Stories tagged: outdoors
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 6 a.m.
Fifty years (and more than a few beers) later, Priest Lake Snowshoe Softball tournament still going strong
If you’re going to drink beer and chase an oversized softball through fields of snow wearing cheap plastic snowshoes at least cover the ball in pink jello.
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
When Virgil Moore leaves the Idaho Department of Fish and Game office for the last time, it won’t be without tears.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:11 p.m.
Washington’s forest managers are waiting anxiously for the federal government to reopen.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 17
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
A robin snagged a mid-winter treat from photographer Joanie Christian’s home in late December.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:31 p.m.
Hundreds of elk streamed across a road near Ellensburg last week. The migration was caught on video near Puget Sound Energy’s Wild Horse Wind and Solar facility.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Vandals killed 700,000 chum salmon in Vancouver late in December.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
The Priest Lake cold-water bypass project is in wait-and-see mode.
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Three years ago today, Mike Brede was bleeding profusely, chilled to the bone and near dead. The experienced backcountry skier was skiing south of Lookout Pass above the St. Regis …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
Two of Washington’s most famous and accomplished employees died in 2018: Mishka and Cash, the Karelian Bear Dogs.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government has idled permit writers who are under a looming deadline to complete Idaho’s steelhead fishery permit, and some stakeholders are urging Gov. …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
The carcasses of two calves and a cow were discovered in Ferry County early in January.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 6 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game officials are deploying elk tracking collars this week as part of the annual elk survival study.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
“I’m leaving,” I say. My person is staring at me with a face that looks something like a hybrid of a sad Labrador puppy and a lumberjack who lost his …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
In the dry sagebrush foothills west of here, sheltered in the rain shadow of the imposing Beartooth Mountains, lives an unusual bit of Pennsylvania history — 35 descendants of the …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
January is learn to ski and snowboard month, and with the area’s snow pack finally filling in there are a multitude of deals and events at area resorts.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:31 p.m.
The bald eagles that flock to Coeur d’Alene lake to feed on kokanee draw their fair share of praise and photos every year. The often-overlooked player in the entire drama? …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 3.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
A hungry moose wandered into a hospital in Anchorage and started munching, Monday.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6 a.m.
The author of a book uncovering Spokane’s rich skiing history will give a free presentation Jan. 17 starting at 7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 4:37 p.m.
Cross-country ski for free on the Ferry County Rail Trail on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
A 12-day, 150-mile kayaking adventure off the west coast of Vancouver Island tested John McKee’s logistical prowess and physical endurance this summer.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 4:21 p.m.
Many skiers and snowboarders probably don’t know it, but the 9,800-foot-high base of Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak Tram sits atop a slow-moving rock glacier.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
The federal government’s multi-day shutdown has minimally impacted Idaho and Washington wildlife management.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6 a.m.
Although the snow may be flying and the air may be frigid, the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks organization is still leading hikes into the wilds of North Idaho and …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
The Othello Crane Festival announced its 2019 theme on Monday.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Yellowstone National Park officials plan to capture 600 to 900 bison to slaughter this winter for the continuing effort to manage the herd’s population.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
A planned public open house and “industry night” for contractors interested in bidding on rebuilding the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park is the latest victim of the federal government …