Outdoors blog

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

Salmon anglers bag limits of sockeye and chinook in the Columbia River near Brewster. (Jerrod Gibbons / Okanogan Valley Guide Service)

Salmon fishing heats up at Brewster Pool

FISHING -- Game On! for sockeye and chinook anglers on the upper Columbia River near Brewster. Apparently the Okanogan River has finally warmed up enough to form a thermal barrier that's slowing the migrating salmon from entering the river and racing upstream toward spawning areas....

Continue reading this post »




MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016


FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

Day hikers follow the trail to the top of Hall Mountain above Sullivan Lake in the Colville National Forest. (Rich Landers)

Hall Mountain-Grassy Top trail reopens

TRAILS -- The Newport-Sullivan Lake Ranger Districts have reopened Forest Service Trail 533 from Hall Mountain to Grassy Top after the trail was closed during the Grease Creek fire of last summer. The trail is located southeast of Sullivan Lake, Washington, on the Colville National...

Continue reading this post »



WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

A young splash participant waits for the NIC mascot's arrival at Cecil’s Summer Splash at Lake Coeur d'Alene in 2015. (North Idaho College)

Watersports free to try at NIC Summer Splash

WATERSPORTS -- North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans, and awarding scholarships, too, at the school's annual beach party (open to the public). What: North Idaho College Cecil’s Summer Splash When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, July...

Continue reading this post »



TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016


MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016

A blacktail deer fawn crosses a country road near Oakland, Ore., on Thursday, July 8, 2010. The blacktail deer is common in northern California, western Oregon, Washington, in coastal and interior British Columbia, and north into the Alaskan panhandle.  (Credit Image: � Robin Loznak) (Robin Loznak / Robin Loznak)

Deer disease abates in Oregon

WILDLIFE – A deadly disease that has killed huge swaths of Southern Oregon’s urban black-tailed deer population in past years appears to have receded, but biologists say it likely won’t ever go away, according to a story by Mark Freeman of the Mail Tribune. Just...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016



WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016



TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016

Outdoors blog

Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.








Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile