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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Summer of safety: Whitewater rafting and rappelling are less risky outdoor options for travel

The compulsion to embark on a vacation is understandable, but this is the summer of safety first. Families want to take a trip, but there is a great deal of …

Lots of winter snow means great summer flows on rivers throughout Idaho

A solid snowpack in Idaho has river guides hoping for a good 2019 season.

High flows prompted whitewater group to cancel trip on Moyie River where rafter died

A day after a Spokane whitewater group canceled a trip on the Moyie River because of high flows, a 60-year-old Spokane man with another group apparently drown in a rafting …

Revolutionary rafts lower danger of extreme whitewater

It’s been raining for almost a week here on California’s northwest coast, and the Middle Fork Smith River has transformed into a raging, swirling, terrifying torrent of whitewater.

Outpeople: Tanner Grant takes on whitewater rafting one step at a time

Tanner Grant of Spokane says it doesn’t necessarily take a village to become a whitewater rafter, but it helps. “I got into rafting six years ago with a lot of …

Record-low water season brings early flow cuts at Post Falls Dam

The spigot has been cranked down on the Spokane River at Post Falls Dam in the past four days, leaving the whitewater rafting season high and dry and fish managers …

Tieton River offers one last rush of whitewater thrills

Whitewater enthusiasts are expecting a warm welcome from Washington’s Tieton River along US 12 west of Yakima this weekend. A large gathering of rafters and kayakers – private and commercial …

Rafter dies after boat flips in Salmon River

RIGGINS, Idaho — Three of four rafters flipped into the Salmon River at Lake Creek Rapids made it back to the boat but a fourth rafter swept downstream died.

Summers filled to the rafters for teacher-guide

Kyle Brock wasted no time putting his group of rafting clients at ease as they assembled along the Spokane River. “Have any of you been whitewater rafting before?” he asked, …

Cheap trips promote knowledge of river

Spokane’s Meet Me at the River summer trip program is gearing up for the fifth year, offering the public a convenient opportunity to connect with the entire length of the …

Tragic Owyhee rafting trip formed a family

A Spokane physician who tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a drowning victim in a remote southeastern Oregon canyon said the rafting party is still haunted by the death. What came next …

Whitewater fans trade winter hibernation for wet and wild exhilaration

Idaho has more than 3,500 navigable whitewater river miles, more than any other state in the contiguous United States. Add this number to the nearby whitewater miles in Eastern Washington …

Volunteers dig in at Dishman Hills

OUTSTANDING – About 280 volunteers turned out April 24 to build trails at Iller Creek Conservation Area and spruce up, or should we say “pine up,” the nearby Dishman Hills …

One sport’s rapid rise

They are called the catcher’s mitts. The term refers not just to certain baseball gloves but to whitewater rafting guides who rescue people who fall overboard. For those who never …