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Friday, October 23, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Priest Lake drawdown to open river for paddling

WATERSPORTS – Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level is set to begin Saturday evening, Oct. 8. Flows will be increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake three feet from its current full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet. The drawdown should be complete by...

Drought prompts fishing closure in Olympic National Park

FISHING -- Most Rivers and streams in Olympic National Park were closed to recreational fishing toda as a result of a historic drought. Not only are water levels low, but the water temperature is higher this summer, the National Park Service said. Fishermen have been...

Cow tag: best elk hunt you’ll never talk about

Attracted from across the old clearcut by my hunter-orange clothing, a magpie swoops in and lands a few feet from my leg. It seems to be checking whether this colorful, motionless form sitting on a log might be a gut pile buffet. My dignity erodes as the scavenger requires way too much time to make that determination.

Fish surveys not linked to liberalized limits

Some anglers were disturbed this month to read that fish biologists are using nets to survey fish populations at Lake Roosevelt. The method is used across North America and has nothing to do with the state’s current proposal to liberalize catch limits of walleye and bass in the reservoir and some other waters, said Chris Donley, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife inland fisheries manager.