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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for Spokane River Water to Wine

The event is a fundraiser for the Spokane River Forum, which promotes “regional dialogues for sustaining a healthy river system while meeting the needs of a growing population,” according to …


Out & About: Cleanup during September events focused on Spokane River

The community spotlight is on the river that runs through the city in September, with events inside and out centered around the Spokane River Cleanup on Sept. 19. “We’ve turned …


Conference to focus on protecting area waterways

A three-day conference on the Spokane River and Lake Coeur d’Alene later this month tackles how the region can protect its cherished water bodies while planning for population growth and …


Volunteers restore Spokane River bank near Stateline

Dozens of volunteers turned out over two days last week with shovels and pickaxes to plant 800 trees, shrubs and plants along the shore of the Spokane River. The restoration …


On the right path

Volunteers have turned eyesores into entries along the Spokane River to help make the region’s signature waterway easier to use. In one popular area, a half-ton of weeds were pulled. …


Cheap trips promote knowledge of river

Spokane’s Meet Me at the River summer trip program is gearing up for the fifth year, offering the public a convenient opportunity to connect with the entire length of the …


Preserving Spokane River is group effort

The Spokane River is a standout in the vast experience of Peter Grubb, who founded ROW Adventures 33 years ago. That’s a story in itself, considering Grubb’s been guiding rafters …


Spokane River cleanup set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers will be fanning out along the banks of the Spokane River from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the ninth annual Spokane River Clean-Up organized by …


Landers: Valley’s new Barker Bridge erodes soil, high hopes

What do you get nowadays for a $10 million bridge plus the $1 million cost overrun? In the case of the Barker Road Bridge, the public got a new transportation …


Group dynamics

Getting to know the great outdoors around the Inland Northwest has never been easier. A summer series of free or inexpensive guided hikes and river trips is kicking off this …


‘Water trail’ would improve Spokane River access

Getting people to experience the Spokane River – whether it’s with hip waders, a kayak, raft or canoe – could help protect wildlife habitat, improve understanding of local history, and …


Spokane River supports crawdads, but other species lost to pollution

Here’s how to catch a crawdad. Lean over the water so your shadow falls across it, cutting the glare from the sun. Look for flashes of orange.


Reflections at the end of the ride

A raucous crow woke me on the last day of our paddling trip. I rolled out of my sleeping bag and looked at my watch. It was 5:30, which gave …


Hatchery program replenishing stocks

A feast of grilled salmon is an exceptional way to end a day spent kayaking on the Spokane River. For the Spokane Tribe of Indians, it’s also a link to …


Water quality remains issue on Spokane River

Getting tangled in water lilies is a hazard of kayaking at Long Lake. The reservoir’s upper end sports a luxuriant growth, and as I paddled I periodically flung tendrils of …


Blue ribbon provider of energy also offers fresh view of downtown Spokane

Mike Aho refers to the stretch of the Spokane River below Upriver Dam as “urban wilderness.” Thick screens of willows and cottonwoods shield paddlers from views of rendering plants, railroad …


Fish from river carry toxic risk

Armed with a clipboard and “How to Skin a Fish” handouts, Sean Hackett approached a woman and her baby daughter as they played on a sandy beach at Peoples Park. …


White water in the heart of Spokane

‘Listen,” said our rafting guide, “that’s the Devil’s Toenail.” The rapids were still out of sight, around a bend in the Spokane River. But we could hear the chaotic crash …


Afloat over – and in – the aquifer

About 10,000 years ago, the Missoula Floods laid the bedrock for the region’s water supply. An ice sheet crept across the Idaho Panhandle, damming the Clark Fork River and creating …


Spokane River paddlers note thick development, landscaping practices

Ross Walkinshaw feels fortunate that his view hasn’t changed since 1947, when his parents bought 80 acres on the south side of the Spokane River. From his boat dock, Walkinshaw …


Spokane River reflecting a new image

Don’t go down to the river. Generations of local kids heard that warning. Parents didn’t want their children playing on the Spokane River’s polluted banks. Chris Donley’s dad was one …


Bill would delay phosphate ban in two counties

With just four months until strict limits on phosphates in dishwasher detergents take effect in three Washington counties, legislation is on the move in Olympia that some fear could delay …