Stories tagged: outdoors
Mon., July 31, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Hikers getting too friendly with Scotchman Peak mountain goats
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Roadkill on the menu: 1,600 dead deer, elk salvaged from Washington roads
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Sportsmen recover roadkill for charity kitchens
Certified volunteers from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council of Spokane have permits to dispatch injured game and collect the edible meat for the Union Gospel Mission or other charities.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Beauty of nature indisputable – sometimes
When I moved back into the woods, I had this impression that I would be traipsing around the wilderness in a flowing dress singing old Disney tunes while birds and …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
SUP pioneer applies Pacific Ocean skills to paddling Priest Lake
It wasn’t quite like paddling 40 miles across Pacific Ocean waves from Molokai to Oahu, but a stand-up paddleboarding pioneer relished his
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Outpeople: Citizen science class lures retired man out and about
Traveling into the woods and wilds with folks you have never met can be a gamble, so it’s always nice to stumble on to a guy like Stephen Ford.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
John Conley’s White Elephant stores uniquely local
Nobody knows how many black felt pens have been drained marking prices on products sold in the Spokane White Elephant Stores founded in 1946 by the late John R. Conley.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Dennis Anderson: Severe, prolonged drought threatens pheasant chicks in Dakotas
Curt Korzan didn’t think he would spend his summer hauling water. But that’s what Korzan, owner with his wife, Lorie, and adult sons of a pheasant hunting lodge near Kimball, …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Fishing lake along Tucannon River gets makeover
Rainbow Lake, a popular fishing destination in the Wooten Wildlife Area of Columbia-Garfield counties, is closed for a makeover designed to improve both angler experience and salmon and steelhead habitat …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
Rocky Ford Creek foot bridges replaced for anglers
No longer are anglers getting the run around at Rocky Ford Creek, a fly-fishing holy water north of Moses Lake. A $185,000 project to install two new foot bridges has …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Weekend weather: It’s only going to get hotter, but not that much
Forecasters said this month’s hot, dry weather will continue well into next week with temperatures creeping upward on Saturday and Sunday
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Reader photo: Berries by the bagful
As every picker who hasn’t been in a coma knows, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 27
The Yakima River has finally settled down into a smooth sustained flow and the trout are beginning to bite. Close by, the Naches River fish are smaller but plentiful, and …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Firefighters make progress on Montana blazes
More favorable weather conditions have allowed firefighters to make some progress on trying to contain wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes in eastern Montana.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Packscooter just as it says; part pack, part scooter
The Packscooter looks like something you’d see a kid riding around the block. But the design belies a transformable conveyance that’s helped two explorers navigate more than 1,000 miles of …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark in New Jersey
A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it’s the biggest shark catch in the state’s history.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Wildlife managers euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Tourist plunges to his death in Montana’s Glacier Park
Officials with Montana’s Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
71-year-old woman and dog rescued in Olympia National Park
A 71-year-old Port Angeles woman and her dog were found thirsty and hungry, but alive and well, after being stranded for nearly a week in Olympic National Park.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Garfield County dump eyed for pheasant farm to seed fields
A wind-swept spot not far from here that once served as Garfield County’s dump could soon teem with pheasants and other upland game birds.
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
What’s in your day pack? Three veteran hikers list time-tested items
Go-light, go-fast strategies have merit in some cases, but heading out without gear needed to endure an unexpected weather change or night in the mountains can be deadly when things …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Out & About: Lake Roosevelt sturgeon fishery closing July 31 to prevent overharvest
Anglers are a victim of their own success at Lake Roosevelt where the reservoir’s first sturgeon fishing season will be closed after opening two months ago, a state fisheries manager …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Pend Oreille Poker Paddle event set for Aug. 5
The 36th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle will launch on Aug. 5, but organizers are offering incentives to register before July 31.
Sat., July 22, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Beartooth Highway leads skier, cyclist to Wild West outdoor adventure
Should I ride or ski? Why not do both. That was my conclusion during a visit earlier this season to the fabled Beartooth Highway, America’s most beautiful high-elevation road.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court grants injunction blocking controversial logging on Mount Spokane
The order handed down Friday follows two legal rulings upholding a decision allowing the 800-acre expansion of ski runs. Logging could have begun as early as Aug. 1, the same …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
California hiker rescued by U.S. Coast Guard in Oregon
A California woman who went missing while hiking in Oregon has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Mountain bikers ride, work, camp in annual Kettle Range gathering
Washington mountain bikers convened in the Kettle River Range last week in a traditional service-group recipe for getting things done: Work hard and play even harder.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Far-ranging grizzly spotted in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains
Another grizzly bear has shown up in a part of Montana that hasn’t seen grizzlies in as long as a century.