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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Central Valley High School students will restore 1959 ski boat to raise money for club

Miranda Kuhlmann, one of a small group of high school students gathered around a stripped, mahogany wooden boat frame at the Spokane Boat Show, said she hopes the 60-year-old boat …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Four missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado River

Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday.


‘Probable cause’ doesn’t apply to boaters: Safety checks help prevent boating deaths

No matter how straight people steer their boats, they still might be pulled over by law enforcement officers on the water for safety checks.


RVs at fairgrounds kick off outdoor sports show season

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is getting underway for 2018.


Japan on alert as boats thought to be from North Korea found

Japan is stepping up patrols and urging local authorities and fishermen to be on the alert after several boats thought to be from North Korea, some carrying dead bodies, were …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Steve Christilaw: Lake Chelan boat show makes waves

My sweetheart and I have been spending time at Lake Chelan, where I lived for a half-dozen years growing up. It’s changed a great deal since those idyllic days there …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Hurricanes knock down social barriers

This is not who we are on an average day. No, on an average day, especially in a city the size of Houston, one tends to live in isolation from …


Out & about: Boaters still unaware of state line boat inspections

Some drivers with watercraft, especially in vehicles with kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, are missing the boat inspection signs on Interstate 90 in Washington just west of the Idaho state …


Hewes Marine in transition to next generation of family

Last week, Hewes family members gathered to discuss a succession plan that will allow Bill and his brother Dave, both of whom have already cut back their hours, to hand …


Once a chef, Jory Schmeling has found niche as wooden boat builder

In one moment, Jory Schmeling is general manager of a wooden boat business. In another he is a gopher for said business. Schmeling wouldn’t have it any other way. His …


Variety of small vessels usher anglers to more fish

While many fish are caught from shore or wading, an angler with a boat can access far more water. Anglers effectively use boats ranging from little more than boards to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015

Clarksville: Spokane’s creator of car-boat mounts full-size boat in backyard pool

First came LaBoata. Now meet … LaFloata.


Loss of functional Royalex puts canoe industry in flux

Lynn McAdams remembers his first crisis in canoe-making, back when he sold the boats on the banks of the Clark Fork River in Missoula. “I got rid of everything I …


Classic, antique boats on display at CdA Resort

If you’re thinking you missed the annual wooden boat show in Coeur d’Alene this summer, don’t abandon ship just yet. The event was postponed until this weekend. And in lieu …


Classic, antique boats on display at CdA Resort

If you’re thinking you missed the annual wooden boat show in Coeur d’Alene this summer, don’t abandon ship just yet. The event was postponed until this weekend. And in lieu …


Out & About: Pend Oreille River derby angler catches $1K pike

OUTFISH – Craig Moody of Elk caught a tagged northern pike to win $1,000 cash in a Pend Oreille River fishing derby last weekend. Despite stormy weather and high flows, …


Landers: Region a hotbed for rental fishing boats

The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Saturday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two …


Resorts offering fishing boat rentals listed

Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat. Area lakes with resorts that have been renting small fishing …


Landers: Region a hotbed for rental fishing boats

The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Satuday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two …


Don’t forget boat rules

An angler’s boat needs even more attention than his tackle box in preparation for opening day. Boats that don’t meet basic requirements are subject to a fine, which would taint …


Big Horn Show reels in wide range of outdoor interests

The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is like taking a giant step toward opening day. Plan a fishing trip and check out the new fishing gear. Enroll in hunter education …


Port Hadlock, Wash., hosts school for boat builders

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. – If you’re one of those nautical types who mystify the medical community every time a blood test discovers saltwater in your veins, here’s an “education vacation” …


Clark: Boat show goes overboard by throwing us THAT line

This time of year drives me crazy. And I’m NOT talking about the snow or the annoying preoccupation that TV news crews have with slip-sliding automotive mishaps.


RVs kick off outdoor show season

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Often they also learn sporting …


On eve of retirement, longtime Spokane boat dealer looks back

After four decades as television pitchman for his eponymous boat dealership, Bill Trudeau Sr. has grown accustomed to strangers recognizing him. And he doesn’t mind that their typical comment is …


Washington ranks fourth in nation for boat theft

A new report ranks Washington in the top five states for boat theft.


Anglers embrace season as dozens of lakes open for fishing

Night owls made the first casts at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to ring in the opening of Washington’s lowland fishing season. Docks at Fishtrap and other popular camping-fishing lakes were lined …


Landers: Opening day of fishing still special

Opening day of fishing season isn’t what it used to be. The crowds have declined – a blessing in many ways – partly because most of the region’s waters have …


Mussel-laden boats stopped at border

Two boats fouled with invasive mussels from the Great Lakes have already been stopped at a mandatory inspection checkpoint on Interstate 90 near Wallace this year. Idaho Department of Agriculture …


Landers: America’s Boating Course worth taking

Starting this year, residents 40 years old or younger must carry a Washington State Boater Education Card while operating a powerboat in state waters. It’s safe to say the requirement …