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THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

Film festival supports conservation efforts.

Telluride films in Sandpoint to boost conservation

CONSERVATION -- Outdoor films with a message are coming to Sandpoint on Thursday, Nov. 20. The Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour features thrill-seekers climbing the towering limestone cliffs of China and braving a beast of a wave in California plus other flicks that explore adventure, culture...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2014


Whitetail, the most common deer in our region, are adaptable and take advantage of every feeding opportunity.
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Bowhunters get shot at Sandpoint deer

HUNTING -- A few Idaho archers will get a chance to improve public safety by filling their deer tags within the city limits of Sandpoint. City and county officials have approved a request from Sandpoint Airport staff to allow a deer hunt within city limits...

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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Cyclocross -- look at those mudders go!

BICYCLING -- Cyclocross is "the steeplechase of bicycling, a hybrid sport of mountain biking and road racing," according to one rider in Sandpoint last weekend, where S-R photographer Jesse Tinsley caught the action with his video camera at the last race of the cyclocross season....

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

Biker wannabe: This June 8 image provided by Tim Bartlett shows a wolf chasing Bartlett’s motorcycle down Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park highway in British Columbia. Bartlett, of Banff, reported the wolf darted onto the road and began chasing him as he was riding through the Canadian Rockies. The animal got within several feet of him before Bartlett accelerated. After Bartlett put some distance between himself and the wolf, he stopped to take some photos, capturing it in full pursuit. He says he could hear the wolf’s feet on the road. He says he believes the wolf was after his bike. The wolf eventually stopped and slipped back into the woods. (Associated Press)

Alaska Highway cyclists lauded for packing bear spray 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- "Credit them for having bear spray," said Nancy Campbell, Environment Yukon spokeswoman in Whitehorse, referring to a Sandpoint bicycle tourist who, while separated from his companions, was chased on the Alaska Highway by a wolf. As today's Outdoors column points out, short...

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TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Concept plan for the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail along Lake Pend Oreille in and near Sanpoint, Idaho. (Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail)

Walk-run benefits Bay Trail at Sandpoint

TRAIL – Introduce yourself to the developing Pend Oreille Bay Trail near Sandpoint with a running OR walking benefit on June 1, National Trails Day. Pre-register online by May 28 for the 5K and 10K events, which include t-shirts and prizes. The route starts and...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

Anglers land bright king salmon near Sitka, Alaska. (Rich Landers)

The S-R's top outdoors stories of the week

Heres a list of top recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review: Anglers Hook It and Cook It at Alaska fishing event Nordic skiing trails sprout near Sandpoint Out & About: Spokane native lands state-record mackinaw Field reports: Coyote hunt eyed to protect wolf Wolf hunts...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Youth outdoor program teaches teen leadership 

OUTDOOR EDUCATION -- The Sandpoint-based Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) is offering two five-day outdoor leadership programs for teens in August. Boosted by a grant from The North Face, cost for the sessions is only $50. Youths will be on the go with activites...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Forest Service taps new Sandpoint District Ranger

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A Forest Service administrator in Vermont has been named the new Sandpoint District ranger by Idaho Panhandle National Forests acting forest supervisor Maggie Pittman. Erik Walker, Deputy District Ranger in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont will replace Dick Kramer who...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

About 40 volunteers chipped in on April 16, 2011, to remove trash from the shoreline along Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint during the annual Sand Creek Clean Up. 
 (Courtesy photo)

Volunteers spiff up Sandpoint's Sand Creek

STEWARDSHIP -- About 40 volunteers chipped in Saturday to remove trash from the shoreline along Sand Creek in downtown Sandpoint during the annual Sand Creek Clean Up. The helpers were organized by the Downtown Sandpoint Business Association and Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. The event removed...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011

Kids get a close look at critter skulls at the Sandpoint Earth Day Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Sandpoint Earth Day Festival a hit with kids

ENVIRONMENT -- Friday is Earth Day, and Sandpoint groups are making a point to get the whole family involved. Sandpoint’s Earth Day Festival is set for 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Sandpoint Events Center (corner of Pine and Euclid). Family activities include a talk by...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

Winter sport clinics and films in Sandpoint

WINTER SPORTS -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks and Idaho Conservation League are sponsoring a winter backcountry film festival Friday and winter outdoor skills workshops on Saturday in Sandpoint.Winter backcountry films will be shown at the Panida Theater Friday starting at 7 p.m.On Saturday,...

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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.