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Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest

A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Annual S-R contest taps teens’ outdoor writing

It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman- Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring …


Winners named in 2012 High School Outdoor Writing Contest

A story by Kyle Hansen, a junior at West Valley High School, has been judged the best of 214 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2012 Outdoor Writing Contest for high …


Outdoor Writing Contest: Superfund time on the Duwamish

There’s no bonding experience quite like a father-son fishing trip. I recall canoeing in Z Canyon with Dear Old Dad, interrupted by nothing but the distant hush of the falls, …


Outdoor Writing Contest: Memory slope

I just woke up Too excited to change


Outdoor Writing Contest: Detail’s in the Devils

In eighth-grade earth science we learned all about mountains. Sitting on top of the molten core of the Earth, continent-sized tectonic plates drift imperceptibly due to currents in the magma …


High School outdoor writing contest deadline Nov. 15

It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring a …


Outdoor Writing Contest winner: Frozen Turkey

I clearly remember that bone-chilling Saturday morning in the blind. The heat of a long hike made me welcome the cold at first, but within 5 minutes, I felt as …


Outdoor Writing Contest finalist: Pecking Order

My family has a knack for acquiring unexpected pets. The parakeets were the first. We were just babysitting the two birds for a couple days, but the owner did not …


Outdoor Writing Contest Successful Hunt

When fall finally arrived, I had been itching to go hunting for a month. Pa and I always set up a wall tent from an old 1930s logging camp. We …


Outdoor Writing Contest finalist: Dueling Predators

It is still dark as the boy quietly closes his truck door. Rifle in his hand and coyote on his mind, he starts on his way. Darkness and cold closes …