LEWISTON — Fisheries managers and researchers are gaining confidence that sturgeon in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake River are reproducing.
IONE, Wash. — At 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, Tony Leonetti’s phone rang as he drove along a Forest Service road high in the hills of the Colville National Forest.
Wardner Peak, the site of an avalanche on Jan. 7 that killed two people and injured five more, is a 6,200-foot feature on the western edge of Idaho’s Silver Mountain resort.
It’s a short yet taxing walk up the hill to the Whitman monument.
Here we are now, part of a new year and the start of a new decade.
There’s a new electricity in the winter air. Snow-churning, tree-dodging, modified machines called snowbikes are supplying the spark.
SPOKANE — Limits on bass and walleye fishing — alongside other warmwater species — were liberalized by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Saturday.
Winter surfing in Washington?
HELLER BAR — Anglers have banded together to secure ownership and preserve access to a small but important parcel of land along the lower Grande Ronde River.
RATHDRUM, Idaho — Jake Millard is a straight shooter.
It’s that time of year again.
It started to snow and didn’t quit.
IDAHO FALLS — It’s not working.
COLLEGE PLACE — Seeds for a community garden were planted last week in the city.
SPOKANE — Snow camping is the perfect way to treat yo self.
COLLEGE PLACE — Everyone is invited to the free Tri-State Steelheaders' annual meeting on Dec. 4 at the SonBridge Community Center, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Messed up, he said.
The inspiration for a 1,200-mile bikepacking trip around the Greater Yellowstone area came from staring at a shaded relief map hanging above Don Carpenter’s desk at work.
BILLINGS — For the first time in 24 years Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.
ILLIA, Wash. — The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam near here in mid-November.
LEWISTON — Nathan Anglen describes paragliding like a dream common to many people.
October 2019 came to us in a continuum of warm pleasant days and cooler, comfortable nights — that is until Saturday, the 26th when an Arctic cold front started seeping into our region.
LEWISTON — In a letter to Northwest policymakers recently, more than 50 scientists said breaching the four lower Snake River dams is the only action that can counteract warm summertime water in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers that often reaches temperatures that can be lethal to salmon a…
Umatilla National Forest Supervisor Eric Watrud will be in Walla Walla on Wednesday for one of five open houses across the region to provide opportunities for community members to share information about their interests and engage with local forest leadership and staff.
Residents are invited to bring their gardening gloves and join a community garden open house on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Rees and Sumach streets.
Below Lower Granite Dam, hordes of spiders do circus trapeze acts over a fish ladder.
Dave Stockdale is a painter of plants. His densely planted garden in a subdivision is a colorful and highly textured painting that changes by the week, and when in it the rest of the world drops away.
Carolyn McCane took this picture of a great blue heron at Rooks Park on Thursday.
Earl Blackaby captured the Hunter’s Moon early in the morning on Oct. 14.
It may have been a once-in-a-lifetime moment: Twenty-one grizzly bears spread across a field dining on vegetation.
The shivers take a toll.
DAYTON — The community is invited to a workshop Saturday to give feedback on the layout and design plans for the Touchet Valley Trail between this community and Waitsburg.
A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.
LEWISTOWN, Mont. — Hanging on the wall in Brett Nienhuis’ living room are three 8-inch-by-12-inch photos of an angler in a wheelchair reeling in a fish from a drift boat — an aluminum boat that Nienhuis built in his Lewistown shop.
LONGVIEW, Wash. — With a final stamp late last month in Kelso, Lindsey Pollock completed her whirlwind tour of all 39 counties in Washington.
LEWISTON — Count the annual Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby among the casualties of declining steelhead runs over the past four years.
COEUR D’ALENE — Sometimes it takes the Cape Canaveral launch to get out of bed.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Recreational fishermen will be able to get out on the Columbia River to catch and retain white sturgeon this coming Saturday under rules approved today by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife.
Tree shaded parks, roads and houses, flowing lawns, a profusion of flowering and flamboyantly foliaged shrubs; Walla Walla is green.
September of 2019 was mostly warm, dry and clear — and now just a blip in time and history.
The two bull moose sat in a square of open ground under the fanning scales of cedar.
The water ouzel stands on a rock in the Wallowa River, doing its peculiar dip dance as rapids provide the music on their final descent into Wallowa Lake.
In Walla Walla, when you mention bats, the fictional superhero Batman may spring to mind, toiling behind the scenes to rid the city of Gotham of bad guys of all descriptions. Though Batman foiled a criminal or two an episode, throughout the United States and in the Walla Walla area, our nati…
A black rooster — an escapee from a local farm? — struts along a quiet mud flat, thankful to not have sunk in to his comb.
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, she still can’t get enough of the pursuit.
CLARK FORK — We crossed the river bridge and then headed west before climbing out of the frogwater lowlands at Derr Island near Clark Fork.
Even though it is far from bake-oven hot, children and wildlife are water-seeking missiles.
LEWISTON — Daily fish counts at Lower Granite and Bonneville dams foreshadowed recent moves by state, federal and tribal fisheries managers in the Northwest to downgrade their official forecast for the return of steelhead to the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Snake River.
With August about to vanish into history, I write this column about members of a community that live with hard time constraints.