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Authorities find missing Athol man on ATV after four days pinned to a tree

Howard Coates was discovered with injuries not thought to be life-threatening by a family riding dirt bikes on a trail near Athol. Authorities had been searching for Coates since Thursday …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Woman, 50, dies in ATV crash near Hayden

Christina L. Mathews, of Rathdrum, was riding along U.S. Forest Service roads in the Hayden Creek area when she crashed, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

1 person killed in eastern Idaho ATV crash

Authorities said an Idaho Falls man died Saturday night following an ATV crash near Kelly Canyon.

Man dies after crashing ATV into tree

The Montana Highway Patrol says a 47-year-old man has died after crashing his ATV into a tree in Sanders County.

ATVs could get OK to cross state highways

All-terrain-vehicle drivers offered a little more freedom on the roadways.

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Field Reports: More help needed to maintain national forest trails

The Forest Service is letting the public suggest trail systems that should receive priority for maintenance in an era of bare-bones trail budgets.

House would ease limits for ATV riders on Washington roads

Bill would make it easier for ATV riders to get into town from an off-road park.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter leaves hospital after ATV accident

The 8-year-old daughter of actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears is back at her home in Kentwood, Louisiana after a vehicle accident last week.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, 8, injured in ATV accident

The 8-year-old daughter of actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears was injured when an all-terrain vehicle she was driving fell into a pond in Louisiana on Sunday, according to authorities …

Bumpy road to Independence (Montana) best traveled on an ATV

Near Big Timber, Montana, where the difficulty of travel once contributed to the downfall of gold, copper and silver mines, folks now visit for exactly that reason – to travel …

Curbing illegal ATV entry constant job at Mount Spokane State Park

With nagging persistence, off-road vehicle riders continue to assault a small but prized natural area of Mount Spokane State Park.

Idaho woman dies of injuries from June ATV crash

A fatal ATV crash in Shoshone County on June 25 has claimed a second victim who died of her injuries Saturday.

In brief: Forest Service must revisit OHV use, court says

Three conservation groups have settled a lawsuit they filed to stop the U.S. Forest Service from opening 350 miles of forest roads to motorized vehicles in central Washington.

Field reports: WATV lawsuit filed as forests open routes

ORV-ING – Six routes for wheeled ATVs (WATVs) were opened June 26 across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. However, on Thursday a lawsuit was filed seeking to bar street-ready all-terrain vehicles …

In brief: National Forest officials advise caution as roads open early

A skimpy snowpack is opening roads in the region’s national forests earlier than normal, but it’s not judicious to drive up every seemingly open road. In some cases, it’s illegal, …

Landers: Over-snow vehicle rule seeks backcountry balance

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 …

All-terrain hunting: ATVs and UTVs afford greater versatility in the woods

More than a century of logging in North Idaho and Eastern Washington created a vast system of roads that have provided access to the woods for everyone and everything from …

State’s new road access law confuses ATV riders

A law enacted last year by the Washington Legislature to amend guidelines on all-terrain vehicles was hailed by ATV enthusiasts as a way to increase access to rural lanes and …

Proposed Travel Management bill ignores the collective opinion

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would give county commissioners and small communities near national forests a commanding role in deciding where off-highway motor vehicles …

ATV rolls, injures rider in Coeur d’Alene National Forest

A Rathdrum man was injured when he lost control of his ATV and it rolled on him around 1 p.m. today in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest.

Rathdrum’s Frank Traver uses ATV as his legs

Most people use off-road vehicles as a thrilling way to experience the outdoors. But when Frank Traver hits the woods, the ATV becomes his legs. Traver, 59, of Rathdrum, lost …

ATVs on road, fatal accidents increase (longer version)

For a disabled kid found abandoned on a street corner in China at age 4, Guo Biao was doing pretty well by last fall. He was living with Dwayne and …

Missing farmer found dead near Fairfield

A 68-year-old man who disappeared Monday afternoon while riding an ATV on his property was found dead after driving over an embankment in a wooded area Tuesday morning. Police do …

Differing regulations creating confusion for trail riders

Slimmed-down versions of utility-terrain vehicles cannot be used on any trails on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. But they are legal on all-terrain vehicle trails on forests to the north, …

Out & About: Off-roaders trash wet forest meadows

OUTLAWS – Off-road vehicle users in recent weeks have trashed wetlands and meadows in several notable areas of the Okanogan, Colville, Idaho Panhandle and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests, officials say. …

North Idaho man dies following ATV crash

PECK, Idaho — A 70-year-old North Idaho man has died following injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

ATV riding partners separate, both crash

Two men riding ATVs together in Kootenai County early this morning were injured in separate crashes after losing each other, the Sheriff’s office said.

Newport man killed in ATV accident

A Newport man was killed Sunday when he hit a cable above the road while riding an ATV on private property.

Fairchild crew rescues victim of ATV crash

A helicopter crew from the 36th Rescue Flight at Fairchild Air Force Base today rescued a man involved in a roll-over ATV accident near Mullan, Idaho.

Forest road safety at issue

BOISE – Two years ago, Idaho legislators decided to let anyone younger than 16 operate an off-highway vehicle, ATV or motorbike on national forest roads without a driver’s license. Now, …