Gonzaga has hit gold in the transfer market this season
Proximity to nature and a low cost of living draw plenty of people to Spokane. Basketball has also brought some highly sought talent to the Lilac City.
A new local business brings indoor gardening and the terrarium trend to Spokane
Joining the ranks of other old-fashioned ideals being revitalized through the current "what's old is new again" zeitgeist, terrariums and other miniature
indoor gardens have re-emerged from their Victorian origins as a hip home décor trend and creative hobby. The miniature gardens contained in glass or ceramic vessels not only offer an outlet for budding green thumbs who have little space or time, but also feed our hunger for personalized, creative expression in the spaces we occupy.
One tasty bit of Washington history
Like a lot of craft beer enthusiasts, I appreciate the hops that go into the brews I drink, and am proud to know that a lot of the hops I consume are grown in my home state. So picking up a book about the early days of hop farming in Washington wasn't a tough sell.
Snoop does "news," winning game combo and cooking from the couch
WEB SERIES | Join Nemo Hoes, Snoop Dogg's news anchor persona, for a joint (pun intended) smoke session and interview with guests including Seth Rogen, Larry King and G-Unit on the DOUBLE G NEWS NETWORK, the number one source for "hood news." Nemo and his guests share hilarious stories and videos, freestyle and play "finish this sentence," right next to some real discussions about the entertainment industry.
With a new leader and funding source, Spokane Arts continues its march to make the city more creative
Part of Melissa Huggins' new job is explaining what exactly Spokane Arts is and what it does. That can be tricky, because the organization that Huggins is now director of is not actually a city agency, but it does receive funding and additional support from Spokane.
Viggo Mortensen returns to Sandpoint for a good cause, and with a good movie to share
At Sunday's glittering Golden Globes ceremony, Viggo Mortensen sat among the Hollywood elite. With his black tuxedo and pale blue eyes, he didn't look out of place.
A sportswriting ringer, killer coffee and rebirth of a TV classic
SPORTS | With the Seattle Seahawks chasing another Super Bowl, it can be hard to find writers who can effectively translate the perspective of Seahawks fans to a national level. But DANNY KELLY of The Ringer does just that.
Double-dipping Spokane's visual arts celebrations
First Friday organizers at the Downtown Spokane Partnership decided to do things a little differently this month in light of the holidays, so the local arts showcase traditionally held the first Friday of the month was moved to this week. Several galleries hosted receptions last weekend, too, and will display featured art through the month.
Ross Coates' thought-provoking "Mary Crosses" pay tribute to female spiritual icons from throughout humanity
Ross Coates is a collector and always has been. Trinkets and doodads and cast-aside relics; a menagerie of miscellaneous ephemera — another man's trash, even — unite as a curiously coherent collection in the 84-year-old artist's latest show, Mary Crosses.
How Spokane schools teach students to identify fake and biased news
On the projector screen in a Rogers High School classroom, three different articles about President Obama's latest attempt to save part of the Affordable Care Act appear side-by-side. Each news article is coming from a different perspective: the slight left (Washington Post), the right (Fox News), and the center (NPR), as determined by the website allsides.com.
To play the lead in Pippin, Naysh Fox had to learn acrobatics and knife throwing — and he's stoked
Naysh Fox sounds like a kid who can't believe his luck. Even at 26, the actor's effervescent tenor and genuine sense of wonderment recall a young boy who's just been handed the keys to his very own toy store.
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort takes fine dining to the mountaintop
If you're looking for the highest place to get a good meal in all of Idaho, you might just find it atop Schweitzer Mountain. Located 6,375 feet up and between the Great Escape and Snow Ghost runs, Sky House replaced the rustic Wang Shack.
Chef Adam Hegsted has closed the Cellar, but has other irons in the fire
Friday will be the end of something special for many in the Inland Northwest. The Cellar's chef/owner Adam Hegsted recently announced that the Coeur d'Alene restaurant would unexpectedly close, and that the business and building were up for sale.
Badass Backyard Brewing is now pouring in Spokane Valley
If there's any downside to the new location of Spokane Valley's Badass Backyard Brewing, it's the loss of the namesake backyard where owner Charlene Honcik and head brewer Kendra Wiiest established their brewing acumen back in the summer of 2015. The trade-off with the move to their new spot, though, means more parking spaces, a bigger taproom and a walk-in cooler with room to store a lot more beer than the old spot.
The Kitchen Counter serves simple, seasonal fare to the lunch crowd in Moscow
A new lunch spot in downtown Moscow bursts with warmth. The light streaming through the windows and skylight masks the wintry chill as friends and co-workers linger over steaming bowls of soup in amber-colored wood booths.
Whistle Punk lands a taproom spot in downtown Spokane, and some other brewing news
About a year ago, we wrote about the sneaky emergence of Whistle Punk Brewing, which began placing a few tasty IPAs on the taps at beer bars and pubs around Spokane. The hop-forward brewery owned and operated by father-son duo Matt and Craig Hanson was winning over fans, but doing it without a physical location where folks could taste the Whistle Punk beer roster.
Batch Bakeshop isn't closing — it's just bringing baking to the people
When Mika Maloney transitioned from a shared kitchen into her own space for Batch Bakeshop two years ago, she had a lot of ideas for using the building. "I always wanted it to be this flexible space.
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Week of January 19th
Mountain rescue From this lonesome valley your mountain fortress has an aura of illusion. I know you're real I have seen and connected with you.
Week of January 12th
The Game of Love Hello sweetie; We've known each other for many a day and through lots of riverbank meetups. Life has been taking some precipitous hairpin turns the last year or so.
Week of January 5th
LB the unicorn My unicorn we have been texting many hours a day for awhile now and it is amazing. Every time we chat it puts a huge smile on my face and no matter my mood it instantly becomes great.
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