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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Avalanche accidents reviewed in Sandpoint on Wednesday

WINTER SPORTS -- Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center technicians will present, "10 Years of Avalanche Accident Review in North Idaho" Wednesday (Feb. 9) at 6 p.m. at the Sandpoint Forest Service Building. The hour-long discussion will focus on common characteristics involved in several fatal avalanche accidents...

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MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

Sandpoint avalanche clinic for all snowgoers

WINTER SPORTS -- A free avalanche workshop for all snowgoers is set for Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Forest Service Building in Sandpoint. The topic to be tackled by the team of Forest Service technicians at the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center: "What we can learn...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

Avalanche danger 'considerable' in many areas

WINTER S PORTS -- The avalanche advisory issued by the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center this morning warns of "considerable" danger on many areas of the Inland Northwest. Avalanche conditions for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest are rated as Considerable on wind loaded aspects above 5000...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

Avalanche workshops for all snowgoers

WINTER SPORTS -- The next free avalanche workshop in Sandpoint for all snowgoers is set for Feb. 9. The topic to be tackled by the team from the Forest Service technicians at the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center: "What we can learn from 10 years of...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2011

Join the avalanche warning team

WINTER SPORTS -- Anyone winter snow traveler who sees avalanche activity in North Idaho or the adjoining areas of Washington and Montana can boost the safety of other snowgoers by reporting their observations to the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint. "We would appreciate hearing...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Avalanche workshop for snowmobilers

WINTER SPORTS -- Free avalanche workshops for snowmobilers are being offered in North Idaho in the next few weeks by the state Parks and Recreation Department and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests avalanche experts. The schedule: Jan. 14-15, based in Coeur d’ Alene. Jan 28-29,...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Avalanche forecast a soggy mixed bag

WINTER SPORTS -- The weekend avalanche advisory is out for the Idaho Panhandle region and the word for the wise: Caution. While it rained in the valleys overnight, the precip was in the form of snow at higher elevations above 4,000 to 5,000 feet. But...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

Snowmobile parking changes at Lookout Pass

WINTER SPORTS -- A new additional parking area has been designated for snowmobilers heading out to ride areas near Lookout Pass and Mullan, Idaho, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests announced today. The new parking area is along Mullan Road, behind the fish hatchery, approximately three...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010

Mt. Spokane snowmobiling mileage questioned

STATE PARKS -- Today's story about Inland Empire Paper Co. closing its lands to snowmobiling said that leaves 40 miles of groomed trails available to snowmobilers at Mount Spokane. The mileage figure came from Spokane County Parks, which manages the grooming.However, Cris Currie of Friends...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

In 2004, Inland Empire Paper Company attempted to charge a fee for snowmobile access to their lands on Mount Spokane and educate riders about the need to stay on designated trails.  The program has failed to keep the riders from going off trail into clearcuts where they damage the tops of young trees. This winter, IEP is closing its lands to snowmobiling. A barricade fence will be set up at this access point to Linder Road near the cross-country ski trails. (Rich Landers)

IEP closes land to snowmobiling 

WINTER SPORTS -- Snowmobiling will be prohibited this winter on Inland Empire Paper Company lands at Mount Spokane as well as on the rest of the 116,000 acres the company manages in northeastern Washington and North Idaho.The decision to end the decades-old welcome comes this...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

Sno-Parks stay status quo

WINTER SPORTS -- Disregard the previous post about Washington reconsidering Sno-Park permit reciprocity with Oregon. In fact, disregard a lot of proposed rule changes in state government for the time being.The Governor's office issued an order today to suspend non-critical rule development through 2011. For...

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WA-OR study Sno-Park reciprocity

WINTER SPORTS -- Washington state parks commissioners will consider on Friday ending the 30-year reciprocity agreement to honor Oregon sno-park permits at winter recreation spots in this state including Mount St. Helens, Wind River and Mount Adams, according to the Vancouver Columbian. Wayne McLaughlin of...

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