International Film Festival coming to I.F.

Spencer Higa hauls in a brown trout in Iceland during filming of “The Hidden” by Western Waters Media. The film will show Saturday at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival IF4 at the Paramount Theater in Idaho Falls. Courtesy International Fly Fishing Festival

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival IF4 will stop Saturday in Idaho Falls for the sixth straight year.

Idaho sets spring chinook fishing seasons

Chinook season begins April 22 on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and the Clearwater River. Courtesy Idaho Fish and Game

Idaho will open a four-day-a-week spring chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River, and daily fishing seasons on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, starting April 22.

Colorful ruddy ducks not ones to back down

In its own mind, the diminutive male ruddy duck is king of the water and he wants everyone to know it. Terry Thomas / news@postregister.com

Waterfowl are beginning to pour into area marshes and wet spots where winter snowmelt has yet to drain off. From the subtle but beautiful hues of the graceful pintail to the strikingly vivid wood duck, the males are resplendent in their breeding colors as they woo the ladies of their species.

Heading south into summer

A climber is lowered off a route at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas last week. The area attracts hundreds of rock climbers each spring. (Jerry Painter photo)

I was sitting in the shade at a popular climbing wall at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area last week listening to a man from the Czech Republic describe the impact his voice had on children.

Tracing the history of bison

Bison climb a hill after swimming across the Yellowstone River in the Hayden Valley. Yellowstone’s bison are descendants of animals that crossed from Asia about 130,000 to 195,000 years ago according to newly published DNA research.

The ancestors of Yellowstone National Park’s bison migrated to North America much later than previously believed, according to newly published research.

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