Stories tagged: Turnbull Wildlife Refuge
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
Turnbull’s fund-raising effort benefits 160 regional schools
The public views Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge as a sanctuary for migratory birds, elk, deer, moose and predators and a destination for hiking and outdoor photography.
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 9:46 A.M.
Turnbull refuge reopens after concerns over Oregon standoff
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge is back open Monday after closing late last week over concerns prompted by the armed occupation of a refuge in eastern Oregon.
SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016, 2:26 P.M.
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge has reopened
The occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, by armed militia members has prompted the closure of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013
Landers: Shutdown closes doors on outdoors lovers
Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk …
SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013
Hunting group works for access near Cheney
“I never wanted it to be a hunting club,” said John Bruce, who founded the Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association 12 years ago. “Some wanted that, but I held firm.” …
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013
Field Reports: Priest Lake fish plan to be presented at meeting
FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing non-native lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public …
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012
Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia
FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …
SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012
Out & About: Three of five cygnets survive at Turnbull
OUTTRUMPET – A young trumpeter swan was found dead on an island at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last week with no cause of death evident. The carcass has been sent …
SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012, 10:27 P.M.
Out & About: Downtown events lack RV sites
OUTCAMP – There’s a notable lack of RV camping areas with easy access to downtown events at the Convention Center and elsewhere, said Len Zickler, chairman of the host committee …
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012, 6:30 A.M.
Wild mallards teach lessons at Ferris High School courtyard
Students are gone for summer vacation, but school’s still in session for the ducks at Ferris High School. For seven years, mallards have homed in on the two small ponds …
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
Field reports: June fishing clinic geared to adults
FISHING – Sign-ups are under way for 30 openings in a two-session basic fishing clinic for adults who haven’t been introduced to the sport. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department …
SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011, 7:59 A.M.
2010 featured recreational abundance
As the economy sputtered and unemployment soared, people flocked to national parks and other outdoor venues and federal stimulus dollars spiffed up trails and campgrounds.
SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2011, 7:03 A.M.
2010 Highlights from the field
A list of anniversaries, tranistion and milestones that highlighted the Inland Northwest outdoors in 2010
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010
Landmark youth hunts approach
Potential duck and goose hunters under the age of 16 have the chance of a lifetime in the Idaho Panhandle this month, while a few selected Washington youths will make …
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
A tough sell
Several families with farms south of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge are upset with a long-term state plan to preserve a corridor of wildlife habitat stretching from Chapman Lake south around …
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010
Swan brings brood back to Turnbull, quelling fears he was killed
As he has for possibly more than four decades, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. …
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010, 6:02 P.M.
Solo the trumpeter swan still alive
Ending fears that he may have been killed by poachers in Stevens County, the trumpeter swan nicknamed Solo returned Monday to the year’s first big patch of ice-free water at …
THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2010
Birdwatchers unite to catch killer of rare trumpeter swan
A wildlife murder mystery is unfolding in the Colville River Valley with possible links to one of the region’s remarkable romance stories. Local birdwatchers already have built a reward of …
THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009
Federal budget allots $1.5 million to expand Turnbull refuge
The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will receive $1.5 million to purchase nearly 500 additional acres of Eastern Washington’s Channeled Scablands. The federal appropriation will help preserve one of the world’s …
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
Turnball manager retires after 18 years on job
At a fraction of their salaries and with no stock options or bonuses, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge manager near Cheney has done what many high-powered CEOs have …
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009
Ups and downs for loons, geese, swan
Washington waterfowl have been keeping an unusually high profile in the news this month. Among the top recent stories:
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
Sowing seeds far from home
Representing five different high schools and hailing from four countries, the eight teens planting trees at the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge last week all had one thing in common: They weren’t …
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009
Turnbull trumpets return of senior swan
Solo is back. The elegant trumpeter swan is likely the elder seasonal wildlife resident at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, and one of the oldest documented anywhere among his endangered species.
THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 2008
Refuge puts hunt in sights
More than two hours of dirt-road driving through an off-limits portion of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday garnered a 30-second payoff for two dozen visitors on the annual refuge …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2008, 2:57 P.M.
Hunting authorized on wildlife refuge
After eight years of discussion and study, officials at the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge have authorized hunting for the first time since the refuge was established in 1937.