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Adidas’ Greg Thomsen talks outdoors

When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas’ U.S. outdoors


Matt Liere: Reflections

Standing behind the kitchen window, I sipped tentatively from a cup of morning coffee, watching a pair of roosters strut along the eastern side of the garden fence.


More than 4 million people visit Yellowstone National Park annually; few find their way into the park’s 2-million-acre backcountry

More than 4 million people visit Yellowstone National Park every year, but relatively few find their way into the park’s 2-million-acre backcountry.


Steelhead run lagging behind forecast

The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.


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

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


Reader photo: Mountains in sight

Bruce Cunningham took this photo of Gunsight Mountain in the foreground, with Hunt Mountain to the right and Hunt Lake below, in North Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains earlier this month.


Artificial intelligence, cameras and the postal service: How Idaho officials are studying wolves

Over the course of the summer, more than 800 game cameras spread throughout the woods and mountains of Idaho have been taking photos every 10 minutes. Simultaneously.


Mountain biking trails on Mica Peak taking shape; Beacon Hill remains threatened by development

It’s hot. My lungs are burning. And everything I thought I knew about fitness is expiring on the waves of ragged breath.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 15

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 15


Washington kills 3 members of wolf pack preying on cattle

Washington officials killed three members of a wolf pack that are repeatedly preying on cattle in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

‘Like … a horror movie’: Camper saves family of 4 from wolf attack

It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada’s Banff National Park. From …


State fish managers to discuss Columbia salmon, invite pulbic

The public is invited to attend a series of committee meetings comprised of members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss the next steps in the …


Information sought on Hazard Creek fire

The U.S. Forest Service’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Team is looking for information related to the cause of a two-acre fire that was detected on Tuesday near the Priest Lake …


Togo wolf pack to be targeted again

The two remaining members of the Togo wolf pack will be killed by Washington wildlife officials.


S-R outdoor writing contest (for adults, this time) winners announced

For the past 32 years, the Spokesman-Review has run a popular high school outdoor writing contest. This year we decided to invite the adults.


S-R outdoor writing contest runner up: Abloom

Because I didn’t take a Klonopin, the California poppies are much brighter, like embers that could ignite the roadside. Still, it seems the ones I’m staring at are not exceptional. …


S-R outdoor writing contest winner: The Vanishing Lake

The kayak slips through slate-gray water, so still this morning that the only movement comes from the pull of the paddle, the only sounds from an occasional bird trill or …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

Eli Francovich: Wildlife policy makers try to “get as much information as we can”

A portion of an article in last Sunday’s outdoors section didn’t sit well with one Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commissioner.


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 …


Ammi Midstokke: The regret and celebration of the relentless optimist

If ever I want to push the big red buttons of my betrothed, I suggest that some various task, activity, or project will be easy. And that it will take …


Be aware, trees can house invasive insects

The Washington Invasive Species Council is asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August.


Women complete Mount Rainier Infinity Loop, a jaw-dropping amount of climbing, running

It was a storm that almost dashed their dreams.


Dishman Hills informational picnic set for Aug. 22

The annual Dishman Hills Conservancy picnic will be Aug. 22 at Camp Caro (698 S. Sargent Rd.) starting at 5:30 p.m.


Schools offer hunter education in Illinois

Students in Illinois will soon have the chance to take hunter education courses. In school.


Fire closes section of Idaho’s Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path

A wildfire north of Cataldo Idaho has closed the popular Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Spokane helicopter crew rescues three hikers in Cascades after death of fourth hiker, a UW professor

When helicopter crews in Western Washington were unavailable Sunday, a team from the Spokane area jumped into action to rescue three hikers from a peak in the Central Cascades.


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: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 8

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 8


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Reader photo: The velveteen buck

Jim Patten took this photo of a mule deer buck in velvet while hiking near Palisades Park. Web extra: Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

As of now, no new OPT wolf pack members killed

Washington wildlife managers continue to try and kill members of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.