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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Everybody’s paddling for the weekend

This weekend is prime time in the Spokane area for cheap thrills in kayaks and canoes. Saturday may be the day to float the idea of getting the family into …


High waters dampen weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season, but high water and debris from a fast snowmelt will keep boaters on Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane and …


Editorial: Compliance, please

Don’t worry, the soap police will not appear at your door July 1. That’s the date Spokane County will become the first and only Washington county to require ultra-low phosphate …


Mills gone, concerns are piling up

As the last sawmill on the Spokane River prepares to close, discussion is under way on how to remove the pilings no longer needed to corral and guide the logs …


Lawmakers curtail phosphate ban

State legislators want Spokane to go it alone this year in enforcing groundbreaking limits on phosphates in dish detergent. The state Senate this week approved a House bill that eliminates …


Bill would delay phosphate ban in two counties

With just four months until strict limits on phosphates in dishwasher detergents take effect in three Washington counties, legislation is on the move in Olympia that some fear could delay …


Discharge permits on hold

Five years past due, it will be at least six more months before pollution discharge permits will be issued for cities and businesses on the Spokane River because of objections …


River cleanup plan has many players

Phosphorus not only helps turn lawns green, it’s also responsible for turning portions of Long Lake into a pea-green soup of algae. A massive cleanup is being launched to restore …


Our View: Time is wasting

When a 20-year Spokane River cleanup plan was announced last March, the stakeholders involved in the collaboration – environmentalists, dischargers and government officials – celebrated with cake and congratulations. Dozens …


Scientist’s departure taints river cleanup plan

A multihundred-million-dollar plan aimed at cleaning up the Spokane River and returning life to vast dead zones deep in Long Lake will be unveiled Wednesday. But the Washington Department of …


New sewage plant tanks more efficient, safer

The death of a sewage plant maintenance worker in 2004 set the stage for a multimillion dollar project to build two egg-shaped sewage “digesters” at Spokane’s wastewater treatment plant on …


River plan draws fire

The federal government is being accused of conducting a magic trick in its efforts to make pollution disappear from the Spokane River. Companies and cities along the river are expected …


Centennial Trail gets a spring cleaning

It’s the region’s ultimate pathway – 37 paved miles with long stretches of scenic landscape and stunning views of the nearby river. Every year, more than 1.6 million people use …


Wastewater option awaits OK

To help clean up the Spokane River and nip summertime algae blooms on Long Lake, communities in Kootenai County must clean up their wastewater. Really clean it up. Within a …


New sewage rules among nation’s toughest

Sewage treatment plants in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden are facing some of the strictest water quality standards in the nation under new requirements proposed Thursday by the federal …


Judge says dam caused some of lake’s woes

The Post Falls dam is partially to blame for the milfoil, the washed-away wetlands and the unearthing of prehistoric tribal artifacts in Lake Coeur d’Alene, according to a recent ruling …


Blackwell Island plan calls for more input

H agadone Corp. proposes enlarging the Blackwell Island marina at Lake Coeur d’Alene’s outlet. Enormous volumes of excavated toxic bottom sediment would be stored at an unspecified repository, with the …


Channel depths won’t be dredged

Coeur d’Alene developer Duane Hagadone no longer plans to dredge the deepest part of the Blackwell Island channel, acknowledging the potential for releasing heavy metals into Lake Coeur d’Alene and …


Blackwell dredge plan still alive

Coeur d’Alene businessman Duane Hagadone is still working on plans to dredge the Blackwell Island channel at the head of the Spokane River. He has told federal officials he will …


Hagadone withdraws dredging proposal

Timing problems with state and federal agencies caused Duane Hagadone on Tuesday to withdraw his proposal to dredge Blackwell Island and expand the marina, but he is far from giving …


Dredging project faces new hurdle

Duane Hagadone may have to do more tests to prove that dredging Blackwell Island won’t harm the environment. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts are reviewing soil samples and other …


Council OKs annexing Blackwell Island

Blackwell Island is coming to town as the Coeur d’Alene City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to include the property in the city limits. Council members praised owner Duane Hagadone for …


DEQ lists rules for possible dredging

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality released Friday the conditions local businessman Duane Hagadone must meet to ensure that heavy metals aren’t released in Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane …


Lack of water plan stalls Blackwell Island dredging

The Idaho Department of Lands denied Duane Hagadone’s request to dredge Blackwell Island channel Tuesday because of insufficient details about the project’s impact on water quality and fish habitat. Hagadone …


Hagadone Corp. vows more water access

The public would gain more access to Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River if Coeur d’Alene agrees to include part of Blackwell Island in its city limits, Hagadone Corp. …


Hagadone touts dredging plan

Dredging the Blackwell Island channel will improve the environment by removing heavy metals and decreasing erosion, Hagadone Corp. officials told a state examiner Thursday night. “Nobody has more to lose …


Hearings on projects scheduled

Tugboats will continue to haul logs on Lake Coeur d’Alene even though the fleet’s new owner is asking Coeur d’Alene to include the former Foss Maritime property and marina in …


Plans for Blackwell Island face regulatory hurdles

Blackwell Island might become the latest waterfront place to live or work in Coeur d’Alene. Besides modernizing and expanding the current dilapidated marina, businessman Duane Hagadone wants to build a …


Proposed Spokane whitewater park modeled on other communities

A whitewater park that opened in Reno, Nev., was instantly successful, drawing at least 100,000 users annually, according to city estimates. Spokane hopes to replicate that success by building its …


Soil may need to be capped

Preliminary soil samples show that sediment in the Blackwell Island channel may have lead levels high enough to require the dirt to be capped so it’s not ingested by children …