Stories tagged: outdoors
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.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Hugh Evans, longtime Spokane attorney and Vietnam vet, to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery
Hugh Evans served during the bloodiest period of the Vietnam War, earning a Silver Star and kicking off a life of legal service and leisure in Spokane. A large group …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed
Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 4:22 a.m.
Destroyed Little Snowy Top lookout provided shelter, memories to many
The cabin stood tall in the wilderness of northeastern Washington to combat wildfires and shelter visitors for 84 years.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 3 a.m.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count gears up for 117th year
Numbers aren’t the only focus of the annual Christmas Bird Count.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Out & About: Bald eagles numbers rise sharply
The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene has more than doubled in a week.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Field reports: Ferry County trail on governor’s radar
Another segment of the Ferry County Rail Trail was smoothe-surfaced last month, bringing the improved sections along Curlew Lake and the Kettle River north of Curlew to 12.5 miles.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Reward offered after grizzly bear killed in East Idaho
A grizzly bear has been killed in eastern Idaho and a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever is responsible.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Columbia River salmon reforms could be decided soon
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 …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 7 a.m.
Outpeople: Matt Seaton follows family bloodline into fly fishing industry
“Fishyness” is a gene that just runs in the Seaton family.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: An oasis in name only
I went to Arizona last weekend to visit friends only to discover that in November, Arizona is 90 degrees blanketed with blue skies. There were palm trees. And cacti. And …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.
Rich Landers: Weather report tops list of outing preparations
Being a hiking and paddling guidebook author, I was interviewed recently by a magazine writer. Her first question: “What’s the most important tip you can offer people heading outdoors for …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:45 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Ski season also means winter vehicle preparedness season
Nearly a month of warm weather left me disoriented. About a day and a half after running on the High Drive bluff trails in shorts and t-shirt, a thin layer …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Spotting scopes stolen from wildlife viewing blind
A pair of public-use spotting scopes have been stolen from the permanent wildlife viewing blind at Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to Reardan.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
In brief: Pheasant releases conclude for season
A few birds may still be hanging on at hunting sites for the
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Weekend weather: Winter about to make its debut
The Inland Northwest will continue its slow slide into winter through Sunday, but after that, watch out
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Reader photo: Asking for trouble!
Did this Eastern gray squirrel just have a LOT of moxie or was it lacking in the natural instinct to fear hawks?
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 1
Whether you plan to use your boat or let it sit this winter, be sure to put some additive in the gas. Ethanol fuels that over-winter in the carburetors will …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Yellowstone superintendent prepares for even more crowds
The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he expects visitor numbers to continue to grow but that he’s gotten better at managing the crowds.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Mount Rainier National Park weighs cellular service proposals at Mount Rainier
Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions
Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 4:12 a.m.
Elite hiker addresses trials encountered on trails
Jeff Garmire of Vancouver, Washington, hiked America’s three iconic long-distance routes – the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails – this year.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Lezyne Pressure Drive gets bikers pumped up
Air in the tires keeps you rolling down the road. But how it gets there, and how fast you can fix a flat, is a key concern for riders on …