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Cabin off St. Joe River available

The Beaver Creek A-Frame cabin, located 3 miles off the St. Joe River on Beaver Creek, is available to rent on

With cooler spring, fishing stays hot on Coeur d’Alene North Fork

On a windy Wednesday last week, Greg Gatti helped me catch my first cutthroat trout on the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:22 a.m.

Rich Landers: My day with Sandra Day O’Connor

A newspaper writer is more likely to get a hug from President Trump than a day on a trout stream with an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Field reports: Red Ives Cabin rental on national online site

Renting the historic Red Ives Ranger Cabin on the St. Joe River is being switched from a mail-in lottery to a national online reservation system, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests …

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Flood waters inch closer to homes along Williams Lake, Little Spokane River

Rain, melting snow and saturated soil have all combined to create flooding problems for residents across the Inland Northwest.

UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Rivers, streams and lakes rise to flood stage across Spokane region

Rivers, streams and lakes were rising to flood stage on Tuesday across the Inland Northwest with the peak runoff likely to arrive on Wednesday and into the weekend.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Ice jam on St. Joe River sparks flooding near Calder, flash flood warning to St. Maries

A large ice jam on the St. Joe River is causing flooding near Calder, Idaho, the National Weather Service reported. The weather service issued a flash-flood warning Friday morning along …

Oil spill closes St. Joe River; origin sought

An oil sheen on 1 1/2 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic on the river and at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. …

Oil sheen on St. Joe closes down boating access

An oil sheen on 1.5 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. Maries.

Expedition Idaho tough

A team of three men and a woman covered 500 miles of rugged Panhandle mountain terrain on their feet, bikes and rafts, spiced with rock climbing and other challenges, to …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago One of the most popular summer excursions in the region was advertised with this headline: “The Shadowy St. Joe River.”

Cedar sculpin fish species discovered in region’s streams

Genetic testing has confirmed the presence of a new fish species in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers. Cedar sculpins are small, prehistoric-looking and tasty to trout. For decades, …

Organizers: St. Joe jet-boat race back on

“Race the Joe,” a jet-boat race on the St. Joe River, is back on after a pulled permit last Friday made it questionable for this year.

Fly fishers relish various flows on cutthroat streams

Near average snowpack reports indicate Inland Northwest trout streams this season should settle into the sweet spot between prolonged runoff and low flows dangerous to trout survival. “It should be …

Bat on stump bites angler along St. Joe River

It appeared as though nothing was biting when a Spokane fly fisher approached Idaho’s St. Joe River around 5 p.m. last Wednesday. The situation changed instantly when Tyler Comeau put …

Anglers back North Idaho trout release

Catch-and-release rules in North Idaho’s premier native cutthroat trout streams received a vote of confidence from anglers in public meetings and surveys conducted this spring. Jim Fredericks, Idaho Fish and …

July big month of transitions for Inland Northwest fly fishing

The Spokane region caters to eclectic angling persuasions. Within a few minutes or a few hours of driving are standout fly-fishing attractions for several trout species plus panfish, bass and …

Flood worries rising in region

The highest floodwater in 15 years is expected on the St. Joe River at St. Maries later this week as a fast-melting snowpack combines with heavy rain that’s forecast for …

Top jet boat competitors narrowed to one

LEWISTON — Gord Humphrey is in a comfortable spot. He is leading the World Jet Boat Marathon Championship and doesn’t need to look over his shoulder. With two days of …

World jet boat championship races draw fans to St. Maries

ST. MARIES – Mark Cromie’s jet boat roared to a stop on the St. Joe River here Sunday ahead of the competition. The boat, powered by a helicopter engine, handled …

Landers: TV hunting host fined; Walleye bounty proposed - Oh my!

Steelheading streams are off color and the wild turkey hunting season is still more than three weeks off. With a little breather in the action, let’s play the field today, …

Field reports: Idaho fishing rules could be revised

FISHING – Idaho is taking a look at the big picture of fishing throughout the state as it revises its management plans through 2018. Panhandle Region anglers will be asked …

Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream

He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …

Hearing today on dock plans

An application to build 28 commercial boat docks on the lower St. Joe River – the second large-scale application in recent months – will be presented to the Idaho Department …

Controlled burns planned in North Idaho

Federal officials plan to set fires on up to 1,700 acres in North Idaho this fall as part of prescribed burning. The U.S. Forest Service has targeted 300 to 500 …

Remnants of St. Joe cedars tell fire’s tale

The Valley of the Ghosts contains the hulking snags of cedars burned by the 1910 Fire.

Tribe, Avista working to protect St. Joe River levees

The Shadowy St. Joe River is losing its signature shade trees. Hundreds of cottonwoods that once lined natural levees along the lower St. Joe River are gone. Uprooted by erosion, …

Time has come to reserve cabins

Here’s a wake-up call to trout anglers who’d like to take a shot at a few choice days of comfort and proximity: It’s time to apply for summer dates at …

Milfoil attacked in St. Joe River

Decked out in diver’s gear, Glenn Edwards submerged for a search-and-destroy mission Friday. His target: Eurasian milfoil. The invasive aquatic weed has gained a toehold in the St. Joe River, …

Survivors still trying to make sense of whitewater tragedy

Tony Oertling was trying to launch his kayak in Marble Creek when Steve Jeffries delivered a raunchy punch line that buckled the professor’s knees. “That’s a good one,” Oertling said, …