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Out & About: Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

Olympic freestyle gold-medalist Jean Marc Rozon will be among the high-flying skiers.
Olympic freestyle gold-medalist Jean Marc Rozon will be among the high-flying skiers.

What: Yoke’s Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition (, plus fireworks, music

Who: Olympic freestyle gold medalist Jean Marc Rozon; four-time world champion Steve Omischl (; Olympian Brad Suey and others

When: Friday-Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Schweitzer

Details: Hour-long shows include synchronized multiple twisting flips, fireworks and outdoor music

Red Ives cabin applications due

OUTHOUSE – The lottery drawing is coming up for summer reservations at a popular Forest Service “cabin” on the St. Joe River.

Applications for staying at the former forest service employee home at Red Ives from Memorial Day weekend through Sept. 30 must be received by Feb. 28 at the St. Joe Ranger District, Avery Office, 34 Hoyt Dr., Avery, ID 83802.

High demand prompted officials to book the facility on the popular fishing and floating river rather than put it on the national Internet reservation system.

More than 400 applications were received for the 2010 season, but only 50 applicants were granted reservations before the open season was filled.

Red Ives lottery applications – and details about reserving several other cabin and lookout rentals on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests – are available online at

Take camera to LPO refuge

OUTCOMPETE – The Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are sponsoring a photo contest for images made at the 41,568-acre refuge southeast of Colville.

Deadline is Aug. 15. Entry form available by e-mail from janderson@

Wildlife officers eye shock value

OUTSTUN – Electrifying news came this week from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department: 

Wildlife enforcement officers are doing the preliminary work required to be able to equip themselves with Tasers.

Stay tuned, poachers – and well-grounded.

Birds bring signs, sounds of spring

OUTFIELD – During a local birding foray Wednesday, Spokane Auduboner Kim Thorburn reported hearing a canyon wren sing at Deep Creek in Riverside State Park. 

“The winter and Bewick’s wrens have already been at it for a week or two,” she said. “I also saw a pileated woodpecker drumming on Pine Bluff in the Park.  Spring juices seem to be flowing.”

Rathdrum man in Bassmaster Classic

OUTSEE – See results at for Rathdrum angler Brandon Palaniuk, the only Westerner in the Bassmaster Classic, which ends today.