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Outdoors blog archive for June 28, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is shown in July. Dam operation on the Snake River is just one wildlife-related issue on which judges in the West disagree with the Bush administration. 
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Dam advocates oppose Interior nominee

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Obama administration's nomination of former American Rivers CEO Rebecca Wodder for assistant Interior secretary of fish, wildlife and parks is being opposed by a coalition of industry and agricultural groups, as well as the Idaho Water Users Association. American Rivers has…

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Fishing guide Pete Paolino negotiates his jet boat through a rough rapid on the Snake River near the Washington-Oregon border as he shuttles his anglers to another steelhead fishing hole. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Washington abandons all state tourism marketing

OUTDOORS -- Spokane is Near Nature, Near Perfect, and the Evergreen state has some of the most diverse outdoor recreation opportunities in the nation -- the foundation for a vital outdoor tourism industry. Yet state officials are shuttering the official tourism agency that unifies its…

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