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Outdoors blog archive for Oct. 2014

TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

Ethan Crawford caught a 9.4-pound coho in the Clearwater River to set an Idaho state record during the weekend of Oct. 18-19, 2014.

Idaho record coho caught on Clearwater 

FISHING -- Idaho's first specific coho fishing season opened Friday on the Clearwater River and before the weekend was over, the state had a new record for coho salmon. Ethan Crawford caught a 9.4-pound coho in the Clearwater and had it officially weighed, according to…

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MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

Elk jam into the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo., during winter, where a feeding program has been running for decades to prevent starvation. (Associated Press)

Rare hunt for national park elk underway

HUNTING — A unique annual elk hunt in a national park began Saturday. The Grand Teton National Park’s annual elk reduction program will run until Nov. 2. Congress allowed the “controlled reduction” of elk when the park was created in 1950. Hunting is not allowed…

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N. Fork Clearwater road closed for repairs

FISHING -- The North Fork of Clearwater River Road 247 will be closed starting tomorrow, Oct. 21, at milepost 39.3, at Flat Creek for the removal of an aquatic organism barrier culvert, the Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forests announced today. The road closure will run no…

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N. Cascades Highway closing for construction

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- A 10-mile stretch of North Cascades Highway in northcentral Washington will be closed for 34 hours starting Tuesday morning, with no detour route. From 6 a.m. Tuesday through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21-22, Highway 20 will be closed between Granite Creek and…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014

Todd Crossett, of Sandpoint, loads his shopping cart with skis, boots and poles as he searches for bargains  at the 2007 Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. He was shopping for two families that included seven people. 
 (Photos by DAN PELLE / The Spokesman-Review)

Pre-season ski swaps great for gearing up

WINTERSPORTS – Used equipment and new but year-old products will be coming out of closets and warehouses for great deals at annual ski- and winter-gear swaps in the next two week. The following fundraisers help finance area ski patrols and racing groups: 49 Degrees North…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

At an elevation of about 10,900 feet, the Beartooth Pass offers early- and late-season backcountry skiing opportunities.  (Casey Riffe / Billings Gazettte)

Winter knocks: Beartooth Pass closed for season

WINTERSPORTS -- Winter conditions are finally starting to bare their teen in the high mountains. Beartooth Pass on the Montana-Wyoming border is closed for the winter and significant snowfall is forecast today for the Washington Cascades. Forecasters say 3-to-7 inches of snow are possible in…

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A mule deer roams through an area burned by the summer 2014 Carlton Complex fires in northcentral Washington. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Role of wildfire topic of Colville program

FORESTS -- A burning issue will be discussed in Colville on Oct. 22: “Fires and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide” will be presented by John F. Marshall sponsored by the Panorama chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Northeast Chapter of the Washington Farm…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014

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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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