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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013


Bear awareness needed during early season hunt 

HUNTING — After several recent human-bear encounters in Idaho and Wyoming, wildlife managers are reminding hunters and others heading into the region’s backwoods to properly store their food and garbage to keep conflicts with the curious and ravenous predators to a minimum. Idaho Department of...

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A family coops over a campfire at a campground in Riverside State Park. (File)

Washington State Parks join ban on fires 

CAMPING -- Fires and charcoal barbecue grills -- even in designated campsites -- have been temporarily banned in Washington State Parks starting today to coincide with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources ban on outdoor fires announced on Tuesday. The statewide ban is in...

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

Lightning strikes above the Geysers area of northern Sonoma County, early Thursday, July 4, 2013 near Geyserville Calif. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Hikers in 3 national parks felled by lightning 

HIKING -- Thunder storms throughout the West this week took a heavy toll, setting fires and raising havoc in several ways. The strangest detail: Hikers in three national parks were injured or killed within a 30-hour period. See the stories about this week's lightning strike...

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Geocaching featured at Washington State Parks

OUTLOCATE – Geocacher’s have a new reason to find their way to Washington State Parks. To celebrate the state parks centennial, 100 geocaches have been hidden in 100 state parks. Geocaches are containers stashed around the world with their GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates registered...

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MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Beargrass, common in high reaches of Mount Spokane, the Selkirk Mountains and throughout the Rockies, can sprout more than 5 feet tall. (Rich Landers)

Recent outdoors stories in the Spokesman-Review

Blizzard of beargrass brightens mountain slopes Idaho boat inspection stations on the lookout for invasives Resort still a Pit stop at Enaville Out & About: Raising a stink over goose poop... Idaho parks loaning gear to new campers... Geocaching featured at Washington State Parks... Sekiu...

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North Face and Idaho State Parks partner to loan free camping gear to first-timers. (courtesy)

Idaho state parks loaning gear to new campers

CAMPING – Idaho State Parks has partnered with The North Face to loan camping equipment at no charge to first-time campers through September. The Explore Your Parks program is underway at two North Idaho state parks: Hells Gate, (208) 799-5015. Priest Lake, (208) 443-2200. The...

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