Outdoors

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

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago

Another record but it’s not a keeper

A Lewiston man is the latest title holder of the state catch-and-release record for smallmouth bass.

Updated 2 days, 23 hours ago
Dispersed activities encouraged on Idaho’s panhandle forests

As the Memorial Day weekend nears, the USDA Forest Service suggests exploration of dispersed recreation opportunities on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, encouraging forest visitors who want to get into the ...

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago
Pike pounding on Hayden Lake is a spring family tradition

Welcome to the family.

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago
Shakespeare and a dump run; a ballad of spring cleaning

I knew a girl who could pull more gear, stay awake at the wheel longer and generally out endure most of her peers during the sleepless commercial fishing ope...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Landscapes Initiative announces first projects to conserve essential lands

BONNERS FERRY — Critical wildlife habitat in the Kootenai Valley is being conserved as part of the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
IPNF looks to open campgrounds May 30

Idaho Panhandle National Forests staff is working hard to reopen developed campgrounds by the end of May, or as access conditions allow.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Feds propose opening more refuges to hunting and fishing opportunities

More land in Idaho will be opened to hunters and anglers under a move by the federal government to amend rules at some federal wildlife refuges.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Jewelry in the hen house, Run boy run

Ruby and topaz lace, emerald frizzle, gold bars.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Burn permits now required

Before you can start burning that yard debris, you first have to get a fire burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands. Closed fire season takes place annually between May 10 and extends through October 20.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Of mentors, busted flocks and pocketsful of Twinkies

A person turning left must yield to oncoming traffic, or to the person turning right.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Geocaching notes 20 years of both fun and exploration

“I have a find!”

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Officers seek help to identify person of interest in poaching case

BLANCHARD — Conservation officers with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game are seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a vehicle who may be lin...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Region’s land trust reserves are great options for local outings

Options include Pine Street Woods Cougar Bay Preserve and Idler’s Rest

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Catch-and-release record bull trout caught in the Kootenai River

A Post Falls man is the latest state catch-and-release record holder for bull trout.

Updated 1 month ago
Survey finds more mountain goats in Selkirks

Hunters can apply for permits until the end of April