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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Forest managers: Fire mitigation efforts could fall behind if federal shutdown continues

Washington’s forest managers are waiting anxiously for the federal government to reopen.

Time is ripe for hounding huckleberries

The same weather that brought a thin snowpack, early runoff and an explosive wildfire season has delivered something that is infinitely more positive: an early and flavorful huckleberry crop. Berries …

Advance planning required for cabins, lookouts, permits

Snooze and you lose in the quest to bunk in a Forest Service cabin along the St. Joe River, float a prized Idaho wilderness river or backpack through wildly popular …

Decomposed body found in CdA forest

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an unattended death after hunters found a body Sunday morning at a Coeur d’Alene National Forest campsite.

Campfire ban covers the region

Campfires have been banned across the entire Inland Northwest because of the extreme risk of wildfire. The bans took effect earlier this week and now blanket the region and apply …