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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016

The Spokane River flows into Lake Roosevelt, created by the damming of the Columbia River.   (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Heat's on: All fires banned at Lake Roosevelt

CAMPING -- Don't plan on a campfire in many public areas for the rest of the month. Prolonged heat and dry weather has most public land agencies issuing restrictions on fires. Citing extreme conditions, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area officials have announced that starting Friday,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016

SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016

FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 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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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Boaters on Lake Spokane. (Rich Landers)

Boaters clean up their act to fight invasive species

WATERSPORTS -- Before and after using a watercraft for cooling off in the region's waters this summer, the Washington Invasive Species Council would like boaters and paddlers to remember three important words: Clean. Drain. Dry. Invasive species are non-native animals, plants, microorganisms and pathogens that...

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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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MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016


Riverside State Park's Nine Mile Recreation Area along Lake Spokane. (Rich Landers)

Lake Spokane drawdown starts June 15 

RESERVOIRS -- Lake Spokane, the Spokane River reservoir behind Long Lake Dam, will be drawn down from normal levels to accommodate work on the dam, Avista Utilities says. Starting June 15, the water level will be lowered six inches to a foot through September. Beginning...

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The Spokane River, right, flows into the larger Columbia River. The village of Seven Bays is at bottom right.  (The Spokesman-Review)

No boat fuel at Seven Bays until June 30

WATERSPORTS -- Repairs and upgrades to the fuel and electrical systems will prevent fuel from being sold at the Seven Bays Marina on Lake Roosevelt until about June 30, the national park service reports. Boat fuel is available on the reservoir at Keller Ferry Marina...

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