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  • FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:36 A.M.

    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.


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 7 P.M.

    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 …


  • 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 …


  • MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013, 8:55 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 4:52 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 1:16 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 12:57 P.M.

    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. …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 7:41 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:56 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010, 8:21 A.M.

    Deputies, agents patrolling for boating violations

    Lowland lakes in Washington are expected to be busy this weekend with the opening of trout fishing season on Saturday, and Spokane sheriff’s deputies said they will be on patrol …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

    Lake cabin permit flap prompts legislation

    BOISE – An Idaho lawmaker upset that regulators refuse to bend the rules for a Worley-area cabin owner with an inadequate septic system is proposing legislation that threatens to undermine …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010, 8:45 P.M.

    Septic system bill filed on behalf of Idaho cabin owner

    An Idaho lawmaker upset that regulators refuse to bend the rules for a Worley-area cabin owner with an inadequate septic system is proposing legislation that threatens to undermine the Panhandle …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2009

    Out & About


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2008

    With lifeguards fired, pool closes

    A teen drinking incident is making August a bit more uncomfortable for some people near Holmberg Park. The park’s pool closed two weeks early Monday after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies …


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