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Outdoors blog archive for April 26, 2011


Kaufmann’s Streamborn fly shops shuttered

FLY FISHING -- Once a Northwest fly fishing industry icon, Kaufmann’s Streamborn fly shops in Tigard, Ore., and Seattle, have unceremoniously closed, according to reports in The Oregonian and Northwest Sportsman Magazine. Lance Kaufmann started the business 42 years ago with his brother, Randall. Neither...

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Raw Crunch bar is all natural trail food. (Courtesy photo)

Hiker hunger goes the way of the birds

OUTDOOR NUTRITION -- Ah, it's lunch time here in the office. On the trail, it's always snack time. The new on-the-trail nutrition bars shown above look and taste somewhat like compressed blocks of birdseed, says The Gear Junkie in a whiff of understatement. Ingredients such...

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Lochsa land exchange hits snags in Idaho

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Clearwater National Forests' attempt to block up public lands in the upper Lochsa drainage has a lot of supporters, including elk hunters. The hitch: finding land to trade to the timber company that owns the private land in the checkerboard ownership....

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Why we send our daughters to college

SHELLFISHING -- After four years at Western Washington University, my daughter, Hillary, finally got out with a group of West Siders and learned how to dig clams. These are outdoor life skills you can't learn at home in Spokane. Next, she needs to find her...

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