Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in the six-leg multisport race when he climbed out of his boat after the paddle stage and started the final 800-meter sprint, but he was soon overtaken by Paul Schommer.
Montana has taken a different twist on the regional fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS). All anglers are required to buy the state’s new AIS Prevention Pass, according to legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday.
The reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park rose to $24,000 this week after a wolf advocacy groups and a Go Fund Me account upped a $5,000 reward offered earlier by the park. Yellowstone officials euthanized the severely injured wolf after hikers found the animal suffering in the northern edge of the park, near Gardiner, Montana, on April 11. The 12-year-old wolf that was killed was the alpha female of a group of wolves dubbed the Canyon Pack and a popular target of photographers.
The stage is set for recreationists heading out to flex their muscles, launch their boats and pitch their tents for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Some people may be packing skis as well as flip-flops in their travel bags. Don’t forget the camera to capture the spectacular wildflower bloom.
Bicycling events are cranking up in a big way this week. The Spokane Bicycle Club is inviting the public on free weekday and weekend rides to become familiar with enjoyable local routes during May’s “Bike Anywhere Month.”
Enjoying the view: Olivia Chantry pauses during a hike-up ski run for the spring-in-the-Selkriks view over Lake Pend Oreille during a May visit to the top of Schweitzer Mountain ski area. The experience is shared with her ever-ready dog.
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River levels have dropped considerably and there is a lot of bug activity. Conditions are virtually the same on the St. Joe. The lower river is in excellent shape for floating or wade fishing.
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the 2- to 4-pound range in nearly every significant pocket of soft, shallow shoreline water they could find.
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial planning meetings that will cover the same material will start at 6 p.m. as follows:
It’s Canada’s turn to celebrate its national parks. As part of Canada 150 – the country’s sesquicentennial – admission is free in all national parks. For Americans, a car-camping trip to explore the parks north of the border looks like a great deal, especially when you add in the favorable exchange rate.
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday at Boyer Park and Marina.
The winner has been chosen for the two free tickets The Spokesman-Review has offered for tonight’s screening and panel discussion of the “Expedition Alaska Adventure Race” documentary at the Bing Crosby Theater.
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, good-natured competition and another way to train dogs, said event organizer Dan Hoke.
On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, co-host Melissa Davlin interviews BSU professors Justin Vaughn and John Freemuth about federal issues from Craters of the Moon to the federal ...