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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: Wed., April 3, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

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.

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. …

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, …

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

Tipped canoe with 5 overboard leads to search of Spokane River, Latah Creek

Five people borrowing a friend’s canoe turned into hours of scouring the Spokane River and Latah Creek for emergency crews this afternoon.

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, 9:31 p.m.

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, 3:17 p.m.

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 …

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 …

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.

Serving Spokane Valley: Lands Council coaxes trees’ growth along Latah Creek

For now, the banks of Latah Creek near Valleyford are overgrown with weeds and invasive grasses. But environmentalists hope that in 50 years, a grove of towering aspen and cottonwood …

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.

Finch Arboretum creek to be restored for redband trout

A small creek that flows the length of John A. Finch Arboretum will soon become a better home for fish. But that will require removing some structures built in an …

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 …

Legend of Latah

Mike Conway came to winemaking through the back door. Fresh out of the military, Conway worked as a microbiology technician at Gallo in California. In 1977, he joined Parducci Wine …

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 …

Police investigating man’s death as a homicide

Spokane police said today they’re investigating the death of a man found Wednesday under the Sunset Boulevard bridge as a homicide. The body of the unidentified man was spotted by …

Red dye to help scientists study Latah Creek problems

Latah Creek may run red later this month as scientists from the Washington Department of Ecology use fluorescent dye to learn how fast water moves through the creek as part …

Meeting will cover Latah Creek’s water quality

FAIRFIELD – Water quality problems in Latah Creek will be discussed during a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St.