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Boats speed up Lake Roosevelt near the Spokane River Arm under smokey August skies. (Rich Landers)

Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Lake Roosevelt bans open flames as fire danger soars

PARKS -- A near-record stretch of temperatures above 90 degrees has cooked the Eastern Washington landscape to tinder dry conditions and land managers are gradually increasing the restrictions to help prevent kicking off another wildfire. The latest announcement is posted today as Lake Roosevelt National...

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Dick Stallman was 34 when he tested the revolutionary jet-powered outboards he developed by running a sled up the Rogue River in 1962.
 (Courtesy of Outboard Jets)

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Fly fishers seek jet-boat ban on upper Rogue

FISHING – A fishing club in Oregon is asking officials to ban jet-powered boat engines from a portion of the upper Rogue River. The Mail Tribune reports that the Medford-based Rogue Flyfishers Association and riverside landowner Greg Layton have filed a petition with the Oregon...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017

 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:15 a.m.

Lake Roosevelt water levels forecast posted

WATERSPORTS -- The revised forecast has been released for water levels at Lake Roosevelt this spring as water managers predict how how much the Columbia River reservoir will be drawn down to accommodate spring runoff and how fast it will refill to summer elevations of...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.