A spring chinook with sores and tumors on its mouth was caught in Idaho’s Little Salmon River. (COURTESY PHOTO / COURTESY PHOTO)

Out & about: Grotesque salmon raises eyebrows in Idaho 

OUTCONCERNED – A chinook salmon with a mouth deformed by sores and tumors caught June 9 in the Little Salmon River by Idaho angler Clinton Kingston is getting plenty of attention on social media. The grotesque springer has generated discussion ranging to the possibility of exposure to radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. Indeed, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Researchers have been monitoring for radiated fish, but no conclusions have been reached.

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Buckwheat blooms overlooking the Colville National Forest from Sherlock Peak. (RICH LANDERS 
richl@spokesman.com)

Colville Forest plan will ration recreation on 1.1 million acres 

Something is at stake for everyone from mountain bikers to loggers in the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest as the July 5 deadline approaches for public comment on the draft forest plan. The Forest Plan Revision is the final step in a multi-year effort of meetings, planning and environmental review that will guide use of the forest for the next 15-20 years.

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Superfeet sandals are a comfortable fit at a healthy price. (Courtesy photo)

Gear Junkie: Sandal makes feet feel super

Big promises come with a plush new sandal offering from insole-maker Superfeet. At $60, the flip-flops are sold as a superior open-toe option, absorbing shock, supporting the arch, potentially relieving plantar fasciitis, and even “great for body alignment,” as the brand puts it. Superfeet is a leader in the insole category, with decades of experience making products that interface with the bottom of bare feet. Sandals seem like a natural brand extension, and this spring the company launches a line for women and men.

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Field Reports: Trout limit changes proposed for Lake Roosevelt

FISHING – Fish managers are seeking public input through July 25 on proposals for changing the daily catch limit on trout at Lake Roosevelt to further protect native fish. Currently, anglers fishing the Columbia River reservoir behind Grand Coulee Dam can keep five trout (hatchery or wild) a day, including two that are 20 inches or larger.

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