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Outdoors blog archive for May 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Idaho river runners enjoying good water year

WHITEWATER RIVERS -- Rafters, catarafters, kayakers and surfers had thrills and a few spills and chills over Memorial Day Weekend at Lochsa Falls rapids on the Lochsa River, Idaho. The snowpack forecast spells a great whitewater season for floaters in the Inland Northwest. Read on...

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The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna,  in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine would sit just above the lake.

Washington fishermen oppose Alaska mine proposal

FISHING -- SEATTLE -- Washington fishermen who oppose a proposed mine in Alaska are having their say at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing today in Seattle. According to the Associated Press, Sen. Maria Cantwell requested the hearing because she says fishermen would be affected if...

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A salmon jumps in a saltwater farm pen near Eastport. (Robert Bukaty / The Spokesman-Review)

Virus draws attention to salmon farms

FISHERIES -- Alexandra Morton, the Canadian biologist that sounded the alarm last fall with her findings of a virus that had killed millions of farmed fish in Chile in wild salmon off the British Columbia coast, is busy these days, after another virus found in...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

Discover Pass gets boost from marketers 

STATE PARKS -- Washington's Discover Pass, a vehicle permit required in state parks and other public lands, is getting help from a public relations firm to boost lagging sales. The pass was created by the Washington Legislature to fund the State Parks System. A public...

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MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Salmon anglers on the Wind River, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, could have a whopping good time if forecasts hold true. (File)

Wind River springer limit boosted to 6

SALMON FISHING -- Up to six hatchery origin spring chinook salmon may be retained on the Wind River from the railroad bridge upstream starting Saturday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife has just announced. Up to four of the fish can be adult chinook. Similar limit...

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