Stories tagged: outdoors
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1:11 P.M.
Children wounded in hunting accident near Sweet Home, Oregon
Authorities say children have been wounded in a hunting accident east of Sweet Home, Oregon.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 4 A.M.
Outdoors photographer Donald M. Jones has vision of perfect shoot
A common redpoll finch sitting in a spruce tree on a white-sky day wouldn’t attract the attention of an Audubon Christmas Bird Count participant, let alone a professional photographer.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 2:33 A.M.
Field Reports: Colville National Forest looking to fill 50 seasonal jobs
The Colville National Forest is looking to fill 50 seasonal jobs in northeast Washington for next summer. Forest officials are going so far as to hold workshops to help applicants …
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 2:28 A.M.
Out & About: Colfax-Pullman railway trail potential explored
A series of public workshops to gather opinions on the future of the Colfax- Albion-Pullman rail corridor are scheduled in November and December.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
2016 Ski preview: Expansion comes to ‘mom and pop vibe’ of 49 Degrees North
In the past decade 49 Degrees North has increased its skiable acreage by nearly 50 percent by expanding to Sunrise Basin to the east and Angel Peak to the west. …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 6 A.M.
Outpeople: Passion for bike fitting launched path of constant learning and adapting
Walking into Jim Kozak’s shop in Dalton Gardens, Idaho is a little more like walking into a laboratory as compared to an everyday bike shop. Sure there’s bikes for sale, …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Elk on display along Montana’s Missouri River Breaks
The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge spans more than a million acres along the Missouri River in central and northeast Montana. Each autumn, when the cottonwoods along the “Big …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 4:30 A.M.
Weekend weather: Rain continues to push precipitation levels higher than normal
Rain is expected to keep falling across the Inland Northwest through Thursday night, but a break in storms is likely on Friday before more wet weather returns on Saturday and …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: Becoming Me
I’m staring at a photo taken in 1974. It shows a group of middle school teachers dressed up for Halloween. I’m the tall guy in the middle wearing an authentic …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Reader photo: Stump season
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 12:19 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 27
Ducks are genetically programmed to respond to a five-note greeting call. Duplicate this by focusing on producing a single “quack” by humming the word “voot” into a call.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 3 P.M.
Juror replaced in Oregon standoff trial amid bias concerns
A judge overseeing the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others accused in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge dismissed a juror Wednesday after his impartiality was questioned …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
Arby’s to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states
Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016
New Warren Miller ski flick coming to The Bing
Plenty of big air and white-knuckle skiing, boarding and more is coming to Spokane on Thursday as the latest Warren Miller flick, “Here, There and Everywhere” screens at 6:30 p.m. …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 4:41 P.M.
Washington wolf shot in Montana after roaming 700 miles
A young gray wolf that left its pack in northeastern Washington this summer traveled about 700 miles before being shot in central Montana last month while attacking sheep.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2:57 A.M.
Out & About: Female anglers increasingly hooked by sport
It’s a quiet morning on the lake at North Park Boathouse in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Not a soul is awake except the fish and, well, the people who’d like to …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2:50 A.M.
Auction tags hot topic for Idahoans
Perhaps no issue has been as controversial among Idaho hunters as the idea of “auction tags,” which would give the highest bidder access to some of the most sought-after hunts …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2:44 A.M.
Solo hiker finds awe and ecstasy on Pacific Crest Trail
EVERETT, Wash. – I was standing, half exhilarated and half terrified, on a ridge known as The Knife. Ahead of me, the trail followed the ridge, occasionally veering to one …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 2 A.M.
Field reports: Newman Lake erosion topic at open meeting
Erosion of the Newman Lake shoreline will be discussed by a panel of agency officials in an open meeting for lake area homeowners and the public at 6 p.m. on …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77
Japanese media reports say the first woman to climb Mount Everest has died.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 9:32 A.M.
Fishing season ends early on Columbia River
Recreational fishing will end early on the Columbia River after fish populations were found to be smaller than expected.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 1:12 P.M.
2016 Ski Preview: Nearby Mt. Spokane provides plenty of bang for your buck
Mount Spokane’s snow-capped peak looks close enough to touch the morning after a winter storm. The mountain’s proximity allows for powder turns in the morning and work in the afternoon …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 7 A.M.
Forest service eyes limiting use in Three Sisters Wilderness
Climbing to the summit of Oregon’s third-tallest peak is supposed to be a wilderness experience, as the South Sister Climber Trail is located in the Three Sisters Wilderness. But when …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 5 A.M.
Coming up dry in the Gospel Hump
It had been a long time since my last elk hunt, 23 years at least, and I wasn’t sure I had another one in me.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 4:45 A.M.
Weekend weather: Quick break in October rains
October rains are not going to let up, although Saturday may bring a break
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 4:30 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: Weekend adventures as a grown up
There was a time, when packing for a girls’ weekend away, I struggled to make room for pumps, little black dresses, industrial strength makeup, and the latest hangover remedy recommended …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell supports Oregon dam removal
The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:36 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 20
Large fish such as pike generally do not do well in a bass boat-sized livewell, so if your intent is to release them anyway, do it quickly.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Reader photo: Seeing double
A double rainbow cuts through some ominous clouds south of Uniontown, Washington.