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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016



The European starling is generally the most common bird found on the Spokane Christmas Bird Count. (Associated Press)

Top 10 species in Spokane Christmas Bird Counts 

BIRDING -- The best part about devoting a day to the Christmas Bird Count is the chance to socialize with local Audubon Society members and celebrate the sighting of an unusual bird. But some species are fairly predictable. Gary Blevins, Spokane Auduboner and biology prof...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016




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Wallowa Avalanche Center names new director

WINTERSPORTS – A professional ski guide has been named director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center, replacing a director who was killed in an avalanche last spring. Victor McNeil fills the vacancy left by the death of Kip Rand, who died in an avalanche last March...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016


MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016



SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016


THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016

 Spring Canyon near Grand Coulee Dam is a popular boat launching and camping area along the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. (Rich Landers)

Lake Roosevelt 2017 boat launching permits available

WATERSPORTS -- The 2017 annual boat launching permits for Lake Roosevelt are available, but the National Park Service no longer offers discounts for early purchases. A permit is required for launching any type of vessel at all designated National Park Service-managed launch ramps the reservoir...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016



TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016


Avalanche warning issued for region's mountains

WINTERSPORTS -- Changing temperatures and heavy snowfall has prompted an avalanche warning for mountainous areas outside of controlled areas at ski resorts. The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center's advisory today warns that recreationists who venture into avalanche terrain today have a high probablity of triggering avalanches....

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Skimo competitors at Brundage for the Northwest Passage race. (Idaho Statesman)

Ski mountaineers chase chance to compete in Europe

WINTERSPORTS -- In bitter cold temperatures, ski mountaineers tested themselves against the mountain, competitors and themselves last weekend at Brundage Mountain near McCall. The Northwest Passage Ski Mountaineering Race, Dec. 16-17 at Brundage Mountain, attracted some of the top backcountry skiers in the country. Skimo...

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MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016

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