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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015

In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches

With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat ramps are being readied to use for the first time in more than a year. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reopened two boat launches and nearly 20 miles of the remaining shoreline above the Wanapum reservoir to public use on Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

Midstokke: Breaking in the biking legs

The trick to breaking in your biking legs in the spring is to not actually break a leg. This proves challenging when most of your winter balance exercise was limited to not wiping out while salting your driveway. With these snow-barren days, it seemed only appropriate to acquiesce to the reality that my skis have little use. However, the trail conditions are pretty stellar, so long as you can dodge the critters coming out of hibernation early.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

Schweitzer Mountain Resort both rents fat bikes and sports a 3.5-mile Nordic trail for riding.

Fat bikes go where no bicycle has gone before 

The first thing people notice: The tires, wider than the forearms of most grown men. Then, the inevitable first question: Where’s the motor? The fat bike – a seemingly typical mountain bike frame with tires ranging from 3.7 to 4.8 inches wide – owes its origin to Fairbanks, Alaska.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014

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THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

David Merriman carries a first aid kit, complete with information and a procedural guide, during every one of his bike rides. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Couple's key to bike safety is preparation

After a strong ride with a weekly group, Janet and David Merriman pedaled home, with a detour to check on a friend’s house they were watching. As dusk gathered, they turned left on 16th, east of Sullivan in the Valley, taking it easy after the 25-mile run out of Wheel Sport East. They saw deer grazing off to the right as a car approached. Suddenly a fawn darted from the left into the path of the car.

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