Stories tagged: outdoors
Thu., June 20, 2019, 6 a.m.
Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list.
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 20
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
Spokane climber Nick Sweeney took this photo of a circumhorizontal arc (rainbow cloud), an optical phenomenon created by the formation of ice halos, hovering over an unknown peak near the …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
Starting in mid-June, youth crews from the Idaho Conservation Corp will be camping at the Clark Fork Drift Yard while they assist the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
In an ongoing effort to fight invasive weeds, public access to Newman Lake will be closed June 24 and 25.
Mon., June 17, 2019, 6 a.m.
About nine months ago, Jared Mehring signed away his 2019 summer, committing to a cross-country bike ride from Seattle to Washington, D.C.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 6 a.m.
As we reached the summit of Idaho’s Scotchman Peak, the wind picked up and America’s legacy of public land came into focus.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
“The older I get, the smaller my world becomes.” My father said that, but though I
Sat., June 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
When you live on top of a mountain with a precious 12-year-old, it’s a little challenging to stay marketable. My wool socks are usually full of sawdust, there is inevitably …
Sat., June 15, 2019, 4 a.m.
A Kootenai County official temporarily put the brakes on a proposed commercial development on Wolf Lodge Bay.
Fri., June 14, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on …
Fri., June 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
The killing of predatory northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene has started to pay dividends for cutthroat trout, according to fishery managers.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 6 a.m.
Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties
Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
They are not the tallest mountains in the West, nor probably the prettiest, but for many people living in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, the Blue Mountains are cherished as …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:05 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 13
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.
Wed., June 12, 2019, 2:17 p.m.
On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced plans to expand hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges nationwide. On Friday, more Washington-specific details became available. Below …
Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
Brian Baxter will lead a tour of Montana’s Bull River Valley on Saturday.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
The Spokane Bird Dog association is hosting a rattlesnake avoidance clinic on June 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mon., June 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
Next time you’re visiting Seattle’s downtown waterfront and gazing out across Elliott Bay toward the majestic Olympic Mountains, look down. You might see a shoal of silvery baby salmon, each …
Sun., June 9, 2019, 6 a.m.
To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he headed decades ago.
Sun., June 9, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
On May 31, Nick Sweeney and Zack Turner, two Spokane alpine climbers, were attempting to climb Ptarmigan Ridge on Mount Rainier with Kyle Terry. The three were preparing for an …
Fri., June 7, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Idaho Fish and Game officials have closed spring chinook fishing on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, bringing an unexpected early end to the disappointing season.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Forest fires release less CO2 than previously thought, challenging some forest management practices, study says
Forest fires don’t release nearly as much carbon into the atmosphere as previously believed, according to a recently published University of Idaho study.
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
The reward leading to the conviction in the illegal killing of a gray wolf over Memorial Day weekend grew to $10,000 on Tuesday.
Thu., June 6, 2019, 6 a.m.
A long time ago, in a part of this state that is now arid desert but was then humid swampland, an egg hatched. It was the beginning of an epoch-spanning …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
A rescue effort is underway for climbers who have been stranded on the north side of Mount Rainier in Washington state since Monday.
Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:31 p.m.
While vacationing in Cape May, New Jersey, Buck Domitrovich saw this great egret. Egrets are rare in Spokane, although seven briefly made the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge their home this …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
The Trump administration is announcing what it calls a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s protected wildlife refuges.