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Wildlife experts say cute goat selfie on Scotchman Peak is dangerous, irresponsible

Buck Alderman just doesn’t get it. On Tuesday the Post Falls resident hiked up Scotchman Peak northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho. On the way up a group of mountain goats …


With the right education, whitewater paddling becomes a fun family affair

After years of training, my 13-year-old daughter and I recently met a long-term goal of paddling a canoe down a whitewater river, day after day, without spills, swims or mishaps.


Reasons for diminishing wild B-run steelhead returns come into focus

Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are beginning to get a clearer picture of last fall’s alarmingly low return of wild B-run steelhead.


Brown, McMorris Rogers talk dams, climate change and grizzlies

The four dams on the Lower Snake River are in no danger of going away. At least not at the hands of congressional candidates for Eastern Washington.


Fire danger closes Suncrest-area shooting land

Due to high fire danger, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, working with Stevens County, has temporarily closed a portion of state land to shooting.


Wyoming OKs increased wolf hunting season

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Wednesday approved a wolf hunting season this fall that allows for hunters to take up to 58 wolves, up from the 44 that …


Sperry Chalet reconstruction begins

Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Helicopter rescues woman treed by wolves in Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest

Two wolves forced a seasonal U.S. Forest Service into a tree on Thursday.


Stinky situation on Salmon River temporarily averted

A stinky situation has been avoided on the Salmon River, at least temporarily.


Ammi Midstokke: Mountain medicine for the soul

They say that we cannot rush our healing, but I am pretty sure “they” just don’t hike enough.


Instead of fireworks, many Spokane recreationists celebrated the Fourth of July basking in nature’s beauty

Many Spokane recreationists beat the crowds and noise of the Fourth of July by heading into the wilderness.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 12.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 12.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Poachers kill about a dozen redband trout on Spokane River

Britten Jay, a guide at the Silver Bow Fly Shop, came across a terrible sight Monday. Roughly a dozen dead redband trout floating in the Spokane River near the wastewater …


Free event on exploring national parks with children Wednesday

Spokane authors Abby and Harley McAllister will present a free program on exploring national parks with kids at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

The power of a place: Mother’s memories rekindled on banks of the Lochsa River

Suddenly, she’s walking faster. Nearly bouncing in her steps. Pulled forward as if hooked to an invisible string. She sees the Lochsa River and the memories from half a lifetime …


Staying alive: insight on surviving encounters with dangerous wildlife

Don’t run – not from a charging wild animal or the facts, wildlife experts say.


Pend Oreille River pedal-powered rail buggy provides complete outdoor experience

Riding the rails in a four-seater, pedal-powered rail buggy along the Pend Oreille River last weekend was a surprisingly complete outdoor experience.


The Spokane Mountaineers help launch climbing careers with annual Mountain School course

Snaking upward into the dark, a line of headlamps twinkles in the cold darkness of an early alpine morning. Each light a climber. Each climber a collection of hopes, desires …


Father-son duo bonds during Spokane Mountaineers Mountain School course

Snow camping. Not everyone’s ideal form of father-son bonding.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 5

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 5.


Reader photo: So fresh, so clean

Photographer Joanie Christian spotted this common loon in a lake in Pend Oreille County on Sunday.


Porcupine Bay construction starts year after landslide wipes out road

A road accessing a boat launch for anglers is being repaired more than a year


Dishman Glenrose trailhead closed

The Glenrose trailhead, 3701 S. Thierman Road in the Dishman Hills Natural Area, is closed as Spokane County starts trailhead construction.


Spokatopia outdoor demo Saturday

Spokane’s annual outdoor recreation demo blowout featuring land and water activities is Saturday.


Washington teens headed to national bass fishing competition

Blake Williams, 14, is a step closer to his collegiate dream. Fishing.


The value of injury: a meditation on moving slowly

An injury slows me down forcing a slower pace of outdoor travel.


Soak, rinse, repeat: A relaxing dip into Canada’s finest hot springs

Soak, rinse, repeat. This is the gloriously relaxing routine along the 500-plus-mile


Chinook tracking leads to bag limit revamps, Salmon season opened June 23 on Lochsa

Chinook anglers will have a chance to harvest salmon in the Lochsa River later this month.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 12:46 p.m.

Sockeye fishery opens on Columbia, chinook season closes on lower stretch

Sockeye salmon fishing opens on the Columbia River Sunday.


Temporary campground closure

Visitors to the Palouse Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be prepared for travel impacts and a campground closure due to a Latah County bridge replacement project …