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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

Out & About: Scotchmans group plans hikes, events

OUTDO – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another season of guided hikes, outings, trail work – along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a little piece of heaven northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The group’s summer activities start in Sandpoint at 6 p.m. Thursday, with its annual State of the Scotchmans program at Forrest M. Bird Charter High School. Guest speaker is Doug Scott, who was involved with writing the original 1974 Wilderness Act. The group is posting a list of hikes for the season to acquaint people with portions of 88,000-acre proposed wilderness area.

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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015

Out & About: Event touts cycling in everday life

OUTPEDAL – Spokane’s annual Bike to Work Week, May 18-22, helps motivate commuters to get on two wheels for benefits that include energy savings, fitness and reducing vehicles on roads and parking areas. The free pancake Kick-Off Breakfast starts 7 a.m. May 18 near the runner statues at Riverfront Park.

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SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

Out & About: Mudders trash restored national forest meadow 

OUTLAW – Colville National Forest officers are looking for tips in the case of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that left deep marks in a restored meadow this month. After the meadow had been torn up by “mudding” enthusiasts a few years ago, Forest Service crews worked to smooth and restore the seasonally-wet area with natural vegetation.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 2015

Out & About: Panel brings 6 perspective on wolf revival 

OUTBACK – Hunter, biologist, conservationist, cattleman, philosopher, ethicist – these six perspectives will take on the topic of gray wolf reintroduction during a special panel discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. It’s the final event in the winter Big Read activities organized by the Spokane County Library District. This year’s Big Read has focused on the novel Call of the Wild, by Jack London.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2015

Dean Jacobson is a marine biologist, and artist focused on coral reefs.

Spokane man spotlights demise of coral reefs

A marine scientist is scheduled to give a Spokane presentation about coral reefs that’s likely to be colorful in more than one way. Dr. Dean Jacobson, who taught at Whitworth University in the 1990s before leaving with his canoe and dive gear to the Marshall Islands, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at Mountain Gear Corporate Offices, 6021 N. Mansfield. The program is sponsored by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 18, 2015

Out & About: Idaho girl’s perch confirmed as record

OUTCATCH – Tia Wiese, 12, of Eagle, Idaho, caught a yellow perch weighing 2 pounds, 11.68 ounces on March 1, 2014, at Lake Cascade. Shortly afterward, the fish was confirmed as the Idaho state record. During a hunting trip in Wisconsin, her father, Gary Wiese, visited the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, where he learned of a special world-record category for ice fishing with a tip-up – and the yellow perch record was 2 pounds, 6 ounces caught in Massachusetts.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2015

Out & About: TV series features state wildlife police

OUTPATROL – Rugged Justice, a six-episode Animal Planet network series featuring Washington Fish and Wildlife police officers, will debut on TV on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Filmed last fall, the show follows wildlife officers as they patrol “unforgiving mountain terrains, twisted rainforest back roads and densely populated coastal areas … more than 42 million acres of rugged terrain, half of it heavily forested and filled with wild animals – and often-dangerous people,” according to a press release from the cable channel.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2014

An elk shot during a hunting season near Vader, Wash., had hoof rot.

2014 Outdoors: out & about

Elk hoof disease in 2014 continues to plague herds in Southwestern Washington, where a new law requires hunters to leave the hooves of elk where the animal is killed as a precaution. Meanwhile, a larger scientific effort continues to evaluate a mysterious disease that’s been crippling elk in an outbreak that started booming in 2009. Citizens are being recruited to help with monitoring elk for the research. Boaters born prior to Jan. 1, 1955, required in Washington to complete a safety course in order to operate powerboats with 15 horsepower or greater, completing last phase of boater education law of 2005.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 2014

First Day hikes at state parks

OUTDO – Get the new year off on the right foot, and the left one, too, by heading out for a New Years Day hike on foot or snowshoes. Go alone, with a friend, the family, or join one of the groups organized for the First Day Hikes at some state parks across the country.

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