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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015

With Lake Pend Oreille below, snowshoers head up Goat Peak in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. (Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)

Scotchman Peaks group leads winter treks

TREKKING – A range of winter group treks, from easy to strenuous, is being offered by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness based in Sandpoint. The hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing treks are led by volunteers to introduce people to portions of the 88,000-acre proposed…

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Mountain biking on soft, wet trails land leave dangerous conditions for riders who follow when the surface hardens. (Courtesy)

Mountain bikers in a rut can damage trails 

MOUNTAIN BIKING -- As we enter the freeze-thaw cycle of winter, many cyclists won't be putting away their mountain bikes. But consider this from local fat-tire enthusiast Dave Nelson, who forwarded the photo above of a sign posted by cyclists in southern Utah mountain biking…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2015

The Spokane River, dubbed Long Lake or Lake Spokane behind the Long Lake Dam, pools behind the dam, which generates the most power of any dam on the river, Tuesday, July 9, 2008.  (Jesse Tinsley)

Lake Spokane winter drawdown to begin

RIVERS -- Avista Utilities will start the annual drawdown at Lake Spokane (Long Lake Reservoir) on Thursday, Dec. 31. Operators expect to lower the reservoir's water level up to a day over a two-to-three week period, until it reaches its winter elevation of 13 to…

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015

FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015

Mckayla Gibbons bagged her first turkey on the opening day of Washington's youth-only spring wild turkey hunting season, April 4, 2015. (Jerrod Gibbons)

2015 hunter reports due in Washington, Idaho

HUNTING -- To avoid penalties next time they try to buy a Washington or Idaho hunting license, sportsmen must report their 2015 hunting activity for big-game and turkey. The information is compiled to help wildlife manager see trends in game populations and hunter activity. The...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

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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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