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Friday, February 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ski resorts offering special events and deals this week

Area ski resorts are luring post-holidays skiers with special events and deals.


Columbia could be flooded with spring chinook salmon

The biggest run of spring chinook salmon – almost a half million – since before construction of Bonneville Dam is forecast to enter the Columbia River in 2010. A record-high …


Former deer hunters share reasons for stopping

The deer most people see during deer season are most likely lashed to vehicles, headed for butcher shops. The stories nonhunters hear are often those of successful hunters eager to …


Making tracks

Snowshoes are not just for transportation anymore. Snowshoeing has become a sport of its own. It’s easy to see why. Modern snowshoes are lightweight, comfortable and easy to walk in. …


Rich Landers: Don’t get cross while attempting to cross border

Looking for an unpre- dictable, heart-rate accelerating outdoor adventure? Head to Canada. Getting across the border is an odyssey in itself.


Senior moments: The year outdoors

Spokane eventually climbed out of one of the snowiest winters on record in 2009. But the going was rough. A high toll of wildlife losses and roadkill littering the railways …


Wolves became game for hunters

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s March decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered-species list in the Northern Rockies gave the green light to open the first wolf hunting seasons …


2009 spotlight

Kayaker descends Palouse Falls Tyler Bradt, 22, of Stevensville, Mont., set a world record by riding his kayak over Palouse Falls on April 21. He quickly disappeared in the plummeting, …


St. Michael’s student wins High School Outdoor Writing Contest

A story by Christine Koneazny, a senior at St. Michael’s Academy, has been judged the best of 191 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2009 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Answering the call

I glare down at my walkie talkie. Not working. Again. I groan quietly, and move the compound bow in my hands as I shove the radio back into my pocket.


Holiday gift six-pack caters to outdoorsmen

Snow is on the ground. Lights are twinkling in neighborhood trees. Time to find gifts for the outdoors lovers on your holiday list. Here are a few of my favorite …


Hang on

He looked down at the obstacle. The massive jump stared up at him from a hundred yards away. He stood, motionless. Thinking of a plan, a way out, an exit.


Food for naught

Lurking in the shade, they grip onto branches of the great maple with their tiny brown talons, staring down upon passersby and sending a hungry vibe. They hunch down, pointing …


Top of the world

Seen in books as a child stories unreal and fanaticizing


Out & About: Force-fed osprey hurls hook

Force-fed osprey hurls hook OUTSMART – The osprey was hurting after it had ingested a fisherman’s hook feeding on fish. But workers at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation Center in Merlin, Ore., …


Local boot fitter helps soldiers, skiers sidestep agony of the feet

The 306th Rescue Squadron stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Ariz., conducts search-and-rescue missions in extreme environments. Its equipment meets the highest standards. Pat Sullivan, the lead boot …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Whitefish angling has improved, particularly on the lower stretches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene. Copper Johns are a hard fly to beat.


Bald eagle congregation peaking at Lake CdA

Wolf Lodge Bay is alive with bald eagles that have migrated to the northeast corner of Lake Coeur d’Alene to feed on spawned-out and dying kokanee. U.S. Bureau of Land …


Wet & Wild

Wetlands were drained with the good-riddance stature of dirty bath water around the Inland Northwest in the last century. Now some of them are being restored, in bits and pieces, …


Ex-Navy SEAL teaches beginners to go with the flow at waterpark

Sunday morning the temperature was 3 below zero on Kellogg Peak at Silver Mountain. I was grateful to be in the tropical ambience of the Silver Rapids Waterpark in Kellogg. …


Hunting + Fishing

Fly fishing Rocky Ford Creek near Ephrata is a great place to take large rainbow on a fly when other waters have frozen up. The big rainbow there are suckers …


Sometimes real issues skirted

Sportsmen are susceptible to power trips that throttle their stature. For example, a bird hunter who killed a charging grizzly near Choteau, Mont., this fall initially generated awe for standing …


Grant to offset Antoine costs

Spokane County has received a $1.6 million state grant to offset the costs of preserving Antoine Peak as a natural area just south of Spokane Valley. The grant was awarded …


Bald eagles flocking to Lake Coeur d’Alene

The annual congretion of bald eagles in Wolf Lodge Bay is dwindling earlier than in past years, prompting biologists and volunteers to move up the date for the annual Eagle …


Dedicated skiers can unearth multiple deals to soothe wallet

Skiing and snowboarding are promoted as “family-friendly” activities. But the bill for a day on the slopes can be downright unfriendly to the family budget. It’s a good thing plenty …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing A Tony’s Special fly has been effective recently for enticing large Rufus Woods rainbow. Anglers say they are seeing numerous 8-plus-pound fish cruising the shallows.


Nature agencies asked to share

Plans announced Wednesday to streamline how state natural-resource agencies deliver services to the public did not include consolidation of any state agencies.


Nature photos should be natural

Digital technology and the Internet have rocketed mankind into a new universe of speed and access to information. Unfortunately, the same technology has made it easier to infect the news …


Biologist makes wildlife a priority for 35 years

He apologized for having a wild-game potluck retirement party Nov. 21 while some hunting and fishing seasons were still under way. “I don’t want to take from anybody’s time in …


Birdwatchers gear up for Christmas counts

Birdwatchers are flocking together in the next few weeks in about 2,000 localities across North America and beyond for the 110th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Inland Northwest birders, as usual, …