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Criticism of paragliding safety criticized

FREE FLYING -- I've received a sharp response to my previous post regarding paragliding safety prompted by the death of David Norwood, a highly-regarded flyer who crashed to his death ...

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

Idaho discounts nonresident big-game tags

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has reduced the price of unsold nonresident deer and elk tags to be sold as second tags. The following discounts will be ...


Fires scorch hopes for sockeye fishermen

FISHING -- The heat and smoke of wildfires is forcing some anglers to temporarily chill their enthusiasm for catching a share of the record run of sockeye heading into the ...

Paraglider crashes, dies at Chelan Butte

FLYING -- A 55-year-old Wapato man has died in a paragliding accident in Chelan County. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says David A. Norwood, known as an experienced flyer, crashed ...

Montana man lands sailing title in Nevada desert

LAND SAILING -- John Eisenlohr of Lakeside, Mont., raced across Nevada desert Wednesday to victory in one of the competitive mini-yacht classes in the Landsaiiling World Championships.  He won the ...


Idaho considers scaling back sage grouse hunting

HUNTING -- Idaho is considering more restrictions on hunting sage grouse, including closures on south-state areas where the number of males at breeding grounds has declined more than 50 percent ...

Planted flowers attract classy clientelle

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "Two of my favorite things in our garden this morning," Spokane Valley pastor/photographer Craig Goodwin said Tuesday. "Tiger swallowtail butterflies and purple coneflowers. The blue flax to ...

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

First Utah condor chick confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- It’s official: a pair of California condors are raising a wild chick in Zion National Park, the first chick to be documented in Utah in the bird's ...

Lightning storms start fires in Washington forests

PUBLIC LANDS --Monday's afternoon thunderstorms led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and surrounding lands starting several new fires, the Forest Service reports.  Response crews were dispatched ...

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

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