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TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

Smoke makes return to Spokane bittersweet

WILDFIRES -- Fond memories of more than two weeks of adventuring in Bolivia were dashed this morning as Horizon Airlines gave me an aerial tour of the hardship the region ...

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Lightning storms start fires in Washington forests

PUBLIC LANDS --Monday's afternoon thunderstorms led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and surrounding lands starting several new fires, the Forest Service reports.  Response crews were dispatched ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

BLM to fight fire with fire at Fishtrap Lake

PUBLIC LANDS --  Slow-moving fires are planned for about 1,150 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management scablands southwest of Spokane near Fishtrap Lake starting this week to boost wildlife habitat and reduce the ...

THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2013

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TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

Colockum Tarps Fire threatens elk winter range

HUNTING -- The wildfire -- considred human-caused -- that's already burned 80,000 acres near Ellensburg, is scorching the winter range of one of the state's most important elk herds. The ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013

Washington State Parks join ban on fires

CAMPING -- Fires and charcoal barbecue grills -- even in designated campsites -- have been temporarily banned in Washington State Parks starting today to coincide with the Washington State Department ...

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

Fire closes Clark Fork River near Superior

FISHING -- The Clark Fork River has been closed from Big Eddy Fishing Access Site to Dry Creek Fishing Access Site along Interstate 90 because of operations related to fighting ...

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

Wildlife benefits of prescribed burns easy to see

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Sinlahekin Wildlife Area manager Dale Swedberg doesn't just preach the gospel of rejuvenating wildlife habitat with controlled prescribed fires -- he'll let you see for yourself. A ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

Fires planned to boost wildlife habitat

WILDLIFE -- Starting as early as Monday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to ignite controlled burns on parts of two wildlife areas in northeast Washington to reduce ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Burned bear cub recovering, may be released

WILDLIFE -- An orphaned black bear cub burned in a wildfire last summer is recovering and may be released in June, an Idaho wildlife sanctuary official said. The 4-month-old bear nicknamed ...

FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012

Parched into October: When has it been this bad?

"We have not seen wildfire conditions this bad in October in a lifetime,” Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark said Thursday. “I’m concerned that the shorter days and colder weather ...

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

Campfire ban extended at Lake Roosevelt

PUBLIC LANDS -- No campfires will be allowed at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation area except at designated grated campfire sites at least through Sunday.  See the park's announcement issued Monday:  In accordance with ...

MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

Rich Landers

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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