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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

A prescribed burn helps rejuvenate forage and wildlife habitat on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in northcentral Washington. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Good smoke: Prescribed fire season in full swing 

WILDLIFE HABITAT -- Unlike August, when a smoke plume often signals a wildfire, September into November is the season for intentionally set prescribed burns. These low-intensity controlled fires on national forests, BLM areas and state wildlife lands stimulate growth of wildlife habitat and reduce forest...

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Wanapum Heritage Center.

Wanapum heritage to be displayed in special event 

HERITAGE -- Special Archaeology Days events for kids and adults are being organized Oct. 5-6 at the new Wanapum Heritage Center near Priest Rapids Dam at 29082 Highway 243, Mattawa, Wash. Displays and activities include hide processing, tule mat weaving, traditional hemp-string formation, beadwork, weaving,...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016

Long Lake Dam on the Spokane River west of Spokane creates Lake Spokane.

Lake Spokane drawdown begins Oct. 1

RESERVOIRS -- A drawdown of Lake Spokane will begin on Oct. 1 in connection with construction for upgrading the spillway on Long Lake Dam to reduce dissolved oxygen that can harm downstream fish. The Spokane River reservoir will be gradually lowered about three feet, likely...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016

The fourth annual Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot at the Spokane Gun Club on Aug. 20, 2016, attracted 83 shooters. The event was organized by Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 and raised more than $7,500 for charity. (Courtesy)

Local shooting sports have mass appeal

SHOOTING -- Irresponsible shooters who litter the landscape sometimes overshadow legitimate enthusiasts who shoot their rifles, handguns and shotguns in approved facilities with peer-enforced safety codes. Shooting sports are a tradition in the Inland Northwest, where The Spokesman-Review's winter trapshoot has been conducted for a...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016

Outdoors blog

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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