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Sunday, March 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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In the dog days of winter, consider hiking in New Zealand

Most folks don’t know it, but a multiday backpacking trip in New Zealand would do them a world of good at this time of year. Down there, in the sun-drenched days of deepest summer, thermal refugees from the Northern Hemisphere can hike in shorts, swim in the rivers and nap in the shade of 15-foot tall ferns.

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WDFW captures 28 bighorn sheep, transfers most to Utah

A big trap and lots of bait left almost 30 bighorn sheep on Chelan Butte with either a new home, or a fancy new tracking collar. On Feb. 21, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff, along with staff from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and volunteers with the Wenatchee Sportsman’s Association and Washington Wild Sheep Foundation, captured 28 sheep and sent 20 of them to a new home in Utah, according to a WDFW news release.
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Colville Forest schedules call on objections

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a conference call to provide an update on the review of objections to the revised Colville National Forest Plan. The call will also discuss the format and scheduling of the upcoming face-to-face meeting.
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“Wildlife on the Palouse” comes to Colfax Library

Learn about wildlife on the Palouse with local biologist Brian Gaston on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. This meeting of ‘Science on the Palouse” focuses upon the wildlife found on the Palouse, their behaviors and habitats. The “Science on the Palouse” series will continue the second Monday of each month with regional experts exploring new topics and issues each month.
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Big Rock addition hike Saturday

Dishman Hills Conservancy Executive Director Jeff Lambert will lead a hike through the new 120-acre Big Rock addition on March 9. The route is approximately 3 miles with some steep and difficult trails as well as some sections off trail.

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