Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

North Cascades Highway closed for season

OUTDOOR TRAVEL --The North Cascades Highway is closed for the winter after an avalanche assessment on Tuesday determined transportation workers could not safely reopen it. The 37-mile stretch of Highway ...

TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

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 ...

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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