Stories tagged: outdoors
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
High Road: Sherman Pass is launch pad for winter backcountry recreation
The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But withing an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: 10 tips for wintertime biking
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Out & About: Enchantments permit season increased six weeks
Out & About
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Field Reports: Colville Hatchery school project leader dies
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Juvenile hunter who killed grizzly goes before judge
A judge handed down a penalty Friday for a North Idaho teenager who shot and killed a federally protected grizzly bear last fall north of Wallace. The 14-year-old boy was …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Weekend weather: Sunny skies give way to rainy days
The bright sunshine from earlier in the week is going south as the Pacific storm track returns to the Inland Northwest.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Recreating on frozen lakes requires safety-first approach
Lake ice can creak and groan, pop and tinkle. And when it opens up underneath you, it may not make a sound. That’s what Ryan Sokoloski learned on New Year’s …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Winter Carnival in Sandpoint features ‘K-9 Keg Pull’
As the winter weather morphs into a never ending freeze-thaw cycle, the Sandpoint Winter Carnival kicks off to celebrate all things that can be fun about the cold season in …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Nordic skiing events geared to citizens as well as racers
A flurry of competitive and participatory cross-country skiing events are coming up this month in the Inland Northwest.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Reader photo: Fire in the sky
A vibrant sunset, with an equally colorful reflection, captured on the Spokane River.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 11
The lower North Fork Coeur d’Alene River is one of the better fly fishing options at this time. Look for slower water and go with streamers first. The Spokane River …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Landers: Holding wild steelhead out of water viewed differently in Idaho, Washington
Idaho and Washington have conflicting state laws that demonstrate how people separated by a border – even fishermen and biologists – can be ruled by opposing beliefs. Anglers continue to …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Winter runner stays sane on snowshoes
Alyssa Shaw stood out like a rocket among nearly 300 women enjoying an invigorating snowshoe hike at the
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Jennings: Thin is in, once again, for skis
If you ever have a favorite necktie that goes out of style, don’t get rid of it. Someday it will return to fashion – and look even cooler than it …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: When to embrace misery, when to not
I admit, sometimes I don’t want to go outside. This is a difficult confession for a person who finds most of their entertainment in outdoor misadventures leading to an array …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
CRP benefits to wildlife backed by agency
State wildlife managers are working to help farmers sign up for a federal Farm Bill program that’s been dramatically successful in providing wildlife habitat since signed into law by President …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Turnbull refuge reopens after concerns over Oregon standoff
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge is back open Monday after closing late last week over concerns prompted by the armed occupation of a refuge in eastern Oregon.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Arco locals campaign for Idaho’s first national park
The Shell station shut down recently. Same with the drive-through restaurant. Wells Fargo will close next month, and nearby storefronts sit mostly vacant.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Field reports: National parks attract record visitation in 2015
More than 305 million people visited national parks in 2015, an increase of 12 million from the visitation record set the previous year.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Out & about: Duck hunting wife retrieves husband from near death
OUTLIVE – Justin and Melody Priest of Kennewick were exploring a new Columbia River hunting spot recently, near the end of the duck season, when things went afoul. The Priests …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 3 p.m.
Reader photo: Here’s looking at ewe
A bighorn sheep ewe, apparently pregnant, stands at right with a yearling bighorn on Vulcan Mountain in Ferry County.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 4
To fish for steelhead more effectively from shore
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Boat Show: Wake boats gain in popularity and options
The only way you can surf behind a boat is to have a boat that somehow makes a wave big enough to allow said activity. The so called “Wake” boats, …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Jennings: “El Nino” affects area ski hill conditions
Meteorologists say we’re about halfway through the snow accumulation season in the inland northwest. Despite the snowfall angst brought on by the emergence of the strongest El Niño in recorded …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Larry Cassidy makes fish, wildlife his business
It was a testament to Larry Cassidy Jr.’s massive legacy of public service to Northwest fish and wildlife that the large crowd applauded before he could even sit down to …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Expert to detail snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane
Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Mountain snowpack continues to deepen
Late week storms could help mountain snowpack; dry spell likely starting this weekend
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Before the movie: Mountain man Hugh Glass survived grizzly attack to inspire The Revenant
For a guy with such a fragile name, Hugh Glass must have seemed unbreakable. Shot twice and mauled by a grizzly bear, the mountain man made famous in the book …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams
An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail on track for a state park strategic plan
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic …