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Although the two trails are separated by a short distance as the magpie flies, they remain unconnected. Bridging the two together would effectively add a nearly 10-mile southward spur to the Centennial Trail, or allow those riding the Fish Lake Trail direct access to the 65-mile Centennial Trail between Nine Mile Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
Consider two bike commuters: Rhonda Kae Young and Justin Short. Though they take a different approach to the prospect of a bike commute in the winter, both say the city could do more to encourage such travel during the cold months.
Spokane International Airport was flying high in February.
The just-published book, “Urban Trails: Spokane-Coeur d’Alene,” which former S-R outdoors editor Rich Landers co-authored with Kootenai County hiker David Taylor, features more than 60 areas with notable trails convenient to residents of the area.
Autumn glows in the Inland Northwest. You can thank our region's variety of trees with leaves morphing into vivid hues of yellow, orange and red – typically peaking mid-October. We have another bounty: Plenty of places for families to go on walking or driving tours to view all those fall colors.
The coronavirus pandemic has put all sports on hold this summer, including competitive long-distance running. Organizers are hoping to blend some of the precautions that have allowed low-risk sports like golf to resume with a marathon format in North Idaho and Eastern Washington as a way to return to normal.
While the city has a long list of transportation visions, ideas and plans it hopes to pursue, the Six Year Comprehensive Street Program is where projects go when the city intends to see them through and has at least some of the funding in hand to make that happen.
Fish Lake Trail is, at least for now, a misnomer. But a pair of efforts are underway to make the trail reach the lake on one end and to connect the current trailhead to the Centennial Trail on the other.
Running buddies Debra Trujillo-Gilbert and Mary Stockinger had the Bowl and Pitcher trailhead mostly to themselves when they set out early on the day more than 100 state parks, trails and boating sites across Washington opened for the first time since Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order took effect in late March.
With galleries, restaurants, theaters and other art-displaying venues shuttered to maintain safe social distancing, public art in the great outdoors has never seemed so vital.
If you’re looking to linger above the Spokane River, watching spectacular and imposing waterfalls crash up- and downstream of you in the middle of downtown, without a single car buzzing by, you might want to hurry down to the Post Street Bridge now, before it’s too late.
The North Idaho Centennial Trail exists as a connected entity because people like Doug Eastwood wouldn’t give up.
The director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation said Friday that his agency is starting a voluntary trail pass program as part of a long-range goal to raise awareness and eventually money for non-motorized trail maintenance.
The city of Spokane hopes to make up a gap in the popular paved trail that starts in Riverside State Park by replacing sidewalks in the West Central neighborhood, using federal money. But some neighbors are worried that the plan would increase safety concerns and believe there’s a better option for the trail’s route on the south side of the Spokane River.
Some have reported on social media that the “Ghost of Christmas Past” haunts the easternmost end of the two-state Centennial Trail. Others have spied the specter at twilight as they whiz past Higgens Point on Interstate 90, 6 miles east of Coeur d’Alene.
Avista’s plan to permanently close a section of Upriver Drive to build a park met with stiff headwinds Wednesday evening, as most speakers at a meeting of more than 100 people voiced concerns about traffic congestion and a growing and disruptive homeless population in the area.
It was time for 82-year-old Ed Stretch to take his annual to the Centennial Trail to polish his father Pat Stretch’s bronze medallion tucked away on the side of the Centennial Trail’s Miracle Mile. Only this time it wasn’t there.
As a voting member of the Centennial Trail Coordination Council, the city of Liberty Lake can help determine funding for its section of the trail
It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak accident. Some are still trying to fill in the blanks as why and how it happened.
The North Idaho Centennial Trail foundation will hold its annual fundraiser on Aug. 11. The Ales for the Trails event doesn’t involve any biking or walking. But there are plenty of ales, said Todd Dunfield, the executive director of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation.