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TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011

Construction forces Centennial Trail detour

TRAIL REROUTED: Upriver Drive from Freya to Frederick: A sewer construction project will create an Upriver Drive detour for Centennial Trail users for almost a year, the Friends of the Centennial Trail report. The trail will be closed from Freya to Frederick Avenue on Upriver...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2011



THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011


Hunters will not be allowed to drive ATVs or other vehicles off established roads even on private land in 26 of Idaho's 78 hunting units this fall, an increase of 10 units from last year. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Wash vehicles to reduce spread of weeds

CONSERVATION -- Vehicles can pick up large numbers of seeds from weeds and other plants and spread them for miles, especially when the vehicles are driven off-trail and under wet conditions. This factor in the spread of noxious weeks is documented in a story in...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011


Elsbeth Otto fords the swollen Mowich River while backpacking around Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail.  (Rich Landers)

Swollen streams pose obstacles to hikers

TRAILS -- Many mountain streams are still flowing higher than normal for this time of year. Hiker's setting out for hikes that require fords should call ahead and plan for possible adjustments to their routes. Routes around Mount Rainier that ford glacier-melt rivers can be...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011


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SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to reintroduce mountain goats to the Columbia Gorge.The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes to reintroduce mountain goats to the Columbia Gorge.
 (File/File/ / The Spokesman-Review)

Park plea: Don't pee along trails 

HIKING -- Olympic National Park hikers who urinate along trails may be creating linear "salt licks" that attract mountain goats. The practice may be partially responsible for luring in goats that have been harassing and even killing park visitors. Sounds like a troublesome new pack...

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SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011

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