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Landers: Trails don’t happen by accident

It’s not uncommon to hear of people being transported from distress to tranquility by hiking, running or biking trails that led to calypso orchids, huckleberries or other simple pleasures. Following a trail can be a moving experience.
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Trump administration denies permit for divisive Alaska mine

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 28, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 times with waste – all near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
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Idaho limits nonresident hunting opportunity

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 21, 2020

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved changes to nonresident participation in general season deer and elk hunts to address concerns from residents about hunter congestion in some areas, Friday. 
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David Dubuque: The Inland Northwest is underrated ski country

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Spokane is a mountain town. Surveying the landscape from I-90 gives the impression that we’re living among gently rolling hills. There’s no feeling of being dwarfed by peaks looming overhead that you might get when driving alongside mountain ranges like the Cascades, the Missions, or the Cabinets. But those bumps around us that you see on the horizon through your windshield are much larger than they let on. They just don’t like to brag.
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Washington recreation lands remain open despite rocketing COVID-19 rates

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 surge across Washington State and the country as a whole, business are closing - yet again - hospital beds filling - yet again - and health officials urging people to avoid holiday travel (at least that's new). It all feels familiar, except for one major difference: Washington land managers and recreation czars aren't urging folks to avoid the outdoors nor are they closing lands to public access.