Stories tagged: outdoors
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Peak Experiences on the Powder Highway
If you want to explore the famed Powder Highway of British Columbia, these three resorts – Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Whitewater – offer some of the best experiences you can …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 10:38 P.M.
Pack horse left for dead survives 6 wintry weeks in Wyoming forest
If you think you’ve had a tough winter, consider the plight of a Wyoming pack horse that was left for dead and survived on its own in the wolf-infested national …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Dedicated cyclist gears up to coast through winter
Winter isn’t an offseason for dedicated bicyclists. While recreational riders might be training for spring indoors on rollers, delivery and messenger service riders are still finding two wheels the most …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
Bill Jennings: The physics and mathematics of skiing
Math is really hard work for me, but I’ve always enjoyed physics. Some physicists who write have a knack for making the complex simple to help you understand their universe, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 7:15 P.M.
Alan Liere: Motivation for different winter sports change over the years
From what I hear, local skiers are extremely happy this winter, and that makes me happy, too – it minimizes the competition on the frozen lakes where I like to …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:30 P.M.
In Brief: Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race has strong field
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 5:18 P.M.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 19
Whitefish aren’t usually a fly angler’s first choice, but they are fun to catch, usually cooperative and available in abundance on rivers such as the Kettle, Spokane, Yakima, Coeur d’Alene, …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 4:42 P.M.
Winter storm leaves fresh snow in the mountains, northern counties
The latest winter storm through Wednesday left fresh snow in the mountains and northern counties
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades
Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bird counters fly high from field day
Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 5 P.M.
Montana bull elk in running for world record
An bull elk killed by a Montana bowhunter in September is a state record, the largest recorded in the U.S. in 48 years – and in the running to be …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Outpeople: Alice Busch guides special needs students on the slopes
If you frequent Mount Spokane’s Ski and Snowboard Park during the winter ski season, it’s hard not to notice the folks in the lime green jackets. They’re the people you …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 12:47 P.M.
Visit Washington state parks for free Sunday, Monday
No Discover Pass is needed Sunday and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Washington state parks.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Color coding works on the ski hill too
My mind wandered on the chairlift. I thought about to-dos that have to wait until tomorrow—or about how to get away for the next storm on the horizon.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 12:36 P.M.
Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzly bears to Washington
Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Powder City: South Hill bluff skiers plunge into rare opportunity
While some people were shoveling the relentless snowfall in Spokane earlier this week, others were playing in it. This week, Spokane is Powder City.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 6 A.M.
Off-grid living: How to feel like you are camping year-round
Determined to experience the glories of home ownership, I spent my first night at the new and still unnamed cabin/ranch/lodge/casa. I have been feverishly thinking about what to call the …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Outdoor retailers should dump Utah for its anti-recreation politics, Black Diamond founder says
SALT LAKE CITY – A powerful outdoor recreation industry executive said Tuesday the world’s largest outdoor retail show going on this week in Salt Lake City should leave Utah if …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 5 A.M.
Winter camping basics to help enjoy snow-covered landsacpes
Although snow camping draws on many of the same skills and knowledge as regular backpacking, venturing out for an overnight in the winter comes with some added challenges. Navigation, nutrition …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 2:07 P.M.
Winter’s cold start could turn around next week
Spokane temperatures Dec. 1-Jan. 9 are tied for the 10th coldest on record. That could change next week.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: Snowshoeing in practice not quite as shiny as theory
The only exercise I get in the winter when the weather is bad is shoveling snow, hauling wood and bird hunting. This winter there has been quite a lot of …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 6:55 P.M.
Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities
Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 4:34 P.M.
Reader photo: Down the hatch
A merganser joins more than 260 bald eagles this week to feast on spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 4:28 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 12
Some people call burbot (fresh water ling cod) “slimy snake fish” because of their appearance, but if you throw yours back, you are missing some fine eating. You can get …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:42 A.M.
Snake River dam projects may be delayed
Salmon advocates are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Arctic air returns to the region on gusty winds
More arctic is arriving across the Inland Northwest on gusty winds that could cause snow drifting
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4:53 A.M.
Kim Thorburn has scientist’s open mind to making policy for hunting, fishing
A doctor trained to assure the health of human populations has been volunteering for three years to help oversee the well-being of Washington’s fish and wildlife.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4:22 A.M.
Siberian bird detours to Lewiston in second-known U.S. appearance
People from several states packing binoculars and cameras have been flocking to clusters of Russian olive trees at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston for the past two weeks.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4:01 A.M.
Young angler catches, releases Idaho brookie record
Henry’s Lake near Island Park, Idaho, upheld its reputation for producing big trout last month as ice fisherman Kazen Cromar, age 10, caught a 22 inch brook trout to set …