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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

Dungeness crab wait for ice, packing and shipping at Hallmark Fisheries in Charleston, Ore.

Idaho salmon-crab poachers tell truth, eventually

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT -- Washington Fish and Wildlife police must feel like parents dealing with kids sometimes. I'd like to hear the author of this poaching enforcement report tell the story over a couple of beers. Sgt. Chadwick contacted a recreational boat returning to the dock...

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Smallmouth bass caught on Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt (Rich Landers)

Washington issues new fish advisories; toxics found

FISHING -- Specific types of fish from the Upper Columbia and Pend Oreille rivers contain toxic chemicals according to analysis of two recent studies that's prompted a new fish consumption advisory this week from the Washington Department of Health. Interestingly, the Washington Department of Fish...

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A lifelong resident of Spokane, Fred Shiosaki reflects on his service in the Army during WWII in the European Theatre. Fred is sitting in his living room looking out over his back yard 4/9/01. The photos are part of his memorabilia at his home in the Valley.

Fish and Wildlife dedicates building to Shiosaki

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department today is re-dedicating its Eastern Region headquarters in Spokane in the name of Fred Shiosaki, a former state Fish and Wildlife Commissioner who lives in Spokane Valley. In addition to his service to fish and wildlife,...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

Officers from state and federal agencies conducted an emphasis patrol on public lands east of Colville. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Patrol issues tickets to ORVers in Colville area 

PUBLIC LANDS -- They had no trouble finding violations. A group of state and federal officers who conducted an ORV emphasis patrol recently on public lands east of Colville filed the following stats: 207 ORV/User Contacts 21 Citations (i.e. no helmets, road closure, fishing w/o...

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012



Brad McQuarrie, right, manager of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, skis down a road on the undeveloped Northwest side of the mountain on Friday, March 11, 2011.  The area is only used by advanced skiers who leave the patrolled boundaries of the park, but the ski area would like to open the Northwest face of the mountain in a proposed expansion by adding runs through timber and some open glades. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Mt. Spokane ski expansion plan comment ends Tuesday

PUBLIC LANDS -- A years-old effort to expand lift-assisted skiing to the “back side” of Mount Spokane State Park will enter its final stage with Tuesday’s deadline for public comment on environmental impacts. Details are on the Washington State Parks planning website. Mt. Spokane Ski...

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012


Map shows verified and suspected wolf packs in Washington as of March 2012. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

New map plots up to 10 wolf packs in Washington 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Up to 10 wolf packs could be roaming in Washington, according to a new wolf recovery map (above) posted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. If the evidence leads to confirmation, that would be 100 percent increase in the state's...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012


On Dec. 13 John Stephenson, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist, searches for OR-7, a gray wolf that had wandered from the far corner of northeast Oregon to the South Cascades, in Klamath County, Ore. (Associated Press)

Washington to hire wolf trappers for research

OUTDOOR JOBS -- A few good physically fit, personable men or women with biology degrees and outdoor skills are being sought for the newest job openings in the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department. The agency plans to hire two wolf trappers and three assistants with...

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MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

Wolf issues targeted in Washington Legislature 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington lawmakers last week began consideration of a pair of bills that deal with wolves. Senate Bill 6139, which was requested by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlfie, would set a cap of $50,000 per year on the compensation the agency...

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