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  • Spokane Mountaineers celebrate centennial with 100 miler in Pasayten

    A 100-mile backpacking trip is a good start for sizing up a wilderness area as well as understanding what makes a century-old outdoors club tick. The Spokane Mountaineers, celebrating their …


  • Summer wildfires will have effect on hunters

    Wildfires burned more than 250,000 acres this summer in north-central Washington – the largest fire area recorded in the state – changing the landscape for hunters. Big-game animals displaced by …


  • Hot harbinger: Torrid summer a glimpse into region’s future

    Heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: The summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. Climate scientists say it is also a look into the future.


  • Inslee surveys Washington blazes: ‘This is a firestorm’

    OLYMPIA – As Central Washington battles a firestorm growing at what may be an unprecedented rate, Gov. Jay Inslee asked residents to use extreme caution and obey evacuation orders if …


  • Shooters trigger early fire restrictions

    Fire danger has spiked to high in the past week in Washington prompting land managers to issue earlier than normal restrictions. Responding to a spate of wildfires started by firearms …


  • Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

    A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


  • Landers: Prescribed burns becoming hot topic

    A growing number of land managers have a burning desire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. The topic of prescribed fires is hotter than ever following last summer’s major …


  • 2012: Drought has big impact on wildlife, outdoor recreation

    Drought had direct and indirect impacts on wildlife and outdoor recreation in 2012. The most obvious issues were the flames that forced rafters off the Salmon River and hikers, campers …


  • Nearby fire has not closed I-90

    Interstate 90 remained open Wednesday as fire fighters battled the Taylor Bridge fire in Central Washington. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation said that’s expected to continue unless …


  • Firefighters search for bodies in Colorado blaze

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Firefighters went from one smoldering pile to another today in search of bodies in the nearly 350 homes burned to the ground by the most destructive …


  • 90-acre blaze reported on Colville Forest

    Fire crews battled steep terrain, gusty winds and heavy timber in a blaze that burnt 90 acres as of Wednesday evening on Rogers Mountain, five miles west of Aladdin, Wash., …


  • State faults BNSF trains for costly fires last summer

    The state of Washington blames Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway locomotives for starting six blazes along its tracks that grew into a 365-acre complex of wildfires last summer. The fires …


  • A calling to fight fires

    As young firefighter Marty Shier returned to the Dishman Hills fire lines Monday night for another 12-hour shift, he continued fulfilling a goal he set following a family tragedy 15 …


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