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Saturday, January 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Soil removal troubles officials

Coeur d’Alene Parks Director Doug Eastwood was surprised recently to find a 25-foot hole where a city park is planned to serve residents of a new housing development off Atlas …


Editorial: Proceed cautiously on Blackwell plans

It won’t be long until the transformation of Blackwell Island begins. For decades, the island at the confluence of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River has been ill-treated or …


Dredging up worries

Local businessman Duane Hagadone wants to dredge the channel west of Blackwell Island, making it wider and deeper, as part of a planned expansion for the Marina Yacht Club. Marina …


Searchers Can’t Find Man Who Leaped From Bridge

Searchers couldn’t find a man who jumped off the Maple Street Bridge on Wednesday night. The man had climbed a fence on the bridge’s west side and handed a woman …