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Rich Landers

Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.
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Recent Stories

Wed., May 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Spring weather brings on bicycling events

Bicycling events are cranking up in a big way this week. The Spokane Bicycle Club is inviting the public on free weekday and weekend rides to become familiar with enjoyable local routes during May’...

Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass

Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the 2- to 4-pou...

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Recent Blog Posts

Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Pines unleash potent cloud of ponderosa propagation

NATURE -- If that's pine tree sex in the air this morning, it's safe to say the ponderosas around Spokane were on Viagra last night. I didn't even bother to check the pollen count last night after ...

Wed., May 24, 2017, 7:10 a.m.

Drunk boat drivers target of Washington emphasis patrols

BOATING -- Lake Roosevelt is one of seven areas in Washington scheduled for an emphasis patrol targeting drunk boaters. State and local law enforcement agencies will join forces to conduct boating ...

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