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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: Final check of 2021

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 8, 2021, 3:17pm 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 Dec. 8. Read story

Chimney Rock as seen in the North Idaho Selkirks in June. Ski areas are taking steps to adapt to climate change.

Ski areas adapt to changing climate

Chimney Rock as seen in the North Idaho Selkirks in June. Ski areas are taking steps to adapt to climate change.

December 5, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

This winter is predicted to be a good one, with a 70 to 80 percent chance of a La Niña bringing buckets of snow. Read story

FILE - This Feb., 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a gray wolf in Oregon's northern Wallowa County. Officials in Oregon are asking for help locating the person or persons responsible for poisoning an entire wolf pack in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police said Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, it has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine Pack in Union County, plus three other wolves from other packs.

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

FILE - This Feb., 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a gray wolf in Oregon's northern Wallowa County. Officials in Oregon are asking for help locating the person or persons responsible for poisoning an entire wolf pack in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police said Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, it has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine Pack in Union County, plus three other wolves from other packs.

December 2, 2021, 1:59pm Latest News

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. 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

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

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 in Bend and… Read story