Sacheen Lake residents Dave Swimelar, left, Rich Prange and Jeff Storms discuss the lake’s water quality. Prange has installed his own septic system.

Sewer lines of contention 

Sacheen Lake is a popular fishing and vacation spot in the summer. But longtime resident Perry Pearman says its beauty shines brightest in the quiet winter months. “It ices over, that flash ice,” he said. When that happens, Pearman straps on skates and shines a …

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A spruce grouse eyes an intruder in mountains of Pend Oreille County. (Rich Landers)

Spruce grouse does it privately

May was a mere seven hours old and a veil of fog hugged the ground. But even in the dim early light, it was clear spring had fully sprung in the North Woods. This encounter occurred in Wisconsin, but it just as easily could have …

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Out & About: Scotchmans group plans hikes, events

OUTDO – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another season of guided hikes, outings, trail work – along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a little piece of heaven northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The group’s summer activities start in …

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Wolf worries lead to hiring of wildlife-conflict specialist 29 

The state of Washington has hired an internationally known wildlife-conflict specialist to help defuse tensions over the state’s expanding wolf population. Francine Madden is the executive director of the Human Wildlife Conflict Collaboration, which also works in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Houston-based nonprofit …

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