Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Weekend weather: Sunny through Friday, then rain on Saturday
Two more sunny days are in store before the rain arrives
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Masters ski racing stokes competitive spirit
Weekend warriors get their chance to bash gates with former pros and Olympians on the slopes of Schweitzer this weekend. Schweitzer Alpine Racing School is hosting the 2016 SARS Memorial …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
In brief: Wild Wilderness films in Coeur d’Alene
“Wild for Wilderness – An Evening of Untamed Films” will feature award-winning documentaries and captivating footage of wildlife at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Eagles Lodge, 209 Sherman Ave. …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Prescription grade outdoor therapy
My favorite thing to do when I’m feeling sorry for myself is feel sorry for myself. The human capacity for wallowing in self pity exceeds some of our most well-developed …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Reader Photo: Night watch
Still of the night: A Great Horned Owl hunting in the night at Liberty Lake Regional Park.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Rocky Ford Creek increases in volume, pleasing anglers
A good thing is flowing through central Washington’s prized desert fly-fishing-only spring creek – more water.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Mount Hood’s Timberline Trail to fully reopen in 2017
One of the most spectacular trails in the United States – and perhaps the most iconic pathway in Oregon – is scheduled to reopen in full by the summer of …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Lake Pend Oreille fishermen posted productive year
Anglers last year enjoyed catching an average of 1.2 fish per hour – the highest overall catch rate on Lake Pend Oreille since 1953, according to the Idaho Fish and …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Field reports: First spring chinook make appearance
FISHING – The first spring chinook of 2016 have been caught in the lower Columbia River, but everyone from the river mouth to Idaho waters is still waiting for a …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Out & About: Cranes, swans featured at festivals
Two festivals related to learning more about migratory are scheduled on the same weekend next month in the Inland Northwest.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Alan Liere: Shooting coyotes a personal choice
A lone coyote hunting mice in the snowy pasture below my deck this morning kept my dogs in a barking frenzy that should have scared the creature away. Life is …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Landers: Wolf management requires a team effort
Allowing gray wolves to naturally reestablish packs in Washington is one of the most divisive wildlife management goals in state history. Some people love wolves for their unique social structure …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 18
All rivers are running big. The Spokane River around Spokane has remained marginally fishable until this week, but the flow Tuesday morning was 8010 cfs and expected to increase significantly. …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
In brief: Sullivan Bridge closed to river passage
Although a construction project has allowed the Centennial Trail to reopen below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley, a closure remains on floating the Spokane River under the bridge project.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Outpeople: George Bryant nurtures teen skiers in life-long sport
George Bryant was lured into coaching Spokane Nordic’s Junior Racing Team 11 years ago when his two children became interested in competitive cross-country skiing. He’s continued as the team’s head …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Jennings: Snowpack hanging in despite warmer temperatures and rain
Some ski mountains have experienced nighttime temperatures above freezing recently. Any snow losses that occurred are more significant on south and west aspects that are more exposed to sun and …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Reader Photo: Honoring FDR on Presidents’ Day
An angler honors the 32nd President by dropping a line in the lake named after him on Presidents’ Day earlier this week.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
Fire-related closures affect winter recreation
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 …