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Reader photo: Until we meet again

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2020

Staying almost two weeks longer than usual, ospreys – harbingers of spring and symbols of summer – have finally retreated from their residence in Hauser.
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Water Cooler: Vampires, bats and the actual facts

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020

The Halloween season features all sorts of animals and the spooky tales involving them. Once you start to learn a bit more about these animals and where their Halloween legends came from, they might not seem so scary after all. Bats are one of the most popular animals of Halloween stories and have possibly received the worst rap of all because of their association with vampire folklore.
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Wildfires reinforce case for Greater Sage-grouse endangered status

OLYMPIA – Biologists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimate that recent wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres of Eastern Washington sage-grouse habitat adding to the reasons that the department is recommending endangered status for sage-grouse in Washington through its periodic status review processes.
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Survey sheds light on discriminatory climbing route names

57Hours.com and SNEWS recently collaborated on a survey addressing climbing route names, particularly those that have been flagged as discriminatory or offensive. The goal of the survey was to understand the opinions of those in the outdoor industry – both adventurers and mountain guides – and bring attention to the issue.
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Off the grid: Everything is not normal

I think most of us are trying to wrestle with a few new dynamics in our world. Things that never were (masks at the grocery store) are now fashion statements (mine are printed with trees and bears). Our friends are on ends of a spectrum of fear or denial that has us questioning our relationships, re-evaluating trust, and isolating for reasons separate from germ spread.

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Sports >  Outdoors

Reader photo: Until we meet again

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2020

Staying almost two weeks longer than usual, ospreys – harbingers of spring and symbols of summer – have finally retreated from their residence in Hauser.
News >  Family

Water Cooler: Vampires, bats and the actual facts

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020

The Halloween season features all sorts of animals and the spooky tales involving them. Once you start to learn a bit more about these animals and where their Halloween legends came from, they might not seem so scary after all. Bats are one of the most popular animals of Halloween stories and have possibly received the worst rap of all because of their association with vampire folklore.
Sports >  Outdoors

Wildfires reinforce case for Greater Sage-grouse endangered status

OLYMPIA – Biologists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimate that recent wildfires have burned tens of thousands of acres of Eastern Washington sage-grouse habitat adding to the reasons that the department is recommending endangered status for sage-grouse in Washington through its periodic status review processes.
Sports >  Outdoors

Survey sheds light on discriminatory climbing route names

57Hours.com and SNEWS recently collaborated on a survey addressing climbing route names, particularly those that have been flagged as discriminatory or offensive. The goal of the survey was to understand the opinions of those in the outdoor industry – both adventurers and mountain guides – and bring attention to the issue.
Sports >  Outdoors

Off the grid: Everything is not normal

I think most of us are trying to wrestle with a few new dynamics in our world. Things that never were (masks at the grocery store) are now fashion statements (mine are printed with trees and bears). Our friends are on ends of a spectrum of fear or denial that has us questioning our relationships, re-evaluating trust, and isolating for reasons separate from germ spread.