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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

Mountain bikers need special skills for trails tricked out with gravel, obstacles and switchbacks. (Rich Landers)

State recreation panel meets in Spokane

OUTDOOR RECREATION -- Gov. Jay Inslee’s new Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation will meet Tuesday in Spokane as part of a summer-long effort to develop a plan for encouraging outdoor recreation and boosting related jobs and businesses. The session is set for 9...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

Samantha "Sam" Mace of Spokane was named by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board in February 2014.   (courtesy)

Spokane woman appointed to state Salmon Board 

FISHERIES -- Samantha Mace of Spokane has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, the state Recreation and Conservation Office has announced. The board administers grants for projects that help return salmon from the brink of extinction. Mace has extensive...

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TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

A 104-pound female gray wolf wakes up from a tranquilizer after being trapped and fitted with a GPS collar on the Colville Indian Reservation on Sept. 2, 2012. It was the third wolf trapped and released by the tribal wildlife program in three months. (Colville Confederated Tribes)

Inslee signs wolf management bill 

PREDATORS -- Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that will provide state wildlife managers more resources to prevent wolf-livestock conflict and expand criteria for compensation to livestock owners for wolf-related losses. Senate Bill 5193, requested by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and...

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

Riverside State Park visitors take advantage of the new steps leading up from the Bowl and Pitcher footbridge over the Spokane River. (Rich Landers)

State Parks offer free entry on Saturday

PARKS -- To recognize National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Washington State Parks are offering free entry: The Discover Pass is not required. Saturday is one of 12 "free days" offered at State Parks each year. The final 2012 State Parks free days are scheduled...

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.