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Photo of paddle boarder courtesy of SUP Rents.

A few years back, Scott Allen was on a family vacation in San Diego, California, with plans to do some stand up paddleboarding on Mission Bay. The experience he had on that vacation left him unsatisfied with his board rental ...

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Community and Nature Advocates Art Manley and Scott Reed

A tribute to Art Manley and Scott Reed by S. Michal Bennett.

Do you enjoy picking huckleberries each summer? Splashing in Lake Coeur d’Alene at City Beach? How about hiking Tubbs Hill and taking the leap from one of its cliffs into the rippling water below? Well, you owe a big thanks ...

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NW Outdoors Offering Quality Used Outdoor Gear at New Spokane Store

For those of you with quality used outdoor recreation gear and apparel collecting dust in your garages, you now have an alternative to Craigslist and e-Bay right here in Spokane. And if you’re looking for great deals on gently used ...

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Benjamin Powell: Documenting the Art of Nature

The buzz, clash, and commotion of Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene created a striking contrast to the tranquility that permeated the unpretentious interior of the Benjamin Powell Galleries. A couple men in casual business dress meandered among the alluring ...

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Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

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

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

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

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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