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A sea kayaker pulls in for a break near Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The day-use park is a popular destination for island visitors and bicyclists. It's known as a standout land-based facility for viewing whales.  (Rich Landers)

Don't forget sea-kayaking basics 

WATERSPORTS -- Fall is a fine time for sea kayaking around the region's waters, from Fishtrap Lake to the San Juan Islands. Even if you're an experience paddler, it's always wise to review the the basics of paddling safety Here are seven reminders from Boat…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Spokane River at sunset. (Craig Goodwin)

Photo: Sunset over Spokane River inspiring 

RIVERS -- If you thought Craig Goodwin, pastor of Millwood Community Presbyterian Church and outdoor photographer, caught the Spokane River at a masterful moment two weeks ago, you'll be glad he's been going back to the same spot to capture the river in other moods,…

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The moon glows a red hue during a lunar eclipse as it is framed between the steeples on the Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Tuesday's eclipse is the first of four total lunar eclipses that will take place between 2014 to 2015. (Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle)

Lunar eclipse tonight

SKY WATCHING -- For the price of being up most of the night, sky watchers in the West will be treated to a lunar eclipse early Wednesday, Oct. 8, starting shortly after 1 a.m. The Full Moon will slide through the dark shadow of the…

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The Idaho Pour Authority in Sandpoint. (Courtesy)

Raise a cold one to youth outdoor education

OUTDOORS -- Join the North Idaho folks from Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) and NoLi Brewhouse for the kick-off of a community fund-raiser for youth outdoor education programs. The event is set for 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Idaho Pour Authority, 203…

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This gray wolf image was captured in 2007 by a remote sensor camera set up by state biologists in the LeClerc Creek drainage of Pend Oreille County two days after a cow elk triggered the camera shutter in the same spot. The photo helped document that wolves were moving into Washington. A breeding pack was documented in 2009. Photo courtesy of Washington Fish and Wildlife Department.
 (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

State sets wolf management meeting in Lynnwood 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Looks like Washington wildlife officials are planning to turn the other cheek after tonight's public meeting on wolf management in Colville. The West Side public will have an opportunity to discuss wolf management with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife leaders during…

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

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FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014

Videos capture bears with cat-scratch fever

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The trail cam video of an Okanogan County black bear turning a scented tree into a massage parlor (at right) has been amusing thousands of viewers since it was posted this week by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Scott Fitkin.…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 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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