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  • SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015

    Out & About: State grants boost recreation, wildlife projects

    OUTFUND – The Washington Recreation and Conservation office has awarded more than $110 million to 268 projects to build parks and boating facilities, provide access to shorelines, maintain trails and …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 2014

    U.S. Forest Service honors Joel Sather of Cabinet Ranger District

    A Western Montana man and former wilderness ranger recently received a national award for tending to the recreation programs in the Cabinet Mountains and wilderness area. Joel Sather, recreation technician …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014, 10:01 A.M.

    Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

    Bumblebee campground closing to cut sickly trees

    One of North Idaho’s most popular campgrounds will be closed this year while the Forest Service removes hazardous trees. Towering Douglas firs and grand firs are part of the ambience …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013, 7:33 A.M.

    Clif Bar plans bakery in Twin Falls

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A private California-based company that makes energy bars and other nutritional products has announced plans to build a 300,000-square foot baking facility in Twin Falls.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

    Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

    In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side. Native wildlife habitat protection would …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013, 8:08 P.M.

    Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

    In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side.


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013

    Big Horn Show reels in wide range of outdoor interests

    The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is like taking a giant step toward opening day. Plan a fishing trip and check out the new fishing gear. Enroll in hunter education …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 8:29 A.M.

    Snowstorm hits Rockies, heads to Midwest

    DENVER (AP) — A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains is heading east and is forecast to bring the first major winter …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    Winter storm moves through Rocky Mountains

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A winter snow storm moved through the Rocky Mountain region Tuesday as many people prepared for the start of their holiday travels. The storm could …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 4:51 A.M.

    Iowa girls’ families, community reel over bodies

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 2:42 P.M.

    Authorities ‘confident’ bodies are 2 Iowa cousins

    EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Northeast Iowa residents who have been holding out hope that two young cousins missing for five months might be home for Christmas were grappling Thursday with …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 12:52 P.M.

    Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

    HONOLULU (AP) — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater. And …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 10:56 A.M.

    Man calls 14-foot canoe on Boston Harbor his home

    BOSTON (AP) — Michael Richard Smith is a man without a fixed address, someone who leaves it to the wind and tide in Boston Harbor to help decide where he’ll …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:15 A.M.

    Calif oyster farm closure ends long battle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Lunny’s struggle to keep his family’s oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 4:05 A.M.

    ‘Sneaker waves’ blamed for deaths of Calif. family

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 12:16 A.M.

    Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 4:44 P.M.

    N. California community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 3:42 P.M.

    Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 5:57 A.M.

    Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 1:10 P.M.

    Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Zumba instructor is a great mom, friend says

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 1:52 P.M.

    Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A man trying to hike the entire 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail was rescued Friday after calling 911 to say he didn’t think he’d be …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 12:18 A.M.

    Man with bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

    CHICAGO (AP) — Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Emergencies declared ahead of Eastern superstorm

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, governors in the nation’s most densely populated corridor declared states of …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 5:59 A.M.

    Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 3:39 P.M.

    Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 4:52 A.M.

    Jump from space’s edge provides collective moment

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 4:11 P.M.

    AP PHOTOS: Skydiver’s supersonic, 24-mile jump

    Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound in a 24-mile-high jump from a balloon on Sunday, reaching 833.9 mph in a free fall …


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