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Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Idaho. The annual event is geared to encourage children to explore the sport of fishing. Gregg Losinski / Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Free Fishing Day is Saturday

Climbers bag St. Helens, Adams, Hood in one trip

Jason Keen, of Coeur d’ Alene, reaches the summit of Mount St. Helens on May 25 and prepares to snowboard down and then climb Mount Adams and Mount Hood in the following two days. Jason Keen, of Coeur d’ Alene, snowboards down from the summit of Mount Hood, third of three Cascades volcanoes he climbed in three days with partner Matt Brill. photos courtesy Matt Brill

In the span of the Memorial Day weekend, Jason Keen became a veteran of scaling Cascades lava-belchers and snowboarding down their icy slopes.

Conservation successful with peregrine falcons

Captive peregrine falcons, like this injured male, were the salvation of the species when DDT poisoning stopped reproduction for years. Terry Thomas / news@postregister.com

With just a few computer mouse clicks, I was looking into a nesting box on Camas National Wildlife Refuge and observing an expectant peregrine falcon mother. Any day now, her eggs will hatch, adding several more peregrine falcons to the world population.

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