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Ryan Matz, an avalanche forecaster with the U.S. Forest Service, looks out over the forest Feb. 7 near Mullan, Idaho. Matz is the Panhandle Forests first full-time avalanche forecaster.

Northwest avalanche forecasters see their role expanding

Ryan Matz, an avalanche forecaster with the U.S. Forest Service, looks out over the forest Feb. 7 near Mullan, Idaho. Matz is the Panhandle Forests first full-time avalanche forecaster.

March 27, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

Backcountry winter recreation, that is, going off-road and trail into the mountains, was once an offbeat activity, one practiced by a few dedicated adventurers. That was particularly true in a place like North Idaho, a region not nationally known for its snow or mountains. Read story

Razor clam digging resumes this week on the Long Beach Peninsula, after being closed all season.

Washington beach razor clam digs approved for week of April 1

Razor clam digging resumes this week on the Long Beach Peninsula, after being closed all season.

March 24, 2022, 4:49pm Latest News

Razor clam enthusiasts can head to four coastal beaches as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Thursday the next round of digging can proceed as planned from April 1-6. Read story

This summer Chinook came to hand during last year's fishery. About 57,000 summer Chinook are projected to return to the Columbia River in 2022, about the same as last year.

Fishing report for lower Columbia River mainstem and tributaries: March 21

This summer Chinook came to hand during last year's fishery. About 57,000 summer Chinook are projected to return to the Columbia River in 2022, about the same as last year.

March 23, 2022, 5:48pm Outdoors

The Lower Columbia River mainstem from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam on Sunday, March 20 tallied 251 salmonid boats and 111 Washington bank rods for this week’s flight count. Read story

Ideal, dry singletrack conditions seen recently near Horse Butte during a recent visit on Swamp Wells Trail. This time of year, muddy sections can be problematic for trail users.

Avoid riding on muddy trails

Ideal, dry singletrack conditions seen recently near Horse Butte during a recent visit on Swamp Wells Trail. This time of year, muddy sections can be problematic for trail users.

March 22, 2022, 6:04am Northwest

Don’t ride on muddy trails. Read story

Fat spring Chinook fill a fish box in April of 2021. Anglers can fish the entire main stem Columbia this year, with no bubble closure at the mouth of the Cowlitz River.

Fishing report: Columbia River salmon and steelhead reports and updates for week of March 14

Fat spring Chinook fill a fish box in April of 2021. Anglers can fish the entire main stem Columbia this year, with no bubble closure at the mouth of the Cowlitz River.

March 16, 2022, 4:30pm Outdoors

Updates for salmon and steelhead on Columbia River tributaries Read story

Guide Bill Monroe, (left), with a client and a nice spring Chinook caught in the Columbia River during last year's spring salmon fishery. Projections for the spring Chinook run are up this year, and anglers should see better fishing than the past few years.

Most Columbia salmon runs forecast to improve

Guide Bill Monroe, (left), with a client and a nice spring Chinook caught in the Columbia River during last year's spring salmon fishery. Projections for the spring Chinook run are up this year, and anglers should see better fishing than the past few years.

March 9, 2022, 4:52pm Outdoors

The projections have been announced for the 2022 salmon runs in the Columbia River, its tributaries, and the ocean, and almost all of the news is good. Read story

The strangely shapely Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds catch the best light at sunset.

Enjoy wonderfully weird John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The strangely shapely Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds catch the best light at sunset.

March 6, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS, Ore. — All the megaforces of the planet come together right here: climate change, cataclysmic volcanism, the birth and death of species across eons. Read story

Josh McNeal leads his sled dog team out on a run in preparation for the 2021 Iditarod.

Iditarod veteran’s dogs are in their prime and ready to race

Josh McNeal leads his sled dog team out on a run in preparation for the 2021 Iditarod.

March 3, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

When Josh McNeal hits the trail on the 2022 Iditarod in a few days, he’ll do so as a veteran. But in many ways, the La Center High graduate’s second Iditarod will feel very much like doing it for the first time. Read story