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Little Spokane shuttle service starts in July

A popular shuttle service that ferries boaters from the Nine Mile takeout to the St. George’s put-in on the Little Spokane River will start July 6 and run through Sept. …


New cyanide cleanup plan proposed for former Kaiser Aluminum smelter site in Mead

A groundwater plume stretching from the smelter shuttered in 2000 on Hawthorne Road would be pumped to the surface and treated near the new northside Costco under a plan proposed …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:26 a.m.

State grants totaling $2 million support rural development in Spokane and Stevens counties

Spokane and Stevens counties will use $2 million in state grants to accommodate rural housing growth while keeping water in streams for fish and other wildlife.


Hikers relish Little Spokane River Natural Area, new trail additions

The Little Spokane River Natural Area has been a haven for flora, fauna and people who appreciate them for decades, and a vastly improved hiking trail system is enhancing the …


Landmarks: Remnants of historic flour mill now part of Camp Dart-Lo

When Lafayette Dart walked to Spokane Falls from Walla Walla in 1879, he met up with his brother Herb, who had preceded him, and the two went to work at …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Spokane County Commission creates ‘water bank’ to buy and sell water rights in response to Hirst decision

The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday allocated more than $1.2 million for the creation of a “water bank,” from which the county would be able to buy and sell water …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Flood waters inch closer to homes along Williams Lake, Little Spokane River

Rain, melting snow and saturated soil have all combined to create flooding problems for residents across the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Rivers, streams and lakes rise to flood stage across Spokane region

Rivers, streams and lakes were rising to flood stage on Tuesday across the Inland Northwest with the peak runoff likely to arrive on Wednesday and into the weekend.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Skies expected to dry up for a few days

Spokane’s dreary winter continued Tuesday, with new snow and rain making this month the second wettest February in Spokane on record.


Lands Council plans restoration of Feryn Conservation Area

Wetlands that are home to a variety of waterfowl along the Little Spokane River will get a bevy of new foliage this fall. The Feryn Ranch conservation area east of …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s critic gave a thumbs-up to the locally made film “A Matrimonial Mixup,” written by and starring Spokane “society maid” Miss Virginia Lee …


Drought prompts fishing limits on 38 rivers in Washington

Reacting to reports of drought-related dead and stressed fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials are enacting fishing restrictions involving 38 rivers, including the Spokane River. The Kettle River near …


Out & About: National forests hurdle language barrier

OUTSPOKEN – A pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers has been announced by the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service …


Drought conditions drive water restrictions

It’s been nearly six weeks since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across Washington, and experts say conditions are getting worse. In its most recent forecast, the U.S. Drought …


Low-interest loans offered to fix failing septic systems

When James Matulis bought his first home on Spokane’s North Side a few years ago, he had no idea of the problem brewing in his backyard. “There weren’t any red-flag …


Shuttles ease trip upriver for boaters

Little Spokane River paddlers with kayaks, canoes and kids on their hands can let someone else do the driving. For $8 a person, families with children 8 and older can …


Spokane man presumed drowned in Little Spokane River

Stevens County Sheriff’s officers are searching for a man who they suspect drowned in the Little Spokane River near Long Lake Friday evening.


Parks staffing in flux as shortfall forces cuts

Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s spending. A …


State, landowners work together to clean up Little Spokane River

Gary Verbrugge is converting an old cow pasture along the Little Spokane River into a thriving wetland. Over the past three years, he and others have planted about 15,000 seedlings …


Little Spokane River a top attraction

The Little Spokane River Natural Area, managed in north Spokane by Riverside State Park, is one of the region’s top outdoor recreation attractions. Its trails lure scores of dayhikers.


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 …


Searchers find missing boys

Missing boys, 7 and 9, are found safe after search of Little Spokane River drainage


Little Spokane site for artist studio tour

Spokane and Spokane Valley have something to boast about; a stunning river that flows through like a vein, its banks ripe with history where men and women settled to benefit …


Water use restricted on Little Spokane

For the ninth time in the past 10 years, water flows on the Little Spokane River have dropped below the state’s minimum flow level.


Indian art in Riverside State Park

As people look for mini day trips to enjoy as the summer winds down, there’s an historic site in a most beautiful setting quite nearby that might just foot the …


Paddlers ring in new year on Little Spokane

Neither rain and snow nor ice and cold can stop diehard paddlers from joining in the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club’s annual New Year’s Day float down the Little Spokane …


Little Spokane homeowners asked to conserve water

Homeowners in the Little Spokane River watershed are being asked to conserve water to protect flows in the river.


CRITTER WATCH: Little Spokane River blooms with wildlife

Paddlers aren’t the only ones checking out the feral iris that was bursting in bloom last week along the Little Spokane River. The ruffed grouse above, photographed from a canoe, …