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REI hosts pray for snow party, film showing

REI will host a Pray for Snow party on Nov. 11. Those in attendance can wear retro ski outfits and have a chance at winning prizes from REI.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

First snow on Mount Spokane, 2 inches at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Mount Spokane got a dusting of snow overnight.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

WDFW commission to discuss Columbia River fisheries

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the management of Columbia River fisheries Nov. 1 through 3, Thursday through Saturday, including a one-day information-sharing workshop with its Oregon counterpart.


Ribbon cutting ceremony set for Glenrose trailhead Nov. 2

The Dishman Hills Conservancy and Spokane County Parks Department will be officially reopening the Glenrose trailhead on Nov. 2.


Bower Climbing Coalition hosts Reel Rock 13

Spokane’s dedicated climbing nonprofit,


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Moose bomb: Rotting carcass blown up in Wyoming forest

A dead moose in Wyoming is much less likely to attract bears now that its carcass has been blown to smithereens.


Balancing act: Jess Roskelley on his hopes of making climbing his life

In his Spokane garage, Jess Roskelley faced a conundrum. He had this new treadwall – picture a treadmill, but for climbing – but it was about a foot taller than …


Deer hunting opens well, but hot, dry weather puts damper on follow-up weekend

The opening weekend for the general deer hunting season was good, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. Hot and dry weather the following weekend, however, kept many …


First-time Seattle hunter comes to Spokane for successful mentorship

All Cole Mcilvaine wanted was to learn to hunt.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Fish and Wildlife approves killing of remaining two wolves in the old Profanity Peak pack area

The final two members of a wolf pack occupying the old Profanity Peak Pack area will be killed, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Angler commits to fishing for 3,500 consecutive minutes to benefit homeless kids in Spokane County

It sounds like a good excuse to go fishing. But it’s more than that. Avid outdoorsman Ryan Rowe is going to fish for 3,500 consecutive minutes, 1 minute for each …


Tips and tricks to remember while at the Mt. Spokane Ski Swap this weekend

This weekend is the annual Mt. Spokane Ski Swap. Close to 4,000 are expected to descend upon the Spokane County Fairgrounds and dig through the roughly 25,000 new and used …


Spokane Valley’s Browns Park slated for $1.1 million improvements

Spokane Valley is planning more than $1.1 million in improvements to Browns Park that include landscaping, a walking path with lighting, a restroom and picnic shelters.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

After Montana grizzly mauling, Hayden man attacked online by hardcore vegans, animal rights activists

After the mother grizzly bear finished mauling him, after he rubbed the bear spray from his eyes, hiked a half-mile cradling a broken arm, Bob Legasa found himself under attack …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Hiker killed in likely cougar attack suffered broken neck

Records released this week show that an Oregon woman likely killed in a cougar attack near Mount Hood suffered a broken neck and had over a dozen puncture wounds to …


Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18


Spokane Valley Extreme Huntress asks for votes

Spokane Valley’s Jaimie Belknap became a finalist in Extreme Huntress, a national hunting competition, in June.


Washington State Parks announces 2019 free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer 12 free days next year. On free days, visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.


It’s not too early to start thinking about skiing at Canada’s Silver Star Mountain Resort

When driving into Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon, British Columbia, you enter a colorful village modeled after an 1800s-era mining town that feels a bit like visiting a theme …


Climate change forces adaptation in Spokane, Pacific Northwest

Climate change is, nearly by definition, an overwhelming subject.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Off the hook: Swallowed tackle doesn’t seem to stymie sturgeon

A study of sturgeon in Hells Canyon determined a significant portion of the long-lived fish have hooks and other fishing tackle in their digestive tracts, but they seem to be …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is coming to a close in the Spokane area

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is winding to a close in the Spokane area.


Mountain Gear to host alpinist Jess Roskelley

Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley will speak at Mountain Gear (2002 N. Division St.) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks Wolf Advisory Group candidates

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group is looking for new candidates to serve on the citizen committee that advises the department on wolf recovery and management.


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stock 147,000 trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release.


Nordic association will prepare trails Saturday

With winter just around the corner, the Spokane Nordic Ski Association has started trail preparation on Mount Spokane.


Clues from the Yellowstone ice patch: When climate change meets archaeology

Although archaeology has been around for centuries, “ice patch” archaeology really became a new discipline in 1991 when Otzi the Iceman – a 5,000-year-old body nearly perfectly preserved – was …


Ammi Midstokke: Rehabilitation for the resistant

“Don’t you dare tell me to take up swimming,” I warn the surgeon. He’s is visibly struggling not to roll his eyes.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

900-pound grizzly wanders into Montana Hutterite Colony

A 900-pound grizzly wandered into the garage of a Hutterite Colony in Montana, Wednesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 9 a.m.

Dedicated workers help adaptive climbing take off in Spokane

Emily Stevenson was depressed. The Gonzaga student hadn’t slept well in three years. The rigors of her engineering school work threatened to overwhelm her.