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Watch: Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter assists in rescuing stranded fishermen

Two men – one in his 70s, the other in his 80s – walked along several miles of shoreline while pulling the boat, but they eventually became too exhausted and …



Rock Lake fishing benefits from lawsuit filed two years ago

One piece of fried chicken was my limit while trolling for trout at Rock Lake south of Cheney last week.


Landers: Readers are the gauge for success

Outdoors stories and blogs published by The Spokesman- Review often strike a chord that prompts readers to reflect or react. When I get wind of that, I wave my internal …


Gonzaga pays $400,000 to settle deadly kayak trip

Gonzaga University paid $400,000 to the family of Christopher Gormley, a freshman at the university who died on a kayak trip organized by the university. The settlement adds to the …


Fatal kayak trip touted as ‘calm,’ suit claims

A Gonzaga student who died after his kayak tipped in treacherous conditions on Rock Lake last year had signed up for a trip advertised as “a calm kayak” on “flatwater,” …


Suit filed in Gonzaga student’s kayaking death

A city parks instructor manual appears to ban city-sponsored kayak trips in the kind of weather that led to a chaotic and deadly excursion organized by Gonzaga University and sponsored …


Kayakers were ill prepared

A kayaking group apparently was ill prepared for the lethal combination of near-freezing temperatures, cold water and high winds that took the life of a Gonzaga University honors student April …


Swollen river nearly claims another life

Spokane’s water rescue team pulled a man from the turbulent Spokane River near Mission Park on Friday morning – the third water search-and-rescue effort in the region in a week. …


‘Brilliant’ young man gone too soon

They filled the front pews, all clad in blue T-shirts stamped with a single word on the front: “nerd.” They had come, these members of the Gonzaga Honors Program – …


Gonzaga honor student killed in kayak accident

Gonzaga University officials today identified the victim of a kayaking accident as a first-year honor student from Everett.


Kayaker dies after capsizing in Rock Lake

A man who was rescued after his kayak tipped over Sunday in Rock Lake later died, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Landers: Rock Lake rescue provides vital lesson

Two Spokane anglers at Rock Lake last week pulled in a couple of big ones they can’t get out of their minds. “We saved two lives,” David Shields said. “I …


A tough sell

Several families with farms south of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge are upset with a long-term state plan to preserve a corridor of wildlife habitat stretching from Chapman Lake south around …