Stories tagged: paddling
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
High flows prompted whitewater group to cancel trip on Moyie River where rafter died
A day after a Spokane whitewater group canceled a trip on the Moyie River because of high flows, a 60-year-old Spokane man with another group apparently drown in a rafting …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife biologist, author has eye for creature ways
Wildlife biologists travel through the landscape with an educated eye for detail. They’re like bird dogs, sensing more than most people would ever see. They make connections between critters and …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center
A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits
Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Out & About: Bald eagles gather at Lake CdA
OUTSOAR –The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene has begun as the big birds home in on the feast of spawning kokanee in the North Idaho lake. …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Adventurer solos Lewis and Clark Trail by foot, kayak
Bruce “Buck” Nelson appreciates a good adventure.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
In brief: River access limited at Upriver Dam
Public access to the Spokane River below Upriver Dam has been scaled back because of vandalism, City Utilities staffers say.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture
ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
In brief: Bureau of Land Management closes Towell Falls to vehicles
Towell Falls Road in the
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Paddlers to play cards on Pend Oreille River
The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring nonmotorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Group hiking, paddling trips set in North Idaho
Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River. The second …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
In brief: Little Spokane River shuttle service starts Saturday
The Little Spokane River shuttle service for paddlers will resume for the season on Saturday, running hourly on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Sept. 3.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Field reports: Montana prepares grizzly bear hunting plan
If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Spokane Club offers canoe and kayak paddling clinics
A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks and sea kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway next week in an annual skills program offered by the
Sat., April 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
Field reports: Bridge-access law benefits paddlers
Northwest paddlers could benefit from a new law that requires the Washington Department of Transportation to consider access to the water when building or refurbishing bridges.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 4 p.m.
Out & About: Film festival to benefit Spokane Riverkeeper
The second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be in Spokane on April 28 as a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper and the advocacy group’s goal to keep the …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
In brief: Paddling closed on section of Spokane River
Outdoors briefs: Because of higher flows through the Sullivan Road Bridge replacement zone, the Spokane River is closed to paddling use between Old Mission Avenue and Sullivan Road, the City …
Sat., April 9, 2016, midnight
Out & About: Paddling Film Festival benefits local water access efforts
From kayaking pros on play waves and rafting wild whitewater to paddling with a fishing rod in search of northern pike, an edited collection of paddling films coming to Spokane …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Outdoors briefs: Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened
Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
In brief: Sullivan Bridge closed to river passage
Although a construction project has allowed the Centennial Trail to reopen below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley, a closure remains on floating the Spokane River under the bridge project.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Field reports: Land deals proposed for wildlife habitat
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, midnight
Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest
A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, midnight
Outdoor writing winner: Voyage to Discovery
The bus full of teenagers arrived at the undisclosed location at 9 a.m. Although we had been at camp as counselors in training for the past three weeks, we were …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9:02 a.m.
Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits
The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 12:02 p.m.
Field Reports: Boat ramp plan evolves at Heller Bar
FISHING – Plans to improve the boat launching area at Heller Bar on the Snake River are taking shape this month with revisions that should placate angler concerns about interference …