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Outdoors blog 2015 drought archive

TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2015

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FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2015

Spokane is in the center of this satellite image wildfire smoke across Pacific Northwest on Aug. 20, 2015.  Origin point of smoke on the left is the 42,000-acre Wolverine Fire in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area near upper Lake Chelan.  Farther east, the 134,000-acre Chelan, 162,000-acre Okanogan, 110,000-acre Colville Indian Reservation, and 90,000-acre Colville area fires all merge and drift east across Montana and into the Midwest. (NOAA)

View from above raises pall of concern 

WILDFIRES -- I flew from Seattle to Spokane this morning after 10 days off the grid in Alaska. Heartbreaking is the first word that came to mind as I watched the smoke rising from east of the Cascades and spreading eastward across the state, mixing...

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FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015


Hatchery fish are being released early in hopes they’ll survive. (Associated Press)

Hatchery salmon trucked to cooler water

FISHING — Federal officials say 160,000 juvenile salmon from a fish hatchery in central Oregon were transported by truck to a hatchery in Washington in an effort to save the fish from unusually high water temperatures. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said...

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FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

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