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  • Budget cuts leave recreation areas relying on outside help

    Recreation budgets are shrinking so fast, federal agencies are struggling to provide basic services such as garbage removal, road maintenance and trail clearing on popular public lands in the Inland …

  • Field reports: Forest leaders change over vehicle use issue

    PUBLIC LANDS – The new supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Oregon is touring Wallowa, Union and Baker counties this week to meet the public he will be serving …

  • Spin Control: Off-road-vehicle bill a shining example of compromise

    OLYMPIA – With all the examples of disharmony in the Legislature, it’s nice to tell a tale of folks with different agendas finding common ground and working together. Although it …

  • Plan gives OHV riders legal access to more routes

    Off-highway vehicle riders have more routes for legally riding their ATVs and motorcycles on the Colville National Forest, according to a plan approved this month. Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West …

  • Wide-open wilderness

    There’s something for everyone – trail users, ranchers, loggers, hunters, ORVers and wilderness advocates – to like and dislike in the early proposals for managing the Colville and Okanogan-Wenatchee national …

  • BLM explores land use proposals

    Grazing, energy development, motor vehicle access, shooting areas and wildlife protections are among the issues being confronted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a resource management planning effort. …

  • Fraternity pays $4K for damage to forest

    A University of Idaho fraternity has paid the U.S. Forest Service $4,382 in a court case over damages it caused by building an illegal road into a Clearwater National Forest …

  • ATVs lose ground in Blues

    POMEROY, Wash. – The Umatilla National Forest has closed some main roads in the Blue Mountains to all-terrain vehicle traffic for safety reasons. The change has riled ATV riders, who …

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    Japan angler bags world record bass OUTCATCH – It’s official! After nearly six months of waiting for record keepers to make their decision, a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught in …

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