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Candy Mountain fire burns 250 acres, dozens of homes evacuated

Fire scorched about 250 acres at Candy Mountain early Friday, prompting the evacuation of dozens of nearby homes.

One firefighter suffered an eye injury while battling the blaze, but no one else was hurt and no houses or other buildings were damaged.

By the time fire crews had the wildfire contained at 6:30 a.m., 90 percent of Candy Mountain was blackened.

The nearly […]

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Badger Mountain Challenge: Spokane runner posts top time in 100-miler

Spokane’s Brandon Benefield posted the top overall time in the signature 100-mile race at last weekend’s Badger Mountain Challenge.

The 35-year-old crossed the finish line just after midnight Saturday, clocking in at 17 hours, 32 minutes, 46 seconds to post the third-fastest winning time in the seven years of the race.

Evgeny Sotnikov of Victoria, British Columbia, was second in 18:15:53, with […]

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Bryant Scott conquers 50-mile race, 8 months after nearly losing his life to heat stroke

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Marine Cpl. Bryant Scott was dying when he arrived at a San Diego hospital in late July.

Suffering from heat stroke, the 27-year-old’s liver was shutting down and his heart stopped several times.

Doctors told the Kennewick native’s family there was a 10 percent chance for his recovery.

But eight months after waking up from a 14-day coma, Scott finished […]

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Badger Mountain Challenge Participants set to take over Badger Mountain

Local hikers who frequent Badger Mountain might want to give popular trail system a day off on Saturday.

The seventh annual Badger Mountain Challenge is set to take over the hill this weekend, with the 50- and 100-mile races beginning Friday, and the 50-kilometer and much more popular 15-K slated for Saturday morning.

The 50- and 100-mile races start at 7 a.m. […]

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