Stories tagged: top outdoors
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
A Minnesota wildlife photographer is leading an effort to curb the practice of baiting wintering owls in order to get photos or video of birds as they “hunt.”
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
February can be a rough time for Inland Northwest fly fishers who don’t have tickets to sunny saltwater destinations.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Anglers with remarkable foresight recognized the virtues of the Henry’s Fork and established a foundation in 1984 to help preserve the fishery.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Sometime around 1984, my grandmother Beverly had her first heart attack. And as things went with Granny, she never did anything halfway. A team of surgeons rearranged her plumbing leaving …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
It’s been a great season for fresh tracks. But every new snowfall is fleeting. First chair gets you clean lines for an hour, maybe two, as you compete with like-minded …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mark Moran found himself in the
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7 p.m.
Idaho hunters and anglers could be required to pay an additional $5 on top of a proposed 20 percent fee increase, according to legislation being crafted by the Idaho Fish …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
A new Bouldering only climbing gym is opening in Spokane. The facility will have 4,500 square feet of climbing surface. Once it’s up and running it will feature 180 to …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Between development of once-wild lands and the ever-expanding sprawl of the suburbs, and a general apathy toward the sport from an over-stimulated younger generation, traditional hunting camps across the country …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Relentless snowfall has smothered Priest Lake this winter, and snowmobilers are loving it. “This is one of those years when snowmobiles can drive right up to the restaurant, have a …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
“Controlled chaos” is the term organizers fondly bestow on the Famous Free Ski School at
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
By now, most of us know that growing up is totally overrated. I remember being fifteen and thinking that the freedoms of eighteen would never come. I could buy lottery …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Just past midpoint in the season, we’ve already had a winter’s worth of snow in Spokane. At our local mountain resorts, the skiing and riding has been as good as …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
On a whim last month, Dan DeRuyter loaded his fat-tired snow bike and drove from Spokane to Priest Lake, where he found a little piece of heaven off the East …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
One of the most decorated extreme sports athletes in history regularly rubs elbows with shoppers in Yakima grocery stores, yet few people recognize him.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Asked why she’s devoting a portion of eight Saturdays from January into March to trapshooting at the Spokane Gun Club, Shel Giese noted that she’s a member of the American …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The Alaskan husky used by most dog mushers in Alaska isn’t really a breed, at least not in the way kennel clubs think of pedigree.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10 a.m.
Federal workers scrambled last week to interpret how President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze of civilian employees might affect seasonal firefighters and other part-time employees such as trail crews.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
An unusual event that has emerged recently at a few ski resorts around North America will make its Inland Northwest debut at Silver Mountain Sunday. The Frost Fight is a …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
From ski gear to winter jackets, companies congregate each winter in Utah to launch new products at the Outdoor Retailer trade show. I spent last week evaluating hundreds of products …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Some hunting, shooting and fishing organizations are fuming over
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The wind-packed or sun-crusted snow blanketing much of the region this week delivers one of the most difficult survival tests for wintering birds and a wildlife.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
When skiers dismount the Swift Current chairlift at Montana’s Big Sky resort, they encounter – lodged deep into the snow – a placard bearing a panoramic view of Lone Peak …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Early Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, Rich Landers contemplated several options for making the best of the day outdoors.