Stories tagged: outdoors
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Long-term planning for area ski resorts take time and effort
Skiers and riders have enjoyed exploring lots of new terrain over the past several years. More could be on the way in a few more years. We’re having a lot …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update
Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Priest Lake revved up for snowmobiling with groomed trails, services
Relentless snowfall has smothered Priest Lake this winter, and snowmobilers are loving it. “This is one of those years when snowmobiles can drive right up to the restaurant, have a …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 9:42 A.M.
Vintage Snowmobile Races at Priest Lake
More than 22 classes of snowmobiles built before 1985 will roar around an oval track during the Vintage Snowmobile Races at Priest Lake airstrip near Nordman next Sunday.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6 A.M.
Burger from wild game can serve as gateway to other dishes
A tasty burger is a great way to introduce wild-game skeptics to all the flavors they have been missing out on. A good burger, in fact, may serve as the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 1:14 P.M.
In Brief: Nordic events at local venues
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 12:49 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 16
Outdoor writer/photographer Jason Brooks says bank anglers can catch steelhead regularly by scouting the water to find places that don’t have shoulder-to-shoulder anglers, then learning to use the right gear …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 12:38 P.M.
Reader photo: Ice landings
These pilots don’t have a death wish. Their planes with skis land and take off just fine on a frozen Loon Lake.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:10 A.M.
Plan for grizzlies in North Cascades draws mixed reactions
A federal proposal to return grizzly bears to the North Cascades drew mixed reaction in Cle Elum, where the first in a series of meetings was held this week. U.S. …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
The Gear Junkie reviews Yaktrax Summit traction soles
Traction on ice and snow via add-on products is not new. But this Yaktrax bolsters the category of slip-on spikes with its new Summit model.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 9:27 P.M.
Spokane teen, Sandpoint Olympian are Langlauf cross-country ski race winners
A Spokane teen and an Olympian who lives in Sandpoint won the men’s and women’s divisions in the 2017 Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross country ski race Sunday at Mount Spokane …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Lookout Pass free ski school fulfills kids, instructors for 77 years
“Controlled chaos” is the term organizers fondly bestow on the Famous Free Ski School at
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 6 A.M.
Out & about: Candada National Parks celebrate 150 years
Canada’s national parks, celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, are rolling out the welcome mats by offering free entry.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center
A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 2:39 P.M.
Field Reports: Bill would target limping elk bulls
Sen. Kirk Pearson (R-Monroe) has introduced a bill in the Washington Legislature that would allow licensed hunters year round to shoot bull elk that are limping where hoof rot is …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: The outdoor playground of a grown up
By now, most of us know that growing up is totally overrated. I remember being fifteen and thinking that the freedoms of eighteen would never come. I could buy lottery …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 6 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Snowpack means different things to different people
Just past midpoint in the season, we’ve already had a winter’s worth of snow in Spokane. At our local mountain resorts, the skiing and riding has been as good as …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 9:45 A.M.
Priest Lake State Park cabins well located bargain for winter sports enthusiasts
On a whim last month, Dan DeRuyter loaded his fat-tired snow bike and drove from Spokane to Priest Lake, where he found a little piece of heaven off the East …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Snowmobiling star: Winter X Games champion just an average Joe in Yakima
One of the most decorated extreme sports athletes in history regularly rubs elbows with shoppers in Yakima grocery stores, yet few people recognize him.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
In brief: Action shooters recruiting members
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Matt Liere: Groundhog’s gloomy projection only delays inevitable household projects
The bright glimmer of hope I had last week of spring’s early arrival was short-lived, shattered the moment that rodent from Pennsylvania displayed his toothy grin. Six more weeks of …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: Baby, it’s Cold Outside – inside too!
Many years ago, recently divorced, I was living in a trailer at Loon Lake. It was a tough winter, much like this one, and in early February, my hair often …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 3:56 P.M.
In brief: Program features year in the life of owls
Paul Bannick, an award-winning outdoor photographer from Western Washington, is coming to the region to present a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 2:34 P.M.
Sloppy winter storm yields to sunshine this weekend
Another big winter storm should give way to sunshine by Saturday and Sunday
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 2:11 P.M.
Reader photo: Urban skiing
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 1:53 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 8
A good winter tactic now for trout is to drift a worm-baited hook just under the ice. Fish looking for invertebrate hatches will often inhale the worm.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:54 P.M.
SheJumps.org launches women into outdoor sports
While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Trapshooters smoke targets to ward off winter blues
Asked why she’s devoting a portion of eight Saturdays from January into March to trapshooting at the Spokane Gun Club, Shel Giese noted that she’s a member of the American …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 5:39 P.M.
Montana’s outdoors brought economic boost in 2016, report says
A University of Montana research institute says that more than 12 million tourists visited the Big Sky State last year, spending nearly $3.5 billion and supporting nearly 53,000 jobs.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Snow caving practice hones winter survival skills
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.