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Nearly 1,100 northern pike heads collected, anglers earn $10,000

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

FILE - A 20-pound northern pike caught was caught by gillnets in Lake Roosevelt and shown here by Colville Tribal member Robert Thomas. (Colville Tribe / COURTESY PHOTO)
Anglers turned in 1,095 northern pike heads as part of the Colville Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife northern pike reward program this year. Collectively those anglers earned roughly $10,000, according to the December newsletter of the Colville Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department.

Sneva skis a blend of quality craftsmanship, personal care

Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

In his 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell coined his famous “10,000 Hour Rule.” He claimed the key to developing world-class skill is 10,000 hours of practice. T.J. Sneva figures he has made about 30,000 skis. According to Gladwell, you should expect a mighty fine product made by Sneva Mfg.

Staffing changes in Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 4 p.m.

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has a new acting forest supervisor: Holly Jewkes. Jewkes replaces Mary Farnsworth, who recently became the deputy regional forester for the intermountain region in Ogden, Utah.

Eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille offers easy, peaceful viewing of eagles

Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Bald Eagles congregating at Granite Creek. (Jason Wilmoth / Courtesy)
While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Searching for this quieter experience, I traveled to Pend Oreille to watch the eagles congregate on a recent late-November day.

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