FISHING – Anglers will again be allowed to fish for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt. However, the details of the season have yet to be finalized, said Bill Baker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist in Colville. Baker said the slot limit will likely be narrower than last. Last year’s limit was between 38 and 63 inches.
If there’s anything good about being a year older, it could be skiing at Lookout Pass for free on your birthday. It’s a benefit I rarely fail to claim. Last week on my special day, it was very cold up there. A stiff, gusting breeze stung like a swarm of bees. But the sun was bright, the sky was blue and vistas of the surrounding Bitterroot Mountains were unlimited.
BIKING – Dave Mannino, a longtime Spokane bike mechanic has retired. His 40-year career will be celebrated Friday at the Bike Hub in the South Perry Neighborhood (817 S. Perry Street). The event starts at 5 p.m. There will be food and beverages. For more information visit Facebook.
CONSERVATION – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comment on 9 proposed land acquisition projects throughout the state. The department will accept comments through Feb. 2, 2018. Four sites are east of the Cascades, including ones in Ferry, Columbia and Asotin Counties. The Ferry County proposal would add 53 acres to the Sherman Creek Wildlife Area eliminating the need for an easement for access.
They ran the spectrum from timid to exuberant – the canines and humans alike. But all were game to try a sport that combines Nordic skiing and dog sledding during a skijoring clinic at Mount Spokane on Sunday.
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tommy Ahlquist issued this statement on today’s House passage of HB 335, the unemployment insurance tax cut: “I commend the House of Representatives for taking leadership and ...
TRANSITIONS -- The Outdoors Blog is evolving. After nearly 41 years as Outdoors editor at The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers has officially retired. He will continue writing occasionally as an Outdoors ...