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Tuesday, April 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Video captures father and son brutally kill a bear and her cubs

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Nearly a year ago, a shirtless man and his father, also shirtless except for a black vest, stalked through the wilderness on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska. They were searching for prey. Armed with a hunting rifle and handgun, the two Wasilla residents crept up to a huge tree stump, where a mother black bear and her two cubs were bedded down for the winter. What Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, did not realize on April 14, 2018, however, was that their every movement was being recorded by a government stop-motion camera – including the grotesque bloodbath that came next.

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Geologists take on mysteries of volcanoes in Cascade Range

UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

There are roughly 20 major volcanoes in the Cascade Range, and while scientists might know about them individually, they don’t know as much about why volcanoes in a chain might vary in composition, their eruption histories or how they erupt.
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Paving projects impact Roosevelt

Beginning July 8, the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and re-striping all National Park Service-managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
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Bill Jennings: Don’t give up on winter yet

A friend of mine just returned from a mountain-hopping trip through the Colorado Rockies. He had quite an adventure and the skiing and riding there is of an epic scale. But there’s a catch. The epic mountains attract so much attention from Colorado’s exploding urban population that getting there and back is as stressful as a daily commute.
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Research ties lake trout to changes in Yellowstone ecosystem

The precipitous decline of Yellowstone Lake’s cutthroat trout population during the past 30 years following the illegal introduction of nonnative lake trout has had impacts on everything from zooplankton and water temperature to grizzly bears and otters, according to a newly published paper.
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Reader photo: Paddling into spring

UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

With spring runoff starting to fill the Spokane River, kayakers take to the waterways. Melanie Williams took this photo of a group of kayakers west of Barker Road at the end of March.
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Lake Pend Oreille State of the Lake meeting set

Idaho Fish and Game staff will share updates on the Lake Pend Oreille fishery and activities planned for 2019 at the annual State of the Lake public meeting on April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ponderay Events Center (401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E, Ponderay).

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