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Hey, Rocky, Grab Some Granola! Flying Squirrels Become Problem For Glacier Visitors

Nature’s little paratroopers have joined the long line of problem animals at Glacier National Park. Flying squirrels, some of the shyest animals in the park, have discovered that humans are …


Mystery Bird Deaths Near 4,000

The death count of pelicans and other birds at the Salton Sea in California’s Imperial Valley is approaching 4,000 and officials say they cannot yet pinpoint the cause. Preliminary findings …


Black Bear Wanders Into Va Dormitory

A black bear was on his way back to the woods Sunday after wandering through the Veterans Affairs Domiciliary. A VA police officer spotted the bear wandering through a set …


Our Daughters’ Views Thursday Was Take Your Daughter To Work Day. We Invited Some Of The Spokesman-Review’s Guests To Try Their Hand At Editorial Writing. Here’s What They Had To Say.

Boys should be included in day Take Your Daughter to Work Day was started to expose girls to occupations which might interest them. The idea was that girls needed a …


Decision Pending On Grizzly Reintroduction

With public comment over, federal officials now take up the question of whether grizzly bears should be reintroduced to the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho and western Montana. The Bitterroot region …


Decision Upcoming On Restoring Grizzlies

With public comment over, federal officials now take up the question of whether grizzly bears should be reintroduced to the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho and western Montana. The Bitterroot region …


River Of Kings In Years Past, The Spokane River Was Home To Millions Of Salmon, Which Brought Bounty To The Region’s Tribes

1. A fisherman in Spokane’s early days angels for salmon at the foot of Lower Falls. Salmon by the thousands once spawned in the Spokane River. File photo 2. The …


A Healing Nature Woman Earns Award For Years Of Caring For Orphaned Animals

1. This female bear is one of six Mary Vanderbilt is caring for this spring. Eventually, they will be released. Vanderbilt says she tries never to handle the orphaned bears …


Fishermen, Loggers Divided By Act Both Sides Organize Events In Conjunction With Hearing

A Senate field hearing on the Endangered Species Act is turning into a face-off between salmon fishermen and timber workers. Both groups have organized side events in conjunction with the …


Agency Backs Off On Listing For Bull Trout Fish And Wildlife Expected To Say This Week That Trout Is Endangered But Not Important Enough For Endangered Species Protection

The bull trout still qualifies for protection under the Endangered Species Act - and still won’t get it, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce this week. …


Fish Expert Supports End To Excess Releases Of Water

Excess releases of water from Lake Koocanusa should be halted immediately, a Northwest Power Planning Council fish and wildlife staffer says. Mark Reller said the flow last week at Bonners …


Confusion Reigns Over Salmon Plan First Of Eight Hearings Focuses On Need For Action

Competing strategies for saving threatened and endangered Snake River salmon have led to confusion, the National Marine Fisheries Service has been told. Calls for quick action, scientific data and a …


Forest Fires Emptied Wilderness Cupboards Humans Serving Up Winter Grub For Animals

A deer eats from a feeder near Entiat this past November. Thousands of animals are depending on humans for food this winter because of last summer’s fevastating fires. Photo by …