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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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, …


Spokane Falls will flow full time

Water will cascade over the Spokane River’s waterfalls even during the hottest and driest of summers. Avista Utilities and the Sierra Club have worked out an agreement for year-round flows. …


In brief: Spokane River flow prompts warning

Marine deputies are encouraging residents to avoid the Spokane River because of swift currents and heavy runoff from the melting snowpack. The river is officially closed from Plese Flats to …


In brief: Mail center best bet for late tax postmark

With the advent of online tax filing, the U.S. Postal Service has scaled back the number of locations it keeps open to accommodate those needing the all-important April 15 postmark. …


Avista warns of safety line break at Nine Mile Dam

Boaters approaching Nine Mile Dam north of Spokane should be careful.


After 96 years, message received

Darin Winkler was out walking the banks of the Spokane River with his kids last weekend when he saw something that looked … Well, let me put it this way: …


Over-river power line can move forward

Spokane County commissioners have decided a proposed electric line over the Spokane River north of Liberty Lake is not an “essential public facility” requiring extensive study of alternatives. The decision …


Pend Oreille runoff eyed for Spokane flows

The Washington Department of Ecology will spend $250,000 to study whether Lake Pend Oreille could be tapped to provide water for better flows in the Spokane River. The study revolves …


Wash. to study injecting Idaho lake water into aquifer

The Washington Department of Ecology will spend $250,000 to study whether Lake Pend Oreille could be tapped to provide water for better flows in the Spokane River.


Spokane River cleanup could take longer

A proposal in the Washington Legislature would relax the deadline for cleaning up the Spokane River and other state waterways, allowing wastewater dischargers up to 20 years to meet stringent …


Two couples honored for activism

Two elderly couples praised as “dynamic duos” by Spokane Mayor Mary Verner grew up along lakes and rivers – and have dedicated years to protect the clear waters they cherish.


Wave swamps residents along Lake Roosevelt

Property owners in the Spokane arm of Lake Roosevelt were swamped by a huge wave caused by a landslide last Friday. The 17-acre landslide on Jan. 16 near Mill Canyon …


Lower Spokane River wave damages docks and vessels

Property owners in the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt were swamped by a huge wave caused by a landslide last Friday.


Geographer proposes study of Spokane River

Everyone wants their gallon’s worth from the Spokane River. The river and its connecting aquifer slake the thirst of a region of 500,000 people. They provide flows for electrical generation, …


Spokane River is ripe for study

Everyone wants their gallon’s worth from the Spokane River. The river and its connecting aquifer slake the thirst of a region of 500,000 people. They provide flows for electrical generation, …


Toxic flame retardants to be banned

Following the lead of European nations, Washington state will ban the use of toxic flame retardants in TVs, computers and other household products by 2011. State officials say alternatives have …


Washington state to ban flame retardant

Following the lead of European nations, Washington state will ban the use of toxic flame retardants in TVs, computers and other household products by 2011.


EPA, Ecology delay permits

New permits to reduce the flow of phosphorus into the Spokane River are still at least a year away, federal officials reiterated Thursday. “We are mindful of the urgency factor,” …


Plant bid choice disputed

New questions are emerging over Spokane County’s desire to build a $142 million sewage treatment plant that would remove less pollution but cost about the same to operate as another …