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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

Elk near Fairfield being chased by dog

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Wolves and cougars aren't the only critters posing a threat to the region's elk herds. Tom and Jane Smith of Spokane Valley were driving southbound on Highway 27 toward Fairfield Tueday around 1 p.m. when Tom reports, "I saw the largest herd...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

Sled dog racing hits full stride this week

WINTER SPORTS -- Sled dog racing hits high gear in the Inland Northwest starting this week -- and skiers should note that skijoring is a category insome sled dog racing events nowadays. The Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race starts today (Jan. 23) and runs...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Montana cougar hunter loses three dogs to wolves 

PREDATORS -- A 20-year-old Stevensville hunter thought he'd done everything right before he let his three mountain lion dogs go on a set of fresh tracks Sunday afternoon. He'd been hunting with others in the Ninemile drainage north of Missoula since Sept. 3. In all...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013

Scout, Rich Landers' English setter, nails a point on chukars high above the fog socked into the Snake River Valley. The chukar hunting season ends on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Rich Landers)

Best things about hunting dogs revisited

BIRD DOGGING -- A Facebook friend recently sent me several poignant quotations regarding dogs, which made me think fondly back over the German shorthairs, Brittanys and English setters I've been privileged to own, know, love and hunt. But honestly, I couldn't help but make a...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012


Scout, an English setter, takes a break with his first bird of the hunting season, a ruffed grouse taken on the morning of the Sept. 1 opener. (Rich Landers)

Never trust your hunting dog with a gun 

HUNTING -- Two men, on opposite sides of the world, have been shot by their alleged best friends, reports One man's shooting trip in Utah, US took a surprise turn when he was shot in the buttocks - by his own dog. Meanwhile in...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012


FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012




FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

South Hill Bluffs to get TLC Saturday

TRAILS -- Join the fun as the 'Friends of the Bluff' are having a trash cleanup day Saturday (March 24), 9am - Noon. Meet at the main trail head just south of the Bernard and High intersection. Be prepared for the weather and to hike...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Rebel, a 7-month-old bluetick coonhound, gets foot therapy from one of the Crooks family dogs after being safely returned home to Nine Mile Falls. Rebel was rescued by students from the Curlew Job Corps Center after spending two nights lost in the Kettle Range. (Mariann Crooks)

Photos show rescued dog getting TLC

SEARCH AND RESCUE -- Readers following the story of the lost dog rescued high in the Kettle Range yesterday will enjoy these followup photos. The pix, just sent to me by Mariann Crooks, show Rebel, a 7-month-old bluetick coonhound, still wiped out from the two...

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Students at the Curlew Job Corps Center rescue Rebel, a young bluetick coonhound, on Jan. 24, 2011, after the dog had been lost for two nights near Sherman Pass east of Republic, Wash. The owners had lost the 7-month old male while snowshoeing to Columbia Mountain on Jan. 22. (im Beckwith)

Dog rescuers went the extra mile 

WINTER SPORTS -- Today's story about students rescuing a snowshoer's bluetick coonhound lost in the Kettle Range for two nights offers a life lesson to all of us. Helping other people can be remarkably easy and productive if we just make the effort to try....

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

Nearby residents raised the question about the light brown algae bloom happening along the southern shore of Fernan Lake, prompting the Department of Environmental Quality to begin testing on it. A spokesman for the DEQ said Tuesday, July 24, 2007 it is likely a bloom of blue-green algae, but testing is needed to see if it is a cause for alarm or restrictions on swimming or fishing. (Jesse Tinsley)

Algae blooms can affect swimmers, boaters, dogs

LAKES -- Public health officials issue warnings this time of year to be wary about the color of the water we enjoy for recreation. Algae, the microscopic organisms that grow naturally in the ocean and fresh water, are generally harmless. But one kind, called cyanobacteria...

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