Stories tagged: outdoors
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Field reports: Meeting set on Columbia, Snake salmon fishing seasons
FISHING – Washington salmon anglers can comment on proposals for mid- and upper Columbia River and lower Snake River fishing seasons at three meetings this week. The Washington Department of …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Out & About: Fly fishing films benefit for Spokane River redband trout
Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Rodeo on the River
Rodeo on the river
Thu., March 17, 2016
Spokane County to add new cabin to popular offerings at Liberty Lake
Spokane County Commissioners bought a mobile, trailer-loaded cabin from local nonprofit the Inland Northwest Fuller Center for Housing to add to its offerings at Liberty Lake Regional Park this week.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Big Horn Outdoor and Adventure Show has something for everyone outdoors
The 56th Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show opens its doors on Thursday and will run through Sunday for anyone who wants to compare their antlers to those who want better …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
Weekend weather: Last days of winter give way to spring-like conditions
This weekend’s forecast is matching the calendar’s change from winter to spring.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Seattle photographer shares his passion in book, ‘The Living Bird’
Gerrit Vyn unfolds his 6-foot-8-inch frame from his Jeep and heads for the rocky shoreline along Duwamish Head, camera and tripod on his shoulder. He settles into position, oblivious to …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Outpeople: Tanner Grant takes on whitewater rafting one step at a time
Tanner Grant of Spokane says it doesn’t necessarily take a village to become a whitewater rafter, but it helps. “I got into rafting six years ago with a lot of …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Reader photo: Not quite singing in the rain
Soggy weather: A Northern Flicker doesn’t seem to mind sitting on a fence row in the drizzle.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 17
Amber Lake is getting some color to it, possibly turning over, but it hasn’t yet affected the trout bite which has been very good along the edges. Sprague Lake trout …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
In brief: Idaho kayaker rescued on Potlatch River; next stop jail
A Boise-area kayaker
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Avalanche fatalities related to size of group, study finds
When it comes to avalanche safety, a
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Normal depends on your point of view on the slopes
Sometimes it’s hard to pin down exactly what “normal” is. A strong El Nino – the strongest ever this time – normally results in a warm, dry winter for the …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
REI reaches new peak in revenue and dividends
Fueled in part by more than a million new members, REI reported record revenue in 2015 and a record amount given back to its members.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Ocean salmon fishing closure mulled for this summer
State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Helicopters to drop wood mulch on scorched Oregon land
Seven months after Baker County fought its largest wildfire ever, a helicopter has returned to the region - this time with wood instead of water.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:34 a.m.
Boy, 12, killed by falling boulder at New York waterfall
Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been killed by a falling boulder while visiting a waterfall in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show offers wide array
The 56th annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show will bring trout, dock-leaping dogs, a TV celebrity, hunting and fishing outfitters, local outdoor clubs and business and much more to the …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Fly fishing guide blissfully humbled by tarpon
For anglers who have never been saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, I can describe it in one phrase: “A very humbling experience.”
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Pike to be netted, moved to opposite end of Lake CdA
A Coeur d’Alene Tribe effort to boost cutthroat trout by transferring northern pike from Windy Bay north to Cougar Bay will resume this week.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Gear Junkie: Drone fliers more accountable under FAA registration
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun enforcing registration requirements and regulations for small unmanned aircrafts, a.k.a. drones. The new rules create a degree of accountability for users of drones, including …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Field reports: Reward offered for Idaho grizzly poacher
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Out & about: Cougar tails hikers on Antoine Peak
The Spokane Valley woman and her hiking companion were on Antoine Peak just a half-mile up the trail from the Robbins Road trailhead around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday when they …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
One-fish limit mulled for Buoy 10 season
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
Team rediscovers rare flower in Maryland after 112 years
Officials say a rare flower has been rediscovered in Maryland after 112 years.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Avalanche kills director of avalanche center in Oregon
PENDLETON, Ore. – The director of an avalanche center in Oregon has died in the same natural disaster he taught many to avoid. The EO Media Group reported that Wallowa …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Shed hunting has become popular and profitable hobby
It’s that peaceful time of year when the forest begins to give up its secrets. It’s in those remote corners, not yet adorned by the songs of birds, that shed …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
National forest road hazards spring up in wake of 2015 fires
Landslides occurring on the region’s national forests are prompting warnings from Forest Service officials that anyone traveling in the snow-free areas of low-elevation mountains should have an exit plan.