Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are likely to release a draft of their plan next month, and wolf critics claim the agency is going soft on the animals, while wolf advocates say the state is putting too much pressure on them.
Heavenly display: With a sun activity forecast that spelled a good chance to see the northern lights from Eastern Washington last weekend, Sharon Lindsay and several Spokane photographers headed out for a late-night shot at the heavens. Lindsay captured this image near Davenport around 1 a.m.
Taking kids camping, you know instinctively that you are doing something right for your offspring. You have brought them to this semi-natural place and pitched the tents and created a little world within the bigger world.
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance Building, 4677 Dickensheet Rd., Coolin.
Portions of Spokane’s South Hill bluff trails will be temporarily closed this month as well as this fall during two Avista projects related to rebuilding the 70-year-old transmission line that runs through 2.75 miles of the city-owned parkland between Hangman Creek and High Drive.
I should warn my readers that the events herein were performed by advanced, expert relationshippers. I know this because I’ve spent a small fortune on therapy over the years and our couples therapist regularly tells us things like “You guys are really in tune with each other.”
I spend about 90 minutes in a vehicle each day, commuting from Coeur d’Alene to downtown Spokane. I didn’t expect to be birding from Interstate 90. But the first day of the commute, I found myself watching two pairs of hawks soaring over the freeway. The next day, I started keeping count of hawks and other birds I saw on the drive.
Anglers attached to fishing Priest Lake tend to fall into two camps that are being asked to make a decision. One group favors a return to the good old days of fishing for abundant kokanee and cutthroat trout. The other group generally prefers the current abundance of delicious shrimp-fed mackinaw averaging 15-25 inches long, and maybe a shot at catching a trophy mack.
Morning sessions on the Spokane River have been good with droppers under big foam dries or just double nymph rigs. There is still some streamer action as well. The North Fork Coeur d’Alene has slowed considerably, but the St. Joe is still a good option.
The ingredient list looks curated and high-cost: Carbon fiber, titanium, Dyneema fibers, and a svelte perforated upper constitute this shoe. They fit close, clip to a pedal with a rigid snap, and stay tight to the foot as you crank mile after mile of singletrack trail.
A Sandpoint-area hiker devoted two years to revising a just released trail guidebook covering the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana and northern Idaho. “Trails of the Wild Cabinets: Third Edition,” (Keokee Books), originally authored by Dennis Nicholls, has been re-researched and updated by Jim Mellen, who should be tested for traces of mountain goat DNA.
Idaho’s state health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho, hasn’t seen any insurers flee the market, the Idaho Falls Post Register reports today, and instead ranks among the most successful exchanges ...