Stories tagged: recreation
Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
It started in 1990 with some boredom, a tent and a tight budget.
Wed., July 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
The inaugural Get Out Fest in Republic, Washington, was a success, at least judging from attendance numbers.
Sat., July 6, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
It’s been established that people who spend more time in parks and other natural settings tend to report higher levels of health and happiness, but new research shows there’s actually …
Sat., July 6, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Entering its fifth year, Spokatopia will be bigger and better than ever. Spokane’s annual outdoor festival will be a two-day event, said event organizer Derrick Knowles.
Wed., July 3, 2019, 4 a.m.
The smell of sawdust wafted out the open roll-up door, and the satisfying thunk of an ax sinking into wood could be heard from the sidewalk. Ax throwing, an activity …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 6 a.m.
Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties
Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.
Another $634,000 was approved for construction of the new pavilion building and surrounding grounds Thursday, as the attraction inches closer to a planned fall opening. Park officials say the now …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday.
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane has been ranked one as of the best U.S. cities for outdoor access.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
New study finds BLM lands contribute billions from recreation to Idaho, Washington, other western states
Amid pressure in some states to transfer federal public land to state management and control, a study commissioned by several wildlife-related groups finds that federal land contributes billions of dollars …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
With fires still roaring across the West, hunters and recreationists may find themselves out of luck when they head out. For hunters, the most important consideration is whether the land …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Whether you’re looking to hike to the top of a scenic bluff or tumble down the side of a hill on a sled, there’s something for everyone in the region’s …
Thu., May 24, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Whether it’s fishing, rafting or taking the family on the river or lake for a nice afternoon, watersports are a seasonal mainstay in the region. However, dangers can lurk in …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Spokane County recreation projects received about $1.5 million from the
Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
In Washington, National Forest visitors spent roughly $290 million in nearby communities and supported 2,130 year-round jobs, according to a new report.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
An 8,400 square-foot ice skating rink is coming to Oregon’s capital city in the fall.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Montana’s governor has removed the chairman of the State Parks and Recreation Board, asked the vice chairwoman to resign and is directing the new board to focus on the long-term …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
The body of a Bellingham woman will remain on a North Cascades National Park glacier indefinitely after a recovery team decided a mission to the site would be too dangerous.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
A Montana attorney has become the first person to swim the length of the West’s largest freshwater lake and back.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Faculty and staff at the University of Idaho began mourning one of their own Monday when it was announced Samantha Ramsay, an assistant professor of nutrition at the Margaret Ritchie …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
A new report by the Outdoor Industry Association shows that the state’s outdoor recreation has become one of its top economic sectors.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Two private bike-share companies will likely soon have 1,000 shareable bikes on Seattle streets.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
In August, the Moscow City Council expressed its support for a new Palouse Ice Rink and its willingness to donate $1 million from the city’s Hamilton Fund to help pay …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Fisheries managers say steelhead fish in Santiam and Willamette rivers in northwestern Oregon have hit low levels not seen in over 40 years.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Search crews say they are still searching for a 42-year-old man who reportedly fell out of a boat and into the Snake River over the weekend.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
After conducting four rescues in one week, Snohomish County officials are warning the public against hiking on Mount Pilchuck unless they are well trained for steep snow conditions.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
After receiving criticism, the U.S. Forest Service now plans to reopen Cultus Lake Campground for at least part of summer.