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Down Dog Downtown

Photo of outdoors yoga class in the park by Derrick Knowles.

At the end of a long day, there are plenty of reasonable excuses for skipping a workout: fatigue, evening plans, a growling stomach or simple laziness. But for eight weeks this summer, the cost of a fitness class won’t be ...

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How to Book a Perfect Vacation Rental this Summer

Photo of vacation rental by Shallan Knowles

Banff. Bend. Playa del Carmen. Leavenworth. Whistler. These are among the places we have visited while staying in vacation rentals thanks to our family travel planner, my wife Rachel Peters. While she’s not available to be your travel planner, keep ...

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Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Photo of cattle panel greenhouse by Nick Thomas.

It started with the vision of a plant-filled greenhouse at our South Perry urban lot that would produce an abundance of organic food. It started last fall with finding a house with a large garden space. We’d had small gardens ...

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Making Native Plants Work in Residential Landscapes

Photo by Richard Lambert

Interest in landscaping with native plants is growing. More and more people understand the importance of helping to improve biodiversity on their property, and the right groups of plants provide food and habitat for a range of vital pollinators and ...

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Pend Oreille County Celebrates Return of Tundra Swans at Annual Festival (March 4)

The Winter Solstice has past, and Old Sol returns. The bitter cold temperatures of January and February have been endured. Thankfully, colorful seed catalogues once again choke the post office boxes. And the tundra swans are coming!  The Pend Oreille County Tundra Swan Festival ...

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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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10 Local Winter Adventures

You don’t always need to travel far for a taste of adventure during the snowy months. There’s something about a blanket of powder over even a semi-urban landscape that can make a walk through Spokane’s Riverfront Park or down along ...

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The Ecology of Home

Anyone who has just bought a house, as I have, soon learns that the decisions to be made are more complicated than which shade of beige to paint the living room walls. A home requires more than a commitment to ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers/Small Gifts

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Watersports

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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