Outdoors blog archive for Feb. 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Myles Heistad, left, and Scott Wolff hike the trail along the North Fork of Asotin Creek before buds have opened on trees and plants in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. (Rich Landers)

Court tells Forest Service fees to take a hike

PUBLIC LANDS -- The fees forest visitors have been paying to access trailheads in some national forests may be history following a federal court ruling. The Ninth Circuit Court of appeals recently ruled the U.S. Forest Service "Federal Lands Access Enhancement Fees" are not legal....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012

Rehabilitation of Yellow Dog Creek discussed 

FISHERIES -- A presentation on the rehabilitation of Yellow Dog Creek, a major tributary of the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River, is set for Tuesday (Feb. 28). This and other watershed restoration projects are being undertaken by the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in partnership with...

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John Dean took this photo of people working in a rice field just outside of Shanghai, China. John Dean
 (John Dean / The Spokesman-Review)

Program: Hike, bike and paddle in China, Turkey

ADVENTURING -- Spokane Mountaineer Connie Connelly is set to share highlights of recent far-flung outdoor trips in a free slide show program tonight. Follow Connelly biking the rice paddies of Southern China and hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking Turkey. The program starts 7 p.m. at...

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Wolf verified roaming through Kalispell 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A wolf was caught on tape by a police cruiser's dash cam roaming through northwest Kalispell. The video and tracks were confirmed as a radio collared wolf by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists. Tough neighborhood. Read the story in the Daily...

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American Guns - Rich, Paige, Renee and Kurt Wyatt. Discovery Channel (Discovery Channel)

'American Guns' TV hosts coming to Spokane

SHOOTING – Hosts of the Discovery Channel’s “American Guns” will be in Spokane March 3 for a meet-and-greet before the Friends of the NRA fundraiser at the Red Lion Inn at the Park. Rich, Renee, Paige and Kurt Wyatt, a family known for firepower and...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

Idaho Senate nixes sale of landowner hunt tags 

HUNTING -- The Idaho Senate, in a rare 17-17 tie vote, killed a bill that sought to allow landowners to sell special hunting tags they receive because their properties provide important habitat for deer, elk, or pronghorn. The measure that died Wednesday was sponsored by...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Sky-high skiers to fly at Schweitzer

Yokes Outrageous Air 2011 Schweitzer Show Highlight from Bob Legasa on Vimeo. WINTER SPORTS -- Crane your necks upward for some serious ski stunts Friday and Saturday.... What: Yoke's Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition, plus fireworks, music Who: Olympic freestyle gold medalist Jean Marc...

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Colville National Forest South End Project, roads approved for motorized travel. (Colville National Forest)

Colville NF supervisor withdraws South end OHV plan 

PUBLIC LANDS – Colville National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West has withdrawn the South End Motor Vehicle Project enacted in November after years of planning to guide off-highway vehicle use. This decision was appealed in January by Conservation Northwest, the Lands Council, and the Kettle...

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King County Sheriff's officers and other emergency officials work along Highway 2 near Stevens Pass ski resort in Skykomish, Wash., near where three skiers were killed in an avalanche Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. The avalanche swept the three skiers about a quarter-mile down an out-of-bounds canyon at the popular resort. A fourth skier caught up in the slide was saved by a safety device, authorities said.  (Associated Press)

Avalanche survivor: 'We weren't being idiots'

WINTER SPORTS -- Elyse Saugstad, who survived the Stevens Pass-area avalanche that killed three of her skiing companions on Sunday, provided more details about the event in a followup interview with the Anchorage Daily News, her hometown paper so to speak. Click "continue reading" for...

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 (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Idaho Panhandle wolf toll up to 58 

PREDATORS -- Idaho hunters and trappers have killed a total of 58 wolves in the Idaho Panhandle region with another five weeks left in the seasons that started last fall. At least 318 wolves had been reported killed by hunters and trappers across the state...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

Grizzly bear No. 610 walks through sagebrush in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., while her two cubs look on. (File -- Tom Mangelsen / Associated Press)

Tonight: so many outdoor programs, so little time

From grizzly bears to fly fishing, several interesting outdoors related programs are scheduled tonight in Spokane, plus one biggie for anglers in Sandpoint. It's too bad people have to choose just one to attend. Here's a sampling of the lineup: Fly fishing film helps anglers...

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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.

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