Stories tagged: outdoors
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
One person’s backbreaking labor is another’s competitive sport.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
Idaho’s imperiled Snake River sockeye run has nearly matched last year’s return but hasn’t paralleled the surprising performance of sockeye that return to the upper Columbia River Basin.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Check out this gigantic moose in Alaska.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
The Lands Council needs volunteers to water trees along Hangman Creek, Little Spokane and the Spokane River. The trees, which were planted, require extra water during the summer’s hottest months, …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission met yesterday in Olympia to discuss long-term funding options and a potential fee increase aimed at
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
The rising sun is already casting its soft light on the lake as we pull up to the marina. It’s quiet but for a few morning sounds – birds, bees, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
An abusive father, daily bombings and three weeks of walking without food as a young World War II refugee tarnished the early years of Anna Patterson’s life, but you wouldn’t …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Lee Prouty has been hiking Spokane’s Beacon Hill for more than a decade. So, when he saw the flames from Upriver Beacon fire last month he was worried.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 9
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
A popular Washington climbing spot is getting a much-needed second toilet.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Two new wolf packs were confirmed on the Colville Indian Reservation this week.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
A Tacoma man now holds the state record for the largest redbanded rockfish caught in Washington.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
He’d driven by the statues of the horses numerous times, crisscrossing Washington as he often does for work. One of those times, a few years ago, an idea started to …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
After 17 hours on the trail, the group stumbled through their self-determined finish line at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on July 29.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Is it her grief … or ours? As she carried her dead calf for the ninth straight day, Tahlequah the mother orca whale has captured the world’s attention.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Learn about this region’s dramatic geologic history during a guided hike Aug. 18.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 5 a.m.
Fall chinook fishing on the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers will open Aug. 18 and Idaho Fish and Game fisheries managers expect 18,126 adult fish to return to Idaho, compared …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Calling her a seamstress is an understatement. Technical sewing specialist is more accurate. “Outdoor gear angel” is a perfect fit.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., that would give tribes the right to lethally remove sea lions from the Columbia River is moving forward.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
Idaho wildlife officials have taken additional steps to prevent chronic wasting disease from entering the Gem State by banning the import of deer, elk or moose carcasses from areas with …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5 a.m.
While considered rough and rustic living by some, for seasoned backpackers the Snow Peak Cabin’s many amenities offer a taste of the glamping high life within the heart of Washington’s …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Lawmakers, recreation advocates appear united in working to reauthorize popular Land and Water Conservation Fund
Members of Congress and outdoor and recreation advocates are making an effort to extend a popular program that taps federal offshore oil and gas drilling royalties to fund everything from …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 2
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
A bull moose cools off in the waters of a Stevens County lake while boaters drift past. Joanie Christian captured this scene on Sunday. The bull moose was visibly limping …
Mon., July 30, 2018, 5 a.m.
Chinook runs are notoriously difficult to predict, but if the jacks that returned this spring are any indication, Idaho anglers should brace themselves for a poor 2019 run.
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
A National Parks Service report confirms that grizzly bears long inhabited the North Cascades.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Thousands of scientists expressed alarm this week at the expansion of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. A report in BioScience outlined the dangers of building a continuous and impermeable …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The future of a national scenic trail through northwest Montana’s most isolated grizzly bear country has wildlife and recreation experts tangled in a messy debate.