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The Wisconsin State Patrol had a little advice for a guy who transported a snowmobile by strapping it to the roof of his Toyota Corolla: Bad idea.
For riders skipping 400-pound snowmobiles across the Pend Oreille River there are only two choices – sink or shred.
As a kid, Larry Ellifritz, Jr. remembers watching his father race snowmobiles near Priest Lake. Ellifritz was a loyal son, watching and cheering.
Federal officials have released a plan for a proposed wilderness area in a northern Idaho forest that includes banning snowmobiles.
A 45-year-old Kirkland man died Saturday after he and another man were caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the Hawkins Mountain area, about 27 miles northwest of Cle Elum, the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday.
A Kirkland man’s body has been recovered after he was caught in a large avalanche while snowmobiling near Cle Elum.
Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter. Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent snowfalls, many lakes have not had enough cold days to develop ice thick enough for riding.
Relentless snowfall has smothered Priest Lake this winter, and snowmobilers are loving it. “This is one of those years when snowmobiles can drive right up to the restaurant, have a meal and tour around before riding to another place for a drink,” said Teri Hill of Hill’s Resort.
Not-so-frozen lakes have claimed 10 snowmobilers across the Northeast so far in a relatively mild winter.
WINTERSPORTS -- More than 22 classes of snowmobiles built before 1985 will roar around an oval track during the Vintage Snowmobile Races at Priest Lake airstrip near Nordman on Sunday, Feb. 19. Events in the second of two racing days this winter are set for...
Crews have rescued an Idaho snowmobiler who was buried in avalanche in the western Idaho town of McCall.
Eastern Idaho authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a snowmobile accident in a foothills area outside Idaho Falls.
A 27-year-old man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges connected with a snowmobile attack on two mushers competing in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March.
WINTERSPORTS -- A free snowmobile safety course for youths ages 12-16 will be held at the 36th annual Spokane Winter Knights Snow Show on Nov. 12 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Preregister youths here. The snowmobile safety course training includes: Basic snowmobile...
Rocky Barker reports the Wilks brothers of Texas have written Valley County, terminating its leases to roads on land that offers critical access to popular West Mountain snowmobiling trails.
Begging Thursday snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.
A couple of weeks ago when we checked in on Bob Jones, the Kettle Falls snowmobiler was in Alaska patching his bruised ego after crashing his machine twice on his second day of riding the Iditarod Trail.
For the 16th time, Bob Jones, 76, of Kettle Falls has snowmobiled the Iditarod Trail during the famous 1,400-mile Alaska sled dog race. The going has ranged from grueling to a breeze, whiteout to sunshine, bitter-cold to balmy and bottomless snow to no snow on the trail.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A man on a snowmobile purposely drove into two dog teams competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Saturday morning, killing one dog and injuring at least three others, officials said. Mushers Aliy Zirkleand Jeff King were attacked outside the village of Nulato, a community of 236 on the Yukon River a little more than halfway into the 1,000-mile race to Nome.
Snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles eventually will be allowed to ride only on roads, trails and areas specifically designated for their use, according to a rule being adopted by the U.S. Forest Service. The policy for managing over-snow vehicles on national forests and grasslands was posted in the Federal Register on Wednesday.