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Trout anglers ready to chase after a big Black Friday bounty

November 24, 2021, 6:00pm Editor's Choice

For the last few years many local anglers have begun to associate the day after Thanksgiving with fat, scrappy trout, instead of crowded stores and holiday sales. Read story

December’s first razor clam digs moving ahead on Washington coast

November 25, 2021, 6:29pm Northwest

Razor clam digging continues in December, as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have approved the next round of digs for Washington’s coastal beaches. Read story

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

Fishing report: Columbia River tributaries for the week of Nov. 22-28

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

December 1, 2021, 6:06pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for Nov. 22-28. Read story

Yale boat ramp closing for land survey

November 30, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Yale Park boat ramp will be closed Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 while the lake is temporarily lowered to allow for a land survey of Saddle Dam. Read story

The Bogus Basin ski resort in Boise, Idaho on March 30, 2020.

Idaho ski areas ease COVID restrictions

The Bogus Basin ski resort in Boise, Idaho on March 30, 2020.

November 26, 2021, 6:05am Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — Ski season is about to begin across Southwest Idaho. As skiers and snowboarders flock to mountains, they’ll still have to navigate some COVID-19 safety measures, but many ski areas have done away with requirements from last season. Read story

When hiking it's vital to pick up after dogs.

Clean up after dog when out on a hike

When hiking it's vital to pick up after dogs.

November 26, 2021, 6:04am Life

Here are four reasons you should always clean up after your dog on a hiking trail: Read story

Climbers traversing a snow slope on Mount Thielsen in Central Oregon.

‘Oregon Ski Atlas’ highlights backcountry

Climbers traversing a snow slope on Mount Thielsen in Central Oregon.

November 26, 2021, 6:02am Northwest

BEND, Ore. — Dexter Burke has a simple answer when asked what draws him to backcountry skiing. “Expensive lift tickets,” he said. For that reason, and certainly many others, backcountry skiing has become increasingly popular over the last few years in Oregon and throughout the West. Burke, born and raised… Read story

Doug Kreuzer, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership restoration ecologist, joins Alvey Seeyouma, a member of the Hopi tribe also working with the partnership, as they plant wapato in the cold, muddy area along Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. At top, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership principal restoration ecologist Curtis Helm holds wapato. The native plant once was an important part of local diets.

Native tuber wapato reintroduced at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refugevideo icon

Doug Kreuzer, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership restoration ecologist, joins Alvey Seeyouma, a member of the Hopi tribe also working with the partnership, as they plant wapato in the cold, muddy area along Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. At top, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership principal restoration ecologist Curtis Helm holds wapato. The native plant once was an important part of local diets.

November 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

WASHOUGAL — When families sit down Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner, they likely won’t find wapato among the dishes covering the table. But for the Chinook Indians, the wetland tuber that tastes much like potatoes was a diet staple that helped see them through the winter months. Read story

Study: Warmer summers worsen tick infestations for U.S. moose

November 22, 2021, 8:47am Nation & World

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — It’s a ghastly sight: ticks by tens of thousands burrowed into a moose’s broad body, sucking its lifeblood as the agonized host rubs against trees so vigorously that much of its fur wears away. Read story

The western face of Big Rock, in the Dishman Hills Conservation area south of Spokane, is seen in October.

Biologist studies rock climbing’s impact on cliffs

The western face of Big Rock, in the Dishman Hills Conservation area south of Spokane, is seen in October.

November 21, 2021, 6:15am Northwest

SPOKANE. — Obscured by the fog of deep time — an incomprehensible 250 million years ago — two organisms formed a pact: a fungus enveloped an algae, protecting the water-dependent organism and allowing it to survive in more arid and dry climates. In return, the algae provided the fungus nutrients. Read story