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49 Degrees North is an exciting and easy-to-reach skiing destination.  (Courtesy 49 Degrees North)

49 Degrees North plans another expansion

SKIING -- Owners of 49 Degrees North have announced plans for another major expansion, with a double chair on Angel Peak and construction of a mid-mountain lodge in time for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season. Continue on to read detals from the media release…

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The fur-trade era of 1810-1812 will be reenacted in a Living History encampment next weekend at the Spokane House Interpretive Area of Riverside State Park. (Spokesman-Review)

Fur Trade Encampment at Riverside State Park

LIVING HISTORY -- Flint and steel firemaking, open-fire cooking, flintlock shooting and even a cannon salute will generate smoke and cheers at Riverside State Park this weekend. The annual Fur Trade Encampment will return the Spokane House Interpretive site to the 1810-1825 period when traders,…

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How to crate-train your hunting dog

DOGS -- The portable dog crates hunters use to transport their canine companions to the field also are excellent tools for house-breaking pups and new dogs and quickly bringing them into the family -- so you can get a full night's sleep! The following training…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Dogs dogging runners near Dishman Hills

PROWLING DOGS -- Two free-running dogs have been harassing hikers and runners near the Dishman Hills Natural Area. Animal Control has had multiple reports. One of the dogs is a pit bull or pit bull mix; the other is undetermined. Both dogs have collars and…

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Hostels open in Kellogg, Boise

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- Two hostels have opened in Idaho this season, including one in the Silver Valley that's convenient to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Hostels are ideal for bicycle tourists. Closed for years, Kellogg's historic McKinley Inn is back open, resurrected as a…

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

Obama nominates American Rivers CEO for Interior post

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Rebecca Wodder, the chief executive officer of the conservation group American Rivers since 2005, has been nominated by President Obama to replace Tom Strickland as the Interior Department's assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, according to a New York Times report.…

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Caspian terns gather near a nesting colony on Rice Island near Astoria, Ore., in May 1998. Because the birds had been eating salmon on the Columbia, they have been relocated several times over the years.Associated Press
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Bald eagles pound Columbia terns, boost salmon 

WILDLIFE -- Harassed in recent weeks by bald eagles, the world’s largest Caspian tern colony for the past decade “collapsed entirely” last week with the last of some 5,000 nests plundered, according to a report in the Columbia Basin Bulletin. The constant hunting pressure from…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011


FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Landslide strands hikers up Icicle Creek

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A series of mudslides todayoccurred mid-morning have blocked the upper Icicle Road west of Leavenworth, stranding about 30 hikers and campers, Wenatchee National Forest officials report. Slides as wide as 40 feet occurred near Fourth of July Trail and Fourth of July…

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