Stories tagged: recreation
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward
Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
2013 landslide leads to new lake in Montana state park
Montana newspaper is accepting submissions for a contest to name a new lake that formed in eastern Montana’s Makoshika State Park after a 2013 landslide.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
600,000 chinook fry lost at Kooskia hatchery
Fisheries officials are hopeful they can mitigate the loss of 600,000 spring chinook fry at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery but are anxious over the fate of 1.4 million juvenile …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Bureau of Land Management offers reward for graffiti info
The Bureau of Land Management is looking for information about the person or people who spray-painted graffiti on the Black Cliffs climbing area along Highway 21 just outside of Boise.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Father, son on ski trip survive avalanche in western Montana
Authorities in western Montana say a Helena man and his teenage son have been hospitalized after they got caught in an avalanche while cross-country skiing.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
State starts checking boats for mussels in northwest Montana
Officials have opened two watercraft inspection stations as part of the state’s plan to prevent the spread of invasive mussels.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Snowmobiler killed by avalanche in remote area northwest of Cle Elum
A 45-year-old Kirkland man died Saturday after he and another man were caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the Hawkins Mountain area, about 27 miles northwest of Cle Elum, …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 5 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Ski program provides recreation and confidence boost for those with special needs
Going outside to play is essential for our biological and psychological well being. Throughout our lives, regular recreation helps us develop social and cognitive skills, promotes our good health, relieves …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
3 skiers killed in avalanche in Italian Alps
Italian alpine rescuers say three skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the northern Italian Alps that injured another five people.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions
A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Big Idaho snowpack has water managers pleased and worried
Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations. Water managers and …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Skiers face fines, charges for skiing in closed terrain
Two skiers at Crystal Mountain Resort face fines of up to $1,000 after ducking under a rope and skiing in an area closed due to avalanche danger.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Washington tourism getting big push from lawmakers
Lawmakers are trying to put Washington state back on the map when it comes to tourism. After eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, the Legislature is considering creating a …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Skier dies after found unresponsive on slope at Stevens Pass
Officials say a 55-year-old man who was skiing at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort has died.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Feds look to increase water storage in Boise River system
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is hoping to find a way to increase water storage capacity on the Boise River system.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers consider potential life jacket law
Officials have proposed a law that would require river floaters in Oregon to wear life jackets. The
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
National Park Service tweeting again after suspension
The Interior Department began tweeting again Saturday, a day after an employee shared tweets that appeared unsympathetic to President Donald Trump and prompted a temporary, department-wide freeze on tweeting from …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Animals struggle with heavy snow, winter weather in Idaho
While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state have been struggling in the backcountry.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Fish and Wildlife approves razor clam dig starting Jan. 27
The Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday that Copalis Beach will open for five straight days of razor clam digging starting Jan. 27, and both Copalis and Mocrocks Beach …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
National park visits hit record high for third straight year
Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Visit Washington state parks for free Sunday, Monday
No Discover Pass is needed Sunday and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Washington state parks.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Avalanche kills Kalispell skier in Glacier National Park
Authorities say a Kalispell man has died from injuries sustained in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Glacier National Park.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Olympic park to allow clamming for first time since 2012
A section of Olympic National Park will open for clamming for the first time in five years.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Ski areas forced to close due to record-low temperatures
Three ski areas in western Montana have unexpectedly closed due to extreme cold and wind.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 5:36 a.m.
Now’s the time for whale watching on Oregon Coast
The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning. Each year, from Mid-December to Mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim from the cold Alaskan seas to the …
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.