Stories tagged: outdoors
Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
Youth turkey hunting opportunity offered
Younger than 16 and interested in hunting turkey? Contact Jerry Hickman with the First Hunt Foundation. Hickman, the Spokane-area president for the organization said the group will be introducing youngsters …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
Early review is in: ‘The ribbon skates beautifully’
As a five-season roller derby veteran, I’m giving the Riverfront Park skate ribbon my seal of approval.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Trade those blades for wheels: Skating ribbon opens for roller skaters in Riverfront Park
The ice is gone, but skaters are still welcome at Riverfront Park’s skating ribbon, which opened Monday for roller skaters, scooter enthusiasts and skateboarders.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Agreement protects 5,000 acres of North Idaho forestland
Roughly 5,000 acres of forest near Bonners Ferry will be protected under a conservation easement. The agreement was announced Wednesday.
Sun., April 1, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Inside Portland’s urban park
With 5,200 acres and 80 miles of hiking trails, Forest Park is the nation’s largest natural area inside a major city – Portland. The busy Lower Macleay Trail to The …
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10 a.m.
Ferry County rail-to-trail project derailed again
A decade-long rail-to-trail project in Ferry County hit another snag this week.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Poll shows Washington voters choose salmon over dams
The majority of Washington voters would rather see an increased wild salmon run than preserve four lower Snake River Dams, according to a
Sat., March 31, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
Hunting rules, regulations often consider more than just the science
Nationwide hunting rules and policies are largely not made using science-based methods, according to a recently published study.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Matt Liere: Aging a matter of perspective
Spring is on the way. Break out the champagne, put on your dancing boots, it’s time to celebrate!
Fri., March 30, 2018, 1:44 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Winter conditions in spring makes for uncrowded powder day
Spring tends to arrive in the inland northwest as a timid introvert. The emerging season lets winter push it around.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Idaho seeks hunters’ opinions on deer management
Idaho Fish and Game is soliciting hunters’ opinions on white-tail deer management. The department mailed some license holders, emailed others and made the survey available online to anyone. The survey …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Vertical indoor Easter egg hunt at REI
Search for Easter eggs up high on Sunday at REI’s open climbing day. Participants can scramble up REI’s indoor rock wall and Easter eggs will be hidden along the way. …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Mountain biking pump track planned in Spokane’s Beacon Hill area
Area mountain bike enthusiasts will get a long-desired amenity this spring.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Rocky Mountain wolverines studied in interaction with recreationists
Wolverines don’t make themselves easy to study. In addition to being able to gnaw their way out of log-cabin-like traps, they’re shaped kind of like a traffic cone.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Collaborative effort: A Washington cattleman and biologist are working to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts
A fifth-generation cattleman and a wildlife biologist are teaming to help northeastern Washington ranchers coexist with the state’s growing number of gray wolves.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Denali National Park plans to adjust poop haul-out rules
Denali National Park plans to toughen poop hauling requirements for climbers on the popular West Buttress route up North America’s tallest peak.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 29
Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for March 29.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Weekend weather: Warmer temperatures, some rain, wind expected
Warmer temperatures, light wind and some rain is expected through the end of this week and into the weekend.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
Reader photo: Trumpeter swans return to Turnbull wildlife refuge
Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Idaho spring Chinook fishing set to open April 28
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved spring Chinook fishing in the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers, last week. The spring fishing will start April 28.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Beavers chewing up trees at water’s edge along Riverfront Park
If you’ve walked along the Centennial Trail in the past several months, it’s likely you’ve seen efforts by humans to stem the tide of voracious beavers. They’re eating trees they …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks information on littering case
LITTERING – A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officer is looking for information leading to the identification of a littering suspect. On Jan 15, officer Curt Wood discovered a …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
Controlled burns planned in NE Washington
WILDFIRE – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be conducting controlled burns in Okanogan, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties. The burns are intended to reduce wildfire risk and …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
Evergreen East’s mountain bike classes open
BIKING – Evergreen East’s mountain bike classes are now opening for registration. Certified bike coaches will teach mountain biking specific skills and techniques. The classes are suitable for absolute beginners …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Seasonal equestrian trail restrictions in effect in Spokane area
TRAILS – With spring officially here, certain Spokane County Park trails will have equestrian restrictions. The annual trail use restriction is intended to protect the trails, according to a county …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
The right call: Idaho resident wins world elk calling championship
An Idaho resident won the won the 2018 World Elk Calling championship earlier this month.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Reliving my dad’s youth on the California slopes
The last time he’d been down these slopes very well may have been three decades ago.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
On skiing with Olympians and passing up a chance to play pickup ball with Adam Morrison
The summer of my junior year in high school, I found myself presented with an impossible offer. Play pickup basketball with the Gonzaga basketball team.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Wolf management proposal floated by Spokane-based conservation group asking ranchers to graze cattle on lower Colville National Forest allotments met with suspicion, hope
The Lands Council is proposing that ranchers who have grazing allotments on the Colville National Forest shift their cattle from higher allotments to lower elevation ones.
Sat., March 24, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Correspondence from the Serengeti
The sun is setting behind a cloud cover of blue hues as the greens and browns of the Serengeti fade to the monochrome of night. When the day loses color, …