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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012





Peter Grubb, owner of ROW Adventures, pilots paddle rafters on a wet ride through the Devil’s Toenail Rapids on the Spokane River in Riverside State Park. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

ROW Adventures rates No. 1 in Travel + Leisure survey

OUTSTANDING – ROW Adventures, a Coeur d’Alene-based rafting and adventure travel company, was named No. 1 Tour Operator in the 2012 World’s Best Awards survey by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Tour operators were rated on criteria such as staff, itineraries, activities, accommodations, food and...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

Chelan tailrace opening to salmon fishing

FISHING -- Starting Saturday, fishing for chinook salmon will be allowed at the Lake Chelan Project Tailrace to target fish returning to a net pen release area. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced the season will run Sept. 1-Oct. 15 from the railroad...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012


Prosser man wins berth to World Duck Calling contest

WATERFOWLING -- Abel Cortina of Prosser won the premier solo event in the Washington State Duck Calling Championships last weekend, earning a berth in the prestigious World Duck Calling Championships held over Thanksgiving holidays in Stuttgart, Ark. John Plughoff of Yakima dominated goose-calling, winnng the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012







MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012



Spokane cyclist, Abbott, dies in Montana bike race

BICYCLING -- Daniel D. Abbott, 62, of Spokane died while participating in a mountain bike race northeast of Helena on Saturday. According to Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson, Abbott collapsed Saturday afternoon while participating in the York 38 Special bike ride. He was...

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The Gallo family of Puyallup display a nice catch of Brewster Pool sockeye salmon. (Anton Jones)

Lake Wenatchee sockeye on Labor Day agenda 

SALMON FISHING -- Although the the season still could be closed on short notice, it appears as though Lake Wenatchee will be open to sockeye fishing through Labor Day, thanks to a record-busting run to the upper Columbia River. About 50,000 sockeye have turned into...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012

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