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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ski expansion fight over, old-growth hike gains appreciation

After about 74 acres of land were cleared for new ski runs that opened in December, the Lands Council’s Old Growth Hike shifted focus from advocating against the expansion to appreciating the old-growth forest that remains.

Jennings: When it’s hard to see, seek trees

The forecast for Saturday predicted overnight snow, followed by warming temperatures, rain and wind later in the day. My wingman Dan and me planned to rise early and get first tracks before fresh powder changed to concrete.

Warming trends: Climate change to shorten Mt. Spokane’s season

Today’s young skiers could see significant changes in snowpack at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park by the time they reach middle age. And by the end of this century, temperatures above freezing could cost the local ski hill an entire month of snow.

Anna Gasser outduels Jamie Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air

Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air snowboarding. Gasser is the reigning world champion. She stomped the last of her three jumps with a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning three times. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott grabbed the bronze to give New Zealand its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years.

How to replace movie nights with family fitness dates

Ditching weekly family pizza and movie nights, some parents are gearing calendar events instead toward regular family fitness dates. Here are some ideas to book in that action for 2018 around the Inland Northwest.

New buildings, tubing hill planned for Mount Spokane

The construction is part of a $700,000 project that will include a tubing hill, observation building and ski hut, said Brad McQuarrie, general manager at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park.

New buildings, tubing hill planned for Mount Spokane

The construction is part of a $700,000 project that will include a tubing hill, observation building and ski hut, said Brad McQuarrie, general manager at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park.