Friday, January 21, 2022


What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Hiking for trout: A walk in the mountains can take you to some great pools

With the snow melted in the mountains it’s the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail with ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Fish and Wildlife extends hours at most wildlife areas in eastern Washington

SPOKANE — Most wildlife areas managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in eastern Washington are open for extended day-use hours: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Bikers, hikers rejoice: New bridge will reconnect Palouse to trail

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is designing a new Lower Crab Creek Bridge and contracting a team to demolish the remnants of the old on...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Family friendly fishing tournament coming to MarDon Resort

Generally speaking, you need a boat to compete in a fishing tournament but one fun exception to this rule is the annual MarDon Dock Tourney, taking place at ...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Fish and Wildlife traps doves to prepare for hunting season

Hikers in the public hunting and fishing land west of Moses Lake may stumble upon something interesting scattered about the shrubsteppe this time of year – c...

Updated 6 months ago
Patience, equipment are vital to successful topwater bass fishing

If you are an angler, there are few things more awesome than watching a bass erupt out of the water and smash your lure.

Updated 6 months ago
Fish and Wildlife asks anglers to give fish a break

Because of record-breaking summer temperatures in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking anglers to practice responsible...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Harold Crose: ‘Retired’ conservationist still making a difference

When conservationist Harold Crose first arrived in the area, the flood irrigation was eroding tons of soil from the field each season.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Harold Crose: Now-‘retired’ conservationist begins his work

Harold Crose never sought out leadership roles, he said, but he keeps finding himself in them.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Heat wave is good for jet skiing, but hard on animals

Recreating in the Basin changes completely based on weather, said Pro-Touch Jet Ski and Boat Rental owner Carlos Diaz.

Updated 7 months ago
Retired Reclamation surveyor’s guide to recreation in the Basin

Dick Hemore, of the MarDon Resort area, a retired U.S. Bureau of Reclamation surveyor and hunting and fishing guide, has been exploring the Columbia Basin fo...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Preserving opportunity: Outdoor recreation through the eyes of a game warden, Part 2

MOSES LAKE — Sgt. Chris Busching of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife police stops next at the boulders lined up before the Crab Creek Overlook. A...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Preserving opportunity: Outdoor recreation through the eyes of a game warden, Part 1

“I want my kids to be able to hunt. I want your kids to be able to hunt,” said Sgt. Chris Busching of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife police, dr...

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Grant County’s carp: How they arrived and why they thrive in toxic algae

Common carp have large bronze-gold scales, barbels on each side of their mouths and serrated fins down their spines. According to the Department of Fish and ...

Updated 8 months ago
Carp for a cause: Bowfishing tournament cleans lake

The weather was less than optimal, sky dulled by clouds over a wind-chopped lake, making it difficult to see the big bellied bottom feeders. But that didn’t ...