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Runners running up a trail.

Spokane River Run 2021 to Honor Longtime Participant with Virtual Event

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Spokane River Run at Riverside State Park. 2021 virtual Spokane River Run is set for anytime between ...
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Photo of Vance Ghezzi posing.

Idaho’s Talented Young Snowboarder: Silver Mountain’s Vance Lazarus

A true weekend warrior, 11-year-old Vance Lazarus gets up with his dad at 5:30 a.m. on winter mornings. This early wake up call is the ...
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Photo of tire ruts through field.

Legacy of Destruction: Who Does Vandalism on Public Land Really Hurt?

It was a dark and stormy night. The group huddled around a smoking fire to ward off the encroaching cold that seeped in through the ...
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Photo of trash along the Spokane River shoreline.

Trash, Camps, & Other Threats to the Spokane River

UPDATE: We’re happy to report that the trash and camps referenced in this article have been cleaned up. Thank you, City of Spokane! — The Spokane ...
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Photo of Lisa Brown and her partner biking on the Fish Lake Trail.

Lisa Brown: A Champion of Non-motorized Trails on the Path to Congress

Enjoyment and support of the Inland Northwest’s abundant outdoor recreation opportunities transcends party lines and politics for the most part, yet too often elected officials ...
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Spokane Bike People: Monica & Rick Bates

“My greatest challenge is trying to keep up with Monica and all the other riders on Strava,” says Rick Bates, 56. Cycling with his wife ...
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Photo of Russ Lee cycling on a road in Italy.

Spokane Bike People: INB Banker & Bike-Commuter Russ Lee

“I like not driving. Bike commuting is a great way to think about things, before work or after you leave,” says Russ Lee, CEO of ...
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