Stories tagged: orv
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Field Reports: More help needed to maintain national forest trails
The Forest Service is letting the public suggest trail systems that should receive priority for maintenance in an era of bare-bones trail budgets.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Bumpy road to Independence (Montana) best traveled on an ATV
Near Big Timber, Montana, where the difficulty of travel once contributed to the downfall of gold, copper and silver mines, folks now visit for exactly that reason – to travel …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 10:28 p.m.
Curbing illegal ATV entry constant job at Mount Spokane State Park
With nagging persistence, off-road vehicle riders continue to assault a small but prized natural area of Mount Spokane State Park.
Sun., July 5, 2015
Field reports: WATV lawsuit filed as forests open routes
ORV-ING – Six routes for wheeled ATVs (WATVs) were opened June 26 across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. However, on Thursday a lawsuit was filed seeking to bar street-ready all-terrain vehicles …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Landers: Over-snow vehicle rule seeks backcountry balance
Snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles eventually will be allowed to ride only on roads, trails and areas specifically designated for their use, according to a rule being adopted by the …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
All-terrain hunting: ATVs and UTVs afford greater versatility in the woods
More than a century of logging in North Idaho and Eastern Washington created a vast system of roads that have provided access to the woods for everyone and everything from …
Sun., July 13, 2014, 8:22 a.m.
State’s new road access law confuses ATV riders
A law enacted last year by the Washington Legislature to amend guidelines on all-terrain vehicles was hailed by ATV enthusiasts as a way to increase access to rural lanes and …
Thu., June 19, 2014
Proposed Travel Management bill ignores the collective opinion
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would give county commissioners and small communities near national forests a commanding role in deciding where off-highway motor vehicles …
Sun., April 20, 2014
Off Track: Errant OHV riders costly to everyone else
You don’t need a degree in agriculture to see that driving a motor vehicle off-road into a farmer’s field or a timber company’s forest can leave scars on the land. …
Sun., July 28, 2013, 12:22 a.m.
Differing regulations creating confusion for trail riders
Slimmed-down versions of utility-terrain vehicles cannot be used on any trails on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. But they are legal on all-terrain vehicle trails on forests to the north, …
Tue., July 2, 2013
State begins new fiscal year
OLYMPIA – The state started its new fiscal year Monday with lower taxes on some beers and services, more than a dozen new tax breaks for businesses and a little …
Sun., June 9, 2013
Out & About: Off-roaders trash wet forest meadows
OUTLAWS – Off-road vehicle users in recent weeks have trashed wetlands and meadows in several notable areas of the Okanogan, Colville, Idaho Panhandle and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests, officials say. …
UPDATED: Sun., July 10, 2011, 9:03 p.m.
Go-cart crash injures father, daughter
A father and daughter were flown by helicopter to a Spokane hospital on Sunday afternoon after the go-cart they were riding in crashed at an off-road vehicle track in Diamond …
Sun., March 1, 2009
Out & About
Wed., Jan. 30, 2008
Off-road vehicles spark noisy debate
OLYMPIA – Some rural residents, describing noisy off-road-vehicles barreling down country lanes, are trying to head off a new proposal that could usher more of the machines onto city and …