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Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

Snowy Owls lay eggs over many days, usually with a day or more between each, resulting in youngsters of various ages, a hedge when food is unpredictable. Photo courtesy of Paul Bannick

Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will be in Spokane Sunday, February 19, to present a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field, and several dozen images from his new book, “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American ...

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Retired Olympic Athlete Serves Team USA Paralympic Community Well

Redman flying the stars and stripes at the Rio Paralympic Games. // Photo courtesy of Jamie Redman.

What do you do when the fire alarm goes off in your several-story building in Rio de Janerio, which is filled with hundreds of Paralympic athletes, many of whom are wheelchair-bound? This scenario wasn’t hypothetical for Spokane physical therapist and ...

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Your River, Your Aquifer: Protection through Water Reclamation

Learn how our wastewater is treated at a Spokane County Water Reclamation Facility tour (Sponsored Post)

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you care about the Spokane River, and if you’re an Inland NW resident, you also care about the area’s valuable aquifer – Spokane’s drinking water source.  Human impacts on these natural resources come in many ...

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The Buffalo Bike Soldiers’ Epic Trek Across the West

The Buffalo Soldiers "marching" along on their bikes. // Photo courtesy of the Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce.

Twenty soldiers from the 25th Infantry Regiment rode from Fort Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1897. It took them 41 days to make the 1,900-mile trek — and unlike the mounted soldiers who came before them, these men ...

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A Camera, a Pair of Running Shoes, and an Eye for the Unexpected

Trail running in the Cabinet Mountain wilderness. // Photo: Suzanne Hemmy Waldrup.

Woods Wheatcroft’s photography belongs in its own category. While he primarily shoots lifestyle pictures, his success at capturing an oddball moment remains unmatched, and it’s proven to be a great formula for this Sandpoint-based photographer. His work is frequently found ...

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Cool Water Bikes in Need of Support


Cool Water Bikes, the bicycle shop that works alongside homeless youth, is in danger of closing its doors. The non-profit is owned and operated by Cup of Cool Water, a Christian ministry working with Spokane’s street youth since 1995. The ...

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Meet Real-Life Adventurers at the National Geographic Spokane Speaker Series

A still from Cedar Wright's film "Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine" - looks like fun. Photo: Samuel Crossley.

Over the years National Geographic has compiled a rich program of speakers and storytellers, and each year the Speaker Series reaches bigger audiences and motivates more explorers. Spokane hosts three wildly popular speakers in February, March and April at the ...

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Guest Opinion: Save the John Wayne Trail

The author out riding the John Wayne Trail

Many of my friends know me as a trail guy. For many years I have been working with the city of Spokane to fund, promote and maintain the Fish Lake Trail. I am also a board member of the Inland ...

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