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Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries reopen Jan. 1

Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead …


Washington Butterfly Association meeting Wednesday

The Washington Butterfly Association will have a meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will be held at the Downtown Public Library in Room 1B and will run from 6 to 7:30 …


Idaho Fish and Game commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Panhandle Regional Office at 2885 W. Kathleen Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

Declining caribou illustrate the challenges of conservation

The fate of the mountain caribou highlights the myriad ways in which habitat degradation impacts the natural world. And, it illustrates the unsavory choices conservationists often make about which species …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Spokane

High adventure. Adrenaline. Introspection. Fear and awe. All will be on display at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Spokane this coming weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Idahoans volunteer to make Hells Canyon improvements in place of unpopular entrance fee

Volunteerism and collaboration appear to be replacing a U.S. Forest Service proposal to charge a recreation fee to enter the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.


Local experts to give advice, tips on traveling to Cuba

Despite what you might think, it’s still possible to travel to Cuba.


Scotchman Peaks photo contest voting opens

Voting for the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness annual photo contest opened Wednesday.


Washington’s new head wildlife manager talks wolves, birds, hunting in Spokane stop

The head of Washington’s wildlife management service visited Spokane on Monday, fielding questions about wolves, hunting opportunities, bird watching, angling and more.


Reflecting on 40 years of change in Yellowstone following wolf reintroduction

Longtime wolf researcher Mark Boyce presented a paper reflecting on his 40 years of work – as well as the work of some of his students and colleagues – on …


Washington wildlife officials order killing of members of two more wolf packs

For the first time Washington wildlife officials will attempt to kill wolves from three separate packs.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 8

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 8.


Reader photo: Wood duck sighting at Cannon Park

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a wood duck at Cannon Park in late October.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game director Moore announces he will retire

Idaho Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore will retire in January after a 41-year career with the agency that manages everything from smallmouth bass to large predators like black bears, …


WDFW seeks members for Master Hunter Advisory Group

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting letters of interest through Dec. 31 for membership on its Master Hunter Advisory Group.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Two rarely seen woodland caribou spotted in Montana

Two woodland caribou, a rarely seen member of the deer family, have been spotted in northwest Montana, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlfie & Parks news release.


WDFW considers killing Togo pack members after attack on calf

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member or members of the Togo wolf pack attacked and injured a calf on Oct. 26.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Worried about the elections? Watch this harrowing video of a baby bear climbing a steep snow slope

Worried about the elections?


With no training, no experience Spokane woman hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Her first overnight backpacking trip. The first time she’d hiked more than 10 miles in one go. A cross-country adventure with a man she’d been dating for less than a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Eli Francovich: Avista demurs on I-1631, climate change because it’s too complicated

Avista isn’t taking sides on Initiative 1631 carbon fee because “climate change is a complicated policy issue.” If I remember correctly, that was my go-to excuse for not doing my …


‘Free Solo’ is about more than just climbing

The most riveting scene in Free Solo, a blockbuster climbing documentary about free soloist Alex Honnold’s ropeless ascent of the 3,000-foot El Capitan, is shot in his van.


Three adult coho salmon have returned to Lostine River in Idaho

Three adult coho salmon, the first from an effort by the Nez Perce Tribe to re-establish an extinct run, have returned to the Lostine River.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

Six caribou in North Idaho and Washington – the last in the contiguous U.S. – will be relocated to Canada

Caribou, the Grey Ghosts of northern forests, will no longer roam the Lower 48.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Female grizzly poached in North Idaho

A female grizzly bear was shot multiple time in North Idaho, according to officials.


Trail running film about Spokane man’s recovery from brain cancer showing Saturday

A documentary film following


Ammi Midstokke: Every good parent takes family to Burning Man for vacation

It wasn’t that I’d always dreamed of going to Burning Man.


Get ready for winter, Sno-Park permits go on sale today

Sno-Park permits go on sale today. The permits are required to park in designated parking lots with access for cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter …


Wild recreation wonderland taking shape on Post Falls Community Forest

While autumn leaves are falling this month, trails are blooming at the 518-acre


Reader photo: Let it snow

In Idaho Schweitzer Mountain Resort had 2 inches of snow on Tuesday, said Sean Mirus, the resort’s director of marketing.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 18