Stories tagged: outdoors
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail on track for a state park strategic plan
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
A new catch-and-release category has been added to the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s fishing records
A new catch-and-release category has been added to the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s fishing records that’s based solely on length of the fish instead of certified weight.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
Out & About: Long-distance hiking workshop in CdA
A workshop for hikers planning major-league backpacking commitments is scheduled in Coeur d’Alene by people who’ve walked the talk.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Wolf pack scrutinized after harassing dog near Chewelah
ENDANGERED SPECIES – A northeastern Washington wolf pack is under scrutiny after rural residents fired shots to scare at least five wolves away from a confrontation with their two dogs. …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Weekend weather: Two more rainy days ahead
A pair of Pacific storm fronts will bring more rain to the Inland Northwest before changes arrive for the weekend.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Avalanche educators target teens for safety message
This month has been the country’s deadliest January for avalanches in nearly 20 years with 10 fatalities in 10 days, including four last weekend alone. On an average, 27 people …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Midstokke: Parenting outside against better judgment
The creek-now-river was rushed over my toes, frigid and teasing in little curls of clear water. It rushed over the now defunct bridge that once crossed it, hugged the shoreline …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Reader photo: Sky is the limit
Above the Clouds: Trees encumbered by snow give the illusion of clouds as a snowboarder heads down from Chair 1 atop Mount Spokane.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Fly Fishing Film Tour makes splash at the Bing
Inland Northwest fly casters will get a respite next week from local winter doldrums as films about fishing from around the world, including the sunny tropics, will screen in Spokane …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Two for the Road: TransAm bike tour bridges generation gap
The crash barely makes the first half-hour of highlights in a conversation about their bicycle tour across the USA.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Field reports: Land deals proposed for wildlife habitat
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Out & About: Fly fishing school taught by cast of local talent
Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Former Olympic downhill champ Bill Johnson dies at age of 55
Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Landers: Bird dog training for next season starts now
Bird dogs don’t make time during winter, spring and summer for analyzing films and contemplating improvements to their game before the next hunting season.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Reader photo: Where heavens and earth intersect
Where the heavens and earth intersect
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Luxury of state wildlife lands impacts local governments
Every time the state Department of Fish and Wildlife obtains new land through grant funding or a partnership with a conservation group, it’s in many ways a win-win for anybody …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Alan Liere: The Ling in the Bathtub
When he was still in high school, the old man and a couple of friends would fish the Kootenai River in Idaho at night for freshwater ling cod. He thought …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Jennings: Ski maintenance important to enjoying powder
A weather pattern that defies your typical El Nino has spoiled us recently with generous powder days. My fat skis have seen more use than they have since the winter …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Snowshoeing at Mount Spokane detailed by expert
Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed in a program by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Mountain Gear retail …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
In brief: More Panhandle elk collared for study
At least 59 calf elk in the Idaho Panhandle have being captured by helicopter netters, fixed with GPS collars and released in the past few weeks as biologists continue research …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 21
Anglers who are put off by the homely appearance of freshwater ling cod (burbot) are missing some of the finest eating from inland Washington waters.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 6 p.m.
After attracting birders, rare hawk owl killed near Okanogan
A northern hawk owl, a rare sighting in the Inland Northwest, was found dead on tribal lands near the Okanogan River last week after it had attracted scores of birdwatchers …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Rock Lake fishing benefits from lawsuit filed two years ago
One piece of fried chicken was my limit while trolling for trout at Rock Lake south of Cheney last week.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Out & About: Backcountry Film Fest coming to Spokane
An evening of films about muscle-powered adventures is coming to Spokane as a fundraiser for a local group that’s trying to preserve the backcountry experience in a few pressured areas.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Field reports: Skiers dedicate hut at Palouse Divide
About 50 people, many members of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club, packed up their skis last weekend and met at the Palouse Divide Park-n-Ski area in the St. Joe …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Wild fish advocates threaten to sue over Columbia River hatcheries
Funding of chinook, coho and steelhead fish hatchery programs throughout the Columbia River Basin is being challenged by wild fish advocates who contend that hatchery fish adversely affect struggling native …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016
Outdoor gear and beer is customer-catching business model
River runners who venture into the new Sawyer Station can peruse the rows of Sawyer’s signature driftboat oars, check out the newest in stand-up paddleboard paddles and wash it all …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Landers: Snowshoeing gains in popularity and access across the region
Explaining the growing popularity of snowshoeing, Mark Beattie of Mountain Gear says it all comes down to a 10-step program for learning the sport. “All you have to do is …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Sunshine on the horizon
Warm thoughts for the cold days: Sometimes, when the clouds pull away, we can remember that winter simply makes way for spring.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Weekend weather: Mountain snow continues to fall
A series of weather systems will continue to bring rain and snow to the region with the mountains seeing mainly snow through the weekend.