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Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday pulled a man’s body from the Spokane River near Barker Road, north of Greenacres.
Firefighters responded to a car in the Spokane River near the state line early Tuesday morning.
Gaunt and heavily tattooed with smoke (from the cigarette dangling between his lips) nuzzling the bill of a filthy Portland Trail Blazers hat, Greg Pruett is about the last person you’d imagine cleaning up the Spokane River. And yet, on July 8 Pruett is doing just that. One heave at a time.
A 22-year-old Spokane man died on Saturday after hitting a rock while cliff jumping at a popular site called The Cove at Fisk State Park property in Nine Mile Falls.
Twenty minutes of intense rain inundated the city’s subterranean stormwater retention system, sending millions of gallons of untreated stormwater runoff and sewage to flow directly into the Spokane River.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man who drowned in the Spokane River on Wednesday while inner tubing as Benjamin J. Cullipher. He was 56.
The body of a man was found Tuesday afternoon on the bank of the Spokane River just south of the T.J. Meenach Bridge following reports of a missing inner-tuber. He was not wearing a life jacket.
From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.
Spokane River advocates say they got a major win in court Wednesday, assuaging some worries about summer flows dipping below adequate levels for recreational and business uses.
The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they say is unattainable. Those applications will be analyzed over the coming year, but conservationists say the Ecology Department shouldn’t be allowing wastewater dischargers any leeway on the limits, even as the Trump administration works to roll them back.
A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away his camp.
A popular shuttle service that ferries boaters from the Nine Mile takeout to the St. George’s put-in on the Little Spokane River will start July 6 and run through Sept. 1. The service runs Saturdays and Sundays.
E.H. Lewis made a critical mistake after crossing a railroad bridge with his car.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Spokane Valley Power Co. was going forward with plans to dam the Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher, creating “a lake four miles long” right to the edge of the city.
The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal regulatory officials approved standards for certain cancer-causing chemicals that conservation groups and native tribes say are necessary based on fish consumption rates.
Bill Youngs wrote a comprehensive book about the Spokane River and Expo ’74, “The Fair and the Falls,” and contends the drama and beauty of the falls cutting through downtown Spokane rivals the majesty of any national park. The river was rescued from an existence as a “trash dump,” and the cleaning and beautification of the park continues to this day.
A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical Examiner ruled.
Avista is advising shoreline property owners and boaters that water levels in the Spokane River above Post Falls Dam and Lake Coeur d’Alene will fluctuate because of predicted rain over Memorial Day weekend.
Gonzaga University students and others spent part of the day Friday picking up trash in Mission Park and the surrounding area long the Spokane River, but they listened to live music while they did it.
The notice comes a month after the agency said it posted in error a request for comments on a change to allowable limits for polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that conservationists worry will build up to unhealthy levels in fish.