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Dave Nichols joined The Spokesman-Review in 2014. He currently is the prep writer covering Eastern Washington and North Idaho high school sports.

Most Recent Stories

June 24, 2020, 6 p.m.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and services.

June 24, 2020, 5 p.m.
Film director Mark Titus is racing against time, and the pandemic isn't doing him any favors. When you're on a mission to "save what you love," as the trailer for his most recent film states, you do what it takes to get that message out.

June 24, 2020, 4 p.m.
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June 24, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
Gonzaga lefty Mac Lardner really wanted to hear his name called during the MLB draft a couple of weeks ago. But the consolation prize, if you can call it that, was the ability to pick where he would sign his first pro contract.

June 23, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
The WIAA issued guidelines for the state's high school sports to return to play this fall. It doesn't – rather, can't – answer the question everyone wants to know: When will it be safe for our kids to play again?

June 23, 2020, 6 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for hunting contest and hunting restriction rules.

June 22, 2020, 1:59 p.m.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Monday released its health guidelines for a return to play in high school and middle school sports.

June 21, 2020, 6 a.m.
My pop passed away in 2011 due to leukemia and a bit of his own stubbornness, so when Father’s Day rolls around each year it’s always a melancholy day. I suppose that’s not unique for anyone who has lost their father.

June 20, 2020, 6 p.m.
Forest visitors to the Marble Creek area on the St. Joe Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests may experience travel delays as Potlatch Deltic crews work to repair or replace culverts and improve drainage ditches along Marble Creek Road, Forest Service Road (FSR) 321.

June 20, 2020, 6 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) released a draft strategic plan last week designed to help WDFW invest in connections with communities and partners to improve fish, wildlife and habitat outcomes.

June 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
People have encounters with animals every day, even in their own back yards, but some are not as intimidating as a bear.

June 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
Mineral prospectors can no longer use motorized or gravity siphon equipment to search for gold in rivers and streams that are designated as critical habitat.

June 19, 2020, 3:18 p.m.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind on Friday reauthorized WDFW staff to lethally remove wolves from the Togo pack territory in response to what the department has deemed “repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range” of Ferry County. The reauthorization allows for up to two wolves to be removed through lethal removal permits and WDFW removal efforts.

June 18, 2020, 6 a.m.
The pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Greater Spokane League scholar-athlete luncheon earlier this year, but that doesn't mean the athletes shouldn't be saluted for their efforts on the field and in the classroom. 

June 18, 2020, 6 a.m.
One Seattle man is in the midst of a 350-mile hike across the state to raise $20,000 for food assistance for families.

June 17, 2020, 6 p.m.
Several wildlife advocate groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday to ensure that the U.S. Forest Service protects endangered gray wolves in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington where livestock ranching activities have contributed to conflict.

June 17, 2020, 4 p.m.
About three years ago this handsome fellow, a Bullock's oriole, showed up on the picnic table of Cherry Edwards.

June 16, 2020, 6 a.m.
Fisheries researchers estimated that over 2.5 million adult kokanee occupied Lake Pend Oreille in the fall of 2019, the highest count on record since the mid-1990’s. As summer heats up, reports are starting to roll in that anglers are reaping the benefits of a highly abundant kokanee population.

June 15, 2020, 1:23 p.m.
One day after a teammate signed his first pro contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, Gonzaga University’s Nick Trogrlic-Iverson did the same.

June 14, 2020, 6 p.m.
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests announces a road closure in effect on Forest Service Road (FSR) 406 in the Burnt Cabin Saddle area on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District on Wednesday.

June 14, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
Left-handed starter Mac Lardner of Gonzaga signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, one of several dozen mostly college players to sign pro contracts on the first day of nondrafted signing eligibility. 

June 14, 2020, 6 a.m.
A leading booking service for outdoor guides surveyed more than 100 active mountain guides on how their businesses have been affected by the pandemic. What they found was fairly astounding.

June 13, 2020, 6 p.m.
A lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity has forced a federal agency to curb its killing of beavers, bears and other wildlife across Washington state.

June 12, 2020, 6 p.m.
Using Washington Department of Ecology funding, a steering committee working to restore aquatic ecosystems in the Chehalis Basin is directing $4.7 million in state grants to support local job capacity and fund 20 aquatic habitat restoration projects.

June 12, 2020, 2:33 p.m.
On Thursday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officers referred charges to the Whitman County Prosecutor's office on nine men from the St. John and Colfax area for their roles in the illegal take of at least three elk on Oct. 5, 2019.