Stories tagged: recreation
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Montana wants input on plan to limit motorized watercraft use
A series of public hearings will begin next week on a proposal to limit motorized watercraft use on nearly 50 western Montana river and stream segments.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Recreational crabbing season coming to a close in the Sound
The Puget Sound recreational winter crabbing season is coming to a close.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
A skier was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Japanese theme park thought it was a good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink
An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink’s key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor to open lifts Friday
Skiing season in Oregon is set to begin Friday as Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor are both expected to open.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Idaho group renews push for Craters Monument status upgrade
An Idaho group wants state lawmakers to sign off on its efforts to get national park status for a national monument near Arco.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Warm weather stops Oregon ski areas from opening early
Warm November temperatures mean it is unlikely ski resorts in central Oregon will be opening early this season.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Jeld-Wen selling Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg for $5 million
Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg is getting a new owner. Jeld-Wen Holdings Inc., which has owned the resort for 20 years, is selling the North Idaho property for $5 million, …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:55 a.m.
Teen rescued by helicopter after fall on Mount Si
A helicopter rescued a badly injured teen off Mount Si after he tumbled 90 feet.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow
An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Yellowstone to begin taking entries for snowmobile permits
Begging Thursday snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
Liberty Lake town hall bond fails; Airway Heights bond on track to pass
Voters in Liberty Lake have rejected plans for a new town center after the bond received only 56 percent of votes in favor – four percentage points lower than it …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections
Summer’s right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there’s nothing like a dip in a public pool – a …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 4:45 a.m.
Little League field, more planned at parks surrounding public pools
The Spokane County Parks Department will begin construction this summer at the Southside Aquatics Center, and secured funds for the northside pool, to add ball fields, paved paths and landscaping …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Giant board games likely coming to downtown Spokane thanks to one man’s energy
In the past couple of weeks, a proposal to bring oversized outdoor games downtown has sped from inspiration to likelihood, thanks to Ryan Oelrich.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Avalanche danger in Cascades is high through this weekend
A forecast for rain and snow at higher elevations in the Cascade Mountains could also cause dangerous avalanche conditions for travelers and recreationists.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015, midnight
Ski areas move past poor season, cheer forecasts
Ski area managers aren’t dwelling on last year, and they don’t want customers to worry about a repeat performance this winter.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 3:59 p.m.
Property taxes rise on Newman Lake to pay for water quality; residents question fairness
Some property owners on Newman Lake will see their property tax bills rise this year to pay for new equipment to improve water quality. But many say the method of …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015, midnight
Idaho weighs private leases of public land
BOISE – State officials are debating if they should allow groups to lease public land in a way that could prevent public access. A half-dozen times over the years, the …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, midnight
Newman Lake conservation area growing
Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have more trails and wildlife to discover on the banks of Newman Lake. Spokane County is in final negotiations to buy 41 acres adjacent to the …
Sat., July 4, 2015, midnight
Small dog park in works for Spokane Valley
A pocket dog park is not just for small dogs. It’s a fully functioning dog park in a smaller space, and the city of Spokane Valley is planning on putting …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, midnight
County’s appraisal will cost Gun Club
A brazenly calm flock of squawking Canada geese interrupted John Warning and Bill Brooks’ skeet shooting session Wednesday at the Spokane Gun Club in Greenacres. “They don’t understand this business,” …
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Wed., July 30, 2014, 7:54 a.m.
Fire danger upgraded in Spokane County amid dry, hot conditions
Officials warn intense heat and dry conditions will make areas of the Inland Northwest highly susceptible to fire danger through the weekend.
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Tue., July 23, 2013, midnight
Blazing new trails
Jeff Alt, a hiking author who’ll be in Spokane this week to talk about trekking with kids, remembers his first “real” childhood hike as a child as both painful and …
Tue., June 18, 2013, 8:01 a.m.
Judge nixes mining activity along Clearwater River
LEWISTON, Idaho — An administrative judge has rejected plans by hobbyist miners to set up suction dredging operations along a prized cutthroat trout stream in North Idaho.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, midnight
Centennial Trail’s Friends see path ahead
The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the envy of cities across the country and a local fixture for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters, even anglers. But what you see isn’t all …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, 4:10 p.m.
The Dunes reopens after volunteer cleanup
The Illia Dunes recreation area was reopened today as student volunteers from Washington State University helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clean up trash left by more than 3,000 …