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100 years ago near Metaline Falls: Club explores Gardner Cave

A group called the Spokane Research Club went on an excursion to Gardner’s Cave near Metaline Falls, “the miniature Mammoth Cave.” It was, said the Spokane Daily Chronicle, “one of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017

Tacoma couple’s restoration of historic Sullivan Creek powerhouse a labor of love

A Tacoma couple fell in love with a 107-year-old abandoned brick powerhouse in northeast Washington and bought it. Now the work begins.


Leisurely rail tours offer elevated outlook

Warning: There will be bandits. But the young thugs planning to hold up the train are of the Robin Hood variety, with intentions to turn over any donations collected from …


Getting There: Spokane urged to fight ‘ugly’ signs

The president of the Scenic America organization has a message for the Inland Northwest: Make your cities as beautiful as they can be. Mary Tracy was in Spokane last week …


Book Notes: Agosin to speak at GU on Tuesday

Marjorie Agosin, author, activist, Chilean exile and professor at Wellesley College, will speak at Gonzaga University on Tuesday. Her talk, at 7 p.m. in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall, …


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 …


Metaline Falls set to gush again

Last September, for the first time in 28 years, the Metaline Falls on the Pend Oreille River were exposed as workers drew down the reservoir behind Boundary Dam for dam …


Eloika Lake enjoys perfect paddle day

The weather has been exceptional; is it a touch of Indian summer? In any case, my tomatoes like it. They are finally turning red. It looked a little questionable for …


River drawdown bares Metaline Falls for first time in 27 years

A rare Pend Oreille River drawdown behind Boundary Dam reached its low point Saturday, exposing Metaline Falls for the first time in 27 years. A dam maintenance project required the …


Metaline Falls pops into view

A temporary Pend Oreille River drawdown behind Boundary Dam has exposed Metaline Falls near the town of the same name.


Metaline Falls to resurface on Pend Oreille River

The namesake of Metaline Falls, Wash., will reappear for the first time in 27 years during early September as a Pend Oreille River reservoir is drawn down for a major …


State releases report on mine cleanup

The Washington Department of Ecology has released a report on options for cleaning up heavy metals at the Pend Oreille Mine near Metaline Falls.


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 …


With mine closure, town’s future uncertain

Zinc from the Teck’s mine in Metaline Falls, Wash., is used to rust-proof steel, much of which ends up in new cars and trucks. Over the past year, sharp declines …


Metaline Falls holds yearly Affair on Main Street

The drive from Spokane to Metaline Falls is worth the trip on its own. Highway 20 will take you along the Pend Oreille River, between the mountains rising on both …