Stories tagged: outdoors
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, midnight
Generac introduces generator “without all the excess noise”
A new entry this fall in the gas-generator market, Generac introduced its iQ2000 model as “a smart, powerful generator without all the excess noise.”
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:05 p.m.
Forest Service adds land near Northport to Colville National Forest in $2.4 million deal
The United States Forest Service just bought about 2,400 acres that will add to the Colville National Forest and preserve areas around a Congressionally designated trail. The area surrounding Big …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 3:18 p.m.
Landers: Andrus stands out rock solid as national conservation leader
When they carve the equivalent of Mount Rushmore for politicians who stuck their necks out for hunting, fishing and conservation, Cecil Andrus deserves to be among the faces in the …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
Landers: Mt. Spokane resort has more snow than peak last year
Tuesday night’s snowfall left a perfect winter wonderland for groomers to work their magic at
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 1:42 p.m.
Weekend weather: Snow, wintry mix headed for region
A new Pacific warm front should bring snow Thursday night followed by a wintry mix by dawn on Friday.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 12:54 p.m.
Reader Photo: What are you looking at?
A Northern Pygmy Owl rests after tackling a vole at Liberty Lake County Park.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 12:34 p.m.
Midstokke: Gifts from Santa can guide kids to the outdoors
For my child’s second birthday, I bought her a bike. Much to my dismay, it spent the first several months of its existence in the corner of the living room. …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 12:18 p.m.
Jennings: Ski maker takes a personal approach for his customers
If you want to make the favorite skier in your life feel like a million bucks this Christmas, consider talking to T.J. Sneva. I paid him a visit at his …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, midnight
December critical to state’s wolf management program
Late December is just about the most important time of the year to the people who monitor the state’s wolves. Gray wolves are unparalleled as the state’s most controversial predator …
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, 10:59 a.m.
Use prescribed fire as a tool or wildfire will rule, expert says
In the aftermath of Washington’s worst wildfire season, Okanogan region wildlife area managers are making a stronger case to fight fire with fire.
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, 10:56 a.m.
Out & About: State laws ban hunter harassment
A locally-produced calendar stands out like a big bird in the flock among gift-giving choices for nature lovers.
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, 10:54 a.m.
Nature Conservancy allays concerns over plans for land in Kittitas County
When an international conservation group announced last winter it was making a major purchase of forest land in western Kittitas County, it raised some concern among area residents who enjoyed …
Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, midnight
Last-minute outdoors gifts
The holidays are here, and it’s T-minus two weeks until Christmas. Here are eight great last-minute gifts for anyone outdoorsy on your list.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
Videos help pet owners keep dogs out of traps
With trapping seasons open in Idaho, Fish and Game officials are promoting a video for pet owners with tips on keeping their dogs out of traps meant for critters such …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 3:42 p.m.
Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks prepping for winter recreation season
With snow covering higher elevations, staff at Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks are prepping for the start of the winter recreation season.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
49 Degrees North to reopen on Friday
Despite the rain and wind this week, 49 Degrees North held on to a good bit of the snowpack it accumulated earlier this week during a significant winter storm that …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 2:21 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
A Christmas gift of a Washington fishing and hunting license or a Discover Pass will last the whole year. They are now available for the 2016 season by phone at …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 2:03 p.m.
Landers: Helicopter survey conflicts with elk hunt in Whitman County
A helicopter big-game survey scheduled for last Saturday’s perfect flying conditions in Whitman County was bad timing for at least Levi Dennis. The hunter from Lamont was out trying to …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 1:26 p.m.
Reader Photo: Big Rock stands above it all
Big Rock, in the Rocks of Sharon-Iller Creek Conservation Area, stands majestically amongst high clouds.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
Weekend Weather: Ski resorts could see rebound after wind, rain hurt snow pack
Now that the heavy rain and strong winds have subsided, the National Weather Service said it expects cooler conditions and increasing chances of rain and snow in lower elevations and …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 12:56 p.m.
TV hunting show hosts, including Miss Kansas, cited for violations
The former Miss Kansas who became the host of an Outdoor Channel adventure show has been charged with illegally shooting an Alaska grizzly bear and attempting to cover it up.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 12:42 p.m.
Trail clearing continues at Mount Spokane State Park
Hundreds of blowdown trees have been cleared from roads and trails at Mount Spokane State Park in the past two weeks, and there’s more work to do, rangers say.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Jennings: 49 Degrees North growing into regional attraction
Over the past several years, 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort has been methodically transforming itself from a modest local favorite into an aspiring regional destination.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, midnight
Alan Liere: Sometimes gun-shy dogs are due to operator error
It took seven months for Jill and me to work through her problem, starting with me firing a cap pistol as soon as I went out the door in the …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9:02 a.m.
Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits
The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9 a.m.
Field reports: Sport fishing proposals up for vote
Sport-fishing rule changes for 2016-2017 and a report about wolf conflict management are among topics on
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9 a.m.
Audubon clubs prep for Christmas Bird Count
Bird watchers are gearing up for the Christmas Bird Count, an annual census that gives experienced birders a platform to involve newcomers in citizen science.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 3:53 p.m.
Disagreement lingers about management of elk population in Montana
Are there too many elk in Montana? Ask a landowner whose alfalfa field is mowed down by a herd of the big mammals and the answer is probably yes. Ask …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 3:38 p.m.
Motorized users sue Kootenai Forest for more access to proposed wilderness areas
Snowmobile clubs and advocacy groups from Montana and Idaho are suing the U.S. Forest Service and its plan that bars motorized access in certain protected areas of the 2.2 million …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
Reader Photo: Nature’s own decorations for the season
Sunshine sets icicles aglow, feigning warmth through winter’s icy grip.