Stories tagged: boating
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Revolutionary rafts lower danger of extreme whitewater
It’s been raining for almost a week here on California’s northwest coast, and the Middle Fork Smith River has transformed into a raging, swirling, terrifying torrent of whitewater.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 8:15 A.M.
State starts checking boats for mussels in northwest Montana
Officials have opened two watercraft inspection stations as part of the state’s plan to prevent the spread of invasive mussels.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 4:30 A.M.
Lake Pend Oreille water level to rise this week
The level of Lake Pend Oreille will increase 1.5-2.5 feet by the end of February as the outflow from Albeni Falls Dam is decreased to assist with downstream maintenance work, …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Montana seeks $11 million to combat invasive species
To increase its fight against aquatic invasive species Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is requesting an additional $11.5 million from the Montana Legislature over the next two years.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 1:14 P.M.
In Brief: Nordic events at local venues
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 6 A.M.
Then and Now: The Spokane Boat Show had humble beginnings
The Spokane Outboard Club formed in 1954 with just a handful of families who wanted to socialize and share their love of boating.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Washington considers strengthening measures to protect waters from aquatic invasive species
Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4 A.M.
Show season begins for RVers, boaters, sportsmen
The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is underway, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Some of the shows feature seminars …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
Spout Springs ski area closes citing snowmobile issues
WINTERSPORTS – The owner of an Oregon ski area says he won’t open this season because of concerns about snowmobiles creating an unsafe environment in his parking lot. Spout Springs …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 1:13 P.M.
Out & about: Who’s responsible for recreational garbage?
OUTTRASHED – Garbage is a mountain of a problem at boating access sites close to populated areas. Public land managers have resorted to the “Pack it in, pack it out” …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 2:43 P.M.
Wake boats draw ire of property owners
Plowing the water may be one of the fastest growing sports of the boating industry, but the use of wake boats has also raised the ire of property owners, other …
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 3:55 P.M.
Paddlers to play cards on Pend Oreille River
The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring nonmotorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 3:51 P.M.
Hells Canyon boating fee proposal caught public off guard
The citizen’s council with the power to decide if a Hells Canyon river fee should move forward learned about the proposal more than 18 months before the general public.
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 5 A.M.
Forest floats user fee for Hells Canyon boaters
Boaters who enter the wild and scenic section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon may soon have to pay a user fee, according to a proposal from the Wallowa-Whitman …
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 5:14 P.M.
Woman injured in boat collision on Long Lake
A man was arrested and charged with assault by watercraft after a boat collision sent one woman to the hospital late Tuesday night.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 5 P.M.
Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt
A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Lake Pend Oreille boaters urged to watch out for debris after log boom failed
Boaters on the northern end of Lake Pend Oreille are being cautioned to watch out for logs after a log boom failed at the drift yard on the Clark Fork …
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Field reports: Trashed toilet becomes money pit at Liberty Lake
PUBLIC LANDS – The collective insolence of “litterpigs” at the Liberty Lake public access has forced the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to spend more than three times the …
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Field reports: Newman Lake access to close temporarily for weed control
The public access site at Newman Lake in eastern Spokane County will be closed June 7-9 to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian milfoil and other …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 5 P.M.
As boating season nears, marine deputies hit the water to tell boaters about safety rules
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Ebel spends most of his time talking to boaters about safety. But every so often Ebel, who’s a full-time marine deputy, sees something a …
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
Spokane Club offers canoe and kayak paddling clinics
A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks and sea kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway next week in an annual skills program offered by the
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Watercraft inspection stations help protect habitat from invasive species
This is the time of year when state officials in Idaho, Washington and Montana begin the inspections necessary to keep out invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels, which …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2:59 P.M.
Variety of small vessels usher anglers to more fish
While many fish are caught from shore or wading, an angler with a boat can access far more water. Anglers effectively use boats ranging from little more than boards to …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2 P.M.
Life jackets top violations for boating anglers
One of the busiest days of the year is coming up for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Marine Unit – opening day of the state’s general fishing season.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
Fishing boat rentals offered by area lake resorts
Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 4:17 P.M.
Outdoors briefs: Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened
Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 5:01 P.M.
Field reports: Free boater education classes offered by Spokane County sheriff
A free Boater Education class that’s required for Washington boat drivers is being offered monthly by Spokane County Sheriff Department marine deputies.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
Field reports: Meeting set on Columbia, Snake salmon fishing seasons
FISHING – Washington salmon anglers can comment on proposals for mid- and upper Columbia River and lower Snake River fishing seasons at three meetings this week. The Washington Department of …