Month: July 2017

Peaceful evening paddle, with life jackets, near Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Lake People: Jacob Rothrock, NIC’s “Lake Guy”

“Everything I’ve done as a job since leaving high school has been water-related,” says Jacob Rothrock, North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program coordinator. Rothrock grew up in North Carolina and attended the state university in Raleigh before moving to Colorado after graduating in 2004 to work as a raft and fly-fishing guide in Salida and …

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Photo courtesy of Klick's Resort.

Lake People: Dusty Klink & Life on the Lake at Klink’s Resort

Dusty Klink was only 7 years old when he and his family moved to Williams Lake from Woodinville, Wash. His parents, Jerry and Sandy Klink, wanted a change of lifestyle, and through a lucky set of circumstances, in 1989, the family was able to purchase the old fishing resort (established in 1919). With his dad’s …

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Try Different Paddle Sports at Paddle, Splash, and Play (August 5, 2017)

This free, family event designed to introduce human-powered paddling sports to children and youth takes place at Riverside State Park’s Nine Mile Recreation Area on Lake Spokane (Long Lake). Families can try all types of paddle craft completely free, including canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and a Voyageur canoe. All equipment, including paddles and personal …

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Photo by Shallan Knowles.

Play It Safe on the Water: Safety Tips for Boaters and Paddlers

Last summer, Lake Coeur d’Alene was the setting of fatal boating accidents, and every summer, unfortunately, there are too many drowning deaths on regional lakes. Whether you’re wakeboarding, water skiing, cruising in a motorboat, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding or swimming, play it safe by always looking for other boaters, paddlers, and swimmers in the water; keeping …

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Photo courtesy of Bistro at Williams Lake.

It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: Happy Hours, Live Music, and Lakeside Dining at Williams Lake

Every weekend throughout the summer (weather permitting), Klink’s Resort and the Bistro at Williams Lake host special events, including live music on the restaurant’s deck every Friday and Saturday evening in July and August (6-9 p.m.), street dances with the country band “Dusty Klink & Nobody Famous,” family-friendly movie nights, and other activities. Looking to …

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