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Tips sought on missing people after body found in river

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is seeking tips on missing people in hopes of identifying a body found in the Spokane River on Saturday.


River patrol nets violators

Saturday was a good day to wet a line but a particularly bad day to cast into one of the Spokane River stretches that closed to fishing on March 15. …


Man’s body found in Spokane River

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies have pulled a body from the Spokane River.


‘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 …


Low snowpack levels have officials making drought plans

As cross-country skiers whizzed along crusty trails of hardened snow at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park last week, Scott Pattee taught a boisterous group of grade-schoolers how to measure …


Ecology regional director talks about river cleanup

Most people are “fascinated with water, especially moving water,” says Grant Pfeifer, the Washington Department of Ecology’s eastern regional director. That’s particularly true in the Inland Northwest, which has such …


Statewide snowpack 70 percent of average

Warmer than normal temperatures are melting Washington’s mediocre snowpack – and with it, almost all hope for average stream flows this summer.


County braces for appeals to river water quality plan

A new plan for reducing algae-feeding pollution in the Spokane River is a mixed blessing for Spokane County’s $167 million sewage treatment project. The plan should enable the county to …


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Nature lovers flock to bird festivals


Shoreline plan gets hearing

The Spokane Valley City Council and the city’s Planning Commission members spent most of the evening Tuesday listening to a lengthy presentation about progress being made on the city’s Shoreline …


Anglers hooking trophy walleyes

February is reputed to be prime time for catching the biggest walleyes in the Columbia River, and this year is no exception.


Spokane River is year-round attraction for local fly fisher

Steve Moss likes to get away from it all when he goes fly fishing. The Spokane angler’s favorite destinations are beyond the distractions of traffic and crowds to shorelines where …


State cleanup plan sees sparkling Spokane River

By 2020, the Spokane River will look more like a blue-ribbon trout stream, Washington state officials predicted Friday as they unveiled a final plan to reduce the river’s phosphorus load …


Take care to balance conservation, building

I am standing on the shore of the river, downstream from the State Line Bridge, near the two wide supports of the old bridge that once spanned the river. The …


State phosphorus restrictions could spread to lawn fertilizer

OLYMPIA – Washington, which already has restrictions on laundry and dishwasher detergents, could ban phosphorus in lawn fertilizers. A bill before the state Senate would require low- or no-phosphorus fertilizers …


Is lawn fertilizer next for phosphorus ban?

Washington, which already has restrictions on laundry and dishwasher detergents, could ban phosphorus in lawn fertilizers.


Filters show promise in river cleanup

Each day, cities along the Spokane River dump millions of gallons of phosphorus-rich wastewater into its waters. As the state of Washington embarks on an ambitious plan to reduce the …


Spokane sewer rates to rise

Sewer rates in Spokane will jump almost $5 a month next year. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved the new rates, which were proposed by Spokane Mayor Mary Verner, …


River users working with officials to open boat ramps

It seems “insane” to Andy Dunau to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up the Spokane River without improving recreational access. Dunau is executive director of the Spokane …


Group says it will sue city over river PCBs

Spokane’s antiquated sewer system is pumping polychlorinated byphenyls, or PCBs, into the Spokane River, contaminating the river’s fish and violating the federal Clean Water Act, the Center for Justice said …


Shoring up access

It seems “insane” to Andy Dunau to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up the Spokane River without improving recreational access. Dunau is executive director of the Spokane …


Post Falls boat ramp to close Friday

The Post Falls boat ramp in Q’emiln Park will close for the season on Friday. The ramp on the Spokane River upstream of Avista Utilities’ dam usually closes in mid-November …


Detractors line up against state’s Spokane River plan

The latest plan to limit algae-producing phosphorus in the Spokane River is drawing critics from all directions as Washington officials consider whether to move ahead with it. One company that …


City crafting new shoreline plan

A plan to develop new shoreline regulations in Spokane Valley generated little enthusiasm Tuesday among City Council members. Several members resented having to spend $150,000 of city money for a …


Bill of rights debate turns to river health

Just how polluted the Spokane River is became a bone of contention Friday between panelists debating a major change to the Spokane City Charter. It’s among the nation’s most polluted, …


River’s health enters Prop 4 debate

The Spokane River’s cleanliness — or lack thereof — was a source of disagreement between proponents and opponents of Prop 4, a major revision to the Spokane City Charter that’s …


Toxic algae in Long Lake

The discovery of toxic algae blooms in Long Lake has prompted authorities to warn residents to stay out of the water and keep their pets and livestock away, too. A …


State releases clean river plan

The Washington Department of Ecology unveiled a plan Tuesday to curtail algae-producing phosphorus in the Spokane River and improve dissolved oxygen levels for fish. Under the plan, which needs state …


Where the Spokane River’s pollution comes from

Municipal and industrial


Phosphate detergent ban seems to be working

The storyline of the near-ban on phosphorus in dish detergent in Spokane County has focused on scofflaws sneaking Cascade across the state line in a dogged attempt to keep their …