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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

Bike riders pass as they cruise along the Centenntial Trail near Gonzaga University. (File)

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

Here's a rundown on some of the recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review: Inland Northwest trail groups unite Field Reports: Idaho cutthroats need cool support Big Horn Show reels in wide range of outdoor interests Out & About: State lawmakers mad about bikes State plans...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Miners, conservationists work to protect Idaho trout

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook RIVERS -- Two conservation groups and three phosphate mining companies in eastern Idaho have formed a partnership intended to improve water quality in the Blackfoot...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

Nearby residents raised the question about the light brown algae bloom happening along the southern shore of Fernan Lake, prompting the Department of Environmental Quality to begin testing on it. A spokesman for the DEQ said Tuesday, July 24, 2007 it is likely a bloom of blue-green algae, but testing is needed to see if it is a cause for alarm or restrictions on swimming or fishing. (Jesse Tinsley)

Algae blooms can affect swimmers, boaters, dogs

LAKES -- Public health officials issue warnings this time of year to be wary about the color of the water we enjoy for recreation. Algae, the microscopic organisms that grow naturally in the ocean and fresh water, are generally harmless. But one kind, called cyanobacteria...

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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.

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