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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bistro at Williams Lake well worth the drive

In our never-ending quest to fill our stomachs, and this space, we are sometimes forced to exit our comfort zone. The comfort zone would be that quick, known location where we can get a good meal at a fair price – and on those big occasions we have our wives with us, they are happy during the ride home.

Williams Lake fishing derby benefits Shriners Hospital

FISHING -- The 12th annual Klink's Resort Charity Fishing Derby to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children is set for Saturday, May 17, at Williams Lake south of Cheney. In 11 years, the event has raised about $60,000 for kids in need of skilled medical attention....

A snapshot of opening day fishing

The opening day of Washington's lowland trout fishing season is a timeless tradition for many Inland Northwest families. The fishing action and camaraderie that lures anglers to area lakes on the fourth Saturday in April is the common denominator year after year. Outdoors editor Rich Landers has been covering opening day for more than 35 years. His photos from a recent season opener at Spokane area lakes captures the essence of the day.

A boy’s first fish

After considerable effort and a few near misses at Williams Lake, Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane caught his first fish. Once the trout was netted, the boy got a huge high five before he pranced and danced in celebration on the Bunker's Resort dock. He didn't care about the five-fish limit. As soon as his stepfather gathered their minimal gear, the boy made a beeline up to the campground to show off his prize. The rainbow may have grown a little larger by the time he finished telling the story.

County receives conservation list

Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land. County commissioners received a staff and advisory committee recommendation to focus on the top 10 properties on a priority list of 36 offerings.

County receives conservation list

Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land.

Turns out fishing tale’s hard to spin

I am a fly-fishing snob. Correct that, I’m a former fly-fishing snob. This week, I was inspired by outdoors editor Rich Landers’ excellent coverage of the opening day of fishing season to return to my childhood spin-casting roots.

Anglers’ opener a whopping success

Mike Clark, a veteran angler from Post Falls, is old enough to be a grandfather, but he learned to leave his ego at home after traveling across the border for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake fishing season.