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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014


A sea kayaker pulls in for a break near Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The day-use park is a popular destination for island visitors and bicyclists. It's known as a standout land-based facility for viewing whales.  (Rich Landers)

Don't forget sea-kayaking basics 

WATERSPORTS -- Fall is a fine time for sea kayaking around the region's waters, from Fishtrap Lake to the San Juan Islands. Even if you're an experience paddler, it's always wise to review the the basics of paddling safety Here are seven reminders from Boat...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

Water spills over the Nine Mile Dam operated by Avista on Thursday, March 24, 2011.   (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Nine Mile Reservoir drawdown starts Friday

WATERSPORTS -- The water level of Nine Mile Reservoir will be lowered 3 to 6 feet starting Friday to accommodate work underway at Nine Mile Dam. Avista Utilities is replacing original 1906 turbine generating Units 1 and 2, and associated equipment. The project requires the...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

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TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Lake CdA's Mica Bay Boater Park reopens

WATERSPORTS -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene has re-opened for the summer boating season, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says. The site had been closed to visitors since April while crews removed hazardous trees. Root disease had affected the Douglas...

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Sparse numbers of big brown trout lurk in the upper Clark Fork River. (The Spokesman-Review)

Montana rivers surge; access flooded

FISHING -- Be patient. High water closes more fishing access sites, stretches of rivers in Montana Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed a number of fishing access sites along the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers in Western Montana due to high water. --Missoulian

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TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Mount Rainier towers over a small sailboat plying the waters of Puget Sound near Port Orchard in this 2006 photo. A team of surveyors will hike to the summit this month to remeasure the Northwest’s tallest mountain.  (Associated Press)

Washington launches app for boaters

WATERSPORTS – Boaters can find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water with Washington Water Cruiser, a new FREE app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). The app maps all state-owned boat launches...

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