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Friends of Scotchman Peaks looks for leaders

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is seeking hiking leaders for the 2019-20 winter season.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks will teach first aid

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has two Wilderness and Remote First Aid and CPR/AED certification courses scheduled this fall.

Scotchman Peaks photo contest voting opens

Voting for the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness annual photo contest opened Wednesday.

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Scotchman Peaks mountain goat ambassadors needed

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will offer mountain goat ambassador training on May 31 just before the annual State of the Scotchman program.

UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018

Scotchman Peak advisory vote sends a clear message to lawmakers, but does little else

Bonner County residents rejected a 13,000 acre proposed wilderness area, Tuesday. And although the vote may have sent a message to lawmakers, while also serving as a rallying cry for …

Phil Hough: Vote in favor of Scotchman wilderness

In May, Bonner County residents will vote on a nonbinding advisory measure on the Scotchman Peaks proposed wilderness. This is another opportunity for our community to step forward and demonstrate …

UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Second North Idaho open house set on Scotchman Peaks wilderness proposal

The office of Idaho Sen. Jim Risch will hold an open house in Clark Fork on July 18, on a potential wilderness proposal for Scotchman Peaks.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

Risch announces open house on Scotchman Peaks wilderness proposal

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is sponsoring an open house on Scotchman Peaks and wilderness plans Tuesday, June 6, at Hope Elementary School from 4-7 p.m.

Risch introduces legislation to protect Scotchman Peaks as wilderness area

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, but scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area.

Bonner County board backs Scotchman Peaks wilderness proposal

Bonner County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the U.S. Congress to designate the Idaho portion of the Scotchman Peaks as a wilderness. “The Scotchmans is a …

Out & About: PCT speed hiker to speak in Sandpoint

OUTHIKE – Heather “Anish” Anderson, who set the speed record for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail last summer, will keynote the annual meeting of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks …

Scotchman Peaks group finds common ground for wilderness

In the often-divisive arena of wilderness policy, the Scotchman Peaks straddle many boundaries. The scenic mountain range between the Clark Fork and Bull rivers has more geopolitical lines dotting its …

Officials mull making Scotchman Peaks wilderness

SANDPOINT — A draft forest management plan is recommending making more than 25,000 acres of the Scotchman Peaks area in northern Idaho part of a protected wilderness zone.

North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home

The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …

Scotchman Peaks proponents making their case to locals

While some wilderness proposals championed by Idaho congressmen have moved to the front burner in Congress this month, the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is still …