Stories tagged: outdoors
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Idaho confirms whitefish kill in South Fork of Snake River
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says biologists have confirmed thousands of dead whitefish on the South Fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Woman dies in hiking fall near North Bend
Authorities say a woman has died after falling about 100 feet while hiking on a trail about 30 miles east of Seattle.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Injured hiker rescued after falling off cliff in Coos Bay
A 20-year-old man who fell off a cliff while hiking in Sunset Bay on the Oregon Coast has been rescued.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Out & About: Snowmobilers face climate change changes at Yellowstone
Snowmobilers who enjoy cruising the groomed roads inside Yellowstone National Park might want to pick up a new winter hobby in the coming decades.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 8 a.m.
Outdoors writing contest geared to area teens
It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 3 a.m.
Weekend weather: Sunny and seasonable for weekend
Weather should be improving through the weekend as higher air pressure arrives from British Columbia
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Safety first when hunting from tree stands
Tree stand injuries are common throughout the hunting season, especially among bowhunters. A study by the International Hunter Education Association found that one in every three hunters who hunts from …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: An awkward conversation about toileting in the trees
After much time enjoying the outdoors, from state park campsites to off-trail bushwhacking, it has come to my attention that my fellow outdoor appreciators need some education on using nature …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Bargains still exist for ski season passes in inland northwest
Annual price increases for season passes and lift tickets at ski resorts are a fact of life. Every year operators raise prices with the aim to increase revenue, without provoking …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 8
With the clear water in all area streams and rivers now, it is important that fly fishermen make their first presentation count. A bad cast or presentation usually results in …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
In brief: Wolf trapping courses available in North Idaho
Courses required for obtaining a wolf trapping license in Idaho are scheduled in North Idaho in September and October.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Reader photo: Through the mist
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Yellowstone allows campfires again
Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
European green crab found in San Juan Island waters
A team of volunteer monitors have found an invasive green crab in the waters of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:55 a.m.
Teen rescued by helicopter after fall on Mount Si
A helicopter rescued a badly injured teen off Mount Si after he tumbled 90 feet.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Historic Little Snowy Top fire lookout destroyed in fire
Officials have confirmed that the historic Little Snowy Top fire lookout in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was destroyed in a fire Saturday.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Adventurer solos Lewis and Clark Trail by foot, kayak
Bruce “Buck” Nelson appreciates a good adventure.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Autumn colors only one factor in pegging favorite fall hikes
Being a trail guidebook author who’s explored Inland Northwest trails for more than four decades, I’m regularly asked a question this time of year: “What’s your favorite fall hike?” The …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Trial postponed for elk hunter who killed ‘Bullwinkle’ bull
An Oct. 14 court date has been set for the wealthy Washington hunter
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Gear Junkie: Delta fabric keeps runners cool in hot conditions
A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Obama creates planet’s largest protected area
Using his executive authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act, President Obama last week created the largest ecologically protected area on Earth – a Pacific Ocean sanctuary so remote few people …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Corps can continue killing salmon-eating cormorants, judge says
The killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon can continue despite a federal judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have considered …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Mount Rainier trails magical as fall approaches
In September, something magical happens to the hiking trails on the northeast side of Mount Rainier National Park. The crowds disappear.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 9 p.m.
Yellowstone River’s closure worries outdoors industry
Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana’s Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region’s lucrative outdoors industry.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: The enchanting peaks of the Enchantments
Sometimes I do not realize where I have been until I’m looking at the pictures later. This is a classic outdoors person mistake, also known as Not-Stopping-To-Smell-The-Bear-Grass.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase
James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Weekend weather: Cool, damp conditions upcoming
Residents of the Inland Northwest have long recognized that the first of September and the Labor Day holiday can be like turning the page in book as far as weather …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Sept. 1
The Spokane River has been the most consistent producer for fly fishermen and it doesn’t matter what time of the day you’re on the water. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
In brief: Yellowstone starts drawing for snowmobile permits
Beginning on Thursday, snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.