Month: July 2018

Photo of solar panels installed on the ground.

What to Know Before Installing A Home Solar System

Some think that installing solar panels on your home only makes sense if you live in Nevada or the sunny southwest. Not true. Spokane’s solar potential is enough to pay for itself, according to Jeremy Patterson of Voltric Electric, a locally owned and operated business that provides electrical contracting services and installs solar panels. If …

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Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak

California-based Advanced Elements introduced the world’s first truly hybrid inflatable kayak that increased boat performance and portability over a decade ago. The popular AdvancedFrame kayak is a hybrid of a folding frame and inflatable kayak with built-in aluminum ribs in the bow and stern that tracks as well as many hard-shell kayaks. This popular day-touring …

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Barefooting the Spokane: the Short-lived, Spokane River Water Ski Craze

In the late ‘80s, near a now-defunct riverside restaurant called Shenanigans, a niche group of locals started jumping off the bridge into the Spokane River, bruising backs and spraining necks in the process, all in the name of learning a new sport: barefoot waterskiing. They “scorpioned” when their form strayed, face planting at eye-lid-peeling speed. …

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