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Outdoors blog archive for July 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011




A climber learns the ropes during a UClimb rock climbing event at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls in July 2010. (Jon Jonkers)

UClimb: learn to have a life on the rocks

ROCK CLIMBING – A fun-oriented, low-key weekend event to introduce people to the sport of rock climbing is set for July 23-24 at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls. The annual UClimb (www.uclimb.org) sponsored by Mountain Gear recruits professional climbers who teach and encourage beginners to...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011


Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a canoe ride with elder Francois Paulette, left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
 (Associated Press)

Royal honeymooners resort to paddling

CANOEING -- Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been muscling their way through the Prince Edward Island portion of their Royal Tour of Canada this week. First they competed against each other in Dragonboat races, digging in with paddles...

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Slow start to upper Columbia chinook fishing

SALMON FISHING -- High water and gusty winds hindered the opening weekend of chinook salmon fishing on the upper Columbia River. The Wenatchee World reports the water was rough and fishermen say they’re getting few bites. Glen Sagdal of East Wenatchee said he and a...

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Rigby man named to Idaho Fish and Game Commission

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter named a 60-year-old Rigby man to the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission, the Associated Press reports Kenny Anderson replaces Cameron Wheeler of Ririe, whose term expired June 30. Among the issues Anderson will help decide is management...

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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011


Mount Baker, meadows and beautiful sunrises await hikers at Welcome Pass. (Jason Racey / Washington Trails Association)

Climber's body found on Mount Baker

MOUNTAINEERING -- Searchers have found the body of a woman who fell and was missing Saturday while climbing on Mount Baker on northwestern Washington. The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Sheryl Costello, of Golden, Colo., had reached the summit of the 10,781-foot mountain on...

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These Diamond Pack wolf pups triggered a remote camera stationed in northeastern Washington by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the state Fish and Wildlife Department. The motion-triggered cameras help monitor wolf movements and numbers.  (Washington Department of Natural Resources)

Fourth breeding wolf pack confirmed in Washington

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington’s fourth documented breeding wolf pack has been confirmed, this one in Kittitas County, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Depatment just announced. Last month, agency biologists caught, attached a radio collar and released an adult female wolf that was lactating, indicating she...

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Woman drowns rafting Wenatchee River

RIVER RUNNING -- A 69-year-old Chelan County woman drowned Sunday while on a guided rafting trip on the Wenatchee River. The Wenatchee World says Sharon G. Hughes was one of seven family members and a guide in a raft that hit log jam in the...

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