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Outdoors blog archive for July 1, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Black bear sought in attack near Colville

DANGEROUS WILDLIFE -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers are searching for a black bear reported to have attacked a female jogger northeast of Colville Thursday. Stevens County Sheriff’s officials say a 36-year-old woman was attacked by a black bear while she was jogging...

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A  robin leaps into the air while taking a bath in a parking lot puddle at River Forks Park near Roseburg, Ore. (Associated Press)

Centennial Trail flush with nesting birds

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Serious birdwatchers are finding plenty to see and hear along the Spokane River Centennial Trail this week. Here's part of a report posted today by Tina Blewett on Inland Northwest Birders. Went on a walk on the Centennial Trail yesterday and saw...

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In the spring, when flows are up on Washington's White Salmon River and water is spilled at Condit Dam, there's enough to attract rafters to a stretch that's otherwise dewatered. (Troy Wayrynen / The Columbian)

Detour starting for White Salmon River rafters

RIVER RUNNING -- Boater passage under the Northwestern Lake bridge on the Washington's White Salmon River will be closed beginning Tuesday. The White Salmon River, a popular whitewater rafting attraction, flows south from glaciers on Mount Adams, entering the Columbia River by the town of...

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