June 2009

Deal struck on Big Rock area

About 1,300 more acres of Dishman Hills and county land will now be dedicated to natural-area protection and public, nonmotorized recreation, thanks to a non-profit conservation group called the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association.  Get the full story from the Spokesman-Review.

Cold and Not Close

Photo by ASI – www.asiorders.com The Spokesman Review had good coverage of this past weekend’s Ford Iron Man Triathlon in Coeur d’ Alene. It was colder than usual and the winners won by a good margin. You can read the SR stories here.For more race results here’s link to the official race website.

Endangered Street Trees?

Spokane Historic Preservation Advocates presents a talk this Thursday on an essential aspect of walkable neighborhoods: Street trees. Here’s the details: SPOKANE’S LARGE-CANOPY STREET TREES ENDANGERED? Advocating for the Preservation of Large Species Street Trees in Spokane A FREE Lecture: Large Trees Belong in Urban Landscapes Speaker: Dr. Mike Kuhns, Extension Forester, Utah State University …

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Last Chance For Early Bird Rate For NICHALLENGE

There’s still time to register for the area’s longest-running adventure race. It’s lots of fun and first-timers are welcome. Read this month’s cover story for more on racing. Here’s the details from North Idaho College: We’re extending the early bird pricing for another week for the NICHALLENGE. The new deadline to get the $70/person rate …

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Help Protect Grizzly Bears

This just in from The Lands Council: Help Protect The Selkirks and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bears! Grizzly bears in the Selkirk Mountains of eastern Washington through the Idaho Panhandle and into the Cabinet Mountains and Yaak River watershed in northwest Montana are severely threatened from habitat fragmentation, extensive road networks, motorized vehicles and development. These grizzly …

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