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Outdoors blog archive for April 2015


Vandals in a four-wheel drive vehicle tore up a meadow during the April 18-19 weekend in the Colville National Forest. The meadow had been extensively rehabilitated from previous motorized mudding activity several years earlier. Forest Service officers are investigating the vandalism to the meadow located northeast of Colville on the Longshot Mine Road off of the South Fork of Mill Creek Road.  (U.S. Forest Service)

Mudders foul Colville NF meadow -- again 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Some knuckle-dragging knucklehead in a four-wheel-drive vehicle left his mark in a Colville National Forest meadow this month. The meadow had been torn up by "mudding" enthusiasts in a few years ago. The Forest Service has worked to restore the meadow with...

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Geologist and Eastern Washington University alumnus Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with one of his former professors, EWU Professor Emeritus of Geology Eugene Kiver, to write On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches" (Keokee).  (Courtesy photo)

Ice Age Floods group offers lecture, tour

LANDSCAPES -- A free lecture and field trip (by bus) are scheduled in May by the Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. LECTURE: May 8, 7 p.m. at Auditorium, JFK Library, Eastern Washington University, JFK Library Auditorium in Cheney. Dr. Gene Kiver will...

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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Hazen Audel of Spokane, left, is with a family in Nepal -- camping out to avoid danger of collapsing buildings during a series of earthquakes that have rocked the nation in late April 2015. (Courtesy)

Two Spokane adventurers reported safe in Nepal

ADVENTURE -- Two well-known Spokane adventurers climbing or traveling in Nepal have reported they are unharmed and doing OK as earthquakes continue to rumble and cause widespread havoc and death in the Himalayan country. Jess Roskelley, who's on a filming expedition to climb Annapurna, the 10th highest peak...

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A bull and cow moose are seen in the Indian Trail neighborhood in north Spokane in October 2013 before they were tranquilized and taken away by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers. (Courtesy / The Spokesman-Review)

Biologists present clinic on living with moose 

WILDLIFE – Moose have found their way into Spokane-area neighborhoods in a big way in recent years. This is good, until it goes bad with an 800-pound critter stomping through playgrounds, breaking down fences, chasing dogs, bolting across heavily-traveled roads and defending their calves. Tips...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

A house wren box built "naturally" by Dick Thiel. (Courtesy)

Bird watcher thinks out of the (nest) box

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- My Sunday Outdoors story on nest boxes for cavity-nesting birds struck a chord with Dick Thiel of Spokane: Wrens and flickers are my favorite; flickers are so entertaining and wrens so busy and such beautiful singers. Here's my latest wren palace, made...

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Salmon anglers on the Wind River, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, could have a whopping good time if forecasts hold true. (File)

Barbed hooks OKed for salmon in Wind River area

FISHING -- Anglers will be allowed to use barbed hooks through June at Wind River and Drano Lake while fishing for hatchery chinook and steelhead, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced. Location and effective dates: Wind River from mouth (boundary line markers)...

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Idaho lawmakers stay one up on Fish-Game panel 

CONSERVATION -- The Idaho House appears to have squandered a great conservation opportunity in order to show it's in control if not necessarily in step with the needs of Idaho sportsmen. Disgruntled legislators nix Idaho Fish & Game's land purchase The Idaho Department of Fish...

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