Dishman Hills Natural Area Association has a lot to celebrate this year! It’s turning 45 and having great success in working with Spokane County to preserve the Dishman Hills Natural Area.
Join them at the Moran Prairie Grange to learn more about the 45 years of land conservation and what’s coming up in the next few months.
Celebrating 45 Years of Land Conservation is on Saturday, November 12th from 5-8 pm at the Moran Prairie Grange, 6006 South Palouse Highway. $10 suggested donation.
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We have our first skiff of snow up at the mountain this morning! Looks to be about a 1/4 inch everywhere. Check out the pictures on our facebook page…or take a look at our webcams at ski49n.com
It is currently 27 degrees at the lodge with bluebird skies but it looks like more white stuff is on the way in the extended forecast!
On Wednesday, October 19th, at Plantes Ferry,
North Central, Mount Spokane and University toed the starting line
with 6-0 records. The most competitive meet the teams had seen all
season was made even tougher with the mixture of Shadle’s elite
runners seeking individual spots at Regionals.
When the dust settled, NC proved why they’re still the number one boys
cross country team in the State. Nevetheless, as far as any of the
coaches could remember, the regular season record had never been
decided at the final race by three undefeated teams.
Special recognition belongs to the lead runners that contributed to
such a dramatic and furiously-fast race: Nathan Weitz (SP), Hunter
Johnson (MS), Kai Wilmot (NC), Keith Williams (NC), Jake Hombel (Uni),
and John Dressel (MS).
The GSL Regional Cross Country Meet to decide State competitors will
be on Saturday, October 29th at Wandermere Golf Course.
Starting line October 19th at Plantes Ferry
INLAND NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONFERENCE
November 4-6, 2011
Spokane Falls Community College
The INPC conference will bring together permaculture people from around the Inland Northwest as well as interested people in the Spokane area. The event will feature over 60 workshops, hands-on activities and discussion groups. Applying permaculture to the city of Spokane will be one of the discussions. There will be a free, public presentation Thursday night by Jan Spencer at the Salem Lutheran Church, 425 W. Broadway. On Friday there will be field trips. Friday evening to Sunday afternoon INPC will be held at the Spokane Falls Community College. Details can be found at: inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com, or contact Michael Pilarski, (509) 486-4056, email@example.com
P.E.A.C.H. FOUNDER HONORED FOR FIGHTING INEQUALITY
Local Woman Honored in Statewide “Women of Courage” Gala
Spokane’s own Brightspirit Hendrix was chosen as one of fourteen women to be honored by the University of Washington’s Women’s Center in their “Women of Courage: Inspiring a New World” Gala 2011. This year’s Gala on October 22nd is centered on women in Washington State who have an impact in the communities they serve and whose hard work set the foundations for a new society based on social justice, and equality. These exceptional women include activists, entrepreneurs, professors, and Washington State’s governor, Chris Gregoire. All have worked towards closing gaps in unfairness and inequity while empowering those underserved.
Brightspirit was nominated by Washington Supreme Court Justice Debra Stevens and is the only woman to be honored from eastern Washington. Seeing the effects of poor nutrition in low-income families, Brightspirit founded p.e.a.c.h. to increase access and affordability of locally produced organic produce. P.e.a.c.h. now runs a community farm that brings most of its produce to local low-income families. Brightspirit also started the organic grocery store Fresh Abundance to give all of its profits to p.e.a.c.h.
The Walk Shoppe
3707 S. Grand Blvd. Suite A
Spokane, WA 99203
After 24 years of practicing podiatric medicine, Dr. Borys Markewych has opened The Walk Shoppe.
The store’s vision came from repeated discussions over the years about the need for shoes with comfort and style and the lack of stores providing such a service. After two years of gathering information and attending numerous vender conferences The Walk Shoppe is open for business.
The boutique has many different styles of shoes from casual every day, elegant dress shoes for business and pleasure, hiking and outdoor shoes and boots, and athletic/workout shoes. Most shoes have built in supports and/or removal arch supports to provide space for custom orthotics. The companies currently in stock include Dansko, Clarks, Keen, New Balance, Dromedaris, Haflinger, Klogs, Naot, Taos, Alegria, Bogs and Smartwool.
Also at The Walk Shoppe are accessories including hand painted handbags from Anushka, Slap Watches, which make great gifts for student, friends and family, one of a kind scarfs, all natural, environmentally safe nail polishes, lotions and many coming attractions.
Ferry County’s Rail Corridor Committee has been awarded a second year to its National Parks Service Assistance Program Grant, announced Michael Linde, program manager from the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Assistance Program (RTCA), at last Thursday’s RCC meeting.
Over the last year the RCC have completed its vision statement and collected and condensed a vast amount of public input. The data from surveys, emails, and public comments at meetings has aided the RCC in the creation of a draft outline of the rail trail Concept Plan.
“When completed, the Concept Plan will be approved and adopted by the County; this crucial first step will help us better compete for state and federal development funds to implement the plan and make improvements to the trail” said RCC Chair Bobbi Weller.
The following day, staff from the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Assistance Program and representatives from Grand Forks BC Trail Society, Kettle Falls Rail Trail Council, Ferry County Rail Trail Partners and Ferry County’s Rail Corridor Committee (RCC) met at the Curlew Trailhead and walked 4 miles and did some trail cleanup.
Photo by Keith Bell.
Here’s one reader’s thought’s on this month’s electric car article:
Thanks for the article on available electric cars in Out There Monthly.
A few points on the operational cost of electric vehicles: In addition to zero oil changes (cost, inconvenience, petroleum dependence and pollution) its worth noting that the rate of brake pad replacement is about 90% less than a conventional car due to the regenerative braking function. Again, cost, shop time and a major reduction in carcinogenic brake pad dust dispersed into the environment. Another regular and expensive service item on IC cars is the exhaust system, including the catalytic converter, often replaced several times over the life of the car. Lastly, the electric motor itself has a lifetime about 10x that of a conventional IC engine.
These factors should be considered by prospective buyers and go a long way to mitigating any eventual battery replacement concerns.
SPOKANE, WA (October 4, 2011) – The Bloomsday Road Runners Club (BRRC) will be hosting the 16th annual Spokane Marathon this Sunday, October 9, 2011, beginning at 8am. Other events include a marathon relay, also beginning at 8am; a half-marathon at 9am; and a 10k at 8:30am. Over 200 people are registered for the marathon, over 50 teams for the marathon relay, 800 for the half-marathon, and 400 for the 10k.
A highlight of the race is the water aid stations, run by local high school cross country teams, and strategically placed cheerleading squads and high school drum lines providing moral support. At the end of the race, runners have the chance to vote for their favorite cross country team and cheerleading squad. Fourteen cross country teams and 6 cheerleading squads will compete for a $300 prize for best team and squad. Overall, the BRRC gives out $10,000 to local cross country teams, cheerleading squads and high school bands in exchange for their help with the race.
The 26.2 mile course begins in downtown Spokane, and runs through Browne’s Addition, the Centennial Trail, Riverside State Park, and West Central Neighborhood, finally ending in Riverfront Park.
Check it out by clicking the thumbnail above. Includes everything from the printed issue. Well, except one thing; a huge mistake in cover story. Somehow Erika Prins byline dropped out when printing the “Find Wild Food” cover story. We regret the error Erika! It’s a great piece. Read it and get hungry.