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Stories tagged: coyotes

100 years ago in Spokane: Teachers consider joining union; tailors go on strike

Spokane teachers were starting to consider if they should create a union and joining the American Federation of Teachers.

Reader photo: Coyote shedding

Photographer David Sams took this photo of a coyote Monday morning at Riverside State Park. The coyote is still in the process of shedding its winter coat, Sams said.

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Study: Coyotes snack on cats

Coyotes love cats.

Paul Lindholdt: Protect our pets from wildlife, and vice versa

Let’s keep our precious pets on leashes or indoors. If we do that, we will spare the songbirds and also spare ourselves the loss of love to the predators we …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Judge: Agency failed to justify Idaho wildlife killing plans

A court has ruled that a federal agency’s justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to protect livestock and other wildlife such as elk violates …

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home

Here’s why coyotes are spreading everywhere, and so fast

For eons, coyotes roamed what is now the western United States, with its wide-open plains. Then came European settlers, who cut down forests for farms and ranches.

UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

Reader photo: Two coyotes taking in the view

Photographer Joanie Christian spotted these two coyotes playing in the snow on the shore of Lake Roosevelt in late February. After scampering around for a short while the two wild …

100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds

Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

As Spokane’s urban coyotes thrive, some pet owners grow worried

Coyotes. The wild canines thrive in many of the United States’ largest cities – including

Six Eastern Oregon counties will no longer use cyanide traps

Six eastern Oregon counties say they are halting the use of cyanide traps to kill coyotes to protect the state’s wolf population.

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

Cyanide device on U.S. land in Idaho broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision …

Someone’s leaving dead coyotes at University of Idaho frats, sororities

Three dead coyotes were left on the front porches of Greek houses at the University of Idaho early Friday.

Coyotes removed from Chicago park after residents fed them, let them play with pets

Two coyotes were removed from a park on Chicago’s North Side after people began feeding them and letting them play with their dogs, according to an email from the alderman …

Portland researcher studies urban coyotes

Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …

In Brief: Cavs down Raptors to stay unbeaten

LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of …

Coyote in Zoo Idaho exhibit killed, another injured

Officials at an eastern Idaho zoo are investigating after a coyote inside an exhibit was killed and another injured. Zoo Idaho officials told the Idaho State Journal that workers on …

In Brief: Thunder rally past Spurs for 3-2 series lead

Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night, …

100 years ago in Eastern Washington: As jackrabbit population hit by disease, Texas sees opportunity

From our archives, 100 years ago Meanwhile, the state game warden in Seattle reported receiving an interesting batch of letters after the state’s jackrabbit population had been ravaged by disease.


Extended The Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin have agreed to a contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through 2018. Tomlin is 82-46 with Pittsburgh since …

Hunters serve as main source of coyote management year round

Wolves killing livestock usually grabs people’s attentions, but coyotes have had a much wider impact. According to published reports, wolves killed 120 sheep in Montana in 2008.

Groups threaten suit over federal agency’s trapping, poisoning of problem wildlife

A federal agency that kills nuisance wildlife is under attack from environmental groups, which say the agency’s use of poison and trapping in Idaho puts other animals at risk. Last …

Out & About: Rare wolf-dog hookup indicates wolf population thin

OUTBRED – Last week, the saga of wolf recovery in Washington took a strange tryst. News that a large domestic guard dog got loose and mated with a female gray …

Idaho hunter organizing two-day wolf derby

BOISE – An Idaho outfitter is organizing a post-Christmas contest where two-person teams of hunters will be awarded $2,000 in cash prizes and trophies for shooting wolves and coyotes, angering …

Bulldogs men overwhelm South Dakota 96-58

Gonzaga led by 18 points late in the first half and there was no real threat of a South Dakota comeback, but Bulldogs coach Mark Few wanted a timeout.

Wildlife Services’ deadly force brings environmental problems

Like the prow of a ship, the Granite Mountains rise sharply from the creamy-white playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here, in rugged terrain owned by the American …

Landers: Coyotes aren’t the main issue

Coyotes defending their pups on the bluff below High Drive last week – sending a few dogs to the vet for stitches – created a minor stink on the South …

Landers: Coyotes protecting den of pups

Coyotes defending a den of pups are not tolerating dogs coming through their territory between High Drive and Hangman Creek. Following a story in Saturday’s Spokesman-Review about two dogs being …

Coyotes attack dogs on South Hill

A trio of aggressive coyotes took on two dogs running loose with their owner on the South Hill bluff trails Thursday, sending one dog to the vet for a chest …

Coyote Derby nets hunters nearly 300 animals

Northeast Washington businesses and hunters took aim at coyotes again this winter to spread a little wealth and give calving livestock and beleaguered white-tailed deer a little more breathing room. …