Stories tagged: paddling
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
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
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
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 …
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
Women take lead in Banff Mountain Film Festival
Women caught the eye of show goers this month at the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival as they took leading roles on climbs, sea kayak tours and other film-making …
Thu., July 23, 2015
Free event gives kids a chance to try paddle sports
For those looking for something inexpensive, but fun and exciting for the kids to do out-of-doors this summer, look no farther than the free promotional water event – Paddle, Splash …
Sun., July 5, 2015
Out & About: National forests hurdle language barrier
OUTSPOKEN – A pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers has been announced by the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service …
Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:28 a.m.
Grande Ronde River boasts spectacular scenery, easy whitewater
MINAM, Ore. – Most folks don’t know it, but a three-day trip down the Grande Ronde River would do them a world of good. Out there, far from cell phones …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Out & About: Scotchmans group plans hikes, events
OUTDO – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another season of guided hikes, outings, trail work – along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Recreationists will find summer-like conditions for holiday outings
Campers, hikers, boaters and anglers should be thinking of the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend as taking place in mid-to-late June rather than this Saturday through Monday. The region’s snowpack …
Thu., April 9, 2015
Nine Mile Reservoir drawdown set for May
Changes underway at Nine Mile Dam are creating better access for paddlers and a temporary reason for caution to boaters and anglers. The water level of Nine Mile Reservoir will …
Thu., April 2, 2015
In the flow: Paddlers get it while it lasts
Whether it’s on the Clark Fork, the Spokane or the Lochsa, the Inland Northwest boasts some incredible opportunities for paddling on the river. And given such a brilliant, warm spring, …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015
Field reports: Worden, creator of ‘Rooster Tail’ fishing lure, dies at 93
FISHING – Howard Worden, creator of the world famous Rooster Tail spinner, and many other fishing lures, died in Arizona on Feb. 11. He was 93. Worden was one of …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015, 3:20 p.m.
Outdoor enthusiasts fight proposed bill that could cut access to Washington waters
OLYMPIA – Following backlash from state agencies and outdoor enthusiasts, a Benton County lawmaker is shrinking the scope of a bill that could cut access to Washington’s lakes, rivers and …
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
Dam relicensing funding is boon to kayakers at popular Spokane River rapid
Kayakers are enjoying ritzy new facilities at Trailer Park Wave. A $480,000 access to the Spokane River geared especially for nonmotorized paddlers, floaters and anglers has been completed by Avista …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Out & About: Sportsmen required to report hunting activity
OUTFILE – Fines and incentives have boosted hunter compliance with mandatory reporting programs to help states manage game populations. The requirement – managed differently in Idaho, Washington and Oregon – …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Inland Northwest
Adventure, humor, environmental awareness and awe, plus the always-anticipated dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The 39th …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is reviving a paddling event of fun and competition to help refocus community attention on the importance of recreational access to the Spokane River. …
Sun., July 27, 2014
Canoeing the Boundary Waters
I was in my early 20s when my buddy and I launched our canoe into Seagull Lake off Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail – my first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe …
Sun., July 13, 2014
New Roskelley guidebook reveals charms of Columbia River
Internationally recognized mountaineer John Roskelley of Spokane came down to sea level for his latest adventure, compiling 1,200 miles of sea kayaking on the mighty Columbia into a guidebook for …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Glacier high road to open
Postponed by a late storm and flooding, the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is expected to be open to vehicle travel by this weekend, allowing access to Logan …