Stories tagged: outdoors
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Gear Junkie: Delta fabric keeps runners cool in hot conditions
A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Obama creates planet’s largest protected area
Using his executive authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act, President Obama last week created the largest ecologically protected area on Earth – a Pacific Ocean sanctuary so remote few people …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Corps can continue killing salmon-eating cormorants, judge says
The killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon can continue despite a federal judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have considered …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Mount Rainier trails magical as fall approaches
In September, something magical happens to the hiking trails on the northeast side of Mount Rainier National Park. The crowds disappear.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 9 p.m.
Yellowstone River’s closure worries outdoors industry
Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana’s Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region’s lucrative outdoors industry.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: The enchanting peaks of the Enchantments
Sometimes I do not realize where I have been until I’m looking at the pictures later. This is a classic outdoors person mistake, also known as Not-Stopping-To-Smell-The-Bear-Grass.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase
James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Weekend weather: Cool, damp conditions upcoming
Residents of the Inland Northwest have long recognized that the first of September and the Labor Day holiday can be like turning the page in book as far as weather …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Sept. 1
The Spokane River has been the most consistent producer for fly fishermen and it doesn’t matter what time of the day you’re on the water. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
In brief: Yellowstone starts drawing for snowmobile permits
Beginning on Thursday, snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Reader photo: Easy bein’ green
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow
An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Health officials close Vashon harbor to shellfish harvest
Health officials closed Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon-Maury Island to shellfish harvesting after an unsafe level of poison was detected.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
WSU disavows professor’s statements on Profanity Peak wolf pack, death threats
The killing of a pack of wolves in northeastern Washington to protect cattle is producing death threats for people on both sides of the emotional issue, The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2ceSsb9) …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Yellowstone to begin taking entries for snowmobile permits
Begging Thursday snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane Valley Boy Scouts help injured woman on the Pacific Crest Trail
A Boy Scout troop from Spokane Valley helped an injured woman while on a 50-mile trip through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness earlier this month.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Recreational dam builders blocking critical fish movements
Piling rocks across a small stream on a hot day to create a private forest wading pool may seem harmless to hikers and campers, but fish have a different point …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Field reports: Grouse wing collection helps survey populations
Hunters can help state wildlife biologists monitor forest grouse populations by depositing the wings and tails of birds they harvest this season in collection barrels.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Out & About: Salmo-Priest lookout abused by hikers
Grandfathered at the time the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was designated, the Little Snowy Top Lookout is a piece of history and a rare shelter in a storm for any wilderness traveler.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Weekend weather: Seasonal temps, clear air expected for next few days
The Inland Northwest is getting a break from wildfire smoke and summer heat.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Rich Landers: National parks evolved to embrace more than bears, peaks and waterfalls
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 5 p.m.
NPS 100: Family samples Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier in monster road trip
The cashier in the gift shop at Logan Pass – Glacier National Park’s famous perch on the Continental Divide – looked at my Idaho driver’s license and said, “You didn’t …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
NPS 100: Tourists are wacky about wildlife, ranger says
Wildlife and wild experiences are headliner attractions at many national parks, offering millions of visitors their first close encounters with the outdoors and critters as diverse as marmots and manatees. …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4 p.m.
NPS 100: Yellowstone National Park is one big fly zone
Roger Booth and John Brick once thought they had to get away from the maddening crowds to catch trout in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Rich Landers: Hummers rather flee than fight yellow jackets
A few expert birders are swarming with stingers bared after reading my outdoors column about yellow jackets last week and its reference to hummingbirds.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
NPS 100: Dog being used to protect wildlife in Glacier National Park
The dog bark patrol is on the job at Glacier National Park, notifying wildlife managers and herding mountain goats and bighorn sheep to keep them away from strangers.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3 p.m.
NPS 100: National Park Service evolves for 100 years
What did we want when we set up the National Park Service 100 years ago? A museum? A playground? A business incentive? A zoo?
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Reader photo: Looming large
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 25
The Spokane Junior Rifle Team will hold an open house for prospective members on Tuesday at the Spokane Rifle Club’s indoor range along the Spokane River. Boys and girls age …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Ferry County Rail Trail celebrates resurfacing project completion
The Ferry County Rail Trail Partners are celebrating the completion resurfacing a prized portion of the trail with a ribbon cutting, trail ride-or-walk and barbecue on Sunday. The action will …