Stories tagged: outdoors
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 11:50 A.M.
Elk numbers stabilizing in northern Yellowstone
State and federal biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park have stabilized after a long-term decline.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Plan now for summer recreation permits, reservations
Some of the most coveted summer outdoor adventures and camping opportunities across the USA and Canada need to be planned in the chill of winter. The first wave of Pacific …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Fly fishing films feature women, conservation, big fish action
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 6 A.M.
Polar bear expert warns of climate change
To a polar bear, climate change is not a hoax. The chief scientist for
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 10:23 A.M.
National Park Service tweeting again after suspension
The Interior Department began tweeting again Saturday, a day after an employee shared tweets that appeared unsympathetic to President Donald Trump and prompted a temporary, department-wide freeze on tweeting from …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 10:13 A.M.
Spokane skier rescued from avalanche while snowcat skiing in Canada
Four U.S. skiers including one from Spokane were rescued from an avalanche that occurred Thursday while skiing with a guided snowcat operation near Rossland, British Columbia. Paula Gaul, co-owner of …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Steelheader anglers warm up to frigid weather
“Because I’m stupid,” said Dave Morrow, anticipating the question. The angler had no better reason than that for leaving his warm house in Spokane during the recent cold snap. The …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017
Out & About: Think before heading out onto the ice
Venturing on to an ice-capped lake for fishing, skating or simply for getting from here to there should never be taken lightly. It can be safe one day and prone …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017
Field reports: Three Canadian residents punished for U.S. park violations
Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 10:51 A.M.
OSU scientists sequence genome of beaver, school mascot
Scientists at Oregon State University have sequenced the beaver genome thanks to a 2015 crowdfunding effort. The Register-Guard reported that the funding drive raised $20,001 from 103 donors. OSU used …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Animals struggle with heavy snow, winter weather in Idaho
While Idaho residents are lamenting heavy snowpack and icy roads, wildlife in the state have been struggling in the backcountry.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 8:02 A.M.
Fish and Wildlife approves razor clam dig starting Jan. 27
The Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday that Copalis Beach will open for five straight days of razor clam digging starting Jan. 27, and both Copalis and Mocrocks Beach …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Peak Experiences on the Powder Highway
If you want to explore the famed Powder Highway of British Columbia, these three resorts – Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Whitewater – offer some of the best experiences you can …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 10:38 P.M.
Pack horse left for dead survives 6 wintry weeks in Wyoming forest
If you think you’ve had a tough winter, consider the plight of a Wyoming pack horse that was left for dead and survived on its own in the wolf-infested national …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Dedicated cyclist gears up to coast through winter
Winter isn’t an offseason for dedicated bicyclists. While recreational riders might be training for spring indoors on rollers, delivery and messenger service riders are still finding two wheels the most …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
Bill Jennings: The physics and mathematics of skiing
Math is really hard work for me, but I’ve always enjoyed physics. Some physicists who write have a knack for making the complex simple to help you understand their universe, …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 7:15 P.M.
Alan Liere: Motivation for different winter sports change over the years
From what I hear, local skiers are extremely happy this winter, and that makes me happy, too – it minimizes the competition on the frozen lakes where I like to …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:30 P.M.
In Brief: Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race has strong field
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 5:18 P.M.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 19
Whitefish aren’t usually a fly angler’s first choice, but they are fun to catch, usually cooperative and available in abundance on rivers such as the Kettle, Spokane, Yakima, Coeur d’Alene, …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 4:42 P.M.
Winter storm leaves fresh snow in the mountains, northern counties
The latest winter storm through Wednesday left fresh snow in the mountains and northern counties
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Feds draft plan to restore grizzly bears to North Cascades
Federal officials released a draft plan this week for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bird counters fly high from field day
Spokane Audubon Society members are experts at identifying a tweet in the distance, picking out little grayish birds flitting through through tree branches or identifying distant waterfowl. And they have …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 5 P.M.
Montana bull elk in running for world record
An bull elk killed by a Montana bowhunter in September is a state record, the largest recorded in the U.S. in 48 years – and in the running to be …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Outpeople: Alice Busch guides special needs students on the slopes
If you frequent Mount Spokane’s Ski and Snowboard Park during the winter ski season, it’s hard not to notice the folks in the lime green jackets. They’re the people you …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 12:47 P.M.
Visit Washington state parks for free Sunday, Monday
No Discover Pass is needed Sunday and Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Washington state parks.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Color coding works on the ski hill too
My mind wandered on the chairlift. I thought about to-dos that have to wait until tomorrow—or about how to get away for the next storm on the horizon.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 12:36 P.M.
Plan offers 4 options for restoring grizzly bears to Washington
Grizzly bears once roamed the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state but few have been sighted in recent decades.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Powder City: South Hill bluff skiers plunge into rare opportunity
While some people were shoveling the relentless snowfall in Spokane earlier this week, others were playing in it. This week, Spokane is Powder City.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 6 A.M.
Off-grid living: How to feel like you are camping year-round
Determined to experience the glories of home ownership, I spent my first night at the new and still unnamed cabin/ranch/lodge/casa. I have been feverishly thinking about what to call the …