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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Avista to lower water level on Long Lake in effort to combat invasive species

Avista Corp. is releasing water from Spokane’s Long Lake to a winter drawdown level about 14 feet below the lake’s normal summer elevation of 1,536 feet, in an effort to …

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Spokane resident dies in cliff jumping accident at The Cove in Long Lake

A 22-year-old Spokane man died on Saturday after hitting a rock while cliff jumping at a popular site called The Cove at Fisk State Park property in Nine Mile Falls.

A picture of resilience: Severe electrical shock nearly claimed David Olsen’s life

David Olsen will never forget Thanksgiving 1981. That’s the day he returned home following a four-month hospital stay – the result of a near fatal boating accident.

UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Body found in overturned kayak on Long Lake

A marine unit and dive team members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office discovered the body of a deceased kayaker on Long Lake in the area of the Nine Mile …

UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

Coulee Hite wildfire burns several acres

The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and was estimated to be between 5 and 10 acres.

Lawsuit claims boat driver in Long Lake crash was intoxicated

The woman seriously injured in a boat crash on Long Lake in June says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the boat driver, Marvin L. Olson III, was drunk at …

No criminal charges for Long Lake boater who caused serious injuries

No charges will be filed against the man who hit a boat anchored on Long Lake late at night on June 28, causing serious injuries to a woman.

Woman injured in boat collision on Long Lake

A man was arrested and charged with assault by watercraft after a boat collision sent one woman to the hospital late Tuesday night.

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 …

Body found in Grant County

A body found in Long Lake in Grant County Saturday is believed to be that of a fisherman who was last seen on Nov. 2.

Crews head to growing Long Lake fire

Firefighters swarmed into northwestern Spokane County Friday evening to fight a blaze that grew quickly, sent a large plume of smoke into the air and sent embers into yards across …

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 …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A party of 21 boys, age 12 to 16, returned to the Spokane YMCA after a four-day, 80-mile hike.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police were on the lookout for one of their own, a patrolman accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A lone “yegg” – that is, safecracker – held off an armed posse during a dramatic confrontation at Long Lake.

Lake Spokane wildfire now tops 900 acres

A hundred firefighters from around the state drew a literal line in the sand Thursday in southern Stevens County in what appeared to be a successful ploy to contain the …

UPDATED: Fri., May 30, 2014

Woman killed in single-vehicle crash near Long Lake identified

A woman is dead following a single-vehicle collision with a tree southwest of Long Lake on Thursday night, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Three arrests made in north Spokane drug-debt killing

Homicide investigators have arrested three men allegedly tied to drug-debt kidnappings and a killing in north Spokane. Spokane police recovered a man’s body Friday from a sparse hillside along Long …

UPDATED: Fri., March 7, 2014

Body found near Long Lake related to kidnapping

Kidnappers left a corpse on a sparse hillside near Long Lake last week, the latest twist in a series of crimes Spokane Police are racing to solve.

Draft wastewater permits released for Idaho cities

Idaho cities will be required to cut the amount of phosphorus they discharge into the Spokane River by more than 90 percent over the next decade to protect water quality, …

Fancy flight

Shane Jenkins paddled to the middle of a bay on Long Lake at Nine Mile Falls. His broad shoulders rose from the surface, then his life-jacketed torso and finally the …

Several drown during heat spell

A 21-year-old man is presumed drowned after he went missing while swimming with friends in the Little Spokane River on Friday evening, Stevens County officials said Saturday, capping a deadly …

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2012

Body in Long Lake is missing Fairchild airman

The body found in Long Lake over the weekend appears to be missing Fairchild Airman James Adam Ramsey Lassiter.

Body found in Long Lake

A body was reportedly found floating in Long Lake in Stevens County this afternoon. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was called in to retrieve the body and assist with the …

Avista to lower Long Lake reservoir

Boaters should be alert to changing water levels.

County receives conservation list

Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land. County commissioners received a staff and advisory committee recommendation to focus on the top …

County receives conservation list

Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land.

Wildlife panel limits tackle use

The use of lead fishing tackle will be restricted at 13 northern Washington lakes frequented by nesting common loons, the state Fish and Wildlife commission decided during its meeting Saturday …

Algae blooms at Long Lake, Newman Lake prompt cautions

Toxic blue-green algae blooms have been spotted on Long Lake and Newman Lake, prompting warnings for people to stay out of the water and keep their pets out, too.