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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

Denver based See Through Canoe offers the clear alternative to your canoeing and kayaking needs with the Transparent Canoe/Kayak.  (Courtesy photo)

A clear vision for the future of paddling

CANOEING -- Finally, we're getting transparency in the sports of canoeing and kayaking. Denver based See Through Canoe offers the clear alternative to your canoeing and kayaking needs with the Transparent Canoe/Kayak. Comprised of transparent Lexan the Transparent Canoe/Kayak from Denver, Colorado based See Through...

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Time to treat fuel in boats

BOATING -- Check with your mechanic, but most are recommending that you treat your boat gas with at least a water remover, says Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad's Family Guide Service at Chelan. "Especially now when boats are likely to set idle for longer...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

Vince Wilson, below, and his brother Brian Wilson, of Spokane, prepare their father’s boat for launch Friday at Newman Lake. Spokane and Kootenai county deputies will be working overtime over Memorial Day weekend to enforce boater-safety laws, including a few new ones.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Newman Lake boat ramp closed for repairs

BOATING -- The public boat ramp at Newman Lake will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday (Oct. 5), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week. The public access remains open, but no boat launching will be possible. The agency does not yet...

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2011

Metaline Falls, below the town of the same name, showed up for the first time in 27 years on Sept. 11 during a maintenance project at Boundary Dam. The Pend Oreille River reservoir level was lowered from a normal high of 1,990 feet elevation down to 1,959 feet, exposing the falls, which are upstream about 11 miles from the dam.  (PETER CLARKE / The Spokesman-Review)

Metaline Falls set to roar again on Sept. 20 

RIVERS – Last September, for the first time in 27 years, the Pend Oreille River's Metaline Falls were exposed as workers lowered the reservoir behind Boundary Dam for dam maintenance. Starting this week, the falls will roar again as Seattle City Light workers continue the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

Lake Roosevelt water levels trending down

COLUMBIA RIVER -- The level of Lake Roosevelt was 1286 feet this morning. High pool is 1290. For the next week, the level of Lake Roosevelt is anticipated to continuing dropping gradually, the Bureau of Reclamation reports. The predicted level of the lake by the...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

Eric Weatherman is trying to save his and the 25 other privately owned cabins on leased public land at Lake Roosevelt.    (Photos by RAJAH BOSE / The Spokesman-Review)

Lake Roosevelt OKs private cabin permits

PARKS – Special use permits will continue to be issued for private vacation cabins in the Sherman Creek and Rickey Point areas of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, officials say. This decision was announced today by National Park Service officials after months of deliberation. An...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Lake Roosevelt level report on July 8, 2011. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Lake Roosevelt levels near full pool

RESERVOIRS -- The elevation of Lake Roosevelt was nearling1,288 feet today. The lake is expected to continue filling and reach full pool of 1,290 feet around Monday, according to the Bureau of Reclamation. Once full pool is reached, the lake will be operated in the...

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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

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