Arrow-right Camera

Outdoors

Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:56 p.m. | Search

Reader photo: Palouse cliff dwellers

Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. (Carlene Hardt Photo)
new  On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition at spokesman.com/outdoors.

Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 27

Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

new  The Lower Yakima River will open for spring chinook salmon in two areas Friday through June 15. Area 1 is from the Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland to the Grant Avenue Bridge in Prosser. Area

Gear Junkie: Measuring motion for cyclists

Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

The Type-R measures everything from pedal strokes to pelvic tilt. (Courtesy / Courtesy of LEOMO, Inc.)
A drone hovers, filming the action. Cyclists race past, rocketing around a giant track. It’s a Thursday night in Los Angeles, and I’ve been invited to witness a product purported to be substantial for the future of the sport.

Advocates say wolves may help curb disease in elk

Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

This Feb. 16, 2006 photo released by the National Park Service shows a Wolf near Blacktail Pond in Yellowstone National Park. (NPS, Jim Peaco / AP)
Wolves are the perfect tool to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on last week.

Long-range shooting all about the numbers

Thu., April 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Doug Glorfield practices shooting on one of several shooting positions at the long-distance target range he built on his family’s Whitman County farm. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Gone are the days of serious target shooters putting a finger to the wind and relying on the trajectories printed on ammunition boxes before squeezing off rounds at distant targets.

Alan Liere: Whether of prey or song, birds are wondrous

Wed., April 19, 2017, 7 p.m.

One spring, my 13-year-old step-daughter and I watched from the deck as three mallard drakes tried to impress a hen mallard. “It’s called a courting flight,” I told her. “The male ducks want the female for a girlfriend. The one who goes the fastest and busts the most moves attracts the hen.”

Reader photo: Swarm of ladybugs

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

Before dispersing: Ladybird beetles, known as ladybugs, swarm from their winter congregation at Liberty Lake County Park before setting out on their own for the season. (Craig Goodwin / CRAIG GOODWIN PHOTO)
On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition at spokesman.com/outdoors.

Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 20

Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

WDFW fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 16 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide in preparation for Saturday’s opener. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW’s website.

Page 1 of 343 pages | Search

Most visitors right now

Blogs

DFO’s Archives: Funding public art

A story I wrote 25 years ago (April 25, 1992) for The Spokesman-Review: Taxpayers shouldn't fund art -- particularly "obscene and blasphemous art" -- says a U.S. Senate candidate who ...


Greatest line ever?

Reading about the ESPN layoffs reminded me of a scene in 1987's "Broadcast News." In that film, the Washington, D.C., bureau of a network TV news operation is undergoing a ...