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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 …


Bicycle under bridge prompts river search

Emergency personnel responded in force this morning onto and under the Monroe Street Bridge after someone riding one of the gondolas reported seeing a bicycle next to one of the …


Grant will fund Airway Heights plant

The city of Airway Heights will receive $22 million in federal economic stimulus funding for a new wastewater treatment plant that will help recharge the West Plains aquifer. The city …


Fish pose whitewater park hurdle

A white-water park planned near downtown Spokane has some anglers worried about the park’s possible effect on the river’s native redband trout population. Redbands – named for a stripe that …


White-water park could affect fish

A white-water park planned near downtown Spokane has some anglers worried about the park’s possible effect on the river’s native redband trout population.


Power play: Avista dams relicensed

Five hydropower dams on the Spokane River are entering a new era. Avista Corp. received a new federal license for the dams Thursday that spells out how they will operate …


Spokane River reopens between bridges

A stretch of the Spokane River between Harvard and Barker bridges was reopened Monday to boaters and floaters by Spokane County commissioners.


6 ways to savor the river

This may be the best summer to get into the flow of the Spokane River. Clubs, groups, businesses and agencies are joining as stewards of the river’s health as well …


Stretch of Spokane River still closed

The Spokane River between the Harvard and Barker bridges was not reopened to floaters on Friday afternoon.


300 turn out for leisurely bridge stroll

Nearly 300 people turned out Saturday for the first ever Spokane River Bridge Walk, which took participants across 17 pedestrian and traffic bridges from Monroe Street eastward to the Gonzaga …


YWCA left searching for building buyer

A development company’s recent decision to break an agreement to buy prime riverfront land from the YWCA of Spokane has left the nonprofit group searching for a new buyer in …


Part of Spokane River closed for safety

Spokane County commissioners closed a portion of the Spokane River through the Valley this afternoon at the request of Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


Debris, current create treacherous spot on river

In the aftermath of a weekend water-rescue on the Spokane River at the Barker Road Bridge, fire crews spent Monday using the dangerous spot as training ground. “It’s like a …


Bridge construction increases river danger

In the aftermath of a weekend water-rescue on the Spokane River at the Barker Road bridge, fire crews spent Monday using the dangerous spot as training ground. “We’re just very, …


Rafter rescued from Spokane River

A rafter was rescued this afternoon from the fast-flowing Spokane River after her inflatable craft became stuck in debris beneath the Barker Road Bridge in Spokane Valley


ROW Adventures brings home worldwide adventure savvy

Looking back at the Spokane River, speaking to no one in particular, Tim Wildman of the United Kingdom summarized two hours of whitewater rafting in one word. “Fantastic,” the visitor …


A first impression of Spokane can last a lifetime

Imagine for a moment that you are a newcomer to Spokane, a visitor, and you find yourself in Riverfront Park at exactly this time of year. You hear a roar, …


Woman in Spokane River found safe

Police say the 23-year-old woman who went missing in the Spokane River about 9 p.m. Wednesday is safe. According to officers, the woman did go into the river, but did …


Group seeks more river access

Padlocked gates aren’t Stann Grater’s vision for the Spokane River. Instead, the fly-fishing guide would like to see plenty of put-ins and take-outs, easily accessible to rafters, kayakers and drift …


Rural residents spar with Avista

Ben Simpson enjoys an unobstructed view of the Spokane River from his living room window, with the added bonus of watching ospreys dive feet-first to snatch fish from the river. …


Section of river remains closed

The Spokane River between Plese Flats and the Nine Mile Dam remains closed to boaters and swimmers. Earlier this month, logs and other large debris from spring runoff broke the …


Stretch of river still closed to boating, swimming

The Spokane River between Plese Flats and the Nine Mile Dam remains closed to boaters and swimmers.


Law extends time limit for Spokane River cleanup

OLYMPIA – A new law will relax the deadline for cleaning up the Spokane River and other waterways, allowing more time for some measures to take effect. Without the change, …