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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014

Four area ski resorts opening this weekend

UPDATED 2:35 p.m. on 1-27-14 -- 49 Degrees postpones opening because of warm weather. WINTERSPORTS -- Four ski resorts in the Inland Northwest have announced they plan to be running ...


We won’t be talking turkey at Thanksgiving

The family we're joining for Thanksgiving dinner today are long-time outdoors-loving friends with daughters the same age as ours. Early this morning, their daughter Elise texted my daughter, Hillary with ...

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 ...


Gray wolf news updates 11-26-2014

PREDATORS -- It's been a quiet week in the region some people would like to call Wolfbegone. But here are a few notes about the species as wolves continues to ...


Idaho predator derby ruling a win, win, win

WILDLIFE -- Looks like everyone's a winner in this deal. The Idaho predator derby organizers wanted to make a point that they don't like wolves.  And they're point was made ...



TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014

Four bald eagles show up at lake CdA, so far

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Four bald eagles were counted today at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the weekly fall survey conducted during the annual fall-winter congregation at the northeast corner of the ...


MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014


Lake Roosevelt launch permits available online

UPDATED with 2015 fees. WATERSPORTS – Annual permits for launching any vessel at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation area can be purchased online in a new page on pay.gov. Details and ...

FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014



THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014


Nordic skiing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea

WINTERSPORTS -- Cross-country skiing is an active way to glide through winter, as S-R columnists explored in the paper this week. But several readers pointed out that they prefer other ...


Bald eagles slow to show at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual winter congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene has not yet started, according to biologists who surveyed the north end of the lake on ...



Wild turkeys window shopping in Dayton

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Downtown Dayton, Wash., is a hot spot for wild turkeys, who apparently feel at home on Main Street even in the week before Thanksgiving. Reports the Washington ...


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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