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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

Pend Oreille River Water Trail detailed in program

PADDLING -- The Ins and Outs of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail will be detailed in a program for the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, at the Mountain Gear Corporate Office, 6021 E. Mansfield in Spokane. Pend Oreille County...

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Northern pike can’t get food stamps

FISHING -- An angler took a shot at me in the Sunday Sports Letters regarding my Thursday column updating the northern pike suppression effort on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport. That's fine. All opinions are welcome. But he insinuates that I "didn't tell...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

Colorado pike fishing issue similar to Pend Oreille River

FISHING -- This story took me back to the Pend Oreille River about 10 years ago... Northern pike have made their way into the Upper Colorado River Utah has already put a $20 bounty on northern pike, the toothy adversary of a healthy trout population,...

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

PikePalooza continues suppression effort on Pend Oreille River

FISHING – PikePalooza is offering more than $5,000 in cash and prizes for anglers who catch northern pike in various categories during the Friday-Sunday (May 17-19) event on the Pend Oreille River. The event on the Box Canyon stretch of the river is sponsored by...

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

Outdoors and wildlife-related stories recently published in The Spokesman-Review include: Moose decline puzzles biologists across the country Moose down in Idaho, but holding on in Washington Out & About: Poacher sends $6,000 check to ease conscience; wolf origin hard to peg Boundary Dam relicensing a...

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Boundary Dam relicensing approved; Millpond removal OKed

RIVERS -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a new 42-year license for Boundary Dam on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Metaline Falls. Boundary, built in 1967, is the largest hydroelectric dam owned by Seattle City Light and produces 25 percent of the...

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

Sign up for Tundra Swan Festival, tour and speakers

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- OUTFIELD – The celebrities already have arrived, as at least 200 tundra swans were jammed into a creek-thawed ribbon of open water in the otherwise frozen Calispell Lake on Wednesday. The lake should be open and even more birds on hand for...

THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

May pike derby part of pike control on Pend Oreille River

FISHING -- Northern pike gillnetting that started last spring on the Pend Oreille River will be continued this year in the effort to keep the pike population roughly 90 percent lower than it was at this point last year in Box Canyon Reservoir area. Starting...

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Anglers can cash in at Pend Oreille’s Pikepalooza

FISHING CONTESTS -- Sign-up is underway for the season’s second Pikepalooza fishing derby on the Pend Oreille River, Friday through next Sunday, sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe. Prizes up to $1,000 are being offered in a variety of categories to make the contest interesting to...

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Pikepalooza proves Pend Oreille River still holds whoppers

FISHING -- The gillnets didn't get all the northern pike in the Pend Oreille River. This spring, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department and Kalispel Tribe used gillnets to remove about 87 percent of the non-native northern pike in the Box Canyon section of the...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012

Take a gamble on Tri-Town Float down Pend Oreille River

PADDLING – A two day floating festival of canoes, kayaks and other muscle-powered craft will be playing the odds on the Pend Oreille River July 14 and 15. The Tri-Tow Float, formerly called the Poker Paddle, will have five stations giving out cards to participants...

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Kootenai, Pend Oreille rivers flowing BIG

RIVERS -- Recent rains storms with more on the way combined with high flows out of Canada are prolonging the region's "spring" runoff in a big way. The Kootenai River rose above flood stage at Bonners Ferry today, according to our S-R weather reporter. The...

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

Big cash prizes await PO River anglers in PikePalooza

FISHING – Sign-up is underway for the Pike Palooza fishing derby on the Pend Oreille River, June 29-July 1, sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe. Prizes up to $1,000 are being offered in a variety of categories to make the contest interesting to anglers of all...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

Pend Oreille River’s Z Canyon a paddler’s hot spot

PADDLING -- Kayaker David Crafton and friends have been exploring trips from my hiking and paddling guidebooks. Last weekend they packed their boats and headed down the Pend Oreille River from Metaline downstream into the spectacular Z Canyon. NOTE: The Metaline Falls and hydraulics downstream...

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Resident volunteers needed for Pend Oreille water sampling

The Pend Oreille Riverkeeper group is looking for volunteers to help with a lake-wide water quality monitoring program. The goal is to produce reliable, scientifically credible data from water samples collected from multiple locations throughout Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River on a...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Tonight: biologists explain plan for Pend Oreille River pike

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe will present their plan to reduce northern pike numbers in Box Canyon Reservoir on the Pend Oreille River at meetings, starting at 6 p.m.: Tonight: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane...

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Biologists explain plan to reduce pike in Pend Oreille River

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe will present their plan to reduce northern pike numbers in Box Canyon Reservoir on the Pend Oreille River at meetings, starting at 6 p.m.: Feb. 15: CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place,...

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

Rich Landers

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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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