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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 3, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Marilyn Omler of Ponti Veterinary Clinic noticed what looked like burn marks on the pads of the immature bald eagle's large taloned feet.  It's possible the bird came in contact with powerlines, leading to its poor health.  (Tina Wynecoop)

Update on eagle rescued from river

WILDLIFE -- Much like some people you might have seen on New Year's Eve, the immature bald eagle was grounded, wings spread with its head face-down in the snow along the Little Spokane River. It was rescued after an ordeal and it's still alive Monday...

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort offers scenic views of several mountain ranges. This year, visitors can order their tickets in advance through their smart phones.  (Courtesy of Schweitzer Mountain Resort. )

Schweitzer reports hot start to season

WINTER SPORTS -- Maybe the outdoor economy isn't all doom and gloom. Schweitzer Mountain Resort today reported solid increases in visitation for December and the holidays that grace the early snow season. Overall visitation for the month of December was up 18.9 percent, while up...

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East Side fishing worth the trip

FISHING -- Sometimes it's healthy to assess our Eastern Washington bounty from the perspective of Western Washington anglers. Here's a few out-takes from the most recent fishing column by Wayne Kruse of the Daily (Everett) Herald: "It's too bad that winter tends to be so...

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A dead red-winged blackbird, one of nearly 2,000 found in Beebe, Ark., on Jan. 1, 2011. (Warren Watkins / The Daily Citizen)

Video report: Birds fall dead from sky

WILDLIFE -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said is still investigating why around 3,000 red-winged black birds fell from the sky and died in Beebe, Ark. The agency said its enforcement officers began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Lightning...

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