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Outdoors blog paddling archive

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016

SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016

Paddle, Splash & Play at Riverside State Park's Nine Mile Recreation Area. (Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club)

Free for kids: Paddle, Splash & Play

PADDLING – Paddling is a good thing for children as it’s applied each year by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club. The club’s 5th annual Paddle, Splash & Play, a free kids’ event, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Nine Mile...

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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 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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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

A young splash participant waits for the NIC mascot's arrival at Cecil’s Summer Splash at Lake Coeur d'Alene in 2015. (North Idaho College)

Watersports free to try at NIC Summer Splash

WATERSPORTS -- North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans, and awarding scholarships, too, at the school's annual beach party (open to the public). What: North Idaho College Cecil’s Summer Splash When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, July...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016

Kayakers paddle whitewater with the Yaak River at 4.9 feet. (Brian Jamieson)

Yaak River runs like the big ones in spring

WATERSPORTS -- For much of the year, the Yaak River in Western Montana is a smallish, trouty tributary of the Kootenai River. But as Spokane kayaker Brian Jamieson points out in this video, it's a true spring whitewater challenge at 4.9 feet. Heading there? You...

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016

Paul Green was survival instructor, mountaineer and river guide before becoming a professor.

Whitewater safety detailed by EWU expert

WATERSPORTS -- With ample mountain snowpacks hinting at a great rafting and paddling season ahead, the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is tapping a top rafting expert and Eastern Washington University recreation professor for a primer program on whitewater safety. Paul Green, who taught hundreds...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016

Sullivan Road bridge reconstruction -- workers maneuver on a temporary bridge on the downstream side of the main bridge in this Feb. 14, 2015, view with the river running at 20,000 cfs. (Tanner Grant)

Sullivan Bridge still closed to river passage

WATERSPORTS -- Although a construction project has allowed the Centennial Trail to reopen below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley, a closure remains on floating the Spokane River under the bridge project. Increased water flow has caused the river to rise, reducing the clearance between...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015

TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015

MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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