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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Out & About: Seniors to pay more for federal lands pass

Congress passed legislation in December that will significantly ramp up the cost of a federal pass that gets citizens age 62 and older into federal recreation sites where entry fees …


UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017

Woman crisscrosses West to fulfill acquaintance’s last wish

Nancy Zingheim barely knew Rita Poe when Poe approached her office at the Washington state RV park. Poe, a shy registered nurse, had a request for the RV park business …


Two trout lakes drained for repairs in Stevens County

Water levels at two trout fishing lakes in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are being lowered for fall construction projects.


Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge: Marsh trail packed with features

Teachers in Stevens County have brought hundreds of schoolkids to McDowell Lake for science field trips over the years. That’s the first clue that a special 1.3-mile trail starting from …


Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge revamped: Homesteaders’ loss was wildlife’s gain

The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Colville is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer to acquaint more people with recent visitor-friendly improvements to a niche that’s protected …


Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Area: Refuge fires boost habitat

Habitat management is a never-ending job at the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Area, and fire is a natural tool. “Unlike a tree farm, we look at the trees and …


Landers: Shutdown closes doors on outdoors lovers

Because of politics, the gates are locked at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and a Washington hunter has lost what may be his last chance in a lifetime to hunt elk …


Out & About: Migratory Bird Day family activities set

OUTDO – National Migratory Bird week events organized by area Audubon Society chapters are for the birds – and people who want to learn more about them. A three-day Learn-to-Bird …


Out & About: Region’s anglers cash in on casts

OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up …


Field Reports: Priest Lake fish plan to be presented at meeting

FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing non-native lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public …


Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia

FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …


Bison Range has youthful feel in spring

When it comes to the four seasons at the National Bison Range at Moiese, Mont., different people have different favorites, Pat Jamieson says. Some prefer summer, even though it can …


Tsunami one more disaster for albatross

The albatross has had more ups and downs with Japan’s seismic events than the courtship flight of a snipe. While the world focuses on Japan’s March 11 earthquake disaster, a …


Out & About: Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer What: Yoke’s Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition ( vimeo.com/12585195), plus fireworks, music


7 youth permitted for first waterfowl hunt at Turnbull refuge

Seven young hunters have drawn permits to get the first shot at waterfowl in the 73-year history of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Their season is Sept. 25-26.