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 4 days, 13 hours ago

The ring-necked pheasant can be found in county

However, it was a ring-necked pheasant that caught my attention last week as I was traveling the Farm to Market ...

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative meeting Nov. 23

Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued for the Idaho Panhandle from 11 p.m. tonight until 4 p.m. Friday.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
KVRI hosting sub-committee Grizzly Bear Meeting

KVRI Grizzly Bear Sub-Committee Meeting

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Coalition urges governors for collaboration to save salmon

A coalition of 25 organizations from the Pacific and Inland Northwest region has issued a letter to the four governors of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washingt...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
River otters: playful and fast swimmers

It was just a flash of a furry animal with short brown hair and a long tail by the creek that got my attention. Upon further observation I saw it was an adul...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Western Grebe; a ballet dancer in a tux!

Last week while observing along the Kootenai River I saw a long-necked, nearly all-black water bird with white chin, neck, chest and yellow bill with unusual...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Alta garners major recognition for work in sustainability

Long known as the standard bearer in the timber industry, Alta Forest Products is garnering big-time attention for its progressive work in sustainability and...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Blue Jay or Steller’s Jay: That is the question

“These jays have similar personalities. Both are raucous and have a bit of a reputation for being ‘bad boys.’ They are as watchful as dogs, and that they neg...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Ken English receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Ken English has received a lifetime achievement award from the Idaho Fish & Game for his work caring and rehabilitating birds of prey in the region.

Updated 1 month ago
Photo of the week: Tamarack Trees

Awe, the Gifts of Fall, the Tamarack trees.

Updated 1 month ago
Bright fall colors invite you to capture the majesty

I notice the changing color of the leaves and the swift passage of these autumn days. While driving last week-end along the Kootenai river, past Deep Creek t...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Dukes Claybusters have good practice

The drawing for the raffle winner of the New Weatherby 257mag. rifle was done at the gun club on Oct. 4 at noon, it was won by Cindy Keibert of Hope. Congratulations. Thank you all for your support of the high sc...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative hosts meeting Oct. 19

Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative will conduct a meeting via zoom, registration is required to attend.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Pikas: “Little Chief Hare” of the mountains

On top of a ridge in Canuck Basin, (northeast Boundary County) I noticed a quick movement among the rocks. Then, I heard a squeak.