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TUESDAY, AUG. 22, 2017

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Washington wolf packs continue to evolve.

Wolf-killed cow confirmed near Cle Elum 57 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A cow on a grazing allotment near Cle Elum, Washington, was killed by a wolf, federal officials say. The cow’s carcass was discovered last Thursday by a Washington State University graduate student doing research on wolves. The kill was in the range of...

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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015

FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

Wedge Pack wolves average size, scales show

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The seven Wedge Pack wolves killed by Washington Fish and Wildlife officers in August and September were healthy, but not necessarily beefy from their diet of livestock. Read this report by Northwest Sportsman editor Andy Walgamott for updates and details on the...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

Roskelley: Wedge pack's demise was done deal months ago 38 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Former Spokane County Commissioner (and current candiate) John Roskelley of Spokane claims the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was not being genuine with the public in its handling of the summer wolf attacks in northern Stevens County and ultimately the elimination...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

The Wedge Pack, one of about 12 wolf packs in Washington, has been targeted for lethal removal after numerous attacks on cattle in northern Stevens County during the summer of 2012.

State kills 3 more Wedge Pack wolves today

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Three wolves from the Wedge Pack in northern Stevens County were killed by a shooter in a helicopter today as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife continued its effort to stop persistent attacks on livestock by eliminating the pack. Since early...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Hikers break into the open area near the top of Hall Mountain above Sullivan Lake on a  day trip led by Conservation Northwest volunteers.  (Rich Landers)

Volunteers giving TLC to popular trails

PUBLIC LANDS - More volunteers are needed for upcoming outings that combine learning traditional skills and the camaraderie of group camping with maintaining popular northeastern Washington trails. Three projects organized by the Washington Trails Association and Conservation Northwest include: Bead Lake Trail, June 25-27. Salmo-Priest...

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011

Weekend's outdoor schedule has much to do, learn

OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES -- The weekend is packed with outdoor activities and educational programs scheduled in this area. Click for details. SATURDAY Turnbull Wildlife Refuge community planting day and potluck Best in the West kayaking competition converges on Clark Fork River Families invited to paint Fish...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011


MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Colville-area cattleman John Dawson is signing conservation easements for hundreds of acres of his ranch.

Conserving working ranches topic of fundraiser

CONSERVATION -- John Dawson, a Colville-area cattle rancher, will be featured at a Spokane event this week sponsored by several conservation groups to raise awareness of need to maintain working ranches for the benefit of wildlife. Read my December feature story about Dawson. The Dawson...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

WA wolf bills panned or 'awfulness'

WILDLIFE LEGISLATION -- A spokeswoman for an organization working on wolf, wildlife and wildland issues in Washington is panning a trio of Canis lupus-related bills introduced in Olympia last week, according to a report by Northwest Sportsman magazine. “They are spectacular in their awfulness and...

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