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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.


Vancouver’s rugged west coast offers kayaking adventures for experts, neophytes alike

A 12-day, 150-mile kayaking adventure off the west coast of Vancouver Island tested John McKee’s logistical prowess and physical endurance this summer.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

High-speed lasers measure glacial movement at Big Sky Resort

Many skiers and snowboarders probably don’t know it, but the 9,800-foot-high base of Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak Tram sits atop a slow-moving rock glacier.


Shutdown’s impact minimal for local wildlife managers

The federal government’s multi-day shutdown has minimally impacted Idaho and Washington wildlife management.


Scotchman winter hike schedule announced

Although the snow may be flying and the air may be frigid, the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks organization is still leading hikes into the wilds of North Idaho and …


Othello Crane festival announces theme

The Othello Crane Festival announced its 2019 theme on Monday.


Yellowstone plans to capture more than 600 bison

Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd’s population.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Sperry Chalet open house postponed due to federal shutdown

A planned public open house and “industry night” for contractors interested in bidding on rebuilding the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park is the latest victim of the federal government …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:19 a.m.

A magic mountain: Reflecting on love, loss and nature’s healing influence

Neither Dad nor I owned this particular piece of property, but we considered it ours, and it was doubtful any others received or gave back as much as we. We …


For a stretch in 1930, Columbia River was solid, icy runway

The year was 1930, and it was freezing – literally.


Mount Spokane ski patroller wins national Outstanding Alpine Patroller award

Mt. Spokane ski patroller wins national Outstanding Alpine Patroller award.


Jennings: When it’s hard to see, seek trees

The forecast for Saturday predicted overnight snow, followed by warming temperatures, rain and wind later in the day. My wingman Dan and me planned to rise early and get first …


Oregon joins other states allowing roadkill for food

A new law that goes into effect Jan. 1 means people in Oregon will be able to harvest and eat roadkill.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

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

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


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Reader photo: Pure ‘serendipity’

It was what Jackie McNeel called a “serendipity event.”


After delay, Dungeness crab season opens on Oregon coast

After a month-long delay, the Dungeness crab season is set to open in Oregon, but industry experts say these appear to be a trend and they hurt coastal communities.


Landowner donates Idaho land once planned for subdivision

An anonymous landowner has donated 0.26 square miles of mule deer winter range in Pocatello to a local land trust


From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Crab season set to open in Oregon, Washington state

Fishery managers say commercial fisherman in parts of Oregon and Washington State will finally be able to set their Dungeoness crab gear on Tuesday


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


Ammi Midstokke: Remedies for the Christmas Crash

Christmas, by far, is the most manic of the holidays. In a strange sort of bipolar roller coaster of stress and gluttony, of joy and relatives, wrapping then unwrapping, we …


Friends of Mt. Spokane looking for board members

The Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park board of directors is looking for new members.


University ice makers get the hang of producing climbable walls

Even to non-ice climbers, the ice hanging from the wall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks looks different than it did when the wall opened in 2012.


Best Hand Fun Ski event upcoming

The 28th annual Best Hand Fun Ski and Snowshoe Event is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the 4th of July Pass Recreation area in Idaho. Check-in time is 10:30-11:30 a.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Wondering what hiking conditions are like at Stevens Creek? Check out this live video

Want to hike at Stevens Creek but not sure whether to bring gaiters, snowshoes or just plain boots? Or, worried that it’s too crowded? Check out Spokane County’s live video …


New Idaho Fish and Game director prepares to balance competing interests in top job

By his admission, Ed Schriever’s mantra of “balance and stretch” sounds like an exercise routine for old guys.


Wide-ranging land conservation effort gets $25,000 grant from Innovia

An effort to coordinate conservation and recreation efforts regionwide received an early Christmas present last week.