Stories tagged: spokane river
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019
State courts side with Spokane River advocates on summer minimum flow levels, protecting recreational use
Spokane River advocates say they got a major win in court Wednesday, assuaging some worries about summer flows dipping below adequate levels for recreational and business uses.
Fri., June 28, 2019
Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul
The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019
A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away …
Sat., June 22, 2019
100 Years Ago Today: Railway inspector injured in derailment in Northport; Spokane agrees dynamite Fourth of July
E.H. Lewis made a critical mistake after crossing a railroad bridge with his car.
Thu., June 20, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Power company nearing final approval for dam at Bowl and Pitcher in Spokane River that would create 4-mile lake
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Spokane Valley Power Co. was going forward with plans to dam the Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher, creating “a lake four miles …
Tue., June 11, 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River
The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal …
Wed., June 5, 2019
Bill Youngs wrote a comprehensive book about the Spokane River and Expo ’74, “The Fair and the Falls,” and contends the drama and beauty of the falls cutting through downtown …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical …
Fri., May 24, 2019
Avista is advising shoreline property owners and boaters that water levels in the Spokane River above Post Falls Dam and Lake Coeur d’Alene will fluctuate because of predicted rain over …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019
The notice comes a month after the agency said it posted in error a request for comments on a change to allowable limits for polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that …
Tue., May 7, 2019
City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
The Falls project on the north bank of the Spokane River will have three towers, according to plans filed with the city’s Design Review Board.
Sun., April 14, 2019
Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards
The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
It’s unclear to the city and the construction firm behind the work why pipes are sagging beneath the streets of the historic neighborhood, but it’s likely crews will need to …
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
A palatial property commonly referred to as the ‘Amway House’ has stood vacant since entering the market a decade ago. The broker hopes to change that with a special use …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019
With spring runoff starting to fill the Spokane River, kayakers take to the waterways. Melanie Williams took this photo of a group of kayakers west of Barker Road at the …
Thu., March 14, 2019
Mayor David Condon was on Capitol Hill last week pitching the city’s plan to address its problem with sewage overflows into the Spokane River by building massive stormwater reservoirs beneath …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
Spokane’s mayor is to testify before Congress on Thursday, asking for additional funding and support for cities trying to comply with federal clean water requirements.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
A 2-year-old boy died after falling into the Spokane River west of Nine Mile Falls in north Spokane County on Sunday afternoon.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019
Gonzaga study reveals high levels of microplastics in Spokane River, suggests particles in drinking water as well
The tenuous plastic fibers, visible only through the magnified view of a microscope, sent Jacob Peterson reeling into eddies of anxiety.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Two men walked across the Spokane & Inland Empire railroad bridge, while another man “walked on the planks laid lengthwise on the ties outside the rails.” Little did he realize …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
A 54-year-old North Idaho woman died in a hospital Monday after her car plunged into the Spokane River near Post Falls.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
In our lifetime, the Spokane River and the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane Valley aquifer have never been cleaner, and they are becoming cleaner still.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
One person is confirmed dead after car goes into the Spokane River.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Industry requests to lower federal water quality standards are a threat to the public’s safety, putting economic gain over public health and the Spokane River we cherish.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …