Inland Northwest

Pandhandle Health District.

The hot temperatures this summer have promoted algae growth at some area lakes, and Idaho officials are warning people to try to avoid contact with contaminated lake water, which can be a health threat.

The algae appears as discolored water, streaks or globs of scum, or thick green matts along the shore.

National Weather Service

Eastern and central Washington should prepare for an intense, but short, heat wave this weekend.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rebekah Cheatham says temperatures on Friday and Saturday will be close to as hot as they were during the record-breaking heat wave at the end of June.

Courtesy of National Weather Service

Spokane has broken its all-time record high temperature. At 4 pm the National Weather Service reported the temperature at its Spokane International Airport facility had reached 109.

Governors Inslee, Little Say Idaho And Washington Nearing COVID-19 Goals

Jun 10, 2021
TVW

More than two-thirds of Washington residents 16 and older have had at least their first COVID shots. That puts the state just four percentage points away from 70%, the goal Governor Jay Inslee established to reopen the state before June 30.

This week, Chris Maccini introduces us to Carter Hudson, another NPR Tiny Desk Contest entrant from the Inland Northwest, also we meet the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra Music Director-elect, Norman Huynh

, and hear a Dan Webster movie review. Music in and out is from a Bozeman Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Norman Huynh last December.

Today we’ll hear from Dean Cameron, publisher of a regional magazine celebrating the full spectrum of the arts, also enjoy a performance by Derrick Parker, one of areas most compelling singers, and learn a bit about this year’s Spokane International Film Festival from Dan Webster. Music on the way in and out today is taken from American composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, played by the Attacca String Quartet, in Spokane this week as part of Northwest BachFest.

Spokane Public Radio

Dean Williamson, Conductor of Inland Northwest Opera's "Madame Butterfly," visits the studio to discuss his history in Spokane, conducting Puccini's opera. Also in the studio is Fenlon Lamb, Stage Director, who discusses the nuances of staging a beloved opera, especially one that translates a story and imagery from the East for a Western audience.