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TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2017

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A visitor doesn’t have to be a technical rock climber to enjoy easy hikes into Grand Teton National Park’s interior. (MIKE BRODWATER Special to the S-R)

National Parks consider 17 percent fee hike 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The National Park Service is floating a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects. Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other...

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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

Forest fires burning at the end of July east of Sullivan Lake.

Wild fires near Sullivan Lake continue to grow

WILD FIRES -- Two northeastern Washington wildfires continue to grow and block recreation because of the Noisy Creek Fire on Hall Mountain area east of Sullivan Lake and the North Fork Hughes Fire in a portion of the Shedroof Divide in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. The...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017

A pronghorn grazes among arrowleaf balsamroot flowers at the National Bison Range in northwestern Montana. (JUSTIN GRIGG)

Zinke blocks National Bison Range transfer to tribe 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has halted plans to transfer management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The former Montana congressman told the Missoulian in an email that he is committed to not selling or transferring public lands....

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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.