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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

Dworshak camping 50 percent off in August

To reserve a campsite go online to Non-reservable sites are first-come, first-served. -- Make camping reservations during August weekdays -- Monday through Thursday -- and get 50 percent off at facilities near Dworshak Dam managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dent Acres...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Blackwell Island boat ramp reopens on Lake CdA

BOATING -- The Blackwell Island public boat launch was reopened Friday as water levels on Lake Coeur d’Alene continued to drop, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced. Based on new stream flow predicitions, the launch facility should remain open for the season, said Kurt...

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Boaters asked to lead effort on zebra mussels

BOATING -- Idaho has set up 15 roadside invasive species boat inspection stations, including five in the Panhandle. The goal is to prevent the state-by-state spread of exotic zebra and quagga mussels. People transporting a watercraft near boat inspection stations are required to stop. When...

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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011


High water closes Lake CdA boat access sites

LAKE ACCESS – The Blackwell Island public boat launch and others on Lake Coeur d’Alene will remain closed until the high water subsides, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today. “The launch facility is currently under 2 feet of water, with the lake level...

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Lake Roosevelt water-level-raising stalls

COLUMBIA RIVER -- Concerns about a major Columbia River runoff event that still might come from the headwaters, the Bureau of Reclamation is pushing water through Grand Coulee Dam without signifcantly raising levels from this spring's deep drawdown. The reservoir elevation was down to a...

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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Kettle debris spilled into Lake Roosvelt

BOATING – The debris boom at the mouth of the Kettle River was breached recently, causing logs and other floating debris to flow downstream into Lake Roosevelt, state officials say. The debris can be hazardous to boaters. A temporary boom is installed a mile south...

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011


BLM closes Killarney Lake boat launch

BOATING – The Bureau of Land Management Coeur d’Alene Field Office has just announced the closure of the Killarney Lake boat launch for the season in order to deal with needed repairs. The boat launch, on the northwest section of Killarney Lake, is located about...

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011


Will Pegram, 7, reels in his first trout with the help of his grandfather, Rod Pegram, at West Medical Lake on Saturday. It was the opening day of Washington's lowland lake fishing season. (Rich Landers)

Anglers reel in trout dinners on opening day

FISHING -- Despite a cold start, anglers warmed up to the idea of catching tons of trout on Saturday, the opening day of Washington's lowland trout fishing season. Top producing lakes in Spokane County were Fishtrap (4.3 fish per angler) followed by Williams (despite wind...

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