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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Check out this time-lapse video of a sparkling Mount Spokane

Missing the freedom of a three-day weekend? Or, perhaps you’re feeling oppressed by the heavy cloud cover and impending snow storm.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Silver Mountain offering discounted lift tickets to furloughed federal employees

Furloughed federal employees can ski at Silver Mountain Resort for $29 for the next three days.


Idaho governor acknowledges that climate change is real

Last week Idaho Gov. Brad Little acknowledged that climate change is real, according to reporting


After beloved wolf’s shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town

Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s business owners.


Snowmobilers, backcountry skiers lobby U.S. Forest Service to adopt shared-use plan for the Lookout Pass backcountry area

In a jam-packed room lined with lockers and the musky smell of oft-wet clothing, a circle of 25 covered familiar ground.


Avoid trails during warm, sunny spells

Sunny, warm days are a nice respite for recreationists of all kinds. But in one way, they’ve caused problems. Trails have been damaged by users in recent days, according to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Sole surviving member of the South Selkirk caribou herd captured, Gray Ghosts are no more in Lower 48

The sole surviving member of the South Selkirk Caribou herd was captured by Canadian officials, Monday.


Bill Jennings: For Lookout’s marketing director, the Silver Valley is now home

Most ski areas are rather remote. Around here, Lookout Pass is the farthest from modern civilization. What’s more, there’s something about Idaho’s Silver Valley that makes you feel 10,000 miles …


State-wide effort to replace aging climbing equipment had a banner year in 2018

A statewide effort to replace aging climbing equipment had a banner year in 2018.


Expert tracker offering class Saturday

Expert tracker and wildlife researcher Brian Baxter will teach an animal tracking class Saturday in Sandpoint.


Fifty years (and more than a few beers) later, Priest Lake Snowshoe Softball tournament still going strong

If you’re going to drink beer and chase an oversized softball through fields of snow wearing cheap plastic snowshoes at least cover the ball in pink jello.


During his 40 years at Fish and Game, Virgil Moore built connections to help Idaho’s ‘critters’

When Virgil Moore leaves the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office for the last time, it won’t be without tears.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Forest managers: Fire mitigation efforts could fall behind if federal shutdown continues

Washington’s forest managers are waiting anxiously for the federal government to reopen.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 17

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 17


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Reader photo: Holy flight plan, Robin

A robin snagged a mid-winter treat from photographer Joanie Christian’s home in late December.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:31 p.m.

Hundreds of elk stream across road in video taken near Ellensburg

Hundreds of elk streamed across a road near Ellensburg last week. The migration was caught on video near Puget Sound Energy’s Wild Horse Wind and Solar facility.


Vandals kill 700,000 chum salmon in Canada

Vandals killed 700,000 chum salmon in Vancouver late in December.


Priest Lake cold-water bypass in wait-and-see mode

The Priest Lake cold-water bypass project is in wait-and-see mode.


Three years later Spokane avalanche survivor shares what he’s learned

Three years ago today, Mike Brede was bleeding profusely, chilled to the bone and near dead. The experienced backcountry skier was skiing south of Lookout Pass above the St. Regis …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Washington’s first Karelian Bear Dogs, credited with busting poachers and saving kittens, die

Two of Washington’s most famous and accomplished employees died in 2018: Mishka and Cash, the Karelian Bear Dogs.


Government shutdown stalls work on Idaho steelhead permit

The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government has idled permit writers who are under a looming deadline to complete Idaho’s steelhead fishery permit, and some stakeholders are urging Gov. …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Stevens County Commissioners issue wolf safety announcement

The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

Wolves kill two calves, one cow in Ferry County

The carcasses of two calves and a cow were discovered in Ferry County early in January.


Helicopters taking flight for Idaho Fish and Game Panhandle elk study

Idaho Fish and Game officials are deploying elk tracking collars this week as part of the annual elk survival study.


Ammi Midstokke: What we seek and find in the Great Outdoors

“I’m leaving,” I say. My person is staring at me with a face that looks something like a hybrid of a sad Labrador puppy and a lumberjack who lost his …


Descendants of historic Pennsylvania wolves live in Montana

In the dry sagebrush foothills west of here, sheltered in the rain shadow of the imposing Beartooth Mountains, lives an unusual bit of Pennsylvania history — 35 descendants of the …


The snow is finally here, so check out these Spokane-area deals on skiing, snowboarding

January is learn to ski and snowboard month, and with the area’s snow pack finally filling in there are a multitude of deals and events at area resorts.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Reader photo: Eagle leftovers

The bald eagles that flock to Coeur d’Alene lake to feed on kokanee draw their fair share of praise and photos every year. The often-overlooked player in the entire drama? …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 10

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 3.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Video: Hungry moose snacks on Anchorage hospital waiting room plants

A hungry moose wandered into a hospital in Anchorage and started munching, Monday.