Stories tagged: boating
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 …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Police: 3 dead following apparent E. Idaho boating accident
A man from Washington state and a man and woman from Wyoming have died in an eastern Idaho reservoir.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Scientists’ presentation probes wildfires at the Bing
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Deeper Lake Roosevelt drawdown halted at tribe’s request
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Lake Roosevelt levels continue to drop; boat launching limited
The reservoir level was at 1,233 feet and still dropping on Wednesday. That means the only
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Montana online course will let boaters skip decontamination stations
Training courses and certification that will allow boaters to bypass decontamination stations at two Montana reservoirs is now available online.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Landslide blocks Porcupine Bay access possibly for months
A landslide that occurred Sunday north of Davenport will block access to Lake Roosevelt’s popular Porcupine Bay Campground and boat launch for weeks or even months, Lincoln County officials say.
Mon., 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.
Mon., 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.
Thu., 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, …
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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” …