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Monday, January 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Discharge rules still unclear for new facility

Spokane County is on the verge of signing what’s believed to be its biggest contract ever to build a wastewater treatment plant, even though no one knows yet whether environmental …


Our View: Public should speak up on facility contract

The draft service contract for a proposed Regional Water Reclamation Facility is 219 pages long. The contract, if approved, will be between Spokane County and CH2M HILL, the company the …


Spokane Valley faces rough treatment

Spokane Valley residents may pay dearly for a federal mistake and stringent Washington water quality standards, city officials were told Tuesday. An economy-wrenching moratorium on new construction is a possibility, …


Our View: EPA error shouldn’t deter work for a cleaner river

The Environmental Protection Agency is sorry. Sorry it didn’t approach the cleanup of the Spokane River in a regional way from the very start of the TMDL process. TMDL (for …


Phosphorus permits a year off

Crafting a new plan to limit phosphorus discharges into the Spokane River will take at least another year, state and federal officials announced Friday. Phosphorus is harmful to the river’s …


Miscalculation by EPA will set back river cleanup

A multiyear effort to lower phosphorus levels in the Spokane River – and reduce algae blooms and improve water quality in the reservoir behind Long Lake Dam – has hit …


Pollution pipeline

LIBERTY LAKE – Arianne Fernandez donned elbow-length rubber gloves, a plastic apron and a splash-protection face mask before lowering a collection jar into a manhole. The cloudy water she brought …


White-water park in the works

Members of the public will get their chance to comment on a proposal to build a white-water park in and along the Spokane River west of downtown during a community …


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 …