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In its fifth year, Spokatopia adds a day, offers even more outdoor play

Entering its fifth year, Spokatopia will be bigger and better than ever. Spokane’s annual outdoor festival will be a two-day event, said event organizer Derrick Knowles.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction

A federal government analysis of the outdoor recreation’s economic impact reaffirms what many conservation groups have said for decades. Outdoor recreation is a big business.


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s outdoor advisory panel gets mixed reviews

Representatives of outdoor recreation and conservation groups see both potential and peril in a new advisory committee being created by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.


Traveler plans to see all 417 national parks in one road trip

Mikah Meyer’s tally as of last week: 185 national parks down and 232 to go.


House cuts 15 wildlife recreation projects from budget

State lawmakers have recommended $80 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Programs, but the recently released House capital construction budget cuts what program directors say are important acquisition projects …


Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families

Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role …


Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan

An experienced kayaker who’s trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan.


Out & About: State grants boost recreation, wildlife projects

OUTFUND – The Washington Recreation and Conservation office has awarded more than $110 million to 268 projects to build parks and boating facilities, provide access to shorelines, maintain trails and …


U.S. Forest Service honors Joel Sather of Cabinet Ranger District

A Western Montana man and former wilderness ranger recently received a national award for tending to the recreation programs in the Cabinet Mountains and wilderness area. Joel Sather, recreation technician …


Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a …


Bumblebee campground closing to cut sickly trees

One of North Idaho’s most popular campgrounds will be closed this year while the Forest Service removes hazardous trees. Towering Douglas firs and grand firs are part of the ambience …


Clif Bar plans bakery in Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A private California-based company that makes energy bars and other nutritional products has announced plans to build a 300,000-square foot baking facility in Twin Falls.


Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side. Native wildlife habitat protection would …


Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side.


Big Horn Show reels in wide range of outdoor interests

The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is like taking a giant step toward opening day. Plan a fishing trip and check out the new fishing gear. Enroll in hunter education …


Snowstorm hits Rockies, heads to Midwest

DENVER (AP) — A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains is heading east and is forecast to bring the first major winter …


Winter storm moves through Rocky Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A winter snow storm moved through the Rocky Mountain region Tuesday as many people prepared for the start of their holiday travels. The storm could …


Iowa girls’ families, community reel over bodies

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — The families of two young cousins missing for five months still were hoping the girls would come home, maybe even for Christmas, until the sad news …


Authorities ‘confident’ bodies are 2 Iowa cousins

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Northeast Iowa residents who have been holding out hope that two young cousins missing for five months might be home for Christmas were grappling Thursday with …


Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead

HONOLULU (AP) — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater. And …


Man calls 14-foot canoe on Boston Harbor his home

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Richard Smith is a man without a fixed address, someone who leaves it to the wind and tide in Boston Harbor to help decide where he’ll …


Calif oyster farm closure ends long battle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Lunny’s struggle to keep his family’s oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying …


‘Sneaker waves’ blamed for deaths of Calif. family

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


N. California community mourns family swept to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


Nation pays tribute to sacrifices of veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying …


Zumba instructor is a great mom, friend says

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …