Outdoors

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Free cross-country ski day in Methow Valley

WINTER SPORTS -- The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association and community partners are sponsoring a free cross-country ski day on Friday, March 14 for people to explore the region's most expansive and varied ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

Girl, 11, kills cougar that trailed her brother

UPDATED: 3:15 p.m., Feb. 26 with info about increase in cougar permits. WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home at ...

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

Cameras, eyes on wolf pair in Methow Valley

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A trail-cam image of a pair of gray wolves in the Methow Valley is raising the possibility that the Lookout Pack may be regrouping -- and possibly reproducing. ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

It’s Nordic Nirvana at area xc ski areas

Put away that garden seed catalog. Cross-country ski areas are enjoying the season’s best snow conditions. Mount Spokane: New snow has accumulated every day this week with temperatures largely in ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Pygmy owl catches nordic skier’s eye

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The diminutive pygmy owl stands less than 7 inches tall, and it's easy to miss. Birder Teri Pieper of Twisp used her eagle eyes to spot this ...

MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Methow Valley Sports Gear Swap on Nov. 5

OUTDOOR GEAR – The annual Sports Swap organized by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is set for Saturday at the Red Barn in Winthrop. Here's a tip: Some great gear from bicycles to ...

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

Wolf poaching in Methow confirmed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials this week confirmed the killing of an adult male gray wolf, shot in Eastern Washington more than a year ago and ...

FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Biologists focus on fate of Methow wolf pack

WILDLIFE -- Washington wildlife biologist are keenly watching during the February wolf mating season to see if there's any breeding activity in the Methow Valley's Lookout Mountain pack. Two years ago, ...

SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 2011

SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011

Skiers chill out in warm cabin

NORDIC SKIING -- Waterbottles left against the windows froze overnight, and there was no dilly-dallying on the round-trip runs to the outhouse.  But zero-degree temps couldn't deter my annual New Year's ...

THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

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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