Stories tagged: outdoors
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 4:45 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: When history repeats itself
Back in 1985, my youthful and blissfully unaware parents had this fantastic idea that they could move back to the land. They would lead a simple life with their children, …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bald eagle gathering nears record at Lake Coeur d’Alene
Despite difficult viewing conditions, a near-record count of bald eagles was tallied Wednesday in the weekly winter survey at Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 15
Anglers don’t typically catch as many walleye in the winter as during the summer months, but the fish they do catch are often much larger.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Reader photo: Chilly trip
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Weekend weather: Frigid temperatures blanket region
The coldest weather in nearly three years is paying a visit to the Inland Northwest, and it comes after the mountains got enough snow to kick off the winter recreation …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Yellowstone to open for winter season
Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
Fate of Oregon’s oldest state forest is examined
Oregon’s top elected state leaders heard at times heated testimony on Tuesday about the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest, whose lumber proceeds help fund the state’s schools, to …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Goose treated after drinking toxic mining pit water dies
A snow goose that was captured and treated last week after drinking the acidic waters of the Berkeley Pit has died and another is still recovering.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Washington changes protections for bald eagles, marbled murrelet
Washington state has removed bald eagles and peregrine falcons from the state’s endangered species list while increasing protections for lynx and marbled murrelets.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record
Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
Sold: Pristine Teton Range views in national park for $46 million
A deal between Wyoming and the Interior Department will help prevent a square mile of Grand Teton National Park from being developed by putting the property in federal hands.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Skier missing overnight at Crystal Mountain found safe
An avid skier who was missing overnight at Crystal Mountain Resort was found safe Monday after he managed to make his way to a closed section of highway and texted …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Skier falls into tree well, dies at Snoqualmie Pass
Authorities say a man is dead after falling into a tree well at the Alpental ski area at Snoqualmie Pass.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Yellowstone Park under pressure from crowds, budget
Yellowstone, the country’s oldest national park, is being discovered by more people than ever. As the park’s visitation continues to grow, so does the list of maintenance that needs to …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.
Persistence pays off big for Spokane River angler
Earlier this month, while fishing from shore, the Spokane angler caught and released a 26-inch brown trout that would make the day for any veteran angler on the Spokane River.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Field reports: Lawmaker questions rail trail funding
Rep. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) says he questions the value of Washington State Parks and Recreation Department proposals to spend millions of dollars in his district improving the portion of a …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Out & About: Guided snowshoe hikes offered in region
Guided snowshoeing hikes as close to town as Newman Lake and Mount Spokane and as far as Sherman Pass are being offered this season through Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Hunters urged not to eat geese in area of toxic pit mine
Wildlife officials are urging hunters who killed snow geese in the Butte and Dillon areas to wait to eat the meat because the birds might have landed in the contaminated …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Rich Landers: Ethics guide sportsmen beyond the law
When regulations seem to fall short, I often pose a simple question as a guide for my outdoor ethics: What if everyone did it?
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 6 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Skis getting better for average skiers on average days
The snow sports industry is notorious for marketing shiny innovations intended to maintain sales figures more than increase performance for the average consumer. But a visit to Spokane Alpine Haus …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Crystal Mountain offers exceptional terrain and higher elevations
When you step off the gondola at Crystal Mountain, it’s hard to beat the view.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 5 a.m.
Columbia salmon, endangered species on commission agenda
The Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will decide in the next two months whether to implement fully in 2017 the biggest overhaul of Columbia River salmon policies in …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: The Skeleton in the Woods
Once again, on the last day of the late buck season, I trudged back to my house in the dark from my sitting place across the creek. There was no …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
Reader photo: On second thought …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
In Brief: Dishman Hills group leads Big Rock hike
HIKING – Dishman Hills Conservancy members are leading a winter hike into the Rocks of Sharon on Saturday, likely through several inches of cold, beautiful snow. The group will depart …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Weekend weather: Cold, snow going to stay in lowlands, mountains
A new snowstorm expected to arrive over the Inland Northwest later on Thursday is going to blanket the region with a fresh layer of light powder that should remain on …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 8
As with any bait, there are times when the steelhead will also ignore spoons and spinners, but these can be very effective and are easily fished from shore.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again
Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees despite facing years of resistance from state …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
PUD to exterminate pigeons at Lake Chelan Dam
You may see a couple of sharpshooters taking aim at the pigeons roosting on Lake Chelan Dam in the coming weeks, but don’t be alarmed.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands
Montana mine officials say it’s likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week.