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Eli Francovich

Eli Francovich

Current Position: Outdoors Reporter

Eli Francovich joined the Spokesman Review in 2015. He currently is the Outdoors reporter for the SR.

Most Recent Stories

Sports >  Outdoors

Reader Photo: Leaving for the summer

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2023

Buck Domitrovich took this photo of a rough-legged hawk leaving its perch east of Davenport, Washington, on Sunday. It will be flying back north and won’t return until late October or November, he wrote.
Sports >  Outdoors

A day in the life of a fish and wildlife biologist

In a broad, snow-kissed valley near the impossibly wide Columbia River two biologists hunt for disease amidst signs of slaughter. It’s late January and Annemarie Prince and Ben Turncock, two Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists, are digging through the corpse of a deer looking for its lymph nodes. It’s bloody and smelly work since he deer most likely was killed by coyotes, an animal not known for tidy eating habits.

Sports >  Outdoors

KEA will host Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Coeur d’Alene on Friday, March 24 at the Schuler Auditorium on the North Idaho Community college campus at 880 W. Garden Ave.
A&E >  Northwest Passages

Author Ammi Midstokke brings her passion for storytelling and introspection to Northwest Passages stage March 15

Hers was a childhood immersed in nature, unencumbered by the distractions of television and free from the shackles of formal schooling or, for that matter, electricity. Sent to find moss to insulate her family’s ramshackle log cabin north of Sandpoint, Ammi Midstokke rambled through cedar groves, passing “fairy tale creeks” and generally soaking up the natural world. Later she would scribble it down in her journal, an innate curiosity and propensity for detail blooming.
Sports >  Outdoors

First grizzly bear of spring spotted in Yellowstone National Park

UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2023

On Tuesday,  a Yellowstone National Park wildlife biologist on a radio telemetry flight observed the first grizzly bear of 2023 to emerge from hibernation. The adult bear, estimated at 300-350 pounds, was seen near the remains of a bison carcass in Pelican Valley, in the central-eastern part of the park, according to a park release.

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