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Friday, November 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Avista begins drawing down Lake Spokane on Jan. 1

Avista is starting its annual draw down of Lake Spokane starting January 1.


Lake Spokane carp removal project wraps up gillnets for season

A total of 1,119 carp were removed from Lake Spokane during two weeks of gillnetting to hone techniques for reducing numbers of the bottom-feeding fish and improve water quality in …


Gardening: Tilley mixes practical, whimsical elements in Lake Spokane yard

Gabriele Tilley’s garden style can be summed up as reduce, reuse and recycle. Her Lake Spokane garden is a wonderful collage of repurposed yard sale finds, castoff building materials and …


Trout may change game for anglers at Lake Spokane

While traditional lowland trout lakes are in the spotlight this week following the season opener on Saturday, the Spokane River reservoir behind Long Lake Dam also is the region’s newest …


Goal-oriented Riverside grad uses online learning to finish two years in one

When Ashley Hobbs decides to do something – jump off a cliff, finish two years of high school in one – she does it. Hobbs, 17, a student at Riverside …


Field reports: Big bass haul at Long Lake Classic

FISHING – Lake Spokane (aka Long Lake) produced some eye-opening stats during a May 2-3 tournament organized by the Spokane Bass Club. Justin Cox and Ben Schilling weighed in a …


Avista studying Long Lake carp’s effect on water quality

Carp are mud grubbers, rooting through the sediment at the bottom of Long Lake as they search for food. “They’re like little plows,” said Chris Donley, a fisheries manager for …


Long Lake pollution study worries Suncrest residents

Andy Gendaszek dove into the shallow water along Long Lake’s shoreline earlier this week, targeting dark, weedy areas downstream from housing developments. When he emerged, the U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist …


Cheap trips promote knowledge of river

Spokane’s Meet Me at the River summer trip program is gearing up for the fifth year, offering the public a convenient opportunity to connect with the entire length of the …


Toxic algae in Long Lake

The discovery of toxic algae blooms in Long Lake has prompted authorities to warn residents to stay out of the water and keep their pets and livestock away, too. A …


Phosphate detergent ban seems to be working

The storyline of the near-ban on phosphorus in dish detergent in Spokane County has focused on scofflaws sneaking Cascade across the state line in a dogged attempt to keep their …


Avista warns of safety line break at Nine Mile Dam

Boaters approaching Nine Mile Dam north of Spokane should be careful.