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Northern Adventure Tours mix luxury camping, gourmet meals

A new outfitter offers the chance to glamp, or camp glamorously, from Spokane to Alaska, dining along the way on local ingredients prepared by a private chef in a mobile …


1,400-mile snowmobile trek follows Iditarod Trail

A Kettle Falls man has an enduring love-hate relationship with snowmobiles and the Iditarod Trail. In 2012, Bob Jones was frank after completing his 14th 1,400- mile journey with a …


Gay marriage in Spokane: The trip to wedded bliss

After 18 years, two states and one Supreme Court decision, Kat Pinette and Hosanna Lahaie-Lee said their “I do’s.” Pinette and Lahaie-Lee held hands on Aug. 22 before a small …


Alaska cruise passengers don’t have to spend fortune on shore excursions

JUNEAU, Alaska – It’s cruise season in Alaska, with more than 1 million cruise passengers expected between April and September in port towns from Ketchikan to Seward. Cruise passengers who …


Alaska gears up for viewing season of the aurora borealis

JUNEAU, Alaska – Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn’t have picked a better time to take it. The retired …


Roskelley learns to zero in on slim window for climb

Ten years ago, a 20-year-old Jess Roskelley had all sorts of modern technology at his fingertips when he seized a moment of fame as the youngest American to climb Mount …


Anglers hook, cook fish at Sitka event

Fishing and wildlife-viewing destinations are scattered throughout Alaska, but one offers a difference you can taste. Angling Unlimited of Sitka is combining world-class saltwater fishing with a world-class Seattle chef …


Fly-fishing films focus on adventure

Thirteen action-packed fly-fishing films featuring fish ranging from Idaho trout to whoppers in the European nation of Georgia are being packaged into a two-hour show coming to Spokane. The 2013 …


Out & About: New hunters bypass hunter ed in Idaho

OUTFIELD – To encourage potential new hunters, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is offering novices the opportunity to hunt for up to one year before completing a hunter education …


Alaska’s Copper River salmon arrive in Seattle

SEATTLE — The first shipment of Alaska’s Copper River salmon arrived this morning at Sea-Tac Airport aboard an Alaska Airlines cargo flight from Cordova.


Alaska bound: Iditarod Trail source love-hate relationship with snowmobiles

After snowmobiling 1,414 miles along the Iditarod Trail, Bob Jones said life is especially sweet back home in Kettle Falls. “I’m a free man,” he said. “I sold my snowmobiles …


Paddling, biking, fishing in Alaska has couple wanting more

Time is the issue that keeps most outdoor vacations from blooming into full-fledged adventures, especially in Alaska. How could any vacationer from Spokane do justice to a place that large?


Field reports: Washington takes action on new hunting rules

HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia. …


Out & About: Irondogging the Iditarod Trail

OUTMUSHINE – Snowmobiler Bob Jones of Kettle Falls started following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race near Anchorage on March 3 in mild 25 degree temperatures, but he soon got a …


Out & About: Snowmobiler leaves mark on Iditarod

OUTDOG – Snowmobiler Bob Jones, 72, of Kettle Falls is in Alaska today for the start of the annual Iditarod sled dog race and to bag several personal milestones: • …


Chilly Alaskan weather could affect Northwest

Since Nov. 19 and 20, when temperatures were only in the 20s across the Inland Northwest, readings have climbed to above-normal levels. It was a frigid 24 degrees on Nov. …


Ferocious storm moves toward coastal Alaska

An unusual Bering Sea storm packing hurricane-force winds and 35-foot waves — a type of storm not seen for decades in Alaska — moved rapidly today toward the western Alaska …


Seattle, Alaska vie for fishing fleet

SEATTLE — For more than a quarter-century, three Washington-based crab boats named Bering Sea, Arctic Sea and North Sea worked harvest grounds off Alaska, then sent profits south to their …


Cruises destined for Alaska drop in ’11

SEATTLE – Thousands of Alaska-bound tourists will depart from Seattle this week, heading north to relax, watch whales and hike glaciers as the cruise season picks up steam. Despite the …


Clark: Heartwarming tales of life on the frigid frontier

A blizzard of arctic anecdotes blew in last week after my column on Frostbanks, I mean, Fairbanks, Alaska. Many observations were so vivid and fun that I decided to air …


Clark: Basking in the subzero temperatures of Fairbanks

Wednesday morning found me in the throes of a grand funk and I don’t mean the old rock band. The cause of my depression was right outside the window: the …


Jetliner aborts takeoff after striking eagle

An eagle was sucked into an engine of an Alaska Airlines jet as the aircraft was taking off from a small southeast Alaska town Sunday, causing the flight to be …


Alaska wolf kill blocked

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal judge on Monday denied the state of Alaska’s request for a preliminary injunction to kill wolves, a step it said was needed to protect a …


Spokane Valley-reared fishing guide in love with Alaska

When Tom Belknap was growing up, two things ruled his life: a love of fishing and an expectation that he’d grow up to become a dentist in the Spokane Valley, …


Swarm of small quakes occurring at Alaska volcano

A swarm of small earthquakes began Monday at a volcano near Anchorage in what scientists said was a warning that Mount Redoubt could be waking from its slumber.


Life in Santa’s hometown

This season in Spokane is sprinkled with Santa sightings – at the mall, at Christmas parties, at the symphony. And on Christmas Eve, children across the city will stare at …


Life in Santa’s hometown

This season in Spokane is sprinkled with Santa sightings – at the mall, at Christmas parties, at the symphony. And on Christmas Eve, children across the city will stare at …


Alaska diocese agrees to $10M abuse settlement

The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of clergy abuse have agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.


Feds want to set aside Alaska land for polar bears

SEATTLE – In what would be the largest habitat zone ever established in the U.S. to protect a species from extinction, the federal government Thursday proposed designating 200,541 square miles …


In resignation, some say Palin just cutting losses

JUNEAU, Alaska – Ever since Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin returned from the presidential campaign trail, many Alaskans felt her heart wasn’t in the job. Lawmakers complained she didn’t take an …