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THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Post Falls Dam gates close; Spokane River flows drop

WATERSPORTS -- The Spokane River's flows have subsided enough for the spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed, Avista Utilities reports. That has allowed river recreation to open for the season starting ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

From boat ramps to potties, fishermen have paid their way

FISHING -- While Washington is highlighting the contributions hunters and shooters have made to wildlife habitat through the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937, Idaho this week is highlighting the contributions anglers have made ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014


Video: pros take skateboarding tricks to the lake

WATERSPORTS -- Anybody who likes to get pulled on a board behind a boat should check out this latest video by YouTube filming star Devin Supertramp, who teamed with some skateboarding/wakeboarding pro ...


State surveys boaters on marine parks, moorage

WATERSPORTS -- The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is asking boaters to help the agency better understand how boaters use state marine parks and provide their views on possible changes to ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Lake CdA’s Mica Bay Boater Park reopens

WATERSPORTS -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene has re-opened for the summer boating season, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says.   The site had been closed to ...

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

Grande Ronde River recreation resources listed

RIVERS -- A new online Grande Ronde River access map for boaters and anglers has been created by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department. The resource is available just in time for ...

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Montana rivers surge; access flooded

FISHING -- Be patient. High water closes more fishing access sites, stretches of rivers in Montana Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed a number of fishing access sites along ...

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Washington launches app for boaters

WATERSPORTS – Boaters can find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water with Washington Water Cruiser, a new FREE app launched by the Washington ...

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Lake Roosevelt continues to fill; watch for debris

BOATING -- Columbia River runoff is pouring into Lake Roosevelt,raising water levels and bringing more boat launches into operation. Boaters must be aware that rising water levels pick up logs and ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Lake Roosevelt water levels heading up

BOATING -- Spring runoff has kicked into gear in the Columbia Basin, reversing the drawdown at Lake Roosevelt. The water level behind Grand Coulee Dam is going up. "We are ...

SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

Wanapum reservoir area won’t open for Memorial Day

BOATING -- Wanapum reservoir and shoreline will remain closed to the public through the Memorial Day weekend and beyond because of the drawdown and work being done on the damaged Wanapum Dams.  The Grant ...

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

Panhandle National Forests raise camping fees

PUBLIC LANDS -- The cost of camping or using pay-for-use recreation sites on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will increase this season, generally $1 to $2 per use.   Read on ...

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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