Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Millennials take aim at hunting, shooting
They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Weekend weather: More showers ahead, but Saturday should bring some sunshine
A spell of showery spring will carry the region into the weekend. Saturday may end up being partly sunny; Sunday iffy
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Deeper Lake Roosevelt drawdown halted at tribe’s request
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Reader photo: Palouse cliff dwellers
On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 27
The Lower Yakima River will open for spring chinook salmon in two areas Friday through June 15. Area 1 is from the Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland to the Grant …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Measuring motion for cyclists
A drone hovers, filming the action. Cyclists race past, rocketing around a giant track. It’s a Thursday night in Los Angeles, and I’ve been invited to witness a product purported …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Institute gives public different angles on Mount St. Helens
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Mount St. Helens in a variety of ways throughout 2017, thanks to programs offered by the Mount St. Helens Institute.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Advocates say wolves may help curb disease in elk
Wolves are the perfect tool to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on last …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
McNeil River bear expert learned to trust grizzly bears
Larry Aumiller spent 40 years trying to come to terms with the expression on the Boone and Crockett Club’s bear statue. “Those bears can be aggressive,” Aumiller said. “But that’s …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Yellowstone elk herd growth tricky to manage
Managing the Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most popular in the world, is no easy task.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Restoration mantra has created a bump for logging
Logging is up in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest under the U.S. Forest Service timber program that focuses less on commercial sales and instead sees logs as a byproduct of …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Long-distance hiking queen seeks to empower women
One of the most accomplished, most durable and most mentally and physically tough backpackers of our time just happens to be a woman, and she’s coming to Spokane.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ice Age Floods geology tour to visit Porcupine Bay landslide
The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new “geology at work” opportunity to an
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Film event promotes wild steelhead
The film “Our Two Hands,” which beckons anglers to conserve wild fish, will be presented on Thursday in Spokane as a fundraiser for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Sat., April 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Growing my own food and other lies
I am staring out across my garden plot. It has been yielding incredible crops of golden rod and knapweed for the last few years. This year it is going to …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Lake Roosevelt levels continue to drop; boat launching limited
The reservoir level was at 1,233 feet and still dropping on Wednesday. That means the only
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Chapman Lake public access remains limited
Chapman Lake, a once-popular trout, bass and kokanee fishery south of Cheney, will remain closed to drive-in public access this season.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Some ski resorts still kicking as wintersports season winds down
As some mountain resorts are reporting record skier visits this season, Silver Mountain is still kicking with one last weekend of action.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Officials rescue 2 black bear cubs after mom hit by pickup
Game wardens have rescued two black bear cubs orphaned after their mother was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a road through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Long-range shooting all about the numbers
Gone are the days of serious target shooters putting a finger to the wind and relying on the trajectories printed on ammunition boxes before squeezing off rounds at distant targets.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
In Brief: Rules boost Buoy 10 salmon fishing
Anglers in the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season in the Columbia River estuary will get to keep wild chinook seven days a week in 2017.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one
Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: Whether of prey or song, birds are wondrous
One spring, my 13-year-old step-daughter and I watched from the deck as three mallard drakes tried to impress a hen mallard. “It’s called a courting flight,” I told her. “The …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Weekend weather: A pair of mostly sunny days expected on Friday and Saturday
A break in the wet, blustery weather should bring sunshine on Friday and Saturday
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Reader photo: Swarm of ladybugs
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Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 20
WDFW fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 16 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide in preparation for Saturday’s opener. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday
Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
More wolf packs expected in southwest Oregon
When gray wolf OR-7 made his historic and famous trek from northeastern Oregon to find a mate and territory of his own, the lone wolf wandered well over 1,000 miles …