Stories tagged: outdoors
Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Dog trainer, breeder left legacy with “Mahoney setters”
It’s not uncommon when I’m hunting, working or walking my dog to have an onlooker say, “Is that a Mahoney setter?”
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Field Reports: Two Bear Air headlines Idaho Trails gathering near Sandpoint
Two Bear Air, the Whitefish-based free helicopter rescue serviced that’s saved a lot of grief for the region’s outdoorsmen, will put on a demonstration for an Idaho Trails Association gathering …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Big-game researcher Woody Myers gave his best shot
Nobody – no hunter, no poacher – has shot more moose in Washington than Woody Myers. His weapon was a rifle. His aim: usually to save the animal’s life rather …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned
Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says. The requirement surprises some boaters with …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Magellan and other seekers of the scenic route
The back way, as we grew up calling these things, was the unknown route, the exploratory bushwhack, the I-might-not-be-home-for-dinner way to get from point A to point B. If my …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Turkey hunters stalk each other; then one of them fires
Soon after his shotgun’s blast, the hunter sprinted toward what he thought was a coveted prize: the wild turkey gobbler he’d been calling to and watching. But Kenneth Dienst found …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane ranks among top fittest cities in U.S.
Spokane ranks among the country’s top 10 fittest cities, according to a new list released by the Physical Activity Council and based on surveys as well as data from personal …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spring sprouts with changes hikers can relish
On Monday, back in Spokane after a week in a foreign country, I headed into the lowland forests just out of town to exercise the dog and see what had …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Scientists’ presentation probes wildfires at the Bing
An hour-long, multi-media, traveling presentation that confronts the trend of huge wildfires, will be in Spokane on Thursday sponsored by The Lands Council and Vaagen Bros. timber company.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge
Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7 p.m.
Matt Liere: Massage not necessarily good for what ails you
On the last day of the late goose season, I blew an easy triple on a flock of Canadians strafing my makeshift blind on the river. An aggravated shoulder injury …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 4
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt sturgeon season planned; tribes already fishing
After years of closure, a sport fishery for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt is scheduled to open this summer. However, area Indian tribes, which make their own rules on the Columbia …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Weekend weather: First big warmup arrives in the Inland Northwest
The first big warm up of the year arrives in the Inland Northwest Thursday
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Reader photo: Leading lunker
A 23-pound mackinaw and a 16-pound rainbow continue to be the top fish caught so far in the 70th annual Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s K&K Spring Fishing Derby, which …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Researchers to trap grizzly, black bears in Yellowstone
Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Popular climbing area closed after column collapses
A popular rock climbing area in south-central Washington state was closed after a basalt column collapsed.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Funding $17 million short for Montana dam to save fish
A federal agency that plans to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish only has about half the money needed for construction.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Program encourages pikeminnow fishing on Snake and Columbia rivers
“Catch a pikeminnow, save a salmon” is the motto for another season of fishing for dollars in the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Out & About: Bikers to kick off May events with pancakes
OUTPEDAL – Since 2011, Spokane has celebrated May as the perfect month for cycling, with Bike to Work Week. This year, the celebration is being renamed and extended to cover …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Wild, Scenic Film Festival highlights rivers, environment
CONSERVATION – Breathtaking landscapes will dominate the picture this week at the third annual Spokane screening of environmental films that feature nature’s beauty, cutting edge environmental issues, humor and more. …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Matt Liere: Taking the relationship in another direction
Despite growing up in an active outdoor family, one filled with generations of deer hunters and walleye fishermen, my wife never quite caught the bug. While this may have been …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Ranger Rick celebrates 45 years with Washington State Parks
Millions of people call Deception Pass State Park home, albeit for a day, maybe two, or perhaps a week. For assistant park manager Rick Blank, the rocky coastline, swirling salty …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Basic bike tune-up brings clunker to life
I’m glad there are no potholes in Spokane, because springtime is here again and it’s time to break out my bike and go for a ride. I have a cool …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Millennials take aim at hunting, shooting
They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Weekend weather: More showers ahead, but Saturday should bring some sunshine
A spell of showery spring will carry the region into the weekend. Saturday may end up being partly sunny; Sunday iffy
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Deeper Lake Roosevelt drawdown halted at tribe’s request
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Reader photo: Palouse cliff dwellers
On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for …