Stories tagged: recreation
Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Report: National Forest visitors spent roughly $290 million in Washington communities
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.
Paper airplane, sand among 12 finalists for Toy Hall of Fame
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.
Ice skating rink coming to Oregon’s capital city
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.
Governor removes chairman of Parks and Recreation board
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
Froma Harrop: Way of life versus fossil fuels
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.
Yellowstone visitation down in July and for the year
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.
Bellingham climber’s body to remain on glacier
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.
Woman becomes first to swim length of Flathead Lake and back
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.
University of Idaho professor killed by lightning strike in Swiss Alps
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.
Outdoor recreation becomes top money generator for Montana
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.
Bike sharing set to return to Seattle
Two private bike-share companies will likely soon have 1,000 shareable bikes on Seattle streets.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Big win for supporters of new Moscow ice rink
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.
Oregon rivers see historically low counts of steelhead fish
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.
Crews searching for man who fell in Snake River
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.
Difficult hiking conditions on Mount Pilchuck prompt warnings
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.
Cultus Lake Campground could reopen for part of summer
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.
Spring chinook fishing closed in Clearwater Basin
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.
Georgia fisherman drowns after falling into Montana creek
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.
Dead trees force summer closure of popular Oregon campground
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.
Paraglider rescued by military helicopter in Grant County
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.
Man presumed dead after vanishing into snow at Asgaard Pass
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.
Coroner identifies man who died while scuba diving in Hood Canal
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 …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Woman dies in boating crash on Columbia River
Authorities say a woman died after the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Columbia River.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Montana Blackfeet leaders reopen 4 lakes to motorized boats
Blackfeet tribal leaders have reopened some reservation waters to motorized boats after approving new regulations in response to the threat of aquatic invasive mussels.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Montana anglers must purchase aquatic invasive species pass
Anglers in Montana will need to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention pass following legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Spokane Park Board votes to keep up to three Riverfront rides
After testimony earlier this week from boosters of the attractions that have filled Riverfront Park, some since the late ‘70s, the Spokane Park Board voted Thursday afternoon not to sell …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
State crews stocking lakes with millions of trout
Trout-stocking crews are planting fish throughout Washington state in preparation for the April 22 opening of fishing season.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
House cuts 15 wildlife recreation projects from budget
State lawmakers have recommended $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Programs, but the recently released House capital construction budget cuts what program directors say are important acquisition projects …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Solid foundation set for Palouse Ice Rink
Construction hasn’t started yet, but the groundwork has been laid for a new Palouse Ice Rink. Latah County, which owns the land the rink sits on, updated a lease agreement …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Hiker dies after fall in southwest Idaho recreation area
Authorities say a 20-year-old man has died after falling more than 70 feet off a cliff in a southwest Idaho hiking area.