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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Paqlite takes 'glow-in-dark' to higher level

NEW GEAR – The UVPaqlite is worth checking out in case you have an application for a portable light source that does NOT require batteries, bulbs, electricity or chemical activation. These glow-in-the-dark ‘lights in a bag’ charge even by cloudy daylight, will illuminate 3-6 person...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

In this Feb. 3, 2005 file photo, Jon Crandall of Coram, Mont., paddles his canoe across Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Mont. Scientists said Wednesday, April 7, 2010 that Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt  (Associated Press)

National parks to offer 17 `free' days in 2012

PUBLIC LANDS -- For the third consecutive year, visitors will enjoy free admission to national parks on 17 days in 2012, the Department of Interior has announced. Some of those freebies include three-day holiday weekends and even a week-long celebration of National Parks Week. National...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011

Western Washington University students out for an overnight sea-kayaking trip to Lummi Island improvise a group shelter out of ground cloths and tent rain flies after they realized they'd forgotten the poles to their tents. (Hillary Landers)

College kayakers live sheltered lives

CAMPING -- Parents love getting notes from their kids indicating they're capable of dealing with adversity -- especially when they maintain their smile while making lemonade from lemons, and inflict comfort and happiness on people around them. Here's a recent email message from my youngest...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

With  the success of wilderness bills in Congress, maybe the Scotchman Peaks area has a chance. (Conor Branski)

Wild Night for Wilderness Sept. 30 in Sandpoint

CONSERVATION -- “Wild Night For Wilderness" – a community celebration of the great outdoors, is being organized into an evening of music, slides and updates on the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at Evans Brother’s Coffee in Sandpoint....

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2011

Mosquitoes are among the biggest outdoor annoyances, whether you’re camping or just enjoying a quiet evening in the backyard. (The Spokesman-Review)

West Nile virus found in Yakima mosquito

OUTDOOR HAZARDS -- The state Health Department says the West Nile virus was found in a mosquito collected Tuesday in Yakima County -- the first sign of the disease this year in Washington. No human cases have been identified this year, but there were two...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

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