Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Weekend weather: Summer-like conditions return
A taste of summer returns to the Inland Northwest, but without too much heat
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 14
Fly fishing The Spokane River is not fishing as well this week as last, but it’s not terrible, either. The St. Joe is still a top option with good fishing …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Reader Photo: Morning buzz
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Montana keeps wolf hunting, trapping quota near Yellowstone
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will keep the quota of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just north of Yellowstone National Park to two.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 1 a.m.
Over-the-hill biking group has rule: ‘Never pedal uphill’
After receiving the invitation to bicycle with the North Idaho Over-the-Hill Downhillers, I had just one day to train. I went home, checked the brakes on my mountain bike and …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 12:45 a.m.
Small rainbows remain mystery to anglers, biologists
Those small blotchy-sided rainbow trout that enthusiastically greet fly fishers’ dry flies on Idaho’s famous cutthroat streams are a bit of a mystery even to biologists.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 12:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Montana judge upholds public access to Ruby River
A Montana judge has created a public access point to the Ruby River after a 12-year fight by an out-of-state landowner to block people from getting to the waterway where …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
Out & About: More on rail trails… Psycho doe
The S-R’s June 26 feature on regional rail trails stopped short of a full fare. While it mentioned the
Sat., July 9, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Parents say fallen hiker loved mountains, life
Qi He, of central China, who died glissading in Aasgard Pass, was remembered for his love of the mountains. His parents chose to have him buried Saturday in Leavenworth’s Mountain …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Yellowstone hires Mandarin-speaking rangers
Yellowstone National Park is has hired three Mandarin-speaking rangers to help with communication amid a growing number of Chinese tourists.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Yellowstone on track for another record visitation year
Yellowstone National Park has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors this year, a 10 percent increase over the same time in 2015.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Riverfront Park groundbreaking celebration finally arrives
A member of the Spokane Tribe sang a blessing and politicians spoke before a ceremonial groundbreaking on the $64.3 million project took place in the Gondola Meadow Friday afternoon. A …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Idaho officials seek comments on grizzly bear hunting rules
Idaho officials are seeking public comments on rules for hunting grizzly bears in the eastern part of the state.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 5 a.m.
Forest floats user fee for Hells Canyon boaters
Boaters who enter the wild and scenic section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon may soon have to pay a user fee, according to a proposal from the Wallowa-Whitman …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
How, and how much, are soft plastics affecting fish?
The four of us, trolling minnow-imitation crankbaits behind canoes in early May, had caught plenty of fish. A couple of us were filleting three fish for supper. That’s when we …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 1 a.m.
Weekend weather: Showers and mild temperatures are in store for Inland Northwest
Showers and mild temperatures are in store for Inland Northwest
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River. The second …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9 p.m.
Presumptive presidential nominees disagree with public lands transfers
In a rare case of bipartisan consensus, both presumptive presidential nominees oppose transferring federal land to states, representatives from their campaigns said.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 5 p.m.
Wake surfing catches attention of water sport enthusiasts
When ocean surfers want the perfect wave, they first have to wait for the correct tide and then paddle out and meet the roller at just the right time. But …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Briefs: Bicycling and rural tourism program in Pullman
A program on the benefits of bicycling to rural tourism will be presented on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Banyons on the Ridge (golf course) in Pullman.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Alan Liere: In admiration of birds
I have been watching six turkey vultures the past few days. They’re not something I normally see here just north of Spokane. Although I find them extremely homely, they are …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 7
Fly fishing There are few streams or rivers in Washington, Idaho and Montana that aren’t producing well for fly fishermen now. Water is in good shape and success ranges from …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Feds want to remove type of rockfish from endangered list
Federal biologists are proposing to remove a species of Puget Sound rockfish from the endangered species list.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Reader photo: Love, American Style
Two kayakers silhouetted against heart-shaped fireworks on Lake Coeur d’Alene on the 4th of July. (Photo by Carrie Hubert)
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Yellowstone park gets $250K grant to preservation project
Yellowstone National Park has been awarded a $250,000 grant to make repairs to historic stonework at one of 10 sites overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Search continues for fisherman who fell into Snake River
Rescue crews are searching for a 22-year-old Boise man who fell into the Snake River near Swan Falls Dam while fishing.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Climber who died on Mount Washington was aspiring actor
A 28-year-old Hillsboro man who fell to his death while climbing Mount Washington last week was an aspiring actor and church activist.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Cooler Snake River water sought to aid sockeye
Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where 99 percent of the run died …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Outdoor school proposal gains enough signatures for ballot
A campaign to permanently fund outdoor school in Oregon has gathered 130,000 signatures.