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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011

At the Rendezvous Hut on a very crisp 2011 New Year's Day morning: Linda, Joe, Tom, Martha and Hannah Koeske join Meredith, Brook and Hillary Landers. (Rich Landers)

Skiers chill out in warm cabin

NORDIC SKIING -- Waterbottles left against the windows froze overnight, and there was no dilly-dallying on the round-trip runs to the outhouse. But zero-degree temps couldn't deter my annual New Year's Eve family ski trek that requires a six-mile uphill ski to overnight at one...

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A whitetail doe browses on a cold morning near the Sunset Hill in west Spokane on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2010. (Todd Klement)

Cold days prime for wildlife viewing

WILDLFIE WATCHING -- Todd Klement, who lives in Spokane west of Highway 195, bought himself a pair of snowshoes for Christmas, and this morning was prime time to try them out in 9 inches of fresh powder and 0 degree temperatures. He didn't have to...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 1, 2011

OR takes almost-bold hunter safety step

HUNTING -- Young hunters in Oregon will stand out a bit more in the crowd in 2011. But just a little bit more. The new hunter-orange clothing requirement approved in Oregon for youths under 18 that kicks in during this year's fall seasons was a...

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Snow followed by cold weather allowed Spokane City Parks to groom the Centennial Trail for cross-country skiing from Seven Mile to Bowl and Pitcher overlook for the New Year holiday. (Steven Reynolds)

Centennial Trail groomed for skiers 

NORDIC SKIING -- Cross country skiers are enjoying the rare treat of groomed trails in the city. Mike Aho of Spokane Parks and Recreation saw the gift of snow and cold weather coming before the New Year and used a snowmobile to groom tracks and...

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Washington lead restrictions advance today

ENVIRONMENT - Washington is taking another step today in giving lead the boot in the state's hunting and fishing circles. Although pheasant releases won't resume until next fall in Eastern Washington, hunters technically will be required to use nontoxic shot at the specified pheasant release...

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