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If you have enviously eyed the packable but expensive Alpacka packrafts made in Alaska, but just couldn’t commit to the $600-$2,500 price tag, there’s good news.
An open house meeting to explain alternatives for managing Priest Lake water levels and navigation through The Thorofare is set for Friday at 4-7 p.m. at Priest Lake Elementary School, 27732 Highway 57 in Priest Lake.
Moraine Lake, spectacular views and a fleet of rental canoes is ready for paddlers in Banff National Park, British Columbia.
This past Father’s Day, I had the rare opportunity to teach my kids something they didn’t already know, or at least profess to know.
The “Take Me Fishing” trailer geared up with free loaner rods, reels, tackle and bait is heading to Idaho Panhandle lakes this month staffed by Idaho Fish and Game and volunteers to encourage people of any age to try fishing.
Tubers have a right to be stupid while floating on the Spokane River within the City of Spokane. A stand-up paddleboarder who is brave, skilled or foolish enough to paddle through the rapids at the Bowl and Pitcher would be required to wear a life jacket for a baseline measure of safety. But a fun-loving dude floating on an inner tube could legally bare his chest to the whitewater without a life jacket or fear of a ticket.
Montana has taken a different twist on the regional fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS). All anglers are required to buy the state’s new AIS Prevention Pass, according to legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday.
FISHING/BOATING -- Montana has taken a different twist on the regional fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS). All anglers are required to buy the state's new AIS Prevention Pass, according to legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday. The requirement took effect Friday and...
RIVERS – Unusually large amounts of woody debris flushed out of the tributaries continues to clog the Snake River behind its dams causing problems for boaters and death to some salmon and steelhead. Last week, boaters in the Lewiston area couldn't safely launch on the...
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial planning meetings that will cover the same material will start at 6 p.m. as follows:
RESERVOIRS -- Spring runoff is picking up, especially in the mountains of Canada, and Columbia River dam managers have begun refilling Lake Roosevelt more than a foot a day. The elevation of Lake Roosevelt behind Grand Coulee Dam was 1234.90 feet above sea level at...
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
WATERSPORTS -- Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says. A story in The Spokesman-Review last Thursday regarding the regional effort to confront aquatic invasive species was not complete...
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts and paddleboards.
The reservoir level was at 1,233 feet and still dropping on Wednesday. That means the only
FISHING -- It took a little patience, but Lake Roosevelt gave up two limits of five plump, red-meated rainbow trout to my fishing buddy Jim Kujala and me on a damp but pleasant Monday. We used a boat to access several shore fishing area and...