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Outdoors blog archive for Nov. 9, 2011


No virus found in B.C. salmon; testing continues

FISHERIES -- Canadian government officials said Tuesday they have found no signs of a potentially deadly, infectious salmon virus in British Columbia, according to an Associated Press report. Researchers with Simon Fraser University in British Columbia announced last month they had detected infectious salmon anemia,…

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A hole in the clouds offers the gods a spotlight view of Mount Rainier. (Rick Rocheleau)

Who's looking down on Mount Rainier?

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY -- I love this autumn photo of Mount Rainier snapped by my backcountry skiing buddy, Rick Rocheleau. Even Seattle residents tell me they can't remember seeing a hole in the clouds so perfectly poised over the state's highest peak.

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A skier near the summit of Big Mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana glides by the signature snow ghosts with the peaks of Glacier National Park in the background.  (Brian Schott / Associated Press)

Resort proposes putting powder days in spotlight

SKIING – Whitefish Mountain Resort is proposing putting up beacons in downtown Whitefish to signal skiers when there are ideal conditions at Big Mountain. The Missoulian reports resort marketing director Nick Polumbus presented the idea to the Whitefish City Council. Under the proposal, a pair…

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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