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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts were busted by Washington Fish and Wildlife police for illegally driving off road and mucking up the landscape on state Department of Natural Resources land. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Off-roaders busted for mucking up trails 

OFF-ROADING -- While turkey hunting on private timber company land last week I was appalled, again, at how many illigal ATV trails were pioneered by goons who think they have a right to have their way with someone else's property. Washington Fish and Wildlife police...

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Judge orders 6 Idaho forest trails closed to OHVs 

TRAILS -- A federal judge has decided to temporarily close down trail access to off-road vehicles in sections of the Salmon-Challis National Forest pending a review of the forest's travel plan, the Idaho Statesman reports. The order issued Tuesday follows a February ruling that the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

Off-highway vehicles are causing damage in the Antoine Peak Conservation Area, where unauthorized motor vehicle use is prohibited by Spokane County. Motorists broke down and drove over this gate at the Robbins Road access to the 1,100-acre area secured by the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program. (Rich Landers)

Four-wheelers leave their mark on Antoine Peak 

PUBLIC LANDS – They’re vandals on wheels, stealing the common from the wildlife and the public. Off-road vehicle drivers have the capacity to do serious long-term and even permanent damage in minutes with the thoughtless use of their machines. The land carnage by four-wheel drive...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Mike Mumford, Colville National Forest law enforcement officer, talks with a group of ATV riders during his Memorial Day weekend patrol in Pend Oreille County. The riders were on a road that is closed to ATV traffic.  (Rich Landers)

Colville National Forest OHV plan stalled

PUBLIC LANDS –A plan to open more roads at the south end of the Colville National Forest to off-road vehicles is months behind its original schedule as forest staff tries to comply with environmental regulations. The plan, expected to be released for public comment last...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

Stevens County sets hearing on OHV laws

OFF-ROADING -- The controversial issue of making it legal to ride ATVs and other non-highway-suitable vehicles on more public roads is back on the front burner in Stevens County.Amendments to OHV Ordinance 06-2009 is set for discussion at a special Dec. 20 County Commissioners hearing,...

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