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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

Canoeists enjoy a relaxing float on the Little Spokane River on July 10, with flows at 300 cubic feet per second. (Rich Landers)

Little Spokane River moves paddlers along

PADDLING -- The Little Spokane River's flows are still unseasonably high, but they've dropped to a pleasant level. I joined a group of canoeists Sunday at flows of 300 cfs and we effortlessly floated from St. George's School to the takeout near the confluence of...

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Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a canoe ride with elder Francois Paulette, left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
 (Associated Press)

Royal honeymooners resort to paddling

CANOEING -- Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been muscling their way through the Prince Edward Island portion of their Royal Tour of Canada this week. First they competed against each other in Dragonboat races, digging in with paddles...

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Another rafter dies on Lochsa River 

RIVER RUNNING -- The Idaho County sheriff's office says a Missoula man died Wednesday in a rafting accident on the Lochsa River in north-central Idaho, according to the Lewiston Tribune. Keegan Seth Ginther, 29, died after three or four people had been thrown from a...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Randy Michaelis has a Fathers Day date at the Spokane River Canoe Classic with his daughter, Caitlin Packer, 26. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Local paddlers offer canoe-kayak clinics

PADDLING – The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is kicking off its annual series of paddling clinics, with something for every level of boater. Sea kayaking, July 13 evening indoor class followed by July 16-17 session at Medical Lake, for beginners as well as seasoned...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011


MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Riverside State Park plans forest thinning

STATE PARKS -- Preliminary plans to thin some forest areas in Riverside State Park to reduce fire danger and the spread of bark beetle infestations will be presented at a public meeting tonight, 6 p.m., at the Shadle Park Public Library. Park officials say the...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011


Brenda Christensen, right, of Athol and Bill Hingley of Victoria, B.C. celebrate crossing the finish line at the NIC Challenge race at Farragut State Park Saturday, May 7, 2005. It's the first of its kind in North Idaho, a team crosscountry adventure race in which participants were running, kayaking and biking around Farragut State Park.  (Jesse Tinsley)

NIC's challenging adventure race June 18

ADVENTURE RACING -- The seventh annual NIChallenge adventure sprint race is coming up to challnge teams of two or four to a 3-5 hour workout that involves paddling, trail running and mountain biking, special challenges and navigation trials. When: 9 a.m., June 18 Where: At...

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

A crew of Spokane funseekers joins River Odysseys West rafting guides on the Lochsa River for premium whitewater. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Rafter dies in Lochsa River whitewater

RIVER RUNNING -- A Wisconsin man drowned while rafting on the Lochsa River on Saturday, according to a report filed today by S-R reporter Alison Boggs. This is the second rafting fatality in the region this spring, following the death of a Hauser, Idaho, man...

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SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Weekend's outdoor schedule has much to do, learn

OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES -- The weekend is packed with outdoor activities and educational programs scheduled in this area. Click for details. SATURDAY Turnbull Wildlife Refuge community planting day and potluck Best in the West kayaking competition converges on Clark Fork River Families invited to paint Fish...

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

Rafters learn how to flip off -- and get back on

RIVER RUNNING --The mountains are groaning under the weight of near record snowpack. Now that spring finally does appear to be arriving, river rafters are expecting the runoff to be epic. The local Northwest Whitewater Association will prepare rafters for the invevitable carnage in this...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

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