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Reader photo: Kicking back

Photographer Joanie Christian’s husband relaxes in the Little Pend Oreille Lakes in Stevens County. Her husband, Jim, had just broken his reel and was relaxing and taking in the view.

Colville National Forest Reducing Fire Restrictions

As rain and cooler temperatures move into the area, fire managers are reducing fire restrictions and firewood cutting restrictions that have been in place since July 17, 2017.

SpokeFest waives late fees

Forgot to register for SpokeFest? Don’t fret. A $20 late-registration fee has been waived.

Judge to decide whether grizzly bear hunts resume in Rockies

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

A judge is expected to make a ruling this week on whether the first grizzly bear hunting season to be held in the Lower 48 states in more than four decades will open as scheduled on Saturday outside Yellowstone National Park.

At age 29 fledgling hunter learns gun safety comes first

I spent a good portion of the morning of my 29th birthday on my back inching beneath a fence while a preteen boy stood above me struggling to keep the muzzles of two shotguns pointed toward heaven.

Montana ‘hoot owl’ restrictions lifted

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift afternoon and evening fishing restrictions Friday on the Sun River west of Great Falls in the wake of recent cooler water temperatures.

Free bear spray training offered

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Learn to use your bear spray. The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and the Defenders of Wildlife will be hosting a free bear spray training Sept. 4 at Friendship Park (7426 N. Standard St., Spokane).

Ammi Midstokke: Pursuing friendships and other excuses to play outside

A while back something shifted in the universe and I found myself in a position to accept applications for new friends. There had been some moving of schools, moving of neighborhoods, shifting of hobbies - the kinds of things that cause a natural drifting apart of humans.

Lands Council plans Mount Spokane hike

The Lands Council will lead a hike up Mount Spokane on Saturday to examine the work being done as part of the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park expansion. The hike will start at 9:30 p.m. and end at 1 p.m. To sign up visit