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Field reports: Centennial Trail gets TLC

The Spokane River Centennial Trail makes the list of national recreation trails.  (File)
The Spokane River Centennial Trail makes the list of national recreation trails. (File)

TRAILS – Volunteers are gathering all along the Spokane River Centennial Trail on Saturday to wail on weeds, pick up litter and sweep it clean.

To join the group, and enjoy the free lunch, preregister for the 20th annual Unveil the Trail event, 624-7188.

Silver Mountain open Saturdays

WINTER SPORTS – Silver Mountain Resort’s 1,600-acre ski area is scheduled to be open on Saturdays in April, and perhaps longer.

The resort reports 337 inches of snow fell this season on the mountain above Kellogg.

Lake offers launch permit deal

BOATING – Boaters and anglers can save money by buying a season boat launch permit for Lake Roosevelt before the end of April, when the cost increases by $10. The current cost is $30. Info: (509) 633-9441, ext. 110.

Rich Landers

Chinook seasons set on Snake

FISHING — Four sections of the Snake River in southeast Washington will open progressively to fishing for spring chinook salmon, starting on Friday with the stretch below Ice Harbor Dam.

Three other sections of the river, near Little Goose Dam, Lower Granite Dam and Clarkston, will open April 25.

Idaho’s spring salmon fishing opens April 22 in the Clearwater River, Snake River, Little Salmon and lower Salmon River in what may be the third-largest run since the fishery opened in 2000.

Chinook season extended

FISHING – The spring chinook salmon fishing season on the lower Columbia River has been extended through April 22.

The eight-day extension may give anglers a better shot at fish whose upstream migration appears to be delayed off the mouth of the Columbia.

Sporting clays at Landt Farms

SHOOTING – The Jerry Townsend Tribute Shoot is set for Saturday at Landt Farms Sporting Clays.

The “fun shoot” starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $45, includes lunch. Sign up: 464-2070.

$2,500 reward for moose tip

POACHING – The investigation of a moose poaching incident on the north side of Beacon Hill in Spokane Valley around April 9 is getting a boost with a $2,500 reward offered by the Humane Society of the United States for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the poacher.

Contact Fish and Wildlife police officers Paul Mosman, 710-5707.



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