Month: June 2006

The Inland Northwest Top 10   Northwest Bestsellers at Local Record Stores   June 2006 Built To Spill You In Reverse (Warner Bros.) Seaweed Jack The Captain (self-released Mudoney Under A Billion Suns (Sub-Pop) Melfuent Leap Before You Look (self-released) To No Avail self-titled (self-released) Free Range Robots Instant Wisdom (self-released) Ugly Casanova Sharpen Your …

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JUNE MUSIC REVIEWS   BE YOUR OWN PET Summer Sensation  (Ecstatic Peace) Fun facts abound with Be Your Own Pet. Their average live set is 15-30 minutes long. All four band members have asthma. All four members draw their singles covers with crayons. They make their t-shirts in the kitchen with a silk screen and …

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Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge David Roberts, Greg Child (photographer) Mountaineers Books, 2005, 189 pages.     In this compelling story, three amigos, author David Roberts, climber Greg Child and Utah guide Vaughn Hadenfeldt, set off on an epic adventure to hike the length of Comb Ridge, …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors   By Jess Walter   This is what occurred to me a few weeks ago as I was handing out plastic cups of gin to thirsty Bloomsday runners at the six-mile mark. Runners do not appear to like gin. Especially Kenyans. I find it the most refreshing of the boozes …

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Catch Tasty and Safe Fish   By Fenton Roskelley     Northwest fishermen know that many lakes, streams and even the Pacific Ocean are polluted with a variety of substances that can harm them if they eat too many of the fish they catch. They also know that fish in numerous lakes taste muddy or …

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Subura Ironman Canada, Penticton BC   By Angie Deirdorff Petro   Toby De Paolo thinks there should be more triathletes like him making the five-hour scenic drive to Penticton for Ironman Canada-guys (and gals) who scrape together the entry fee, retrofit an old ten-speed Bridgestone R1 with tri handles, camp out in a local’s backyard, …

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New County Off-Leash Dog Park   By Amy Silbernagel McCaffrey   “We’re real excited to offer the first pilot project dog park in Spokane County,” says Doug Chase, the director of Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf Department. As early as the end of June, Inland Northwest dog owners will be able to take their …

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Whose Park?   I can’t blame Heidi for wanting to leave after the second or third homeless camper crosses paths with us in People’s Park. If it was just us two here on a weekend bike ride that would be one thing, but we’ve got the kids today and they like to go exploring. She …

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