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  • Rapid Change

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Rafting A new, potentially dangerous rapid developed on the lower Deschutes River near Klone, Ore., last month.

  • Backcountry Medicine Workshop

    Sept. 3, 1995 on Page G2 Dr. William Forgey, a family medicine physician, author and expert in wilderness medicine, will present a free wilderness medicine workshop Saturday from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. at REI, 1125 N. Monroe …

  • Alaskan Refuge

    Aug. 27, 1995 on Page G2 Wildlife politics President Bill Clinton has threatened to veto the GOP’s 1996 budget plan unless Republicans remove a provision to open the unique coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife …

  • Mountaineer Readings

    Aug. 27, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Climbing Two famous climbers who made their marks in Wyoming’s Grand Tetons, will be reading from their works to raise money for the proposed North Cascades mountaineering interpretive center at …

  • Anglers On Attack

    Aug. 27, 1995 on Page G2 Fishing politics Fishing-tackle and boat manufacturers have declared war on commercial fishing.

  • New Area Bike Map

    Aug. 27, 1995 on Page G2 Hot off the press, 2,000 copies of a revised Spokane Bicycling Map have been produced by the Spokane Regional Transportation Council. The map helps cyclists find bikeways and plan bicycle …

  • High At The Sky

    Aug. 20, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Skiing Montana’s Big Sky Ski & Summer Resort is boasting that its new tram will give it more vertical feet of ski terrain than any other U.S. resort. The Lone …

  • Kids’ Stories Sought

    Aug. 20, 1995 on Page G2 Fishing Shaun Morey, author of “Incredible Fishing Stories,” is at it again. Only this time he’s looking for kids’ fishing stories. “I need people from the Inland Northwest especially to …

  • Motors Cut On Rivers

    Aug. 20, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Boating Motorized watercraft have been banned on sections of three major Montana rivers, the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission announced recently. The ban includes: Blackfoot River from headwaters to …

  • St. Helens’ Summit Tops In Popularity

    Aug. 20, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Climbing Mount St. Helens is the most-climbed peak in the country and second-most in the world behind Japan’s Mount Fuji, the U.S. Forest Service says. About 2.7 million people visited …

  • Free Boating Classes

    Aug. 20, 1995 on Page G2 Learn the nuances of boating laws, navigation skills, handling and anchoring techniques, weather, safety and more in the free basic boating class offered by the Spokane Sail and Power Squadron. …

  • Scaling Big Walls

    Aug. 13, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Climbing Jim Bridwell, a 30-year veteran of rock and mountain climbing, is scheduled to be in Spokane to present a slide show on the evolution of big wall climbing.

  • Glacier, Naturally Boxes For Birds, Bats

    Aug. 13, 1995 on Page G2 Wildlife conservation Volunteers are welcome to a work party for building bird and bat roosting boxes Wednesday in Lewiston. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at 2405 Fifth St., …

  • Entry Permits Debut

    Aug. 13, 1995 on Page G2 Wilderness The “no vacancy” sign will be on at a pair of popular Oregon wilderness destinations at times this summer, the result of a new limited-entry permit system being implemented …

  • Farm Acres Going Back To Wetlands

    Aug. 13, 1995 on Page G2 Conservation More than 3,700 landowners are offering to enroll 572,500 acres in the Agriculture Department’s wetlands restoration and preservation program.

  • Glacier, Naturally

    Aug. 13, 1995 on Page G2 Explore the geologic story of Glacier National Park as well as the relationships of the plants and wildlife in a park natural history field program Aug 27-Sept. 2. Cost is …

  • Call Before Hiking

    Aug. 6, 1995 on Page G2 Backpacking Fire, floods and other factors in the past 12 months have affected trails throughout the region’s national forests. Hikers should call ranger districts for updates before heading afield. For …

  • Casting Kids Afield

    Aug. 6, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Fishing About 120 volunteers, including a fleet of 30 fishing boats and several pontoon boats, are scheduled to meet at Banks Lake Saturday to treat 50 disabled and disadvantaged children …

  • Roman Nose Closed

    Aug. 6, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Camping Access to the Selkirk Mountains’ popular Roman Nose Lakes camping and hiking area will be closed for several weeks for major construction and improvements to the area, according to …

  • $500 Award Offered For Backyard Habitat

    Aug. 6, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Conservation Whether you provide cover for songbirds or forage for elk, a clean stream for trout or a nest site for geese, the Spokane Chapter of Safari Club International wants …

  • County Map

    Aug. 6, 1995 on Page G2 “Spokane County Road & Recreation Map,” the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the area’s outdoor recreation, was released last week by Northwest Map and Travel Book Center. The rugged …

  • Boat Sales Skyrocket

    Aug. 6, 1995 on Page G2 Boating United States retail sales of boats and boating equipment totaled $14 billion in 1994, up 25 percent from 1993, says the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The industry also noted …

  • Rare Deer Rebound

    July 30, 1995 on Page G2 Endangered species When the U.S. Senate conducted its first field hearing on the Endangered Species Act, it picked the Douglas County mill town of Roseburg to host the event. No …

  • Refuge Threatened?

    July 30, 1995 on Page G2 Wildlife With Alaska’s fiercely anti-wilderness delegation now heading key committees of Congress, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - the Alaskan equivalent of a teeming East African savanna - may soon …

  • Forest Slide Shows

    July 30, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 National forests Topics ranging from wildflowers to weeds will be topics for free slide shows presented by Colville National Forest experts next month.

  • Learn Sea Kayaking

    July 30, 1995 on Page G2 The region’s largest program of seminars, demo kayaks and related equipment is scheduled for the West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium, Sept. 15-17, at Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend. …

  • Sullivan Sites Close

    July 30, 1995 in Outdoors on Page G2 Camping Beginning tonight, the Sullivan Lake campground and boat launch will be closed for renovation, Colville National Forest officials say. About 38 of the 48 campsites at the north end …

  • High Water Hurts

    July 23, 1995 on Page G2 Fishing Fishing guides say extremely high flows on the Snake River in eastern Idaho are wiping out their business, and they want Gov. Phil Batt to do something about it. …

  • Bismuth To Be Shot

    July 23, 1995 on Page G2 Hunting The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is finishing the paperwork to approve bismuth-tin shot for use during the upcoming waterfowl season.

  • Guide To Lake Chelan

    July 23, 1995 on Page G2 A new map of public trails for non-motorized use around Lake Chelan is available free from the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. The pocket-size color map is helpful to hikers, …