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Railriders off and running: Pedal-powered railroad excursion launched from Ione

IONE, Wash. – Pedal power is taking on new meaning this summer along the scenic rails winding through the woods and across wooden trestles of Northeast Washington. Member of the …

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

State Highway 31 gets emergency help to reopen

The state transportation department has hired a Seattle contractor to repair landslide damage near Metaline

The end of the scenic Ione-to-Metaline Falls train ride will impact the whole North Pend Oreille Valley

The North Pend Oreille Valley Lion’s Excursion train will end this year after 35 years, affecting community groups in the remote, scenic region.

Tour Deshais: Water, water everywhere, and only 8 liters to drink

IONE, Washington – When my day begins, I load my bike with eight liters of water in four different vessels. That’s almost 18 pounds.

Proposed Travel Management bill ignores the collective opinion

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would give county commissioners and small communities near national forests a commanding role in deciding where off-highway motor vehicles …

Even in retirement, Bob Shanklin remains true to career

One way to experience the region’s autumn colors is aboard the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions’ tour train. Last year, more than 10,000 passengers made the 90-minute round trip between …

Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago Ione, Wash., experienced what a reporter claimed was the town’s first-ever case of violence – and it was a doozy.

You don’t have to go far for delightful vacation

A lot of people are staying closer to home this summer rather than taking long-distance vacations. There are plenty of things to do in and around Elk-Chattaroy and points north …