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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

Dave Morrow and his son Jeremy share their steelhead fishing spot with somebody's dog on a bitter cold day at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River. (Rich Landers)

Steelhead anglers warm up to frigid fishing

FISHING -- “Because I’m stupid,” said Dave Morrow, anticipating the question as a reporter approached. The angler had no better reason than that for leaving his warm house in Spokane last Saturday – the temperature was minus 7 degrees when he and his son, Jeremy,...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017

A Montana grizzly bear feeds on huckleberries. (Jaime Johnson)

Grizzly bear delisting put on hold 

ENDANGERED SPECIES – Federal officials are delaying their decision on whether to lift protections for more than 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park and allow controlled hunting in some areas outside of the park, the Associated Press reports. Despite expert opinions that...

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Cris Currie of the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park, helped restore Cook's Cabin. (Rich Landers)

Mount Spokane board seeks new directors

PARKS – The Friends of Mount Spokane State Park board of directors is looking for new members. The non-profit board has a maximum membership of 15 directors and serves as a link between the park manager and park visitors, says Cris Currie, president. “It provides...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017

Coyote and badger at Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado. (Kimberly Fraser / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Photos: Coyote, badger hunt together  

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A coyote and badger hunting together on the prairie surrounding the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in northern Colorado, confirmed in photos, seems like a very unusual association. But U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services biologists say coyotes and badgers are known to...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017

Ben Parsons competes in the Whitefish Whiteout at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont., in 2016. Parsons, 36, died Jan. 5, 2017, of injuries suffered in an avalanche in Glacier National Park. Parsons was an endurance athlete who competed in mountain bike and ski mountaineering races.  (Greg Lindstrom / Flathead Beacon via AP)

Avalanche kills backcountry skier in Glacier Park

WINTERSPORTS -- An endurance athlete and firefighter who was partially buried in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Montana’s Glacier National Park died as emergency crews tried to rescue him, officials said Friday. Ben Parsons, 36, of Kalispell, was a skilled outdoor adventurer who competed...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017

Outdoors blog

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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