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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

After dropping some 2,600 feet in elevation during a few days of hiking and fishing down from the source of the St. Joe River, Rich Landers and David Moershel noticed the lower elevation huckleberries were getting ripe.  (Rich Landers)

Hikers: check conditions before you head out

TRAILS -- Heavy rain and lingering snow have created a few obstacles for hikers, campers and other heading into the backcountry this weekend. Best to check with Forest Service offices today to make sure your destination is reachable. For example: Hikers headed to Iron Mountain...

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Free backpack cooking clinic Thursday at REI

BACKPACKING – Backpackers who are tired of Ramen and balk at plain instant oatmeal might benefit from the free clinc on backpack cooking basics Thursday (July 19), 7 p.m., at REI in Spokane. Topics to be covered include recipies as well as preserving, preparing packing...

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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012

Grizzly bear.
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Bear aware: Tips for camping in bear country

WILDLIFE -- The summer camping season is kicking into high gear, putting more people out among wildlife, including bears. The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project offers basic tips to help campers avoid attracting bears, which can be dangerous to people and destructive to their camping gear....

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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

FlashPoint knife by Buck Knives of Post Falls, Idaho. (Courtesy photo)

Two more days in Buck Knives employee pricing

OUTDOOR GEAR -- In case you missed the ad in today's paper, Buck Knives is offering employee pricing on the excellent blades produced in the Post Falls factory through Friday. Timing considerations: Fathers Day is Sunday. Camping season is underway. Hunting season is around the...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012


Two black bear cubs peek from the brush along Schweitzer Road. 
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Bear aware: Tips for camping in bear country 

WILDLIFE -- The summer camping season is kicking into high gear, putting more people out among wildlife, including bears. The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project offers basic tips to help campers avoid attracting bears, which can be dangerous to people and destructive to their camping gear....

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Riverside State Park Ranger Brian Frahm pauses at the Bowl and Pitcher, where Washington’s new Discover Pass will be required on vehicles beginning July 5. (Dan Pelle)

Spokane meetings focus on future of state parks

PARKS -- Washington State Parks officials have set meetings in Spokane to discuss potentially sweeping changes in management of facilities at Riverside and Mount Spokane. The meetings will be at Spokane Public Library Shadle Branch, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. as follows: Saturday, 3:30-5 p.m., specific...

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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012


State Parks needs volunteer hosts

STATE PARKS --Volunteer hosts are being sought for some Washington State Parks, officials say. The hosts greet visitors, assist park staff and perform a variety of duties in return free camping and hookups. Host assignments range from 30-90 days. Details and host openings are online...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

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