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Eli Francovich


Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Eli:

Low snow frustrates efforts to conduct annual moose surveys in northeast Washington

Snow dusted the hills. But it was not enough. That was Annemarie Prince's prognosis as she and Benjamin Turnock drove northwest of Colville on Jan. 23. → Read More

Proposed bill would give counties more control over wolf management in Washington

Washington counties would have more control over tracking, moving and killing gray wolves per proposed legislation. → Read More

Uphill ski race at 49 Degrees North scheduled for Feb. 26

An uphill ski race is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 49 Degrees North. → Read More

Four years after Spokane doctor dies skiing in Argentina, his skiing partner continues the trip in his honor

He wept on a sunny day at the end of a continent. He cried alone, perched on a rock at the top of a little known glacier. There was no wind. His tears slowed and then he sat in silence and looked down at the expanse of snow. Somewhere down there was a rock outcropping that four years ago killed his friend. → Read More

49 Degrees North announces Friday opening; other resorts not far behind

49 Degrees North is leading the opening day charge after announcing they'll roll the lifts Friday. → Read More

After 'falling back' chances of hitting a deer jump by 16% per UW research

As of today, you are 16 percent more likely to hit a deer while driving. At least for the next few weeks. → Read More

Washington wildlife officials mistakenly kill wolf pup

Washington wildlife officials mistakenly killed a wolf pup Thursday believing the animal was an adult member of the Smackout pack. → Read More

Summer Stories: 'Move Along'

Mac heard the news on a hot day in July. He’d woken up down by the river in a nice spot he’d found a month back, shaded and near a little pool. Most days he’d stay there for a few hours waking up slowly and watching the light dance on the water. But that day was a scorcher and he decided to try to find some air conditioning, so he’d walked up and out of the river valley and to the bus plaza,… → Read More

'Unfortunate timing' led to death of young man made famous by 'Into the Wild,' concludes Oregon State study

Earlier this year, a hydrologist watched "Into The Wild" a movie, based on the eponymous nonfiction book about the life and death of an iconoclast adventurer. A pivotal scene, in both the book and movie, shows Chris McCandless trying to cross a swollen river, and failing. Days later he died deep in the Alaskan backcountry. → Read More

Searching for a snack, black bear breaks in to Sandpoint man's car

A peckish black bear climbed into a Sandpoint man's car over the weekend, according to reporting from KHQ. → Read More

Polish authorities won't investigate Matt Shea following allegations of human trafficking

Polish authorities won't investigate former state Rep. Matt Shea on charges of human trafficking. → Read More

Kayak tour guide, Spokane native, reflects on what Yellowstone flooding might mean for his business

Nathaniel Hagood had just finished leading a kayaking tour of Yellowstone Lake when he got the text. → Read More

Hiking Scotchman's peak? Stay away from the goats

Gearing up to hike Scotchman Peak, the classic 8-mile hike in North Idaho? → Read More

Fish cleaning stations indefinitely closed at Lake Roosevelt following septic backups

All fish cleaning stations in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are indefinitely closed. → Read More

Mackinaw trout can grow to monstrous proportions, but their bite – and their fight – can seem underwhelming

CRESCENT, OREGON — Steve Nicovich is trolling a large plug lure deep in the bowels of Odell Lake in search of one of its famed mottled marauders when something almost appears to happen. → Read More

Eli Francovich: Climbing in Europe a lesson in history, imagination

MAYEN, GERMANY – Traveling in Europe, in any capacity, is an exercise in embodied history. When looking at World War II-era bullet holes in Parisian church façade, staying in a 500-year-old farmhouse or touring a cathedral that’s older than our country, it takes little imagination to feel the heft of history. → Read More

Former state Rep. Matt Shea take part in rescue of 62 orphans from Ukrainian city now ravaged by bombs, but some are questioning Shea's actions and children's future

As bombs fell in Mariupol, an eastern Ukrainian city ravaged by fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces, Spokane pastor and former legislator Matt Shea launched a rescue mission for 62 orphans. In a video and post to Facebook on March 8, Shea said he could hear machine guns firing in the background as he talked to his “prospective daughters. → Read More

Colville Tribe releases 9 lynx into Washington's Kettle Range

In mid-October 1963, a young woman hunting grouse north of Newport shot what she thought was a bobcat. → Read More

Emergency medical helicopters respond to two serious injuries at North Idaho's Silver Mountain

Emergency medical helicopters responded to two serious injuries at North Idaho's Silver Mountain Resort, Sunday. → Read More

Mt. Spokane adds new uphill skiing routes

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has added new uphill skiing routes. → Read More