Stories tagged: boating
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Boat wakes, illegal buoys on the Spokane River cause a splash that ripples all the way to Boise
There are more than 70 illegal, unpermitted buoys on the Spokane River from Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Post Falls Dam that homeowners have put out to try to slow …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
State study says Priest Lake needs $5M worth of work on channel, outlet dam, breakwater
Priest Lake needs $5 million worth of work, to keep the narrow, 3-mile-long Thorofare between the upper and main lakes open to boats. That’s the conclusion of a $300,000,
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Field reports: Idaho youth pheasant hunters can pursue stocked roosters
Idaho youth pheasant hunters will get a chance to pursue stocked roosters through the pheasant season, starting this weekend through Dec. 31, on 810 acre Access Yes! parcel on the …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Reader photo: Jumping ship – at Kootenai Falls
Brian Jamieson of Spokane was among 35 accomplished kayakers gathered on the Kootenai River downstream from Libby, Montana, last weekend to revel in the thrill of hucking themselves off Kootenai …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Water study, Thorofare topic of Priest Lake meeting
An open house meeting to explain alternatives for managing Priest Lake water levels and navigation through The Thorofare is set for Friday at 4-7 p.m. at Priest Lake Elementary School, …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Field reports: Boundary Dam forebay closed for camping improvements
Canoeing, kayaking and camping through Z Canyon on the Pend Oreille River downstream from Metaline Falls has been tough to pull off since July 10 when Seattle City Light closed …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Former advertising executive pleads not guilty to causing fatal Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash
Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner pleaded not guilty Friday after an Idaho grand jury filed charges against him for the deaths of three people killed in a boat collision last …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Idaho loans life jackets on Kootenai River
Boundary County has added a measure of safety for people who forget to bring their life jackets to a popular Kootenai River watersports area.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & about: Boaters still unaware of state line boat inspections
Some drivers with watercraft, especially in vehicles with kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, are missing the boat inspection signs on Interstate 90 in Washington just west of the Idaho state …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Field reports: Northern pike expanding in Lake Roosevelt
Despite a tribal gillnetting effort and a sportfishing bounty, non-native northern pike continue their downstream invasion of the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Trio stands up to paddle Spokane River’s 112-miles in four days
A trio has become, as far as they know, the first adventurers to run the entire 112-mile length of the Spokane River on stand-up paddleboards.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Prosecutors seek harsh sentence for Idaho boat builder
Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than five years in prison, $3.2 million in restitution and a $3.7 million forfeiture judgment for a former Boise businessman.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rich Landers: Human-powered vessels catching up to power boaters in fatalities
With eight weekends of summer remaining and a lot of hot weather attracting people to the water, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program is making an effort to emphasize boating safety …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Fishing lake along Tucannon River gets makeover
Rainbow Lake, a popular fishing destination in the Wooten Wildlife Area of Columbia-Garfield counties, is closed for a makeover designed to improve both angler experience and salmon and steelhead habitat …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Glacier loosens boating restrictions under Zinke directive
Glacier National Park officials, under pressure from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, have loosened boating restrictions enacted when invasive mussels were found in Montana reservoir about 100 miles from the park.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Field reports: Meetings set to consider Priest Lake fishery management
Public meetings are scheduled to discuss Priest Lake fishery management options and solicit input from the public. The first public meeting is scheduled for Thursday.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Matt Liere: Father’s Day all about teaching – and learning
This past Father’s Day, I had the rare opportunity to teach my kids something they didn’t already know, or at least profess to know.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Little Spokane River shuttle resumes July 1
Spokane Parks and Recreation will begin its annual service on Saturday to shuttle canoes, kayaks or SUPs from the Nine Mile take-out of the Little Spokane River to the put-in …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Crews searching for man who fell in Snake River
Search crews say they are still searching for a 42-year-old man who reportedly fell out of a boat and into the Snake River over the weekend.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
In brief: ‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer coming to North Idaho lakes
The “Take Me Fishing” trailer geared up with free loaner rods, reels, tackle and bait is heading to Idaho Panhandle lakes this month staffed by Idaho Fish and Game and …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Life jacket requirement renders tubers disposable
Tubers have a right to be stupid while floating on the Spokane River within the City of Spokane. A stand-up paddleboarder who is brave, skilled or foolish enough to paddle …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Are you prepared for reacting to a drowning incident?
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. On average, 3,533 people die as a result of drowning each year, and most of those deaths …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club offers paddling classes
A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks, sea kayaks and recreational kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway in June as part of an annual skills program offered …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Montana requiring anglers to buy new invasive species pass
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 …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Woman dies in boating crash on Columbia River
Authorities say a woman died after the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Columbia River.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Montana Blackfeet leaders reopen 4 lakes to motorized boats
Blackfeet tribal leaders have reopened some reservation waters to motorized boats after approving new regulations in response to the threat of aquatic invasive mussels.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
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 …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Snake River family festival spotlights utility of dams
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 …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
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, …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned
Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says. The requirement surprises some boaters with …