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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

Male great horned owl. (Jaimie Johnson)

Owls are alive and well in the city

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- I've had quite a few comments regarding my recent column, Timing is of the essences for wildlife, including several comments about premier wildlife watching opportunities great horned owls provide right here in River City. For several years, from late December and for…

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MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

Backcountry skiers get away from it all 

WINTER SPORTS -- Altough recent winter storms have made mountain slopes unsafe for winter travel in some areas, snow-goers who know how to pick stable terrain are having a ball. Read on for the report from Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson, who filmed the short…

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Clammers can harvest up to 15 razor clams such as this one, taken at Grayland, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Beefy bivalves await razor clam diggers

SHELLFISHING -- Plenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Wednesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 on various Washington ocean beaches. The Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today the dig has been approved after…

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Miranda Wecker of Naselle chairs the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a nine-member citizen panel that sets state wildlife policy. (Photo by Bill Wagner/Longview Daily News / The Spokesman-Review)

Wildlife Commission chair interviewed by lawmakers

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Miranda Wecker of Naselle, who continues in her position as chair of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, had another confirmation hearing in Olympia with the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. She answered questions highlighting some of her stands on commercial…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014

 Roy Massena poses in his sea kayak during an Alaska journey. ( Roy Massena)

Sea kayaker details journey on B.C. coast

PADDLING -- A free program on a British Columbia sea kayaking journey from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, for the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club at Mountain Gear's corporate office, 6021 E. Mansfield.…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2014

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

Video details killer avalanche near Ketchum

WINTER SPORTS -- The avalanche that killed a snowmobiler last weekend near Ketchum -- while a woman survived even though she'd been buried for 90 minutes -- is detailed in his video report from Sawtooth Avalanche Center. It's short, instructive and worth watching in this…

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

Epic snow conditions at area ski resorts

WINTER SPORTS -- Storms that have rendered the region's mountains sketchy for winter travel because of avalanche danger are leaving the controlled slopes of area ski resorts with stellar snow conditions. For example, here's the report just issued by 49 Degrees North, which will re-open…

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Huge Canada avalanche prompts warnings

WINTER SPORTS -- Recent weather is creating hazards. Be careful out there. Massive avalanche in B.C. prompts warnings there and in Alberta The Canadian Avalanche Centre issued a high-hazard warning for British Columbia and Alberta after learning of a massive slide on Wednesday near Fernie,…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

Samantha "Sam" Mace of Spokane was named by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board in February 2014.   (courtesy)

Spokane woman appointed to state Salmon Board 

FISHERIES -- Samantha Mace of Spokane has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, the state Recreation and Conservation Office has announced. The board administers grants for projects that help return salmon from the brink of extinction. Mace has extensive…

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