Stories tagged: outdoors
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
I received several emails and calls this week regarding a story that appeared recently in The Spokesman Review about my tendency to get muscle cramps after a day of bird …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships
A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 6:24 P.M.
Ammi Midstokke: Preserving sledding heritage through the generations
“I don’t think this is a good idea,” said B staring down the abyss of our new driveway. It is the kind of driveway that, when you buy it, you …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 6:19 P.M.
Area ski hills make it easy to stick to resolution
According to the calendar, winter is barely a week old. Already we’ve had a full measure of ice, snow and bitter cold. Unlike the past few winters, this one is …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
Montana wants input on plan to limit motorized watercraft use
A series of public hearings will begin next week on a proposal to limit motorized watercraft use on nearly 50 western Montana river and stream segments.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 7:52 A.M.
Herd of 41 elk die in east Oregon after falling through ice
Officials say dozens of elk are dead after the herd fell through the ice at a reservoir in eastern Oregon.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016
The Spokesman-Review 2016 Readers Outdoor Photo Gallery captures flow of seasons
Readers who shared their photos helped The Spokesman-Review document the region’s outdoors in 2016, from the earth to the heavens and the wealth of flora, fauna and outdoor recreation in …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Migratory bird treaty saving birds for a century
Recent foul winter weather has the feathered fowl of the north country on the move. Migration create a spectacle – for hunters and others who just enjoy observing migrating waterfowl …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 9:47 A.M.
Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record: 49 days
A little over 49 days – that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 7:54 A.M.
Recreational crabbing season coming to a close in the Sound
The Puget Sound recreational winter crabbing season is coming to a close.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016
Christmas snow sends sledders to hills at Spokane parks, schools
A frosty Christmas that saw 5 inches of snow on the ground around the Spokane area prompted several revelers to head outside and find a hill to careen down.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 6 A.M.
Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin story wins 2016 contest
A story by Kate Kuntz, a home-schooled junior from Chattaroy, has been judged the best of 68 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2016 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school students.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 5 A.M.
Outdoor Writing: Cross Country
Tinder grass and free highway crab apples
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 4:30 A.M.
Outdoor writing: Goat Crossing
My family owned boar Nubian pack goats in my pre-teen years. Summers were spent with goats loaded, leading them up mountain trails, listening to their orange packs full of food …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 4 A.M.
Outdoor writing: Lake Cabin Tour
Many summer days of my first 16 years were spent in a homely cabin on a slope of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The foundation was laid in the 1970s and built …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 3 A.M.
Out & About: Eagle Watch week starts Tuesday at Lake CdA
A near record number of bald eagles has gathered at Lake Coeur d’Alene in time for the 26th annual
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
Spout Springs ski area closes citing snowmobile issues
WINTERSPORTS – The owner of an Oregon ski area says he won’t open this season because of concerns about snowmobiles creating an unsafe environment in his parking lot. Spout Springs …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Oregon woman tells of adventures in 5,350-mile bike ride
In June, Emily Loberg readied her 1985 rebuilt touring bike and set out on a 5,350-mile solo journey.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Idaho birder’s list focuses on species spotted from bicycle
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 9:14 A.M.
Ice climbers test nerves of Palouse Falls State Parks staff
Spokane photographer Rika Ream traveled to Palouse Falls State Park near Washtucna during last weekend’s bitter cold weather to marvel at the ice around the 185-foot Palouse River waterfall. The …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
New online fishing, hunting licensing system unveiled: be patient
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 6 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Holiday camp gives kids a chance to try out ski racing
The Spokane Ski Racing Association opens its annual Holiday Camp next Tuesday. The SSRA Holiday Camp provides an opportunity for families interested in ski racing to investigate the possibility of …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7 P.M.
Alan Liere: This Horse is a Morgan
Following a long, cold morning high-stepping through snowy CRP in search of a cock pheasant, I had just settled blissfully onto the couch with a bowl of Cheetos and a …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
In Brief: Nordic ski camp geared to youths
Two youth cross-country skiing camps are being organized for learning skate and classic techniques over the holiday break at Mount Spokane State Park.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 4:38 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 22
Hand and foot warmers in the little chemical packs make great stocking stuffers, but if you buy them by the box, the majority will lose their effectiveness before they are …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
Reader Photo: Deep freeze
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Weekend weather: More snow and cold head for Inland NW
At least one more snowstorm is on the way to the Inland Northwest as the holiday weekend arrives
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
Oh, deer: 1,300 pounds of venison donated to D.C. shelters
For people staying in homeless shelters in the District of Columbia, deer meat is what’s for dinner.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:56 A.M.
No new invasive mussels found in Montana waters
A preliminary report suggests that invasive mussels have not moved into Montana water bodies beyond the Missouri River Basin.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
Teenager dies in eastern Idaho snowmobile accident
Eastern Idaho authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a snowmobile accident in a foothills area outside Idaho Falls.