Stories tagged: outdoors
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:10 A.M.
Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions
A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
The Gear Junkie reviews Yaktrax Summit traction soles
Traction on ice and snow via add-on products is not new. But this Yaktrax bolsters the category of slip-on spikes with its new Summit model.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 9:27 P.M.
Spokane teen, Sandpoint Olympian are Langlauf cross-country ski race winners
A Spokane teen and an Olympian who lives in Sandpoint won the men’s and women’s divisions in the 2017 Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross country ski race Sunday at Mount Spokane …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Lookout Pass free ski school fulfills kids, instructors for 77 years
“Controlled chaos” is the term organizers fondly bestow on the Famous Free Ski School at
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 6 A.M.
Out and about
Canada’s national parks, celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, are rolling out the welcome mats by offering free entry.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center
A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 2:39 P.M.
Field Reports: Bill would target limping elk bulls
Sen. Kirk Pearson (R-Monroe) has introduced a bill in the Washington Legislature that would allow licensed hunters year round to shoot bull elk that are limping where hoof rot is …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: The outdoor playground of a grown up
By now, most of us know that growing up is totally overrated. I remember being fifteen and thinking that the freedoms of eighteen would never come. I could buy lottery …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 6 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Snowpack means different things to different people
Just past midpoint in the season, we’ve already had a winter’s worth of snow in Spokane. At our local mountain resorts, the skiing and riding has been as good as …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 9:45 A.M.
Priest Lake State Park cabins well located bargain for winter sports enthusiasts
On a whim last month, Dan DeRuyter loaded his fat-tired snow bike and drove from Spokane to Priest Lake, where he found a little piece of heaven off the East …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Snowmobiling star: Winter X Games champion just an average Joe in Yakima
One of the most decorated extreme sports athletes in history regularly rubs elbows with shoppers in Yakima grocery stores, yet few people recognize him.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
In brief: Action shooters recruiting members
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Matt Liere: Groundhog’s gloomy projection only delays inevitable household projects
The bright glimmer of hope I had last week of spring’s early arrival was short-lived, shattered the moment that rodent from Pennsylvania displayed his toothy grin. Six more weeks of …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: Baby, it’s Cold Outside – inside too!
Many years ago, recently divorced, I was living in a trailer at Loon Lake. It was a tough winter, much like this one, and in early February, my hair often …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 3:56 P.M.
In brief: Program features year in the life of owls
Paul Bannick, an award-winning outdoor photographer from Western Washington, is coming to the region to present a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 2:34 P.M.
Sloppy winter storm yields to sunshine this weekend
Another big winter storm should give way to sunshine by Saturday and Sunday
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 2:11 P.M.
Reader photo: Urban skiing
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 1:53 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 8
A good winter tactic now for trout is to drift a worm-baited hook just under the ice. Fish looking for invertebrate hatches will often inhale the worm.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:54 P.M.
SheJumps.org launches women into outdoor sports
While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Trapshooters smoke targets to ward off winter blues
Asked why she’s devoting a portion of eight Saturdays from January into March to trapshooting at the Spokane Gun Club, Shel Giese noted that she’s a member of the American …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 5:39 P.M.
Montana’s outdoors brought economic boost in 2016, report says
A University of Montana research institute says that more than 12 million tourists visited the Big Sky State last year, spending nearly $3.5 billion and supporting nearly 53,000 jobs.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Snow caving practice hones winter survival skills
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 6 A.M.
‘Worst conditions in 20 years’ prompt closure of Washington wildlife areas in Asotin County
Two southeastern Washington wildlife areas totaling 11,000 acres are closed to public access through April to prevent human disturbance to deer and elk struggling through the worst winter conditions in …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 4:30 A.M.
Transferring federal land: an old idea that still offends the masses
Having a beef with the federal government is as old as the USA. So is the associated idealism and greed that’s helping fuel the current campaigns to transfer federal public …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Alaskan huskies bred for all-around sledding performance
The Alaskan husky used by most dog mushers in Alaska isn’t really a breed, at least not in the way kennel clubs think of pedigree.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 10 A.M.
Forest Service on hold for hiring seasons firefighters, trail crews
Federal workers scrambled last week to interpret how President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze of civilian employees might affect seasonal firefighters and other part-time employees such as trail crews.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Frost Fight pits bikes racing in the snow
An unusual event that has emerged recently at a few ski resorts around North America will make its Inland Northwest debut at Silver Mountain Sunday. The Frost Fight is a …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
APNewsBreak: Deal allows Yellowstone bison slaughter
A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while sparing 25 animals that American Indian tribes want to start …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits
Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …