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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016


Olympic features: Hikers explore drift wood and rock “haystacks,” two of the signature attractions at Ruby Beach on the Olympic Peninsula south of Forks, Washington, in mid-May, 2015. The beach is named for the ruby-like crystals in the sand. Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in Olympic National Park.

Video: National Parks focus of series

PUBLIC LANDS -- The MoreThanJustParks film team that's been capturing the moods of national parks in short videos has released its latest episode this month featuring Grand Teton National Park. GRAND TETON 8K (below) is the culmination of nearly a month spent filming in the...

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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016


A mountain lion, also known as a cougar. (Associated Press)

Wyoming targets cougars to boost mule deer

PREDATORS -- A predator management project is hitting a few snags, according to National Geographic: Research-driven mountain lion management taking hold in Wyoming Since 2007, Wyoming has been aggressively trying to reduce its mountain lions in many areas to support mule deer populations and reduce...

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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016




Participants in the annual Pend Oreille Poker Paddle have a tradition of having fun while traveling 32 miles downstream on the Pend Oreille River in two days from Usk to Ione.  (Eileen Dugger )

Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle Aug. 13

WATERSPORTS –The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring non-motorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13. The event will start at 8 a.m. at Pioneer Park Campground at Newport and finish 15 miles downstream at Usk by...

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This photo taken Friday shows the Aegean with crew members at the start of a yacht race. (Associated Press)

Top 10 boat names for 2016 

WATERSPORTS -- A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat’s transom certainly shows it. Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says it well. Like to sing? In Harmony...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016






TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

Salmon anglers bag limits of sockeye and chinook in the Columbia River near Brewster. (Jerrod Gibbons / Okanogan Valley Guide Service)

Salmon fishing heats up at Brewster Pool

FISHING -- Game On! for sockeye and chinook anglers on the upper Columbia River near Brewster. Apparently the Okanogan River has finally warmed up enough to form a thermal barrier that's slowing the migrating salmon from entering the river and racing upstream toward spawning areas....

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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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