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Ammi Midstokke: The color green and other cures for the darkness of depression

Once, when I was between jobs and husbands, I got really depressed. I treated it by playing Minesweeper for about eight hours a day while chain smoking at my desk.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Spokane climber Jess Roskelley missing and presumed killed by avalanche in Canadian Rockies; David Lama, Hansjorg Auer also presumed dead

Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, 36, was attempting to climb a difficult route over the past two weeks on Howse Peak in Banff National Park with Austrian climbers David Lama and …


There actually was a study to determine if red wolves are wolves: the answer could have doomed them

Over the federal government’s 30-year effort to revive endangered red wolves in North Carolina, there have been many attempts by opponents to get rid of them. But to argue that …


With goldfish gone, West Medical Lake stocked with trout, rainbows in advance of spring opener

After being overrun by goldfish, fish managers took the final step in restoring West Medical Lake’s trout fishery, last week.


Reader photo: Roots from a long-fallen tree

Gary Miller took this photo of the roots of a long-fallen tree April 4 near Fishtrap Lake, Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18


Idaho Trails Association seeks volunteers

The Idaho Trails Association is looking for volunteers to do maintenance work on April 27 on the English Point Trail No. 80 in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Volunteers will …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:22 a.m.

Spokane hikes offering conservation insight

Looking for a good hike along with some insight into Spokane-area conservation lands?


WDFW commission adopts hunting rule, seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission adopted hunting seasons and regulations this month.


North Cascades Highway opens Thursday

The scenic North Cascades Highway will open at 9 a.m., Thursday.


Yes, a recent attack concerns me, but I still run in cougar country

The snow and ice of the trail crunch and squeak below the sheet-metal screws drilled on the bottoms of my running shoes, a winter trail running hack. It’s about 25 …


Yellowstone biologists making headway against lake trout

The war is still being waged against lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, but fisheries biologists are seeing new trends that offer optimism, and anglers hunting cutthroat trout are seeing more …


Patience pays off for father, daughter hunting duo

Sophie Little regretted her decision instantly.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Clarkston artist chosen to paint duck stamp — her second win

Ducks and dogs are proving to be a winning combination for artist Catherine Temple.


Groups want hunters to be required to carry bear spray

A group of conservation organizations is calling on wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray.


Long, snowy winters taking toll on Yellowstone elk

Two hard winters in a row are weakening the health of Yellowstone’s northern elk herd.


Genesis of word ‘bruin’ bears repeating

Even in our modern age of human domination, bears remain fearsome creatures that touch on primordial fears.


Lots of winter snow means great summer flows on rivers throughout Idaho

A solid snowpack in Idaho has river guides hoping for a good 2019 season.


Reader photo: Putting on a show

Two male turkeys put on a show for a rather disinterested hen on Sunday. Cindy Miller took this photo along the Spokane River near Mead.


‘Proof of Life’ documentary showing Friday at REI

A documentary film following Spokane’s Brad Thiessen’s recovery from brain cancer will be shown Friday at REI (1125 N. Monroe St.)


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Washington hunter bags world-record moose in Ferry County

With fog blanketing the dense slopes of Northeast Washington and only two days left in the 2018 moose season, Jim Hall wasn’t optimistic.


Disabled hunter open house Saturday

The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is hosting a disabled hunter open house Saturday.


Report: Record number of wolves in Oregon

A record number of wolves are roaming Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a report released Monday …


More than 50 trumpeter swans found dead near Monroe

Since March 17, more than 50 trumpeter swans have been found dead or dying south of Monroe and into north King County.


Study: Wolves push mule deer higher, don’t impact whitetail

Wildlife photographers and hunters looking for mule deer may need to hike a little higher.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

By following whitetail Idaho biologists study predator-prey relationship

Researchers at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are trying to get a better understanding of the relationship between white-tailed deer and predators in northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

State of the lake: Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve but threats remain

The Lake Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve with kokanee, rainbow and bull trout populations growing. However, the positive progress remains threatened by two aquatic species: walleye and mysid shrimp.


Wolf tracks are prominent during late-season ski through Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s interior roads open to car traffic on April 19. Until then the nonmotorized crowd has a special time to itself.


Bye bye barbless? Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead

Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead and other species in much of the Columbia River Basin.