January 15, 2012 in Outdoors

Out & About: Outdoor films, fun set his week

 

OUTDO – Outdoor pursuits to consider this week include:

Backcountry Film Festival, Friday, 7 p.m. at Eagles Club, 209 East Sherman in Coeur d’Alene. Door prizes. Sponsored by Winter Wildlands Alliance, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Idaho Conservation League. $5.

Info: idahoconservation.org. Reserve tickets, (208) 265-9565.

Deer Park Winter Festival Nordic Day, Saturday, including free cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lessons and free rentals for beginners, plus dog skijoring demos, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Deer Park Golf Course.

Info: (509) 292-2100, email xcfrog@aimcomm.com.

Sandpoint Nordic Club free cross-country ski lessons and rentals for beginners, Jan. 22, at Schweitzer.

Session 1 equipment fitting starts at 9 a.m., lesson at 10 a.m.

Session 2 equipment fitting starts at noon, lesson at 1 p.m.

Call Sandpoint Sports, (208) 265-6163, for gear reservations and more info.

Nordic ski races: See a schedule of Inland Northwest nordic skiing races inside, on page C11, of today’s Outdoors section.

Seen a wolf lately? Report sightings

OUTFIELD – As wolves continue to expand range in the Inland Northwest, sightings are becoming more frequent around areas inhabited by humans.

The Shoshone County sheriff says two dogs were attacked by four wolves near Wallace on Wednesday.

Elk River, Idaho, families have seen wolves virtually in town and aren’t letting kids walk down the roads without a group, or a gun.

In Spokane County, unconfirmed wolf sightings have been reported in several areas, including around Mica Peak.

• Report possible wolf sightings in Washington to the Fish and Wildlife Department wildlife reporting line: (877) 933-9847.

Forest exchange errata

Stimson Lumber paid the Forest Service $349,000 to equalize the value of acreage transferred in the Hope-Sagle land exchange. The transaction details and amount were reported incorrectly last Sunday because of incorrect information given to the newspaper.


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