Stories tagged: outdoors
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.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Injured climber rescued from Mount Adams
A 55-year-old Lynnwood man is recovering after injuring himself while climbing Mount Adams over the weekend.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project
The Nez Perce Tribe is suing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest over claims that its large-scale timber sale and rehabilitation project violates federal environmental laws.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 1:10 a.m.
Madison River trout rebound from whirling disease
Two decades ago, rainbow trout in the upper Madison River were struggling. Whirling disease had been found in the stream, caused by a microorganism that latches onto fish. Brown trout …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:56 a.m.
Madison revival: Fabled fishery tests every angler’s skill level
The Madison River below Quake Lake and along U.S. 287 holds legendary status among fly anglers. It’s a standout even in Montana, which is host to 2.2 to 3.36 million …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
Field Reports: Idaho fire salvage to close some forest roads
PUBLIC LANDS – About 52 miles of roads in the 2015 Tower Fire area west of Priest River drainage remain closed for safety as salvage logging is scheduled to begin …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:50 a.m.
Bicycling events treat cyclists in July
July is a fine month for bicycling. Every cyclist should be tuned up and the sky’s the limit. The region has plenty of organized events this month to test that …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:47 a.m.
Out & About: Road-killed deer, elk become fair game in Washington
Roadkill became legal to collect along the Washington’s roads and highways starting this month.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:12 a.m.
Hooking memories: Hells canyon sturgeon
Hells Canyon Sport Fishing guide Ryan Rosenbaum was all smiles before releasing a huge white sturgeon in the Snake River last weekend. Even a veteran guide doesn’t often get to …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Mount Spokane Park Road closing for summer construction
The summer closure of the Mount Spokane State Park Road, which is set to start around July 11, is required for safety during road repairs and resurfacing, says Steve Christensen, …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Fatal grizzly bear attack likely caused by collision with mountain biker, officials say
Montana wildlife officials say a 38-year-old mountain biker who was killed by a bear riding just outside Glacier National Park likely collided with the bear before he was attacked.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Kamiak Butte camping closed
One of Whitman County’s most popular campgrounds – Kamiak Butte – has been closed due to fire danger. The county park’s five miles of forested hiking trails are open for …
UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Bear in deadly Glacier National Park attack sought
Montana authorities say a helicopter will help search for a grizzly bear that attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker as he rode along a trail just south of Glacier …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 5 a.m.
Climbers survive 2-day storm near top of Mount Rainier
Two climbers used skills, smarts and a shovel to survive two days of blizzard conditions near the summit of Mount Rainier, authorities said.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Emulating Lewis and Clark in family expeditions
There is something about the expedition of Lewis and Clark that inspires me every time I pack gear anywhere. I like to pretend I’m on a similar expedition as I …