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THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2017

MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 2017

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017


MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Signs encourage South Hill bluff trail users to avoid disturbing the illegally built road above Hangman Creek. (Jim Kershner)

South Hill bluff trails sign of the times 

TRAILS -- Following the bulldozing of an illegal road below Spokane's South Hill bluff and trails, new signs have been posted by the busted perps requesting trail users to stay off the road to avoid more damage while some sort of restoration is contemplated. Actually,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016

An indigo bunting is among the birds captured in super-slow motion in the Su Rynard documentary The Messenger. (Courtesy)

Messenger much more than a movie for the birds 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The 2001 documentary Winged Migration, drew public attention to birds in a new way by attaching cameras to big birds in flight and filming them as if we were soaring right alongside the flock. The Messenger does for songbirds what Winged Migration...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

Green Fire is a documentary about conservationist Aldo Leopold. (Courtesy photo)

Aldo Leopold film screens Tuesday, free

ENVIRONMENT -- Green Fire, the first full-length, high-definition documentary film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Community Building Lobby. Admission is free. The film showing sold out when it debuted in 2013 at the Riverfront...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015


Scott Stouder, the regional field director for Trout Unlimited, packs his horses and mules through old-growth ponderosa pines as he heads into the Rapid River roadless area drainage near Idaho's Seven Devils Wilderness. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Sportsmen rally against public land transfers 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Sportsman's groups are organizing a voice against efforts in Western states to eliminate federal control of public land. Lawmakers in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are spending considerable money and effort in attempts to get state control of federal public lands within...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014

Flamingos gather at lagoons in the high Andes of South America.   (Pacific Biodiversity Institute)

Birding, fly fishing programs presented this week

OUTGROUPS – Inland Northwest outdoors groups have drummed up some good stuff for their monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: • Trans-America touring and local bicycling programs will be discussed by three speakers, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at Riverview Retirement Center, 2117...

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MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

A wolverine is seen in Glacier National Park. The wolverine will not be gaining threatened-species status. (Associated Press)

Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Making it three-in-a-row posts on environmental lawsuits --- a coalition of advocacy groups today challenged the government’s denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, filing a lawsuit that contends officials ignored evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the...

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