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SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Researchers are putting the spotlight on reclusive creatures in the Inland Northwest, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines.

Thu, 03/07/2013 - 12:48pm

If you were asked to name the tools that have most impacted human civilization and helped shape the course of history, what would you choose? In 2005, Forbes.

Thu, 03/07/2013 - 12:48pm

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - On the afternoon of Jan. 15, 1986, Julie Eckman kissed her daughter goodbye for the last time.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:05pm

By powerfully voicing an opinion, the minority can easily drown out the opinion of the majority. This fact stresses the importance of finding a way to hear everyone's opinion when there are decisions to make that affect the entire community.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:04pm

John Voelker, under the pen name Robert Trever, wrote "Testament of a Fisherman." The now-famous essay contains his reasons for fishing, among which is this: … "because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters" … That was half a century ago.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:04pm

Stormwater runoff can quickly drain a homeowner's wallet. The flooding erodes yards, soaks basements, pollutes streams and wastes a precious resource.

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 5:03pm

Some of my favorite memories are of being aboard a boat in some quiet, scenic cove, alone but for a friend or two, anchored for the night.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:27pm

On a recent winter's night one of our Refuge biologists out doing owl surveys in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area witnessed a convoy of cars heading down the icy road. These visitors weren't headed to a special ice fishing trip or campout.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:27pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn't have picked a better time to take it. The retired chemist from Jesup, Ga.

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 5:26pm

Gary Turner got the idea for the Kenai Fishing Academy about 10 years ago from an unlikely source. Golf.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 8:43pm


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