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Out & About: Bikers to kick off May events with pancakes

OUTPEDAL – Since 2011, Spokane has celebrated May as the perfect month for cycling, with Bike to Work Week. This year, the celebration is being renamed and extended to cover …

Long-distance hiking queen seeks to empower women

One of the most accomplished, most durable and most mentally and physically tough backpackers of our time just happens to be a woman, and she’s coming to Spokane.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Out & About: ‘Smoke-phase’ turkeys rank as one in a hundred

White meat or dark? That might be the first question that comes to mind when you spot a white wild turkey.

Out & About: Endangered Selkirk Mountain caribou dwindle to 11

About a dozen animals may be all that remains of the woodland caribou in the endangered Southern Selkirk herd that roams near the U.S.-Canada border, according to the Washington Department …

Out & About: Spokane Bike Swap boosts Centennial Trail

It’s prime time to sell or buy to downsize or expand and upgrade your bicycle fleet at the annual Spokane Bike Swap & Expo set for Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. …

Sportsmen fundraising for wildlife conservation

Sportsmen’s groups are doing the hard work of gaining members and raising funds for all sorts of worthy projects, ranging from giving terminally ill kids a shot at fishing or …

Out & About: Wildlife need a break from humans as hard winter lingers

OUTSURVIVE – The public in general doesn’t seem to understand the importance to avoid disturbing big game on their winter ranges, especially in tough winters such as this. Elk, deer …

Out & About: Photographer calls owl baiting unethical fakery

A Minnesota wildlife photographer is leading an effort to curb the practice of baiting wintering owls in order to get photos or video of birds as they “hunt.”

Out & About: Swan, crane festivals celebrate migrations

OUTCOMING – The recent weather melt off makes spring bird migrations easier to fathom. Birds already are shifting gears in the hemisphere and some will be flying through this region …

Out & about: Candada National Parks celebrate 150 years

Canada’s national parks, celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, are rolling out the welcome mats by offering free entry.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017

Out & about: Fly fishing school

For 35 years, the Spokane Fly Fishers have unselfishly changed the lives of novice anglers who enroll in the eight-week Beginning Fly Fishing School. The instruction goes way beyond …

Out and about

Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.

Montana bull elk in running for world record

An bull elk killed by a Montana bowhunter in September is a state record, the largest recorded in the U.S. in 48 years – and in the running to be …

Out and about: Local birds featured in Audubon calendar

The Spokane Audubon Society is offering monthly reminders that Eastern Washington residents are blessed with birds.

Out & About: Eagle Watch week starts Tuesday at Lake CdA

A near record number of bald eagles has gathered at Lake Coeur d’Alene in time for the 26th annual

Out & about: Wilderness cabins OK to maintain, judge says

Maintaining historic cabins with helicopter support is OK in wilderness, according to a federal judge who has rejected efforts by an environmental group to force Olympic National Park to remove …

Out & About: Guided snowshoe hikes offered in region

Guided snowshoeing hikes as close to town as Newman Lake and Mount Spokane and as far as Sherman Pass are being offered this season through Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.

Out & About: Bald eagles numbers rise sharply

The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene has more than doubled in a week.

Out & About: Bald eagles gather at Lake CdA

OUTSOAR –The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene has begun as the big birds home in on the feast of spawning kokanee in the North Idaho lake. …

Sno-Park permits needed soon on vehicles

Mount Spokane State Park will soon make the transition from requiring Discover Passes on vehicles to Sno-Park permits.

State to expand L.T. Murray Wildlife Area

OUTBUY – Three land purchases, including 705 acres in Kittitas County, were authorized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week in Olympia. The $811,000 acquisition south of Cle …

Out & about: Steelhead to benefit from Washington license plate

Washington’s new steelhead vehicle license plate has been designed and will be ready for order in January or February, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say.

Out & About: Hunting dog clubs organize for more clout

Sporting dog clubs in Washington are joining under a new umbrella group to have a stronger statewide voice, especially in maintaining public areas to train and trial their dogs.

Owyhee River author passionate for protection

The rugged, wild Owyhee River canyonlands of southern Oregon are remote and easy to put out of mind.

Out & About: Luxury lodge going up in Eagle Cap Wilderness

Mules moved the equipment, materials, remote sawmill and even a 400-pound refrigerator for the construction of Minam River Lodge in 1950.

Out & About: Snowmobilers face climate change changes at Yellowstone

Snowmobilers who enjoy cruising the groomed roads inside Yellowstone National Park might want to pick up a new winter hobby in the coming decades.

Obama creates planet’s largest protected area

Using his executive authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act, President Obama last week created the largest ecologically protected area on Earth – a Pacific Ocean sanctuary so remote few people …

Out & About: Salmo-Priest lookout abused by hikers

Grandfathered at the time the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was designated, the Little Snowy Top Lookout is a piece of history and a rare shelter in a storm for any wilderness traveler.

Out & About: Steelhead outlook grim in Snake system

Fishing for the normally reliable run of steelhead that return to the Snake, Salmon and Grande Ronde rivers could be tough this fall.