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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 12, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 2011

Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling. (Rich Landers)

River runners rev up to soggy forecast

PADDLING -- The rain-on-snow event that's making Inland Northwest roads and landscapes a mess is an opportunity to behold for paddlers and rafters. E-mails were buzzing today with the possibility of a rare opportunity this weekend to run boatable flows down Hangman Creek and the...

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Avalanche bulletin: Danger rated high

WINTER SPORTS -- The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has issued a warning that avalanche danger is rated as high in many areas as a storm and changing weather conditions engulf the Inland Northwest. Mountain visitors are urged to check weather and avalanche reports, and use...

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National parks waive entrance fees

PUBLIC LANDS -- National parks will be waiving entrance fees this weekend as an incentive for families to enjoy the outdoors and national heritage. The parks will be waiving fees for a total of 17 days in 2011, including National Park Week (April 16-24), the...

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Sarah Palin sits next her husband Todd's boat in Dillingham, Alaska, in July 2010 as part of a documentary for the TLC channel.  (Associated Press)

Palin's Alaska ending despite its cable success

OUTDOORS TV -- "Sarah Palin's Alaska" concluded Sunday with the final episode of the eight-part documentary series showing the former governor and her family having assorted adventures in their home state. The show appeared ripe for a second season on the TLC channel after attracting...

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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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