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The aftermath of a chilly fishing morning on the Columbia River near Kennewick on Feb. 7, 2017. (Tony Warren)

Relentless winter tests anglers' mettle

FISHING -- Tony Warren's photo above showing iced up fishing gear after a morning of jigging on the Columbia River at the Tri Cities says a lot about the trials anglers have suffered this winter. Ice fishermen are whistling a sweet tune with their numb...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016

Boating is popular on the wealth of waters in the Inland Northwest. (The Spokesman-Review)

Marine trade group offers 'Grow Boating' grants 

WATERSPORTS – A grant program has been established for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the Northwest. The grants are being awarded through the Northwest Marine Trade Association's Grow Boating program, which seeks to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016


FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016

The Spokane River flows into Lake Roosevelt, created by the damming of the Columbia River.   (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Heat's on: All fires banned at Lake Roosevelt

CAMPING -- Don't plan on a campfire in many public areas for the rest of the month. Prolonged heat and dry weather has most public land agencies issuing restrictions on fires. Citing extreme conditions, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials have announced that starting Friday,...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016

FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016


Participants in the annual Pend Oreille Poker Paddle have a tradition of having fun while traveling 32 miles downstream on the Pend Oreille River in two days from Usk to Ione.  (Eileen Dugger )

Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle Aug. 13

WATERSPORTS –The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring non-motorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13. The event will start at 8 a.m. at Pioneer Park Campground at Newport and finish 15 miles downstream at Usk by...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Boaters on Lake Spokane. (Rich Landers)

Boaters clean up their act to fight invasive species

WATERSPORTS -- Before and after using a watercraft for cooling off in the region's waters this summer, the Washington Invasive Species Council would like boaters and paddlers to remember three important words: Clean. Drain. Dry. Invasive species are non-native animals, plants, microorganisms and pathogens that...

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MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016


The Spokane River, right, flows into the larger Columbia River. The village of Seven Bays is at bottom right.  (The Spokesman-Review)

No boat fuel at Seven Bays until June 30

WATERSPORTS -- Repairs and upgrades to the fuel and electrical systems will prevent fuel from being sold at the Seven Bays Marina on Lake Roosevelt until about June 30, the national park service reports. Boat fuel is available on the reservoir at Keller Ferry Marina...

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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016

Newman Lake. July, 1920s. Photo Archive/The Spokesman-Review. (Photo Archive/spokesman-review)

Newman Lake restricted for aquatic weed control

WATERSPORTS – The public access site at Newman Lake in eastern Spokane County will be closed Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9, to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic invasive weeds. The Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District, under permit...

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