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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

BLM seeks hosts for North Idaho campgrounds

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for camp hosts for two campgrounds in its Coeur d’Alene District, in the Idaho Panhandle. Mica Bay Boaters Park, about 10 minutes south of Coeur d’Alene, is a boat-in recreation site that offers 15...

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

Most Dworshak facilities closing for season

BOATING -- Most of the recreation facilities at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir are buttoning up for the winter. Dam View, Grandad and Canyon Creek campgrounds, and Merrys Bay day-use area are closed for the season and will reopen in the spring 2013 as weather conditions...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

Campfire ban extended at Lake Roosevelt

PUBLIC LANDS -- No campfires will be allowed at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation area except at designated grated campfire sites at least through Sunday. See the park's announcement issued Monday: In accordance with the 2012 Superintendent’s Compendium, Acting Superintendent Natalie Gates has extended the ban...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

The sun and nearby clouds of smoke turn a brilliant red where a wildfire burns past the paved section of Number 1 Canyon Road Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, near Wenatchee, Wash. Crews in central Washington and Wyoming worked Monday to protect homes from two of the many wildfires burning throughout the West as a destructive fire season stretches into September with no relief expected from the weather anytime soon. The National Weather service issued red-flag warnings for wide swaths of eastern Washington and Oregon, Idaho, Montana and all of Wyoming, meaning conditions could exacerbate blazes. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Peak fire season tips for hunters

HUNTING -- It's not news that the fields are dry and fire danger is extreme. But don't let your guard down when you go out hunting or recreating. One thoughtless moment in these conditions can be costly. Hunters, who have an especially big responsibility to...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

A brush fire burns into Number 1 Canyon west of Wenatchee, Wash., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in a view looking west from East Wenatchee. Overnight lightning strikes sparked dozens of new fires in Washington state. (Associated Press)

Fires affecting front country and backcountry

WILD FIRES from recent lightning storms on tinder-dry landscapes are an issue for people heading outdoors in almost every direction. Here's a regional roundup from Mountain West News: Thousands of lightning strikes spark hundreds of fires in Washington state The 300-acre Cascade Creek Fire is...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012

Lightning fires erupt in Wenatchee Valley

PUBLIC LANDS -- Last night's wave of thunder storms in Eastern Washington has sparked numerous fires in the dry canyons and forests near Leavenworth, Chelan and Wenatchee. Here's the just-posted Forest Service report for details on locations, with the grim warning that high winds are...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

Photographer Blake Sommers captures a moment in the night sky during the Aug 11-12, 2012, Perseid Meteor Showers from his camp at Revett Lake on the Montana-Idaho border. (Blake Sommers / Outdoor Flip Photography)

Perseid meteor shower delights area campers 

SKY WATCHING -- Other than a bit of lingering haze from the region's wildfires, the weekend provided picture perfect conditions for watching the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. I'm impressed at how many of my Facebook friends were out camping in wild places...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012


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