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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2017

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THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017

Someone cut down a tree on the South Hill Bluff as this March 2, 2017, shows. (John Speare)

South Hill Bluff tree slasher shows up again 

TRAILS -- Picking up from some unofficial tree hacking in 2015, someone has begun unauthorized cutting of ponderosa pine trees on the city-owned South Hill Bluff below High Drive. Planned tree thinning has been done on the bluff to reduce fire danger. But as you...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Schweitzer skiers were swimming in powder on Feb. 28, 2017. (Schweitzer Mountain Resort)

Schweitzer extends season under big dump of powder

WINTERSPORTS -- People who had Tuesday free to ski seem to have smiles permanently plastered to their faces today. Jim Mellen of Sandpoint succinctly described the powder conditions at Schweitzer on his Facebook page as, "Best. Day. Ever." The region's resorts have been smothered in...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017





MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017

Most wildfires across the nation are human-caused. (Associated Press)

84 percent of wildfires caused by humans, study finds

WILDFIRES -- A study analyzing wildfire records from 1992-2012 has found that humans started 84 percent of all wildfires nationwide. In northwestern states — including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana — humans started about half of all wildfires, says University of Idaho researcher John Abatzoglou....

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Rock Creek, swollen with runoff, roars over Towell  Falls on the BLM's Escure Ranch area on Feb. 25, 2017 (Mike Miller)

Hiking: Scablands waterfalls roar with runoff

HIKING -- Snowmelt pouring off the scablands provided a treat for hikers exploring BLM's Escure Ranch in the Rock Creek Recreation area south of Sprague on Saturday. (See map.) Here's a report from Mike Miller: Towell Falls was in excellent shape Saturday, 25 February 2017....

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