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Cultus Lake Campground could reopen for part of summer

After receiving criticism, the U.S. Forest Service now plans to reopen Cultus Lake Campground for at least part of summer.


Spring chinook fishing closed in Clearwater Basin

Idaho fisheries managers pulled the plug on spring fishing in the Clearwater Basin on Monday after giving the beleaguered season a brief second life.


Georgia fisherman drowns after falling into Montana creek

A 60-year-old fisherman from Georgia has drowned after falling in a creek in south-central Montana.


Dead trees force summer closure of popular Oregon campground

Deschutes National Forest officials have closed the Cultus Lake Campground and Day-Use area for the entire summer because dead or diseased trees pose a safety hazard.


Paraglider rescued by military helicopter in Grant County

MOSES LAKE – A paraglider who was trapped on a cliff face in Grant County had to be rescued by a military helicopter. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says a …


Man presumed dead after vanishing into snow at Asgaard Pass

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man is likely dead after vanishing into the snow beneath the summit of Asgaard Pass.


Coroner identifies man who died while scuba diving in Hood Canal

A man who died Sunday morning while scuba diving in Hood Canal near Lilliwaup has been identified as Patrick Jack Kokos, 70, of Yoncalla, Oregon, according to the Mason County …


Woman dies in boating crash on Columbia River

Authorities say a woman died after the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Columbia River.


Montana Blackfeet leaders reopen 4 lakes to motorized boats

Blackfeet tribal leaders have reopened some reservation waters to motorized boats after approving new regulations in response to the threat of aquatic invasive mussels.


Montana anglers must purchase aquatic invasive species pass

Anglers in Montana will need to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention pass following legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Spokane Park Board votes to keep up to three Riverfront rides

After testimony earlier this week from boosters of the attractions that have filled Riverfront Park, some since the late ‘70s, the Spokane Park Board voted Thursday afternoon not to sell …


State crews stocking lakes with millions of trout

Trout-stocking crews are planting fish throughout Washington state in preparation for the April 22 opening of fishing season.


House cuts 15 wildlife recreation projects from budget

State lawmakers have recommended $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Programs, but the recently released House capital construction budget cuts what program directors say are important acquisition projects …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

Solid foundation set for Palouse Ice Rink

Construction hasn’t started yet, but the groundwork has been laid for a new Palouse Ice Rink. Latah County, which owns the land the rink sits on, updated a lease agreement …


Hiker dies after fall in southwest Idaho recreation area

Authorities say a 20-year-old man has died after falling more than 70 feet off a cliff in a southwest Idaho hiking area.


New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on …


2013 landslide leads to new lake in Montana state park

Montana newspaper is accepting submissions for a contest to name a new lake that formed in eastern Montana’s Makoshika State Park after a 2013 landslide.


600,000 chinook fry lost at Kooskia hatchery

Fisheries officials are hopeful they can mitigate the loss of 600,000 spring chinook fry at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery but are anxious over the fate of 1.4 million juvenile …


Bureau of Land Management offers reward for graffiti info

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for information about the person or people who spray-painted graffiti on the Black Cliffs climbing area along Highway 21 just outside of Boise.


Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.


Father, son on ski trip survive avalanche in western Montana

Authorities in western Montana say a Helena man and his teenage son have been hospitalized after they got caught in an avalanche while cross-country skiing.


State starts checking boats for mussels in northwest Montana

Officials have opened two watercraft inspection stations as part of the state’s plan to prevent the spread of invasive mussels.


Snowmobiler killed by avalanche in remote area northwest of Cle Elum

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, …


Bill Jennings: Ski program provides recreation and confidence boost for those with special needs

Going outside to play is essential for our biological and psychological well being. Throughout our lives, regular recreation helps us develop social and cognitive skills, promotes our good health, relieves …


3 skiers killed in avalanche in Italian Alps

Italian alpine rescuers say three skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the northern Italian Alps that injured another five people.


Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions

A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

Big Idaho snowpack has water managers pleased and worried

Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations. Water managers and …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

Skiers face fines, charges for skiing in closed terrain

Two skiers at Crystal Mountain Resort face fines of up to $1,000 after ducking under a rope and skiing in an area closed due to avalanche danger.


Washington tourism getting big push from lawmakers

Lawmakers are trying to put Washington state back on the map when it comes to tourism. After eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, the Legislature is considering creating a …


Skier dies after found unresponsive on slope at Stevens Pass

Officials say a 55-year-old man who was skiing at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort has died.