal cold, snow, drought and predators.
Skiers in the Inland Northwest recently enjoyed their first real powder day, with local resorts receiving from 5 to 7 inches of our region’s trademark perfect snow on Christmas night.
The Idaho Board of Land Commissioners has turned down a request from two Idaho nonprofits to contest a proposed lease that would allow a 195-foot cellular tower to be built in the Sawtooths as part of the nationwide first responders’ network, FirstNet.
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Due to the pandemic, more and more folks are hitting the cross-country ski trails this winter or trying the sport for the first time.