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MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

Forest Service hydrologist Kevin Davis, right, along Lightning Creek, which was still flowing low and clear on a 70-degree April 30, 2014, near Hope, Idaho. (Rich Landers)

Hydrologist: Ski now, paddle whitewater later

WINTERSPORTS -- Hold on to your spray skirts, kayakers. The ski-snowshoe-snowboard season is not yet over. This week's weather foray into 70-degree temperatures isn't enough to trigger the big spring runoff events whitewater enthusiasts relish. "It's still getting below freezing at night in the upper...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

River otter in Kettle River. (J. Foster Fanning)

Photos: River otters thriving in Kettle River 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "I had a rare treat today (March 13)," says J. Foster Fanning of Curlew. "Came across a family of four river otters enjoying the warm, late winter's afternoon and nearly ice-free Kettle River upstream from Curlew, Wash. "While they were curious about...

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Sydney Sainsbury suffered a broken bone and torn ligaments and tendons in her right hand, along with many bites and scratches from an otter attack July 9 while floating the Madison River. (Courtesy of Sydney Sainsbury)

Woman recovering from otter attack wounds 

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A relaxing evening floating the river with friends two weeks ago took a turn for the worse for Sydney Sainsbury, who was attacked by an otter about 200 yards east of the Madison River Bridge. The otter, she said, was relentless as...

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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

Fire closes Clark Fork River near Superior

FISHING -- The Clark Fork River has been closed from Big Eddy Fishing Access Site to Dry Creek Fishing Access Site along Interstate 90 because of operations related to fighting a wildfire northwest of Superior, Mont., the state Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department has announced....

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FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

NC man drowns kayaking Idaho's NF Payette

WHITEWATER -- A 22-year-old North Carolina man has died in a kayaking accident on the Payette River in Idaho, north of Boise, the Associated Press reports. Boise County officials say Eric Weigel of Asheville, N.C., was kayaking the North Fork of the Payette with two...

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

A large cutthroat trout reeled in by fly fisher David Moershel is ready to release back into the river. (Rich Landers)

May16: Another great day at Cutthroat Creek 

FISHING -- Rain, moose, bushwhacking, scattered yellow stoneflies, a half-hour hatch of March Browns, 47-degree water, one hook imbeddd in thumb requiring cord-jerk extraction (worked slick) and more cutthroats than you could shake a (fishing) stick at.... It was another great day at Cutthroat Creek,...

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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

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