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The boat launch at Speelyai Bay Recreational Area at Lake Merwin.

Outdoors: Popular boat ramp temporarily closing

The boat launch at Speelyai Bay Recreational Area at Lake Merwin.

January 19, 2022, 4:34pm Latest News

The Speelyai Boat Ramp on Lake Merwin will be unusable for approximately two weeks beginning Jan. 19 as the reservoir is being temporarily lowered to accommodate work at Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway. Read story

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

What are some do’s and don’ts when hitting the slopes for ski season?

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

January 17, 2022, 6:00am Life

More than 59 million skiers and snowboarders visited U.S. resorts during the 2020-21 season, the fifth-best winter since record-keeping began in 1978. Read story

No Skagit River steelhead fishery for 2022

January 13, 2022, 7:46am Northwest

Too few wild steelhead are forecast to return to the Skagit River watershed this year for the state to allow for a steelhead fishing season. Read story

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

What skiers, snowboarders should know about unwritten rules of the slopes

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

January 8, 2022, 7:39pm Northwest

Ski and snowboarding experts say there are many unwritten rules of the slopes visitors new to the activity should know about. Read story

The WDFW has approved the next round of razor clam digs of 2022.

WDFW approves 7 days of clam digging beginning Jan. 14

The WDFW has approved the next round of razor clam digs of 2022.

January 6, 2022, 7:05pm Latest News

Razor clam devotees can make their way to coastal beaches as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as planned from Jan. 14 through Jan. 20. Read story

Skiers and snowboarders ride a chairlift at Stevens Pass, Wash.  on Nov. 20 2013.

Shorthanded Stevens Pass ski resort struggles to meet demand

Skiers and snowboarders ride a chairlift at Stevens Pass, Wash.  on Nov. 20 2013.

January 4, 2022, 8:29am Entertainment

The winter skiing and snowboarding season on at Stevens Pass ski resort east of Everett, Washington, has gotten off to a rough start with the area opening only about half its terrain amid a staffing shortage. Read story

Husband-and-wife Karen and Steven Ward, of Bend, Ore., have an amazing monthly ski streak. Steven has skied every month for the past 24 years, and Karen has skied every month for the past 23 years.

The Couple That Skis Together: Oregonians’ streak spans decades

Husband-and-wife Karen and Steven Ward, of Bend, Ore., have an amazing monthly ski streak. Steven has skied every month for the past 24 years, and Karen has skied every month for the past 23 years.

January 2, 2022, 5:55am Northwest

October was horrible. They trashed their skis on rocks while skiing low-angle terrain at Mount Bachelor. November was easier, as a storm early in the month brought fresh snow to the slopes. Read story

Young salmon found a haven during the Pacific Northwest’s sweltering summer. What that means for their future.

December 27, 2021, 8:52am Northwest

During a summer that brought record-breaking onshore heat in the Northwest, young salmon emerging from the Columbia River encountered cool coastal waters and an abundance of food. Read story