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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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Dworshak Reservoir backs up on the the North Fork of the Clearwater River behind Dworshak Dam near Orofino. The 55-mile-long reservoir has been overpopulated with small kokanee for two years. Fish managers are considering adding nutrients to the water to boost the food chain and help kokanee grow bigger. Meanwhile, the abudance of small kokanee seems to be agreeing with bass — and bass anglers.
 (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)

Dworshak Reservoir nearly at full pool

BOATING -- Dworshak Reservoir is within 5 feet of full pool today. That's lower than normal for the Fourth of July holiday, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still leaving room for the unusually high, late snowpack to pour out of the mountains....

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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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Coast remains hot destination for salmon fishing

SALMON FISHING -- The Washington Coast remains the highlight of early summer salmon fishing, as two other popular inner-marine areas open today. "Ilwaco had the highest catch with 1.14 fish per person (25 percent was chinook, and the rest was hatchery coho)," Wendy Beeghly, a...

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