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  • Fire towers worth trek

    Getting to any of Glacier’s nine remaining fire lookout towers isn’t a walk in the park. “None of them are real easy to get to,” said David Butler, author of …


  • Mountain lookout debate nears end

    Spearheaded by Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a measure last week to save the popular Green Mountain fire lookout, which a federal judge has …


  • Fire lookouts hang on to lofty legacy

    Fire lookouts had their heydays in the first half of the 20th century, especially during a building boom on national forests and other public lands during the Great Depression. The …


  • Lookout getting a new outlook

    Volunteers recently began refurbishing a national forest lookout ravaged by age, weather and vandalism on Spyglass Peak in the upper reaches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River. The U.S. …


  • Field reports: Washington takes action on new hunting rules

    HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia. …


  • Cliff hanger

    Perched at 6,870 feet on the divide between Idaho’s Clearwater and St. Joe rivers, the Mallard Peak lookout has rarely been unoccupied since it was last staffed by Forest Service …


  • Region’s lookouts include rentals

    Forest fire lookouts have had their ups and downs in the past century, but the trend throughout the country has been down. Revised fire policies, airplanes and technology have made …


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