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Summer Stories: ‘Lakes’

In week 7 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, English teacher, cartoonist and novelist Simeon Mills imagines a world where “the family you make” has a very different connotation.


Reader photo: Hiking into hint of winter

Spokane Mountaineer Tyler Nyman gained this frosty view of Stevens Lake and Upper Stevens Lake last weekend near Mullan, Idaho, during an 8.3-mile traverse across Stevens Peak, the highest mountain …


Bonnie Lake full of water, discover for paddlers, anglers

The fishing is poor and the beavers haven’t tried to dam the outlet of Bonnie Lake this year, at least not yet. The high water of April has receded after …


House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule

The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.


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Invasive mussels problem prompts emergency declaration

Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a natural resource emergency after aquatic invasive mussels were detected in Montana waters for the first time.


Easy Paddler: 6 choice flatwater trips near Spokane

With summer temperatures soaring, the Spokane-area’s wealth of water routes are suddenly more attractive. Even less-active people who don’t own a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board can get the …


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 …


High temperatures at area lakes a threat to aquatic life

Wear a wet suit or skip it? That was the dilemma facing swimmers at the Steve Omi Memorial Swim at Sanders Beach on Saturday morning. With surface water temperatures reaching …


Families Pick: Cruise lets riders learn on the lake

She admits a prejudice, but Linda Mitchell thinks Lake Pend Oreille is “the most spectacular lake in the whole world.” Mitchell co-owns Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, which takes summer passengers …


Field Reports: Chapman Lake public access proposed

FISHING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has proposed buying land and developing a public access to Chapman Lake in Spokane County. Once a popular fishing destination, the …


Idaho boat inspection stations on the lookout

Idaho’s 14 roadside boat inspection stations are busy trying to keep the state’s waters from being infested by nasty invasive species. Boaters are required to stop at the stations, two …


Resorts offering fishing boat rentals listed

Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat. Area lakes with resorts that have been renting small fishing …


Landers: Region a hotbed for rental fishing boats

The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Saturday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two …


Landers: Region a hotbed for rental fishing boats

The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Satuday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two …


Opener could be big day

Dozens of Eastern Washington lakes managed for trout will open to fishing on April 27, and one of the standouts will be a Spokane County lake that was totally fishless …


Don’t forget boat rules

An angler’s boat needs even more attention than his tackle box in preparation for opening day. Boats that don’t meet basic requirements are subject to a fine, which would taint …


Residents battle high water in South Dakota town

WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) — Standing along a South Dakota waterfront shored up with boulders, Kevin Jens peered at the placid lake and reminisced about a road that led to a …


US, Mexico sign rules on sharing Colorado River

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how …


Wine and fracking don’t mix, say vineyard owners

The hillside vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water’s edge. Now winery owners are worried …


Wis. wolf hunt begins; groups file intent to sue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s first organized wolf hunt got under way Monday even as animal welfare advocates demanded federal officials return Great Lake wolves to the endangered species list. …


Salton Sea fingered as culprit of big Calif. stink

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — After a day of “odor surveillance” and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed Tuesday what they had already expected — that a …


In southern La., residents blame levees for floods

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it …


Field reports: King salmon crisis closes Alaska season

FISHING – It’s a bad year for that salmon fishing dream trip to some portions of Alaska. Record low king runs have forced the Alaska Department of Fish and Game …


Two factors key to boat safety: Control alcohol, wear PFDs

Memorial Day weekend, usually considered the start of recreational boating season, often is a standout weekend for boating accidents. No states in the Northwest are in the nation’s top 10 …


Pollutants found in remote lakes, rivers

Scientists consider Sullivan Lake’s waters relatively pristine. The 1,300-acre mountain lake in northeast Washington is home to a thriving kokanee salmon run. Along with confirmed sightings of grizzlies, wolves and …


Frigid waters pose springtime risk

Water in area rivers and lakes may look tempting during warmer weather forecast for the weekend, but experts say rivers and lakes remain deadly cold. Air temperatures will soar into …


Landers: America’s Boating Course worth taking

Starting this year, residents 40 years old or younger must carry a Washington State Boater Education Card while operating a powerboat in state waters. It’s safe to say the requirement …


Neighbors dispute plan to use herbicides on lake’s vegetation

A plan to apply herbicides in the water has stirred up controversy at Badger Lake. One of Washington’s top trout fishing destinations, the Spokane County lake also is home to …


Landers: Fishing report includes plenty of positives

Some people just assume fish will be teeming in the rivers and lakes when they get the urge to pick up a fishing rod, just as they were last year …