Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 29
The number of steelhead over Lower Granite Dam doubled between this week and last. Fishing at the confluence and up into the Clearwater should reflect this surge. The return of …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Reader photo: Snow bird
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
Hiking etiquette deals with litter, lake baths and poop
I was lying on a boulder at the base of a waterfall a few weeks ago when my mind started wandering to the subject of trail etiquette. While I was …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 2:52 a.m.
Tuna fishing trip worth the rock-and-roll
There’s nothing canned about the tuna fishing experience on a charterboat out of Westport, Washington.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 2:51 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Action-camera company GoPro unveils drone
Action-camera behemoth GoPro last week unveiled a drone. The company’s first quad-copter, called the Karma, will come to market next month for $799.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Field Reports: Alaska state parks seek crowdfunding support
Alaska state park managers have turned to internet crowdfunding to protect a Delta Junction-area park from Tanana River erosion.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Owyhee River author passionate for protection
The rugged, wild Owyhee River canyonlands of southern Oregon are remote and easy to put out of mind.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Conservation groups sue over Oregon’s wolf delisting
Conservation groups argue in a new lawsuit that Oregon violated its own Endangered Species Act by removing the endangered status of gray wolves.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Application filed to tear down Klamath River dams
The utility that owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California is beginning the formal process to tear them down.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Kootenai River improvements put shine on fall fishing
With schools rolling into high gear along with sports, hunting and salmon seasons, September is a prime month to go trout fishing, especially on the Kootenai River.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Razor clam digs delayed by marine toxin levels at Long Beach
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is delaying razor clam digs at Long Beach and reviewing openings at other ocean beaches because of rising marine toxin levels.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Bull trout lawsuit targets Payette National Forest roads
An environmental group has filed a lawsuit contending two federal agencies are violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze how roads and motorized trails could be harming threatened …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: When misery and gratitude go hand in hand
It is not always easy to find gratitude in the things we are doing. It is just for lack of trying.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Weekend weather: Cloudy and potentially wet arrival of autumn
The autumnal equinox at 7:21 a.m. on Thursday coincides with a mild, cloudy and potentially wet day
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Idaho’s most popular public campsites require long-term planning
It’s already time to book camping reservations for visits next summer to the most popular state and federal parks. Most national park and national forest camping destinations become available six …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Spartan competitor changes prep in advance of World Championship
Spartans, who made up the military city-state Sparta of ancient Greece, were widely known as being fierce warriors with rigorous self-discipline and strict morals. They were wired to be fearless, …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Washington considers hunting, fishing fee increase amid resistance and questions
Public sentiment has already shaped a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fee increase proposal, even though it won’t be presented to the Legislature until January.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 4 p.m.
Outpeople: Ultrarunner sets Appalachian Trail speed record
On Monday at 3:38 a.m., professional ultrarunner Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, 48, emerged from the Appalachian Trail’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Ga., to set an
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 22
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations indicates overall duck numbers in the survey area are statistically similar to last year and remain …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Reader photo: Smooth as glass
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Dworshak Dam apparently under control
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said only a fraction of the 290 gallons of light oil spilled at Dworshak Dam this week reached the North Fork …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 10:28 p.m.
Curbing illegal ATV entry constant job at Mount Spokane State Park
With nagging persistence, off-road vehicle riders continue to assault a small but prized natural area of Mount Spokane State Park.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Field reports: Hunting rules pamphlet corrections posted online
Significant mistakes were made in Washington’s hunting rules pamphlet this year and it’s up to hunters to adhere to the corrections posted online at
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Safety precautions can help solo hunters survive
Solo hunters have garnered headlines because of untimely deaths and injuries this fall in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Out & About: Luxury lodge going up in Eagle Cap Wilderness
Mules moved the equipment, materials, remote sawmill and even a 400-pound refrigerator for the construction of Minam River Lodge in 1950.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
There are ways to get more camping stuff to the campsite
Four kids, six bikes, food, camping gear, and a dog… the impossible haul required for a family camping trip is doable, just barely, in a workaday Honda minivan.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Bird whistlers add local notes to Spokane Symphony’s ‘Pines of Rome’
The world’s original songsters will get a featherweight share of the spotlight at the
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Weekend weather: Warmer temperatures ahead until late Saturday
A short stretch of summer weather is in store for the Inland Northwest before a weekend storm arrives
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
After disastrous 2015, more Idaho sockeye return to spawning grounds this year
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Alan Liere: Canoeing is a Devil Craft
Canoeing is the one warm-weather “outdoorsy” activity besides drowning I do not care for.