Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for May 5
Fly fishing Green leech patterns have been very effective for 14- to 21-inch Amber Lake trout. The fish are hugging the bottom.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Reader photo of the week: Great blue heron keeps lookout at Fernan Lake
A great blue heron perched on a pine at Fernan Lake last week.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
In brief: Spring hikes led by Dishman Conservancy
Members of the
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Spokane Club offers canoe and kayak paddling clinics
A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks and sea kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway next week in an annual skills program offered by the
Tue., May 3, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Gypsy moth spraying done, state to set traps this summer
State agricultural officials have finished spraying parts of Western Washington to kill leaf-eating gypsy moths. Now, they plan to set out thousands of traps this summer to see whether those …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Searchers rescue lost hiker on Mount Hood
Searchers found an Oregon man who became lost during a day hike on Mount Hood.
Tue., May 3, 2016
Outpeople: Timing is everything for Eric Ewing
Every year, thousands of Inland Northwest competitors register for various outdoor race venues. Whether it be mountain biking, cross country skiing, adventure racing or triathlons, the timing management for these …
Sat., April 30, 2016
Field reports: Anglers can cash in on pikeminnows
FISHING – Anglers can begin fishing for cash on today as the Columbia-Snake river northern pikeminnow sport-reward program opens for 2016. The program continues until Sept. 30 and pays $5 …
Sat., April 30, 2016
New camping pads easy on the lungs
Take a deep breath. Now, purse your lips and exhale into the gaping “valve” a few inches in front of your face. The magic is about to begin.
Sat., April 30, 2016
Out and about
OUTTRAILS – Montana has launched a statewide online hiking guide. Montana Wilderness Association, with a grant from the state Office of Tourism, has gone live with Hikewildmontana.org, Montana’s first hiking …
Sat., April 30, 2016
Trout may change game for anglers at Lake Spokane
While traditional lowland trout lakes are in the spotlight this week following the season opener on Saturday, the Spokane River reservoir behind Long Lake Dam also is the region’s newest …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal
The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison’s stature to approach that of the bald eagle, long the …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Grizzly bear monitoring project continues in Glacier park
A long-term program to monitor grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem continues this summer in Glacier National Park.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah
Rangers at Utah’s Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Workers begin cutting up whale carcass at surfing area
Workers on Thursday began the process of cutting up and carting off a 40-foot whale carcass that washed up at San Onofre State Beach in Orange County earlier this week, …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
State, tribes still can’t agree on Puget Sound salmon
A final round of negotiations between the state and tribal fishery managers has failed to end in an agreement on whether to allow salmon fishing in Puget Sound.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 4:45 a.m.
Little League field, more planned at parks surrounding public pools
The Spokane County Parks Department will begin construction this summer at the Southside Aquatics Center, and secured funds for the northside pool, to add ball fields, paved paths and landscaping …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for April 28
When fishing for walleye in waters like Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir, find a pod of feeding carp and you may also find walleye. The carp stir up the bottom …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Cyclists celebrate 133 years of touring in Yellowstone Park
Wheelman Frank Lenz, who toured Yellowstone National Park on a “safety bicycle” in 1892, never could have imagined a cycling trip like this: women in pink tutus, men wearing bright …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Watercraft inspection stations help protect habitat from invasive species
This is the time of year when state officials in Idaho, Washington and Montana begin the inspections necessary to keep out invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels, which …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Briefs: Volunteers to spruce up Turnbull Refuge
The annual community work party to plant trees and shrubs and other projects at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge south of Cheney is set for 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Reader photo: Line up for picture day
These turtles were basking in the sun at Slavin Conservation Area. This shot was taken on April 16, after the intrepid photographer had to sneak in quietly through the brush. …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Showers, then warm clear skies for weekend
The next several days will bring a chance of showers and then warming and clearing skies through the weekend
Wed., April 27, 2016
Alan Liere: Gopher Safari
I have hunted in Alberta, Alaska, Africa and Argentina, but this week, the dogs and I had one of our more exhilarating hunts right here in my own back yard.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Dead whale in surf spot poses removal quandary
The massive carcass of a whale was rotting Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot while authorities were deciding whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Grizzly bear known as ‘Scarface’ killed by hunter last fall
Montana wildlife officials have confirmed that a grizzly bear known as “Scarface” to some Yellowstone National Park biologists and visitors was shot and killed during a confrontation with a hunter …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan to recover threatened bull trout.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alaska fishing trip is delicious experience for couples bringing their catch to kitchen
Heading to Alaska last spring led to the fishing trip of a lifetime for two Spokane-area couples.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 6 p.m.
Tucannon wolf pack suspected of killing calf in Asotin County
Protected wolves have made their first confirmed strike against livestock in southeastern Washington.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
Field reports: Bridge-access law benefits paddlers
Northwest paddlers could benefit from a new law that requires the Washington Department of Transportation to consider access to the water when building or refurbishing bridges.