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Hangman Creek tree planting scheduled

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Power company nearing final approval for dam at Bowl and Pitcher in Spokane River that would create 4-mile lake

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Developer wins subdivision approval along Hangman Creek; Stuckart vows to purchase land for conservation

Nearly 100 homes can be built at the bottom of Spokane’s South Hill bluffs, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road, following a decision by the city’s …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Spokane Trout Unlimited working to restore Hangman Creek, return salmon to their native waters

In a long steel container hundreds of salmon fry flit about in coordinated flight. Above them 10 volunteers from the Spokane chapter of Trout Unlimited peer at the tiny fish, …

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Ecology Department grants $15,000 for creek cleanup at Hangman Valley Golf Course

The Washington Department of Ecology has awarded $15,000 to Spokane County’s parks department to plant native vegetation along Hangman Creek at the Hangman Valley Golf Course.

100 years ago in Spokane: Museum hopes to find mastodon skeleton on ranch

Spokane’s fledgling history museum was preparing to excavate the skeleton of what it hoped would be “one of the largest mastodons ever unearthed,” on Hangman Creek.

Hangman Creek canyon hike scheduled with geologist Hamilton

Learn about this region’s dramatic geologic history during a guided hike Aug. 18.

Spokane River conservationists, state officials settle lawsuit over polluted Latah Creek

A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. …

Then and Now: Flooding in Spokane – it’s been worse

As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have …

100 years ago in Spokane: As World War I approached, pacifists were pessimistic

Spokane’s Church of Truth held a “peace meeting” for about 800 local pacifists – although most of the speakers were plainly pessimistic about the prospects for peace. “There need be …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017

Water level falls on Latah Creek, but many Spokane County roads closed by flooding

For Neil Jordan, 6 inches would have made all the difference. “We’re talking 6 inches lower and I wouldn’t have a problem,” said the Colbert resident Friday, while gesturing toward …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Latah Creek expected to flood today; weather service issues flood warning for Spokane region

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Latah Creek and Latah area south of Spokane. The river is currently at 7.97 feet and flood stage is …

100 years in Spokane: Escaped bear cub from Manito Park Zoo eludes posse of trackers

From our archive, 100 years ago The young bear who escaped from Manito Park Zoo led a posse of trackers and pack of dogs on a merry chase along Hangman …

Muddy waters: Hangman Creek cleanup essential to Spokane River health

Hangman Creek’s muddy water contributes to water-quality issues in the Spokane River; new efforts are underway to clean up the creek.

100 years ago in Spokane: 2 women injured when wall collapses

From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. L. Berger, 36, and Mrs. Anna Bond, 37, were strolling on the sidewalk at Monroe Street and College Avenue when suddenly they heard …

Riverkeeper sues over Hangman Creek cleanup

A cleanup plan for Hangman Creek isn’t addressing pollution from poor agricultural practices, the Spokane Riverkeeper says.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A huge fire in a Ritzville warehouse destroyed an estimated $100,000 worth of wheat and cordwood.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Joyriding was an ever more serious problem in Spokane, as evidenced by the previous day’s police record.

Landers: Land Trust hits 15,000-acre milestone

Trust is the operative word in the name of a nonprofit group that’s helping make the region a better place for fish, wildlife and people. “We work with landowners and …

Lands Council, STCU, students team up on watershed restoration

The sun-dappled water glistened in the late morning light and so did the foreheads of the teens who planted trees along Hangman Creek last week. While some kids learn about …

Landers: Coyotes protecting den of pups

Coyotes defending a den of pups are not tolerating dogs coming through their territory between High Drive and Hangman Creek. Following a story in Saturday’s Spokesman-Review about two dogs being …

As Sunset bridge nears 100th birthday, city considers rehab

Thirty-three years after the Sunset Boulevard Bridge over Latah Creek opened to traffic in 1913, one of its designers came back to Spokane and reminisced about the project. “The city …

Board rejects appeal of shoreline rule

Spokane’s new stricter building regulations along the Spokane River and Latah Creek remain intact after a state board rejected a challenge by the city’s former top administrator. John Pilcher, who …

Woman expecting a few birthday cards gets 105

When Robbie Griggs turned 85 in late February she was hoping for a few cards from friends and family. The lively woman lives off Hangman Creek and she keeps busy …

Commission weighs easing river protection to improve trail

Spokane County planning commissioners received three new proposals last week for legalizing Centennial Trail improvements. Commissioners took testimony Thursday and agreed to extend the time for public comments through their …

Shoreline program update approved

The city of Spokane’s newly updated Shoreline Master Program has been approved by the Washington Department of Ecology.

Morning golfers face disgruntled geese, volunteers

The first golfers at Qualchan Golf Course this morning had to play through a disgruntled gaggle of Canada geese and a swarm of volunteers helping a research study.