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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


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100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: Passenger yacht disparaged in court

The Miss Spokane was christened in 1917 with elaborate ceremonies on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, the vessel immediately proved disappointing “because it did not develop the speed necessary to compete …

Mount Spokane winter camping policy clarified

A photo caption in Thursday’s outdoors section may have led some readers to believe that winter camping on Mount Spokane is allowed with no caveats.

State simplifies Sno-Park permits

State Sno-Park permits will go on sale Nov. 1, with new simplified rules.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Ski expansion fight over, old-growth hike gains appreciation

After about 74 acres of land were cleared for new ski runs that opened in December, the Lands Council’s Old Growth Hike shifted focus from advocating against the expansion to …

Reader photo: Fiery ride

Jane Patten took this photo of Linea Jantz riding on Mount Spokane’s Trail 140. Colorful fireweed lines the trail.

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Reader photo: A family affair

Family of otters takes up residence near Cheney.

Huckleberry season sending berry hounds to the hills

Huckleberries are ripening, sending berry hounds to the hills.

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list

Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list.

Mount Spokane hour change making it harder for morning skiers

Morning skiers knocking out a lap or two on Mount Spokane before work will find it hard to make their 9 a.m. meetings next season.

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Reader photo: Marching through winter

Rich Landers took this photo of a whitetail doe near Mount Spokane recently.

Bill Jennings: Exploring Spokane’s rich skiing history

Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: County asked to chip in to complete road to Mount Spokane

Civic leaders asked the Spokane County commissioners for $3,500 to complete the road to Mt. Spokane.

Junior national qualifying Nordic race at Mount Spokane this weekend

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association is hosting a Junior National Qualifier race Saturday and Sunday at Mount Spokane.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Two teenagers take home top honors at 39th Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race

It’s not often that newbies and top athletes share the same course. Except that’s par for the course at the Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race.

Mount Spokane opening later

Feel free to hit your snooze button.

Check out this time-lapse video of a sparkling Mount Spokane

Missing the freedom of a three-day weekend? Or, perhaps you’re feeling oppressed by the heavy cloud cover and impending snow storm.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019

Skijoring bring pets to Mount Spokane for Winterfest

Beginners and experienced skiers headed to Mount Spokane on Sunday to try cross-country skiing and skijoring, where up to two dogs can pull their owner down a trail.

Free presentation to focus on history of area skiing Jan. 17

The author of a book uncovering Spokane’s rich skiing history will give a free presentation Jan. 17 starting at 7 p.m.

Get ready for winter, Sno-Park permits go on sale today

Sno-Park permits go on sale today. The permits are required to park in designated parking lots with access for cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

First snow on Mount Spokane, 2 inches at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Mount Spokane got a dusting of snow overnight.

Nordic association will prepare trails Saturday

With winter just around the corner, the Spokane Nordic Ski Association has started trail preparation on Mount Spokane.

Lands Council plans Mount Spokane hike

The Lands Council will lead a hike up Mount Spokane on Saturday to examine the work being done as part of the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park expansion. The …

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

First time on snow: high school immigrant and refugee students head to Mount Spokane

Michelle Townshend teaches immigrant and refugee students at Mount Spokane high school. On March 15, her class ventured into the woods to go snowshoeing as part of the Lands Councils …

Nordic ski grooming on Mount Spokane ends for season, Discover Pass now required

Grooming ended at Mount Spokane’s Cross Country ski park, Saturday.

Bill Jennings: There are many ways to describe perfect snow, but beware of calling it bubbly

Legend has it that Eskimos have anywhere from 50 to 400 words for “snow.” A linguist will tell you this isn’t exactly true. But it makes sense that arctic peoples …

Groups may reserve Mt. Spokane’s Vista House starting Feb. 21

Groups will be able to reserve the Vista House, on the peak of Mount Spokane, starting February 21.

Mount Spokane expansion transitioning from fantasy to reality

It’s 2019 and we’re skiing Chair 6 at

Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane Ski Patrol enters 80th season keeping an eye on the area

No one walks to the lifts from the parking lot thinking it could happen to them.

Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane ski area expansion adding 279 acres of terrain

In recent years every ski area within a two-hour drive from Spokane has expanded terrain, added lifts, cut new runs or built new facilities. Most mountains have since shifted their …