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MONDAY, OCT. 23, 2017

THURSDAY, AUG. 31, 2017

THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 2017

MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

Participants in the annual Pend Oreille Poker Paddle have a tradition of having fun while traveling 32 miles downstream on the Pend Oreille River in two days from Usk to Ione.  (Eileen Dugger )

Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle cancelled

PADDLING – The 36th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle will launch on Aug. 5, but organizers are offering incentives to register before July 31. Formerly a two-day event, this sometimes zany gathering has been honed to one day on the Pend Oreille River Water...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

Ballet in a canoe.

Canoeist takes ballet to the water

PADDLING -- A video of a man's canoe ballet is a peaceful end of the week and a reminder of what a little practice with a paddle can accomplish. The video is from the 2007 Mid-West Freestyle Canoe competition. American Freestyle canoeing is the art...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

Kristina Kripaitis had to scuttle her March 14, 2015, plans to launch a canoe from Beaver Creek Campground near the north end of Priest Lake -- because that portion of the lake was still frozen despite unseasonably warm winter weather. (Mike Wootton)

Upper Priest Lake paddlers get cold reception 

PADDLING -- In case you think winter's over, check out this field report from a pair of canoeists who thought they'd take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow last weekend to beat the boating crowd to Upper Priest Lake. "OK, sooooo…...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014

John and Megan Roland led paddlers in the citizen division to the turn-round-buoy after the start of the Spokane River Classic on Aug. 23, 2014. (Rich Landers)

Spokane River Classic attracts colorful flotilla 

PADDLING -- Some very fast paddlers streaked across the Spokane River today in the debut of the Spokane River Classic, and they were followed by some not-so fast canoeists, kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and one rowboat. But it appeared as though everyone had a blast, as...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

Rafters and paddlers take advantage of the revamped Spokane River access site at the stateline.

Spokane River access open at stateline site

WATERSPORTS -- A launch site for drift boats, paddling craft and rafts has been remodeled and reopened at the stateline just downstream from the I-90 Bridge. The Stateline access site includes parking and native landscaping planted by the Spokane Conservation District and volunteer groups on...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014


Canoe racer Megan Burgmuller takes spray from the Blackfoot River earlier this week during a practice run through the gates set for the 2014 Open Canoe Slalom National Championship race at Roundup Rapids. (Kurt Wilson / Missoulian)

Racers hit Blackfoot in open canoes

WATERSPORTS --The 2014 Open Canoe Slalom National Championship starts today and runs through Sunday (June 29) near Missoula on the Blackfoot River upstream of the Roundup Fishing Access Site off Montana Highway 200. Spectators can view the American Canoe Association event for free in the...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Spokane Canoe & Kayak Clubbers had the perfect day to paddle the Pend Oreille River on July 16, 2011. (Rich Landers)

Spokane paddlers offer canoe, kayak classes

PADDLING – The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is launching its annual series of paddling classes for canoeists as well as whitewater and sea kayakers starting next weekend. The classes are taught by qualified instructors as follows: May 18 ­– Flatwater solo and tandem canoeing....

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