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FRIDAY, AUG. 18, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 7, 2017

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017


Map shows roads temporarily closed on the Colville Indian Reservation, announced March 22, 2017. (Colville Confederated Tribes)

Colville Tribe issues road closures on reservation

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- The Colville Tribe's Business Council announced Wednesday a temporary closure of most roads that are not state or county highways withing the 1.4-million acre Colville Indian Reservation. In a period of extremely wet conditions, the closures are intended to "protect natural resources,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016

Researchers use an instrument to check a Lake Roosevelt wild redband trout for an implanted transmitter. (COURTESY OF COLVILLE TRIBES / Courtesy of Colville Tribes)

New rules adopted to protect Roosevelt reband trout

FISHING -- New rules to protect wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt were adopted in a conference call today by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, which voted to change the daily catch limit on trout in the Columbia River reservoir and extend a closure in a section of the Sanpoil River during a trout spawning...

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016


TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

Colville Tribe names new fish, wildlife director

WILDLIFE -- Randall Friedlander has been hired as the new director of the Colville Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife Department. Friedlander served as interim director for the past year, replacing former director Joe Peone, who left the job unceremoniously. Friedlander oversees about 130 employees and a...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

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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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

A male Attwater’s prairie chicken, an endangered species, displays on the cover of Noppadol Paothong’s book.

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

North Idaho-trained wildlife photographer focuses on saving endangered species Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits State, trube conflict on Sanpoil fishing licenses Out & About: Pend Oreille River derby angler catches $1,000 pike ...Bass pro offering fishing tactics in CdA program ... Boating course...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

Upper Columbia salmon hatchery previewed

FISHING -- The BPA-funded upper Columbia River salmon hatchery being built near Bridgeport and managed under the direction of the Colville Confederated Tribes is scheduled to go online in May. The Seattle Times posted this update on the project, which should greatly enhance salmon fishing...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

Wolf killed on Spokane Indian Reservation 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A gray wolf has been killed on the Spokane Indian Reservation by a tribal member who was trapping other species, according to B.J. Kieffer, the tribe's Natural Resources Department director. "The incidental take occurred (Dec. 10) within the boundaries of the reservation,...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

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FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011


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