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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 23, 2020

In brief: Northern pikeminnow reward program extended

This year’s Northern Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Fishery, which for 30 years has paid anglers to catch qualifying northern pikeminnow in the Columbia River basin, has been extended through Oct. 11 at …

In brief: DNR closes recreation on Eastern Washington lands due to fire danger

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday closed all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation due to high fire danger. The closure will …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

In brief: Commission approves $17 million in budget requests while mulling cuts

The Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday approved $17 million in budget requests for needed enhancements to manage fish and wildlife in Washington state. Commissioners also provided a list of …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

In brief: WDFW under strain of waste from recreationers

Use of WDFW areas and water access areas is up a lot this year, and the increased use has caused a pileup of trash, human waste, and unauthorized activity at …

UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

In brief: Impact statement paves way for mining operation in Bristol Bay

On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine, a large-scale gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of …

In brief: Spokane River access at TJ Meenach is open

Briefs: Spokane River access at TJ Meenach opens; Allen Lebovitz named DNR fire liaison.

In Brief: Dept. of Interior halts grizzly bear restoration plan for North Cascades

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced Tuesday at a roundtable with community members in Omak, Washington, that the Department of the Interior will not move forward with …

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

In brief: Conservation group asks for standardization of range riding procedures

The Lands Council issued a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office this week calling upon the governor’s office to mandate WDFW’s standardization of the practice of range riding to protect …

UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

In brief: Lake Roosevelt increasing limited camping access

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and …

UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

In brief: Wildlife advocates sue Forest Service over wolf killings

Several wildlife advocate groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday to ensure that the U.S. Forest Service protects endangered gray wolves in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington where livestock ranching …

UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

In brief: Forest Service will forego construction on Bog Creek Road

Federal agencies on Wednesday agreed to forgo planned summer construction on the Bog Creek Road project in North Idaho.

In brief: North Idaho College to host environmental film festival

The “Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper Wild and Scenic Film Festival” will be held on Thursday night at Boswell Hall on North Idaho College’s main campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. …

In brief: Deadline approaching for high school outdoors writing contest

Nov. 11 is the deadline for entries in The Spokesman-Review’s 31st annual

Digest: Altidore scores twice, US advances with 4-0 win

Jozy Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span of the second half, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday …

In brief: Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires

A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmer’s Facebook page.

In brief: North Idaho College floats open-to-public beach party

North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans, and awarding scholarships, too, at the school’s annual beach party, which is open to …

Digest: Hyo Joo Kim, Mirim Lee, Haru Nomura share Marathon Classic lead

Hyo Joo Kim bogeyed her final hole Thursday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Marathon Classic lead with fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee and Japan’s Haru …

Briefs: ‘State of the Scotchmans’ sized up in Sandpoint

Once a year the

In brief: Spring hikes led by Dishman Conservancy

Members of the

In brief: Idaho kayaker rescued on Potlatch River; next stop jail

A Boise-area kayaker

Collared wolf killed approaching cabin in Blue Mountains

A 9-year-old male collared gray wolf in poor condition was approaching a cabin when the owner shot 10 rounds with a .22 cal. rifle to defend his dogs.

In brief: Wildfires displace some holdiday recreation

Campers and other recreationists must keep numerous wildfire closures in mind as they plan outings for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Major areas of the Colville, Idaho Panhandle, Okanogan-Wenatchee and …

In brief: Big-game second tag discounts are available in Idaho for deer and elk.

HUNTING – Resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident big-game tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk, Idaho Fish and Game …

In brief: Ultra runner sets Appalachian Trial speed record

Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, 41, finished the Appalachian Trail Sunday in a supported speed-record time of 46 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes. That’s three hours faster on the 2,189-mile route …

In brief: Idaho hosts all comers for hunting workshop

Next month, Idaho Fish and Game will pilot “ HUNT IDAHO: Connecting Mountains to Meals,” a two-day event in Lewiston geared to anyone interested in hunting, residents and nonresidents alike. …

Ferris Standout Will Play Volleyball In Alaska


Presentation To Honor Wright, ‘Tuffy’ Ellingsen


Soccer Players Earn Ccs Monthly Honors

Soccer players claimed athlete of the month honors at Community Colleges of Spokane for December. Heidi Simmons, a two-year captain, was selected for the women, while Paul Johnson, voted team …

Shadow Pick Up Several Honors At League Meeting

1. Berto 2. Nichols

Walsh Will Be Speaker At Awards Banquet