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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Man who died after SUV fell from High Drive died from gunshot; death ruled suicide

The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Driver dead after vehicle crashes down High Drive embankment

An SUV tumbled down an embankment below High Drive late Monday morning, killing the driver and prompting an investigation into what caused the crash on Spokane’s South Hill.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

South Hill bluff conservation group to push purchase of bulldozed land

The group Friends of the Bluff, one of many organizations blindsided by the construction of a road the city deemed illegal last spring, has hopes that a central portion of …

Small brush fire reported on High Drive

A small brush fire broke out in the area of High Drive and 25th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday evening.

Spokane halts golf course plans at center of South Hill road controversy, moves toward restoring bluff

The Spokane Park Board has halted First Tee’s plans to build and operate a three-hole golf course in the Latah Valley following construction of an unauthorized road last month. Avista, …

Restore High Drive bluff, seek answers

Despite some calls to leave the road there, mitigation and restoration are the right moves. A beloved natural area was illegally mutilated. Use of the road could cause further damage.

Getting There: Road projects kick into high gear this week

Road construction work in the Spokane region kicks into a higher gear with more projects getting underway

UPDATED: Tue., July 29, 2014, 8 a.m.

Fire below High Drive spurs neighbors, fire crews, aircraft into action

Sharon Anderson looked out the window of her South Hill home Monday afternoon to see a plume of smoke rising from the woods just beyond her deck. “I yelled ‘Fire!’ …

High Drive makeover plans revealed by Spokane officials

A makeover of the South Hill’s scenic High Drive would feature about 100 parking spots, skinnier driving lanes, wide sidewalks along the bluff and bike lanes if a city plan …

Volunteers for South Hill bluff protection sought

Friends of the Bluff is looking for volunteers to help with its fire protection project on the bluff below High Drive on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Volunteers should …

Group works to maintain High Drive Bluff environment

Being part mountain goat is a great advantage when volunteering for Friends of the High Drive Bluff, but it’s not a requirement. Over the past couple of years, the group …

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 …

Project aims to reduce fire risk on South Hill bluff

Two dozen volunteers thinned ponderosa pine trees and trimmed branches on the South Hill bluff on Sunday in a demonstration project for reducing fire risk. “The idea is to manage …

Volunteers have created wildly popular trail system on bluff

For more than two decades, a don’t-ask, don’t-tell volunteer trail-building effort has been wildly successful on the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Spokane has a premier neighborhood recreation area …

Car slides off High Drive, lands 200 feet down hill

A car has slid down the embankment of High Drive, leaving at least two people trapped inside.