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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2015

SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015

Fishing guide Toby Wyatt holds a Clearwater River B-run steelhead for a client. (Reel Time Fishing)

B-Run steelhead are angler eye pleasers 

FISHING -- Snake River steelhead come in two varieties: the beautiful early A-run fish that might run about six pounds and the spectacular bigger B-run fish like one pictured above. Most of the B-run steelies are bound for Idaho's Clearwater River, and now's a darned...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

Stevens Pass workers clear powder snow from facilities for the resort's season opener on Dec. 4, 2015. (Stevens Pass Mountain Resort)

Stevens Pass ski area opens today

WINTER SPORTS -- Stevens Pass Mountain Resort opened today in a flurry of powder but still limited terrain for 2015-16 winter operations. Skiers and riders have access to Daisy chairlift, the Rope Tow with Rail Park and a Magic Carpet. The resort will continue to...

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This photo provided by Wolves of the Rockies shows a wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park in 2012. The pack’s alpha female was shot in Wyoming, among at least five collared wolves from Yellowstone killed by hunters that fall. Four more wolves collared in the park but no longer living there also had been shot. (Associated Press)

Yellowstone wolf numbers up slightly

PREDATORS -- Yellowstone National Park biologists counted at least 104 wolves from 11 packs living in the park at the end of 2014. The figures released Wednesday were up slightly from the prior year, when 95 wolves from 10 packs were counted. Northwest states released...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015


TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015

Anglers fish for chinook and sockeye below Wanapum Dam on the July 1 opening of the upper Columbia salmon fishing season. (Rich Landers)

New Wanapum Dam visitor center opens Tuesday

RIVERS -- A new visitor center at Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River near Vantage will be open starting Tuesday. The Grant Public Utilities District says it has prepared new displays to highlight how the dam balances hydropower, fish passage, recreation and natural resource management....

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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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