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MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014



Rafter videos Clark Fork's Alberton Gorge rapids

WHITEWATER RAFTING -- Local rafter Tanner Grant has put together another in a series of videos that chronicles a rafter's view of a popular river, labeling all the rapids. This time it's the Alberton Gorge of Montana's Clark Fork River, a popular summer rafting destination...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling. (Rich Landers)

Hangman Creek's high, rafters ready to roll 

RIVERS -- The river running season is officially underway on Hangman (Latah) Creek, and it could be over in another day or two. Unlike most rivers that require spring runoff to get the juices flowing, Hangman is notorious for brief spurts of high flows generated...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2011

Metaline Falls, below the town of the same name, showed up for the first time in 27 years on Sept. 11 during a maintenance project at Boundary Dam. The Pend Oreille River reservoir level was lowered from a normal high of 1,990 feet elevation down to 1,959 feet, exposing the falls, which are upstream about 11 miles from the dam.  (PETER CLARKE / The Spokesman-Review)

Metaline Falls set to roar again on Sept. 20 

RIVERS – Last September, for the first time in 27 years, the Pend Oreille River's Metaline Falls were exposed as workers lowered the reservoir behind Boundary Dam for dam maintenance. Starting this week, the falls will roar again as Seattle City Light workers continue the...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

Lochsa River boater access to be upgraded 

RIVER RUNNING -- The U.S. Forest Service is planning to upgrade facilities at four Lochsa River access points in the next year. Site #1 Fish Creek Boat Launch: Work includes addition of stairs on the north side of the existing launch. Stair shall be similar...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

One of ConocoPhillips' four megaloads of oil equipment is readied for transport on Idaho Highway 12 on Nov. 8, 2010 at the Port of Lewiston. ExxonMobil's megaloads may take Highway 395 and hit I-90 at Spokane. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune / Barry Kough)

Whitewater groups to meet for 'megaloads' update

RIVERS -- Idaho Rivers United and other groups are organizing a party and meeting to address the 'megaloads' industrial trucking operations using Highway 12 and the Lochsa-Clearwater river corridor. When: 5 p.m., June 18. Where: The Syringa Cafe at the River Dance Lodge on the...

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011


SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011



Logjam blocking the Salmon River

RIVER RUNNING -- Federal forest officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to a massive logjam that has formed on section of the Main Salmon River, according to a story just posted by the Associated Press. U.S. Forest Service officials say a blowout at the Black...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

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