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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 10, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

An angler reels in a rainbow trout at Lake Roosevelt. (Rich Landers)

Roosevelt: Better than fishing a hatchery 

FISHING -- If you haven't heard about how good the fishing has been the past two months at Lake Roosevelt, you're probably not an angler. Here's today's report from Spokane Valley angler Jim Kujala, who has a boat but decided to cut costs and hassle...

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Skijoring debuts at Sandpoint Winter Carnival

WINTER SPORTS -- The 37th annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival is adding some horsepower to its 37th annual event, which runs Wednesday through Sunday between venues from Sandpoint to Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Skijoring -- horses towing skeirs on a loop track and over jumps will debut...

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Learn basics of fly tying in two days

FLY FISHING -- Winter is prime time to learn fundamentals of fly fishing before the spring waters warm and the bite is on. Here are two local opportunities: Jan. 24-25, Begining Fly Tying Course at Silver Bow Fly Shop: Learn to tie six reliable fly...

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Two ways to tune in to area's nordic skiing

NORDIC SKIING -- Two great ways to meet up with the area's cross-country skiing community are coming up: Snow Ball Potluck and Moonlight Ski Tour, Jan. 15, starting at 5 p.m. at Selkirk Lodge on Mount Spokane. Bring potluck item and headlamp for the skiing,...

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Avalanche workshop for snowmobilers

WINTER SPORTS -- Free avalanche workshops for snowmobilers are being offered in North Idaho in the next few weeks by the state Parks and Recreation Department and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests avalanche experts. The schedule: Jan. 14-15, based in Coeur d’ Alene. Jan 28-29,...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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