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MONDAY, OCT. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30, 2017


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016

Backcountry skiing involves some inherent risks, including exposure to avalanche terrain. (Rich Landers)

Avalanche awareness sessions offered in Sandpoint

WINTERSPORTS – Two avalanche awareness seminars will be be offered free this month in Sandpoint. Selkirk Powder Company and the Alpine Shop have teamed to host the one-hour seminars promoting avalanche awareness for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those in the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains. On Dec....

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016


Canada lynx weigh about 20 pounds and have large paws that give them an advantage in pursuing prey and eluding predators when traveling across snow. They were declared threatened in 2000.

Judge: US must consider more lynx habitat 

THREATENED SPECIES -- The U.S. government was wrong to exclude large areas of the Rocky Mountains when it designated almost 40,000 square miles of habitat as critical to the survival of imperiled Canada lynx, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in...

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MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016


TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016

In this Sunday, May 3, 2015 photo, ice clings to a cliff at Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Avalanches, falling ice, crevasses and undermined snow are some of the dangers faced by backcountry skiers at the birthplace of extreme skiing. (Robert Bukaty / Associated Press)

Avalanche deaths: worst January since 2008

WINTERSPORTS -- Avalanche deaths are on the rise as more people explore backcountry recreation and El Nino dumps snow in the West, the Associated Press reports. Data from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows the 11 deaths in January made that month the deadliest since...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

Deadly January: Avalanches kill 10 in 10 days 

WINTERSPORTS -- The five avalanche fatalities recorded from Mount Baker to Wyoming over the weekend contributed to January being the deadliest month in 20 years for on-snow travelers. Even my earlier report on the weekend accidents involving skiers and snowmobilers at Mount Baker, Montana and...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

A bison treats snowcoach riders to a view in Yellowstone National Park. 
  (Mike Brodwater / Northern Exposure Photography)

Yellowstone Park opens to winter travel

WINTER TRAVEL -- Winter travel into Yellowstone National Park opened today thanks to recent snow storms that have layered enough snow on roads to unleash the snow coaches. Winter transportation gives outdoors lovers access to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and wildlife watching in areas such as...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

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Montana snowmobilers cited for riding in closed areas

WINTERSPORTS -- Seven snowmobilers recently were cited for riding in the Mission Mountain Wilderness, a protected area in the Flathead National Forest. Motorized vehicles are prohibited in designated wilderness areas. Seven violation notices were issued to the snowmobilers for possessing or using a motor vehicle...

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