OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite Creek and in the Bayview shoreline area to take advantage of revived kokanee fisheries in Lake Pend Oreille.
Fred Beckey, the pioneering climber who died Oct. 30 at age 94, inspired Spokane mountaineer Chris Kopczynski and some of the biggest names in climbing. Asked for a perspective on Beckey, who occasionally crashed at Kop’s Spokane home as he traveled through he Northwest, Chris said, “It comes down to five words he whispered to me about 35 years ago.”
Speakers will take 10 minutes apiece this week to tell personal stories or offer perspectives on what connects the public to the trails and natural area of High Drive Bluff Park, better known as the Spokane’s South Hill bluff.
Two governors are warning the Trump administration against big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a message to states not to bother cooperating to save other imperiled species
Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. Another wolf was shot by a hunter who claimed self-defense.
Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. Not for beginners.
In recent years every ski area within a two-hour drive from Spokane has expanded terrain, added lifts, cut new runs or built new facilities. Most mountains have since shifted their focus to less glamorous, yet fundamental projects such as brush cutting and glading.
Illegal buoys, boat wakes and wakeboarding on the Spokane River dominated this morning’s Idaho state Land Board meeting, as Kootenai County property owners, boat owners and sellers, officials and others ...