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Silver offers value despite midweek changes

The ski industry grapevine was abuzz last week when Silver Mountain Resort announced it would pull back its operating schedule from seven to five days. In the wake of financial …


After-hours skiers run big risks at Mt. Spokane

It’s not uncommon for the occasional skier to drive into Mount Spokane State Park after work, attach climbing skins and trek up to the mountain summit for a night-time workout …


Hunting and fishing

Salmon and steelhead Steelhead fishing remains good on the Clearwater and all its tributaries, with hours-per- fish ranging from seven to 10. The Snake River is a little slower, with …


Still tinkering with 2009 hunt proposals

After nearly two years of public comment and meetings, significant last-minute changes are being proposed for Washington’s fall hunting rules just two months before the state Fish and Wildlife Commission …


Good cause adds to 24 Hours of Schweitzer’s festivities

A few seasons ago my brother-in-law Robb Peterson and I wanted to know how many runs we could ski at Schweitzer in a day. We logged 18 by lunchtime and …


Hunting and fishing

The lower Snake is fishing well from Asotin on up. It’s best up around Pittsburg Landing. Guide Tim Johnson of FishHawk Charters said three clients hooked 17 steelhead in two …


Scotchman Peaks proponents making their case to locals

While some wilderness proposals championed by Idaho congressmen have moved to the front burner in Congress this month, the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is still …


Canada profiles out-of-bounds skiers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A researcher at Simon Fraser University at Burnaby, British Columbia, is trying to profile the thrill seekers who duck under resort ropes and head out into …


Outdoor show season starts

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and learn sporting techniques at seminars. Following is …


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In brief: St. Helens restricts snowmobilers

Gifford Pinchot National Forest officials have established a non-motorized wedge on the south side of Mount St. Helens, bordered by the Monitor Ridge and Worm Flows climbing routes. Climbers and …


Hunting and fishing

Salmon and steelhead Clearwater River steelhead anglers found the water stained and high but fishable, particularly below Orofino, where guide Toby Wyatt of Reeltime Fishing reported his boats caught 25 …


Troubled Tamarack still a treat for skiers

The perception many have about Tamarack is one of a resort on the brink of failure. After following its ongoing saga of financial distress in the news for the past …


Local beasts are acting like animals

“The winter is so bad in Spokane, moose are falling into basements.” That’s the way my colleague Jim Kershner is describing the past few weeks of record snow accumulation to …


Smallmouth bass boom bad for salmon

Like all trophy-hunting sportsmen, smallmouth bass anglers want to keep the big ones. Fishery managers are trying to convince them to keep the smaller ones.


Snow hounds game

Deep snow isn’t the only curse dogging wildlife in the region this week. “Loose dogs are taking a toll on deer,” Wanda Clifford, Inland Northwest Wildlife Council executive director, said …


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Guns of winter

Comparisons will be made today between this season and the winter of 1968-69 as shotgunners gather to begin The Spokesman-Review Trapshoot. The shoot has been a winter tradition since 1916, …


Fitness class slashes recovery time

Until recently, snow shoveling had been the sternest test for my dry-land training. I’ve moved tons of snow from sidewalk, driveway and roof. I’d tire, but recover without getting sore …


Weather may lead to wildlife recession

It’s been a long stretch of years since a Northwest state curtailed a hunting season in progress because of weather, but the winter of 2008-2009 is bringing Idaho’s partridge season …


Strange snow year forced adjustments

Unlike the huge dump of snow in Spokane last week, the snow in the 2007-08 winter came more gradually and steadily, and it disappeared the same way. Recreationists had to …


2008 was exceptional for Inland anglers

2008 delivered a stream of fine fishing to Inland anglers. Oregon’s saltwater salmon fishing was closed for lack of fish and seasons were shortened off the Washington Coast. Yet big …


Much left unsettled

Some years stand out for accomplishment, but 2008 seems to be notable for unfinished business in the great outdoors. Some examples from near and far:


Rare white chickadee visiting Valley couple’s yard

Weeks before the region’s first snowfall, Frank and June Potter were enjoying a “white” Christmas in the front yard of their Spokane Valley home. Their feeders and heated water dish …


Avalanche danger rises in West

JACKSON, Wyo. – Avalanche centers around the Rockies warned that backcountry conditions were hazardous and likely to become even more dangerous with approaching storms. As centers in Colorado, Montana, Utah …


Hunting authorized on wildlife refuge

After eight years of discussion and study, officials at the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge have authorized hunting for the first time since the refuge was established in 1937.


Wolves targeted despite hunt ban

A court order that restored endangered status to the region’s gray wolves has put proposed wolf-hunting seasons on the back burner, but government guns are being called in to help …


Bears ready for winter slumber

Sweet dreams are bruin in the mountains as the region’s bears start scoping out places for their winter dens. Bears really have only two seasons a year: hibernation’s coming and …


He’s a real-life batman

No law prevented Mike Weaver from evicting the messy tenants in his home along the Spokane River. But even though they wanted to remodel and make use of the attic …


Program offers owl insight

Owls will be coming out of the dark to shed some light on their species next weekend for a free program at Lake Coeur d’Alene. “Because they are most active …