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Idaho’s City of Rocks chief temporarily bans highlining

The park superintendent for two popular Idaho outdoor destinations near Almo issued a temporary ban Wednesday on highlining activity after seeing two different parties engaging in the sport.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:49 a.m.

Boise-area resident first woman to reach the highest point in each of Idaho’s 44 counties

Terri Rowe can’t quite remember what was written on the Wolf Fang Peak register that first sparked her interest in highpointing, but nine years and more than 140 summits later, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game commission requests nonresident hunter cap, fee increase

In an effort to address complaints of overcrowding, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission hopes to cap the number of nonresident hunter tags sold. They are also looking at increasing …


Steelhead forecast grows more grim

A group of state, tribal and federal salmon managers has downgraded the expected return of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers for a second week in a row.


Fall chinook permits issued to Idaho, Oregon and Washington, allowing for additional harvest of unclipped fish

Fall chinook season is now open on the Clearwater River and its North Fork, and anglers have the option of harvesting unclipped fall chinook in Idaho and parts of Washington.


Idaho deer tags likely to sell out by early September

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game licensing bureau reported fewer than 2,500 nonresident deer tags remain for 2019 and 1,608 were sold last week.


Cabin off St. Joe River available

The Beaver Creek A-Frame cabin, located 3 miles off the St. Joe River on Beaver Creek, is available to rent on


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Post Falls’ big plays, second-half defense fuel 49-28 win over Sandpoint

Post Falls and Sandpoint put on an offensive show in the first half. The Trojans’ defense stole the show in the second half as host Post Falls outlasted the Bulldogs …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Colbey Nosworthy scores twice, grabs late interception to lead Coeur d’Alene past Rigby 31-26

Colbey Nosworthy’s fingerprints were all over Coeur d’Alene’s hard-fought victory Friday night.


Idaho Fish and Game commissioners to vote on proposals for chinook, steelhead angling when they meet Thursday in Nampa

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners are scheduled to vote on a proposal to open a fall chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River during their meeting Thursday at Nampa.


August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake

August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Area roundup: Coeur d’Alene Little League falls to Oregon in Northwest regional championship game

Sprague LL, the Oregon representative, tied the game in the top of the sixth when Andrew Mhoon stole home following a CdA out.


Idaho trail alliance fundraiser upcoming

The Lake City Trail Alliance’s annual membership party and sponsorship drive will be hosted at the Ponderosa Springs Golf Course at Capone’s Pub on the Green on Aug. 29 from …


Idaho mulls fall chinook season

Idaho Fish and Game officials are polling anglers to get their opinions on potential rules designed to balance salmon fishing with catch-release steelhead fishing, in preparation of a possible fall …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

Man swims 23-mile length of Idaho’s Priest Lake

There is a point in any endurance sport – once the muscles have loosened and the seconds have blended into minutes and then, even, hours – that the world condenses, …


With five cases of CWD confirmed just miles from Idaho border, state officials shore up the defenses

In May and into the summer, wildlife officials in Libby, Montana, confirmed five cases of chronic wasting disease.


Idaho steelhead forecast remains poor

Steelhead anglers and fans of the fish hoping for better returns this year, especially for the large B-run fish, may want to lower their expectations.


Fishing fans sought to help study fishing’s effect on Idaho’s wild steelhead

Steelhead anglers are being enlisted to help researchers at the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game measure angling effects on wild steelhead, and in some cases …


National regatta to be held in Sandpoint next week

Thistles, some stacked on trailers two or three high, were already arriving Thursday afternoon as a stiff breeze moved through Sandpoint.


Guided osprey cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Saturday

Ever wondered how biologists study birds of prey, particularly ospreys?


Years in making, Idaho elk research project nears completion

A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

July trip of the month: Idaho’s Sawtooth mountains serve up adventure for wilderness enthusiasts of all kinds

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a paradise for hikers, bikers, anglers, campers and wildnerness enthusiasts of all kinds.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Jim Meehan: New greens help Twin Lakes bounce back quickly from tough winter

My complicated relationship with that aspect of the game rarely takes a round off, but I had no complaints when my 25-foot downhiller rolled true before stopping inches from the …


Anglers get unexpected crack at Idaho spring chinook

In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on …


Idaho spring chinook season comes to close

Idaho Fish and Game officials have closed spring chinook fishing on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, bringing an unexpected early end to the disappointing season.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Idaho officials kill grizzly bear near Bonners Ferry

Idaho officials killed a young adult male grizzly bear in Copeland, Idaho, north of Bonners Ferry, on Saturday.


Fishers have returned to western Washington. Are the Selkirks next?

Pound for pound, the Northwest’s most ferocious predator is not the grizzly bear, the cougar or the gray wolf. Instead, it’s a stealthy, slender member of the weasel family no …


Freeman Lake campground closed

Camping is no longer available at the Freeman Lake Access Site, located 5 miles north of Oldtown in Bonner County.


Chinook return ‘changing for the worse every day’

Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the return of spring chinook to Clearwater River Hatcheries continues to slip and is projected to fall further behind …


Public granted access to private Idaho timberlands

A new partnership between Idaho Fish and Game and PotlatchDeltic will provide and preserve public access for hunting, fishing and trapping on 567,002 acres of private land in Benewah, Clearwater, …