Outdoors and Recreation


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State seeks input on draft status review for the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse

Only an estimated 564 birds remain within three counties and Colville Reservation

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State plans lethal action to address predation by wolf pack in Ferry County

Wolves repeatedly prey on Ferry County livestock the last two months

Algae bloom found in Lake Rufus Woods

An unsafe level of a naturally occurring toxin has been detected in algae blooms at Lake Rufus Woods, the Columbia River pool backed up by Chief Joseph Dam.

Fishing, hunting meeting planned in Pateros

A meeting concerning fishing and hunting is planned for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

State plans improvements at Pearrygin Lake

The state plans improvements to Pearrygin Lake State Park and has applied to Okanogan County for a shoreline substantial development permit.

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Snake River to open for fall Chinook salmon fishing

Chinook salmon season to run Friday, Aug. 18, through Oct. 31

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Anglers may retain unclipped Chinook on the Entiat River starting Friday, Aug. 18

Salmon are in excess of hatchery broodstock needs

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Cardoza ropes all-around crown at Omak Stampede Rodeo

Kathy Grimes of Medical lake claims barrels victory in 17.06 seconds

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Eagle Boy flies to Suicide Race championship

Jackpot reins in Sunday victory for second year in a row

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Top marks aplenty close out Omak Stampede Rodeo; Eagle Boy takes Suicide Race title

For second year in a row, Jackpot claims a first on Sunday

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Eagle Boy takes first, can't be stopped for overall World-Famous Suicide Race title

AMP and Red Cloud enter Sunday tied for second

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Cowboys score well on rough stock at Omak Stampede Rodeo

Portenier takes over second in the bulls on an 80.5-point ride

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Canadian breaks through in bull riding at Friday's Omak Stampede Rodeo

Wild Horse Race championship kicks off Saturday night's rodeo

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Eagle Boy flies to Suicide Race victory on Thursday night

No bulls ridden on first night of Omak Stampede Rodeo