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In this Sunday, July 29, 2012, photo, Connor Baxter raises his paddle after finishing first in the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship in Honolulu. The 17-year-old from Maui defended his title in a 32-mile paddleboard race across the Molokai channel. (Associated Press)

Stand up and cheer for this paddleboarder

PADDLEBOARDING -- Feeling like you pushed your limits last weekend during a weekend warrior outdoor pursuit? How about this? Connor Baxter, 17, raises his paddle in the photo above after finishing first in the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship in Honolulu on Sunday. The 17-year-old from...

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012


Limited falconry capture season opens in Montana

FALCONRY – Montana’s first nonresident falconry collection season has opened through March 31 when falconers can collect chicks from the nest. But the number of participants is strictly limited. Montana approved the nonresident capture provision because some Montana falconers wanted reciprocity with other states. The...

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Deborah Chan took this picture of white-tailed deer, a doe and fawn, at dusk last month on the Shelley Lake trail.Deborah Chan (Deborah Chan / The Spokesman-Review)

Leave young wildlife alone, officials say

YOUNG WILDLIFE -- Does have been dropping fawns throughout the region. Unfortunately, people are picking some of them up. The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council reports that several people already have called the office asking what they should do with the fawns they found alone in...

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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Methow trails group seeks executive director

TRAILS -- For the first time in its 33 year history, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is hiring a new executive director to lead a group that's developed one of the nation's top cross-country and cycling trail systems and associated events and programs. The...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011


SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

BLM to rein in wild horse management

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to scale back costly roundups of wild horses. In a news release issued Thursday, BLM officials said they will reduce the number of wild horses removed from the range by about one-quarter — to 7,600...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Mike Mumford, Colville National Forest law enforcement officer, talks with a group of ATV riders during his Memorial Day weekend patrol in Pend Oreille County. The riders were on a road that is closed to ATV traffic.  (Rich Landers)

Colville National Forest OHV plan stalled

PUBLIC LANDS –A plan to open more roads at the south end of the Colville National Forest to off-road vehicles is months behind its original schedule as forest staff tries to comply with environmental regulations. The plan, expected to be released for public comment last...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011

Today's CdA bald eagle count: 64

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles are dispersing from their annual gathering to feast on kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene, but they're not gone by any means. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, just returned from her weekly survey of the the lake's...

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