Stories tagged: recreation
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.
Another $634,000 was approved for construction of the new pavilion building and surrounding grounds Thursday, as the attraction inches closer to a planned fall opening. Park officials say the now …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday.
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane has been ranked one as of the best U.S. cities for outdoor access.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
New study finds BLM lands contribute billions from recreation to Idaho, Washington, other western states
Amid pressure in some states to transfer federal public land to state management and control, a study commissioned by several wildlife-related groups finds that federal land contributes billions of dollars …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
With fires still roaring across the West, hunters and recreationists may find themselves out of luck when they head out. For hunters, the most important consideration is whether the land …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Whether you’re looking to hike to the top of a scenic bluff or tumble down the side of a hill on a sled, there’s something for everyone in the region’s …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Whether it’s fishing, rafting or taking the family on the river or lake for a nice afternoon, watersports are a seasonal mainstay in the region. However, dangers can lurk in …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Spokane County recreation projects received about $1.5 million from the
Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
In Washington, National Forest visitors spent roughly $290 million in nearby communities and supported 2,130 year-round jobs, according to a new report.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
An 8,400 square-foot ice skating rink is coming to Oregon’s capital city in the fall.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Montana’s governor has removed the chairman of the State Parks and Recreation Board, asked the vice chairwoman to resign and is directing the new board to focus on the long-term …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
The body of a Bellingham woman will remain on a North Cascades National Park glacier indefinitely after a recovery team decided a mission to the site would be too dangerous.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
A Montana attorney has become the first person to swim the length of the West’s largest freshwater lake and back.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Faculty and staff at the University of Idaho began mourning one of their own Monday when it was announced Samantha Ramsay, an assistant professor of nutrition at the Margaret Ritchie …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
A new report by the Outdoor Industry Association shows that the state’s outdoor recreation has become one of its top economic sectors.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Two private bike-share companies will likely soon have 1,000 shareable bikes on Seattle streets.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
In August, the Moscow City Council expressed its support for a new Palouse Ice Rink and its willingness to donate $1 million from the city’s Hamilton Fund to help pay …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Fisheries managers say steelhead fish in Santiam and Willamette rivers in northwestern Oregon have hit low levels not seen in over 40 years.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Search crews say they are still searching for a 42-year-old man who reportedly fell out of a boat and into the Snake River over the weekend.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
After conducting four rescues in one week, Snohomish County officials are warning the public against hiking on Mount Pilchuck unless they are well trained for steep snow conditions.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
After receiving criticism, the U.S. Forest Service now plans to reopen Cultus Lake Campground for at least part of summer.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Idaho fisheries managers pulled the plug on spring fishing in the Clearwater Basin on Monday after giving the beleaguered season a brief second life.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
A 60-year-old fisherman from Georgia has drowned after falling in a creek in south-central Montana.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Deschutes National Forest officials have closed the Cultus Lake Campground and Day-Use area for the entire summer because dead or diseased trees pose a safety hazard.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
MOSES LAKE – A paraglider who was trapped on a cliff face in Grant County had to be rescued by a military helicopter. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says a …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man is likely dead after vanishing into the snow beneath the summit of Asgaard Pass.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
A man who died Sunday morning while scuba diving in Hood Canal near Lilliwaup has been identified as Patrick Jack Kokos, 70, of Yoncalla, Oregon, according to the Mason County …