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Ammi Midstokke: Impending surgery brings out the farce of last temptations

Some months ago, I found myself in a surgeon’s office paying top dollar for his expert advice.


Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7

Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7


Wildlife areas closed until April to protect game

Several state wildlife areas in southeastern Washington are affected by closures to aimed at reducing disturbance to winter weary big game, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday.


Colville Forest schedules call on objections

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a conference call to provide an update on the review of objections to the revised Colville National Forest Plan. The call will also discuss …


“Wildlife on the Palouse” comes to Colfax Library

Learn about wildlife on the Palouse with local biologist Brian Gaston on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. This meeting of ‘Science on the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Reader photo: Marching through winter

Rich Landers took this photo of a whitetail doe near Mount Spokane recently.


Big Rock addition hike Saturday

Dishman Hills Conservancy Executive Director Jeff Lambert will lead a hike through the new 120-acre Big Rock addition on March 9. The route is approximately 3 miles with some steep …


Eli Francovich: Human-powered backcountry travel disturbs wildlife more than we like to think

The woods were quiet except for the hiss of my skis slicing through snow. The sun, clouded and glum back in Spokane, shone bright on the winter backcountry tableau south …


During quick stop during their migration to the Arctic tundra, swans give nature-lovers a show in Pend Oreille Valley

Despite the snow blanketing the region’s forests and valleys, spring is just around the corner. To a nature lover and photographer like myself, that means the swans are coming.


Spokane County to purchase 231 acres for trails, habitat preservation

Spokane County is purchasing more than 231 acres of land south of the Antoine Peak Conservation Area that could provide hiking trails and preserve the area’s wildlife habitat.


Spokane Master Gardener program wins award

The Spokane County Master Gardner’s won the International Master Gardener Conference’s Search for Excellence Community Service Award.


Bill Jennings: Exploring Spokane’s rich skiing history

Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page …


Fat bike race set for Sunday

The North Division Bicycle shop is hosting a fatbike race and demo at 49 Degrees North, Sunday. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. The $20 fee includes a trail pass. The …


February trip of the month: Earn your turns at Lookout Pass

The Spokesman-Review Outdoors section is happy to restart a regular installment featuring outdoor trips throughout the Spokane area. In the 1990s, longtime Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers ran his popular …


Yellowstone road plowing starts Friday

Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to over snow travel on Friday so crews can start to plow in preparation for the coming spring and summer tourist …


State joins tribes, sportsmen in reintroduction of native ‘speed goats’

North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn antelope, is getting some traction in Washington.


Urban skiers hit Spokane’s in-city slopes

While the continued snow might bother some, it’s cause for celebration among many Spokane skiers looking for an easy line.


Reader photo: All puffed up with no where to go

Buck Domitrovich took this photo earlier this month of a California quail sitting on a old wooden fence, puffed up from the cold and waiting to jump down to feed.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 28

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 28.


Wildlife commission to discuss whitetail deer, hunter orange in Spokane meeting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Spokane Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Congress approves major public lands, conservation bill

A wide-ranging bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments has won congressional approval.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Elk hoof disease confirmed in Washington’s Blue Mountains

Elk hoof disease has made its way to Washington’s Blue Mountains.


No Man’s Land Film Festival returns to Spokane

The No Man’s Land Film Festival will return to Spokane March 1.


Dan Thompson: Not exactly a celebration, but happy to be plowed

Minnesotans love to brag about our department of transportation.


$50,000 is swimming in Lake Pend Oreille

Walleye anglers on Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding waters could catch more than just the tasty fish starting March 1.


Citizen effort to map Washington’s Kettle Crest gains momentum

It started, as it often does in America, with a long drive west.


Wolf review bill passes state committee

A bill requiring the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to immediately review the state’s wolf population, among other things, passed through the Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, …


Colville Tribe removes wolf hunting limits for members

Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Thursday, also removed a three-wolf season limit.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Fish and Wildlife proposal eliminates antlerless whitetail deer hunting in 2019

Hunters in eastern Washington may not get a chance to stalk antlerless whitetail deer in 2019.


Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge adds 1,500 acres of former ranchland

The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge added about 1,500 acres of former ranch-land to its boundary in January.