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White-water park in the works

Members of the public will get their chance to comment on a proposal to build a white-water park in and along the Spokane River west of downtown during a community …


Blazing a trail

A decade-old vision for building pedestrian trails northward from the Little Spokane River is becoming a miles-long reality this summer with construction of key trail segments along Little Spokane Drive, …


Ski Trails All Set For Slick Time Groomed Runs Await Both Skiers, Snowmobilers

Shoveling snow is becoming a life sentence in North Idaho. But the cross-county skiing and snowmobiling couldn’t be better, even though downed trees are making it impossible to groom the …


Rivers Run Through Them Local Canoeists Grasp Wood’s Enthusiasm For Northwest Water

As long as the rapids aren’t too rapid, Larry Wood of the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club has his paddle ready for a ride on the river. Photo by Craig …


Don’t Expect A Heimbigner Farewell Tour Veteran Of 21 Rec-League Seasons Still Making An Impact At 48

Jon Heimbigner no longer scores 20 points per game, but he still can hit from outside. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Taking Ride On Wild Side Local Street Lugers Find Extreme Form Of Entertainment

1. Street lugers Troy Murphy, Tobin Hammock, Keith Hammock and John White share road with truck as they cruise near Coeur d’Alene. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. Keith Hammock …


In Pursuit Of Leisure The Northwest Offers A Smorgasbord Of High-Energy Activities That Is Hard To Match Anywhere Else

1. Energetic Northwesterners thrive on playing hard outdoors. Vigorous outdoor fun includes the Tour des Lacs in the Spokane-Couer d’Alene area. Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review 2. The North Cascades …


Summer Events Heat Up Area Ski Slopes Resorts Squeeze More Income Out Of Off-Season Activities

Though bare of snow, the slopes of regional ski resorts are buzzing with mountain bikers and loads of activities as summer becomes an increasingly important season. Winter skiers will always …


Group Anxious To Fix, Run Taft Tunnel Trail 15-Mile Section Of Rail Line Boasts 10 Tunnels, 7 Trestles

A non-profit group is exuberant about its plans to repair and operate the Taft Tunnel Trail - never mind that the Forest Service says startup costs could range from $800,000 …


Natural-Born Runners Visitors To Schweitzer Discover Strength And Speed Of Horse With Five Gaits

Five-speed transportation Icelander Ragnar Tor Alfredsson demonstrated the “tolt” gait at Schweitzer on Wednesday morning. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Columbia Chronicles Patrolling Lake Roosevelt Increasing Popularity Of Columbia River’s Lake Roosevelt Means More Boating Violators

1. Water hazards Anglers from Port Townsend, Wash., get indignant with ranger Terri Ray, who fined one of them $95 for keeping an illegal walleye. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review …


Room To Play Ambitious Plans For An Indoor And Outdoor Sports Complex Near Liberty Lake Are Well Under Way

1. At Harvard Road and Interstate 90, Rob Lewis is realizing his dreams of a new sports complex. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Rob Lewis inspects one remaining building …


Making Waves Boors In Boats Emerge Along With Pleasant Weather On Northwest Lakes And Streams

We need you, Miss Manners. Just as the good times are starting to roll on Northwest lakes and streams, the outdoor boors are emerging like mosquitoes in a wet spring.


Flying High At Airway Bowl Five Bowlers Smash 20-Year-Old Single-Game Record With Score Of 232-269-204-299-257 - 1,261

Bowlers, from left, Dan Anderson, Dave Johnson, Bob Johnson, Kevin Goulin and Joe Rutledge have planty to smile about with city record. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Mountain Climber Shows Memorable Ascents

Professional mountain climber Todd Skinner will present a slide show highlighting some of his mostacclaimed ascents tonight at 8 in Spokane’s newest indoor climbing facility, Wild Walls. Wild Walls, which …


Cabin Fever: Don’t Cure It, Catch It Find Your Own Corner Of Nw Wilderness

1. The Stuchin Honeymoon Cabin at Natapoc Lodge isn’t exactly roughing it. 2. The main building at Wallowa Lake Lodge. 3. Solitude can be found at many backwoods cabins.


Gay Team Hopes For A Net Gain Sporting Events Bring Players, Community Together

Teammates Jennifer Jagim and Dallas Lyle practice before a game at Shaw Middle School on Monday. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


49 Degrees North Celebrating Old Timers Day

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Chewelah Ski Club, 49 Degrees North will celebrate Old Timers Day on Saturday. Started in 1935 by area skiing legend Cy Lavigne, the …


Cabin Fever Cured Downhill Boat Association’s Third-Annual Event Attracts Fans, Entrants `Because It’s Stupid’

1. Slipping and sliding, the crew of “The ‘69 Experience” barrels past the finish line at the Priest Lake international Downhill Boat Race. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. The …


Kayak Polo Makes Splash Fast-Growing Sport, A Water Polo Hybrid, Debuts In Spokane With New Parks And Recreation League

Participants get a feel for kayak polo at the Shadle Park High School pool. Photo by Anne C. Williams/The Spokesman-Review


Getting Started With Snowmobiling

1. The Priest Lake area in Idaho is a prime spot for the fast-growing sport of snowmobiling. Photo by Rich Landers/Spokesman-Review 2. You can rent snowmobiles at Kirk’s Lodge on …


Tribe Says Loss Of Park Service Won’t Stop Battlefield Plans

Plans for a multimillion-dollar tourist park at the edge of the Little Bighorn National Battlefield will move ahead whether the National Park Service is involved or not, a top official …


Women Find Fast Lane Spokane Bowler Julie Heath Shows Men Have Plenty Of Competition In Inland Empire

While Julie Heath acknowledges competing against men may not be best for all women, she says she’s having a ball. Heath rolled a 288 earlier this season. Photo by Christopher …