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Outdoors blog archive for June 2012


Joe Roope Jr. of Coeur d'Alene's Castaway Fly Shop fights a rainbow trout in Argentina's Jurassic Lake. (Courtesy photo)

Spokane-area rich with fly fishing shops

FLY FISHING -- July is a major period of transition for fly fishing in the Inland Northwest, as you'll read in my outdoors feature story coming Sunday at Hear the latest news from the water, connect with guides and get tips on the fly...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

Beckie Clarke, who guides anglers in the waters near Fernie, British Columbia, casts for bull trout in the film Clearly BC: Fall Bullies, to be featured in the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour. 
 (Todd Moen)

Women’s workshop teaches outdoors skills

OUTDOOR SKILLS -- Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills in a 15th annual September weekend workshop led by certified instructors. Scheduled for Sept.14-16 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation, the annual workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women, a...

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Bighorn sheep are suffering from pathogens rendering them susceptible to pneumonia while having no effect on domestic sheep. Montana has killed 200 bighorns to thwart an outbreak.  (File Associated Press)

Harmful wild sheep measure removed from House bill

WILDLIFE -- A coalition of sportsmen-conservationists today applauded the elimination of a controversial amendment from a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations bill that would have prohibited implementation of a science-based management plan for bighorn sheep populations in a national forest in Idaho. The Association of...

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Riders cross the Monroe Street Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, during the first ever SpokeFest Bike Ride. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

SpokeFest has incentive for early sign-up

BICYCLING – The orgnaizers of SpokeFest, the annual September bicycle celebration that branches out from downtown Spokane, are offering an early sign-up incentive: Register online by Saturday (June 30) and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two iPOD Nanos donated...

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Jill Berner, left, of Sandpoint, and  her sister Jennifer Berner,  of Fredonia, N.Y., took in the sights last week from the chairlift at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.  (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Schweitzer offers free lift rides to snowy summit

SUMMER RESORTS -- Free chairlift rides, barbecues, live music and other activities headline the Summer Celebration set for Saturday (June 30) to open the summer season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. However, with snow still covering the top of the mountain, bicycles are not yet being...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Western lawmakers are seeking to elevate the plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle. (Associated Press)

Tourist gored by Yellowstone bison

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A Massachusetts man is recovering in an Idaho Falls hospital following surgery for injuries he received after being gored by a bull bison near Norris Campground on Saturday in Yellowstone National Park. Park authorities did not have the man’s name, and his...

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Youth outdoor program teaches teen leadership 

OUTDOOR EDUCATION -- The Sandpoint-based Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) is offering two five-day outdoor leadership programs for teens in August. Boosted by a grant from The North Face, cost for the sessions is only $50. Youths will be on the go with activites...

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Miners, conservationists work to protect Idaho trout

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook RIVERS -- Two conservation groups and three phosphate mining companies in eastern Idaho have formed a partnership intended to improve water quality in the Blackfoot...

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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Kootenai, Pend Oreille rivers flowing BIG

RIVERS -- Recent rains storms with more on the way combined with high flows out of Canada are prolonging the region's "spring" runoff in a big way. The Kootenai River rose above flood stage at Bonners Ferry today, according to our S-R weather reporter. The...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

A sea of week-old pheasant chicks huddle in the incubator. They'll be released at four weeks in hopes of spurring the wild pheasant population in north central Idaho. Steve Hanks/ The Lewiston Tribune

Pheasant chicks handed out by thousands

WILDLIFE -- More than 6,400 pheasant chicks have been distributed in the past few weeks to people in the Spokane region who vow to raise and release the birds into the wild. The annual chick giveaway program is facilitated by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council....

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