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Selkirk Powder offers professional avalanche education

In an effort to increase opportunities for backcountry skiers and riders to undertake structured, state of the art backcountry travel learning opportunities in the American Selkirks; Selkirk Powder Guides (SPG), is proud to join the esteemed national team of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) providers for the winter 2020-21 season.

Skiing Outlook 2020: Ski Idaho 2020-21 season promising despite pandemic

The Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho, elected Bogus Basin general manager Brad Wilson president of the 18-resort collective at its annual membership meeting last month. Wilson, who has worked in the resort industry for 42 years and at ski areas for all but nine of them, has helmed Bogus Basin since November 2015.

Skiing Outlook 2020: Challenging drops, likeable cruisers at Silver Mountain

Two impressive peaks – Kellogg (6,300 feet) and Wardner (6,200 feet) – stand tall above the Silver Valley, grabbing onto passing storms and squeezing out the powder. In this sweet spot sits Silver Mountain Resort, featuring some of the region’s most challenging sustained drops, along with an array of likable cruisers.

Reader photo: Hide and seek

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Spokane’s Lindell Haggin honored as Audubon Volunteer of the Year

Lindell Haggin, a 50-year member of the Spokane Audubon chapter and long-time board treasurer, was honored among 25 state chapters with Audubon Washington’s 2020 Helen Engle Volunteer of the Year Award the Spokane Audubon Society announced on Tuesday.

Off the grid: What I wouldn’t give for a minivan

I need to start this with an apology. You know that jerk that has been taking up two parking spots with their arrogant encroachment over the line, as if their giant vehicle deserves more breathing room? That’s me.

Idaho Invasive Species Program intercepts watercraft carrying live invasive mussels

Live zebra mussels were identified on a boat at the I-90 West “Cedars” watercraft inspection station east of Coeur d’Alene on Monday. The station, one of 20 operated statewide by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, is operated cooperatively with the Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Water Conservation District.

Governors band together for salmon, orcas after federal plan falls flat

The governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana have announced a regional collaboration on salmon recovery in the Columbia River Basin that includes strategies for the states to engage with tribal nations and federal agencies and address the concerns of communities who depend on the river.

Reader photo: King of his court

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