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Treva Lind

Treva Lind

Current Position: features writer

Treva Lind joined The Spokesman-Review in 2016, after 12 years working as a correspondent. She is a reporter for Features covering aging and family issues.

Most Recent Stories

News >  Features

Hospice group starts memorial butterfly release as an outlet for grief

On an early August evening, 50 butterflies were released from mesh containers into a Coeur d'Alene garden, as families listened to music and watched the insects fly. In many cultures, legends described butterflies as symbols of rejuvenation, hope and rebirth. Some oral traditions referred to them as being able to take messages to deceased loved ones.
News >  Agriculture

‘There will be an eighth generation’: Two brothers and their parents harvest wheat, bluegrass seeds and heritage on their family farm

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

Green View Farms has sixth and seventh generations working on acreage that includes an 1878 homestead site, near Fairfield, Wash. Today, the farm grows different crops but predominantly wheat and bluegrass seed, the latter requiring years of tinkering to produce better yields without burning. A byproduct of grass straw also is growing in demand. Lonnie and Marci Green's sons Jordan and Derek are slowly taking on more responsibilities.
News >  Agriculture

Evolving farming industry finds ways to keep up production of bluegrass seed in Washington

A future for regional Kentucky bluegrass seed production looks green again. There are gains in developing new grass seed varieties that can produce yields up to about four years, along with a market in livestock food production and overseas demand for grass straw, said Paul Dashiell with Seeds Inc. The industry had to adapt after a ban against field burning, a previous practice to increase yields that ceased in the 1990s in Washington, and around 2007 in Idaho except on some tribal land.

News >  Features

At 43, Coeur d’Alene figure skater lands dream spotlight in national showcase

As a teenager, Jackie Charlebois dreamed of national shows as a figure skater. That looked promising when a prominent coach asked her to train with him in Florida. A year's work with figure skating choreographer Doug Mattis ended when illness forced her to go home. Charlebois packed her skates away for more than 20 years, but now, at age 43, she's made a comeback – so well that she has landed on ice again in a national spotlight for two years in a row.
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Is the future of youth baseball in jeopardy?

With fewer young kids in summer recreational baseball compared with 20 years ago, the trend is concerning to Spokane Valley Baseball League president Bill Kreider, who wonders if traditional ballpark play during the season's warm days is fading away.
News >  Features

‘Pickleball should bring you joy’: State’s official sport picks up in Spokane and here’s where to play it

UPDATED: Mon., July 25, 2022

Pickleball is picking up in Spokane. About 4,000 players regionally are part of Spokane-based PNW Pickleball Association, started four years ago. More resources help people find spots to play via USA Pickleball Association, Facebook groups and the association's Pickleball Playground site. The city plans more courts at area parks. Pickleball became the state's official sport June 9.

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