Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Wildlife officials investigating grizzly bear shooting death
State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a black bear hunter reported shooting a grizzly bear about 5 miles northeast of Missoula.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Popular Spokane-area hiking trails expanded, improved
Hikers and mountain bikers are out for a pleasant surprise when they make their next visit to some of the Spokane area’s most popular trail systems.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lake Spokane carp removal project wraps up gillnets for season
A total of 1,119 carp were removed from Lake Spokane during two weeks of gillnetting to hone techniques for reducing numbers of the bottom-feeding fish and improve water quality in …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club offers paddling classes
A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks, sea kayaks and recreational kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway in June as part of an annual skills program offered …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle
Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Matt Liere: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
We’re essentially daytrading our outdoor management practices when we should be looking at moderate investment plans for the long haul, with little need for restructuring. So I worry.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Montana requiring anglers to buy new invasive species pass
Montana has taken a different twist on the regional fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS). All anglers are required to buy the state’s new AIS Prevention Pass, according to legislation …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
$24K reward offered for killer of Yellowstone wolf
The reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park rose to $24,000 this week after a wolf advocacy groups and a Go …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Outdoors ripe for a memorable holiday weekend outing
The stage is set for recreationists heading out to flex their muscles, launch their boats and pitch their tents for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Some people may be packing …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Spring weather brings on bicycling events
Bicycling events are cranking up in a big way this week. The Spokane Bicycle Club is inviting the public on free weekday and weekend rides to become familiar with enjoyable …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Weekend weather: Taste of summer to return for holiday weekend
This week’s brief taste of summer will return in time for the Memorial Day holiday
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Reader photo: Final reflections on winter
Enjoying the view: Olivia Chantry pauses during a hike-up ski run for the spring-in-the-Selkriks view over Lake Pend Oreille during a May visit to the top of Schweitzer Mountain ski …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 25
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River levels have dropped considerably and there is a lot of bug activity. Conditions are virtually the same on the St. Joe. The lower river …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Snowy plover chick hatches in Nehalem Bay State Park
A Western snowy plover chick has hatched on a beach at Nehalem Bay State Park, the first hatchling spotted there since the 1960s.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
Rare foxes spotted in Oregon may help California population
Biologists are hoping a rare subspecies of foxes spotted in Oregon can help boost the number of them living in California.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Disabled vet offers peers therapy through fishing
Serving five foreign tours of duty during 15 years with the Army came close to killing Ryan Caldwell. Coming home to a medical retirement came even closer.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: South Hill group seeks reopening of bluff access
A public meeting is scheduled this week on a South Hill group’s proposal to reopen a city easement at 44th and Scott to provide neighborhood public access to the bluff …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Spring chinook seasons hang in balance
The fate of this year’s spring chinook fishing seasons will be shaped over the next few days, with a decision looming early next week. Regional salmon managers will gather Monday …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Vacation for the perma-campers
As my entire childhood was a long family wilderness vacation, I am not versed in this idea of organizing the mind-boggling logistics it takes to facilitate spending time
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Montana anglers must purchase aquatic invasive species pass
Anglers in Montana will need to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention pass following legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Canada’s lesser-known national parks good bet during 150th anniversary
It’s Canada’s turn to celebrate its national parks. As part of Canada 150 – the country’s sesquicentennial – admission is free in all national parks. For Americans, a car-camping trip …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Removing carp from Lake Spokane mixes science, grunt work
Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Snake River family festival spotlights utility of dams
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spirit Lake chinook study needs anglers’ help
Anglers in North Idaho who catch chinook in Spirit Lake can help fisheries researchers by dropping off a tissue sample at drop boxes being installed at one or more boat …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Contest winner named for ‘Expedition Alaska’ film tickets
The winner has been chosen for the two free tickets The Spokesman-Review has offered for tonight’s screening and panel discussion of the “Expedition Alaska Adventure Race” documentary at the Bing …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 18
Most rivers are on the high side of fishable this week. Lake anglers at Amber, Coffeepot, Sprague, Badger and other lowland lakes say fishing is “decent” but not fast and …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Fresh layer of mountain snow giving way to warming temps
This week’s snow storm in the mountains of the region will give way to temperatures more typical of late spring