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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

Courts, Public TV focus on Columbia River salmon

Watch the full episode. See more Nature. FISHERIES -- In addition to the spring chinook fishing seasons underway, Columbia and Snake river salmon are the focus of three other notable events: On Sunday, national PBS Nature series will broadcast Salmon: Running the Gauntlet. Better yet,...

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Logjam blocking the Salmon River

RIVER RUNNING -- Federal forest officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to a massive logjam that has formed on section of the Main Salmon River, according to a story just posted by the Associated Press. U.S. Forest Service officials say a blowout at the Black...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011



Sid Marty is a leading Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and author. (Courtesy photo)

Big week for outdoor-related programs, meetings

OUTDO -- It's a big week of mostly free activities in Spokane, including nature photographer Art Wolfe, Canadian singer-songwriter conservationist Sid Marty, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, whitewater rafting vendors, youth hunting clinic, snowshoing tours and more. Check them out here.

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Grand Canyon river float applications due

RIVER RUNNING -- Rafters who have the do-it-yourself skills for big water have until Feb. 23 to apply for a coveted permit to run the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The National Park Service is holding its annual lottery this month to assign...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

See documentary on Skeena River woes

RIVERS -- Whether you're a paddler or a steelhead angler, you've probably heard of British Columbia's Skeena River. It's an iconic natural resource that's threatened, according to a documentary that will be playing in Spokane on Friday. "Awakening at the Skeena," a film by Andrew...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

A worker monitors the unleashing of Montana's Clark Fork River into its restored channel near the old site of Milltown Dam. (The Missoulian)

Clark Fork River back in its channel

RIVERS – Milltown Dam was breached in March 2008, allowing Montana’s Clark Fork River to flow free just above Missoula for the first time in a century. But it wasn’t allowed to run freely in its restored channel until last week. As The Missoulian story...

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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

In this  May 21 photo, water pours over the spillway of the Elwha Dam west of Port Angeles, Wash. (Associated Press)

Revival of rivers begins in 2011

RIVER RESTORATION -- According to the conservation group American Rivers, 2011 will be the ‘year of the river’ because of the unprecedented number of major river restoration projects happening nationwide.After more than a decade of ground work, two of the world’s biggest river restoration projects...

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