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Jennings: Longtime Mt. Spokane ski patrol member Gary Peck honored after April death

For anyone who crossed his path in life, Gary Peck was an unforgettable guy. He served four decades as a ski patrol member, patrol trainer and race coach at Mount …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Agreement staves off steelhead season closure

Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Cougar kills alpacas near Riverside State Park

A young male cougar attacked and killed eight alpacas near Riverside State Park sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.


After Idaho steelhead closure anglers, outfitters and businesspeople find themselves at odds with their usual conservation allies

There was a time when businesses in Riggins proudly displayed small signs in their storefront windows proclaiming “Salmon Mean Business.”


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Researchers to use drones to collect data on pygmy rabbits

Researchers working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will fly a drone over pygmy rabbit reintroduction sites located in Beezley Hills, Grant County and portions of the Sagebrush …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

Coyote crosses I-90 using new animal overpass east of Snoqualmie Pass

The Washington Department of Transportation captured this video of a coyote crossing over I-90, east of Snoqualimie Pass, Wednesday.


Spokane-area photographer captures image of beloved Yellowstone wolf nearly a year before she’s killed by a hunter

Nearly a year ago, Craig Goodwin was driving through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley when he saw a group of people convened by the side of the road.


Legendary Yellowstone wolf was killed by hunter; years later, her daughter was, too

It was a chance encounter between Marc Cooke and 926F. The wolf looked as though she could be a dog. It paced about 50 yards off the road where Cooke’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Reader photos: Ice, ice baby

Local ice climbers headed to the hills this past weekend looking for waterfall ice. Nick Sweeney and Zach Turner drove to Hyalite Canyon in Montana and met up with Ben …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 6.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Predator-prey study captures resume in northeast Washington

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will start capturing deer in Northeast Washington in early December and fit them with radio-collars as part of an ongoing predator-prey study that …


Want to snowshoe? Check out the library

Want to go snowshoeing? Well, then head to the library.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

With less than 10 percent of Spokane County designated public land, our region’s backdrop is at risk

Flip through any promotional material selling the Spokane lifestyle and one theme quickly emerges. Easy access to nature. As permanent, as baked into our civic being as that backdrop may …


Coeur d’Alene eagles continue to wow

Three-hundred and forty-three bald eagles were counted on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Tuesday.


Ammi Midstokke: The importance of tradition regardless of discomfort

As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are forced to take part in and reflect upon family traditions. The word “tradition” somehow supersedes any logical relevance, joy, …


Popular Yellowstone wolf falls to Montana hunter

A Montana hunter has legally killed a wolf that was popular with photographers and wolf watchers in Yellowstone National Park.


North Cascades Highway to close for season because of snow

The North Cascades Highway closed Wednesday for the season.


Late deer harvest numbers down; WDFW plans to reduce antlerless permits

If hunter stories and check-station results are turn out to be accurate, the 2018 big-game season was a slow one.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Perch a year-round attraction

New statewide fishing rules meansome lakes are open year-round.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game seeks information on wasted elk carcass

Idaho officials are looking for any information regarding an elk carcass that was quartered and thrown by the side of the road.


Local running film, Proof of Life, wins big in Vegas

A documentary film following Spokane’s Brad Thiessen’s recovery from brain cancer won top honors at the Las Vegas Running Film Festival. The film was shot and directed by Spokane filmmaker …


Permit application opening for four memorable Idaho river trips

December is the darkest month, but it also brings a ray of hope for whitewater boaters longing for summer voyages down Idaho’s most-storied rivers.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 29

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 29


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

Reader photo: Salmon snatcher

A bald eagle banks into the sky after grasping a kokanee salmon from the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene at Wolf Lodge Bay. Craig Goodwin took this photo of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:38 a.m.

Ignoring years of collaboration, Colville National Forest reduces eligible wilderness areas in draft plan

A proposal that would have more than quadrupled the amount of protected wilderness in Eastern Washington came to a screeching halt this fall.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

Kayaking Canada’s Bunsby Islands

Join the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club as John McKee describes a kayak trip to the Bunsby Islands in British Columbia, Canada.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Fundraiser for High Drive Bluff Wednesday

Five Spokane locals will share facts, stories and hopes about the High Drive Bluff, Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

For endangered orcas, it’s the hunger games

For the past few years, Idaho’s Snake River salmon and Puget Sound orcas have become linked in the decadeslong battle over the fate of the four lower Snake River Dams …


Resorts are moving family time from apres-ski to the slopes

Family time may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of terrifying downhill runs like Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Highland Bowl in Aspen, …