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FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

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A girl feasts on huckleberries during the Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Huckleberry picking banned in Idaho Panhandle forests 10 

PUBLIC LANDS -- In the latest and worst-case scenario of federal government overreach, huckleberry picking will be prohibited on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in 2015. Although the formal announcement hasn't been made, Priest Lake blogger Pecky Cox spilled the berries today after beating the...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015

MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014

Out for a night of relaxation at Priest Lake on Aug. 25, 2014, Craig Goodwin of Spokane found a natural late show worth staying up to watch. “I stopped by Hill’s Resort, stoked up the coals in a fire pit, sat back and watched one of the most incredible natural displays I’ve ever witnessed,” he said, noting that he's glad he lingered into the wee hours of Aug. 26. “At about 2 a.m., the Northern Lights exploded over the lake with more drama than any fireworks show could hope to muster.” (Craig Goodwin)

Photo: Northern Lights over Priest Lake 

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY -- It pays to lose yourself watching the stars on a clear summer night. In the photo above, Craig Goodwin, pastor of Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, sits by the still-glowing embers of a fire some other Priest Lake visitors to Hill's Resort had...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

North Face and Idaho State Parks partner to loan free camping gear to first-timers. (courtesy)

Idaho state parks loaning gear to new campers

CAMPING – Idaho State Parks has partnered with The North Face to loan camping equipment at no charge to first-time campers through September. The Explore Your Parks program is underway at two North Idaho state parks: Hells Gate, (208) 799-5015. Priest Lake, (208) 443-2200. The...

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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.