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The Ferry County Rail Trail rides on

The Ferry County Rail Trail project is up and riding again after county commissioners approved the next stage of the project at a meeting earlier this month.

Video: Rail trail has Ferry County on a roll

RAIL TRAILS -- With the blessing of hit pop-song singer, a delightful short video that's circulating on social media is a tribute to the join of a rail trail through the sparsely populated Kettle River Valley of northeastern Washington. Locals keep surfacing and developing the...

Pearl Jam charity donates $25K to Ferry County Rail Trail

Eddie Vedder, front man for the rock group Pearl Jam, says the band plans to contribute $25,000 to the Ferry County Rail Trail Partners' next surfacing project on the trail that runs from near Republic to the Canada border. How cool is this!?

Ferry County Rail Trail Ski Day a hit

WINTERSPORTS -- The fifth-annual Ferry County Rail Trail Ski Day was a huge success on Saturday at Curlew with nearly 90 people showing up, many of them taking their first shot at cross-country skiing. The event is sponsored by the Ferry County Rail Trail Partners....

2011: Out & about

Badger Lake residents challenged and postponed an aquatic weed herbicide application proposed by other lake residents. Felt got the boot in Maryland, the first state to ban felt-soled boots for fishing to help reduce the spread of invasive species that threaten stream habitats and fish. A similar ban took effect a few weeks later in Vermont. Alaska is scheduled to ban felt-sole wading boots this year.

Railways could become international bike trail

A portion of a railroad running from Grand Forks, B.C., to Kettle Falls, Wash., has been declared for sale or abandonment. While the action could cost the area jobs and raise freight transportation issues, it also opens the possibility of developing the nation’s first international rail trail.