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Hang gliding above the Palouse

KXLY reader, Tom Tabbert, sent us this video he recorded on Saturday night south of Spokane and Cheney. Check out the beautiful sunset over lakes and wheat fields. 

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Fish and Wildlife asks hunters to submit tissue samples from their season harvest

Fish and Wildlife asks hunters to submit tissue samples from their season harvest

For those of you hunting this season, Washington Department of Fish Wildlife asks a tiny favor of you. They’re hoping hunters will submit issue samples from their harvest.

WDFW is looking for tissue samples from animals harvested east of the Columbia River specifically from deer and elk. They’re hoping to continue the ongoing effort by WDFW to watch for Chronic Wasting Disease.

The disease has not been detected in Washington, but it has occurred in 15 other states and some Canadian provinces. In the 15-years of monitoring, WDFW has tested over 5,000 animals.

To submit a tissue sample, you’ll need to provide four inches of neck tissue attached to the head. The lymph nodes are then removed from the neck.

Deer and cougar hunting season begins Saturday

Deer and cougar hunting season begins Saturday

Deer hunting season kicks off on Saturday in Washington state, but that’s not the only hunting season that begins.

According to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, this year’s modern-firearms deer season includes cougar hunting. Hunters with a valid cougar license and transport tag, can hunt cougars during the season in all 39 counties.

Originally, cougar hunting in Okanogan, Chelan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille and Klickitat was delayed because of a 2004 pilot program that allowed hunters with special permits to track cougars using dogs. The program expired in August restoring full general hunting seasons in those counties.

Moscow schools invite students to walk to school

Moscow schools invite students to walk to school

The city of Moscow is just one of thousands across the nation -- and world, planning for International Walk to School Month. Moscow is planning for their day of focus next week on October 12th.

The city’s program, Safe Routes to School is encouraging all students to walk or bike to school to celebrate the advocacy for healthier living.

Schools will receive help from parents, college students, athletes and even local police who will monitor school zones like they do every day for students.

The group behind Walk to School Month started in 1997 as a way to bring together community leaders and kids to build awareness of walkable communities.

Regional schools competing to save energy

Regional schools competing to save energy

It’s a little friendly competition that promotes energy conservation between college students.

Avista is challenging students in on-campus dorms and greek housing to conserve energy by reducing how much they use. They’re keeping online diaries to compare to other schools to see who is in the lead.

“We are excited to have every university that is an Avista electric customer involved this year,” said Chris Drake, Avista program manager for lead energy efficiency. “We can’t wait to see how much energy the collective efforts of these students can save. We hope to help students build good energy-saving habits before they’re out on their own paying an energy bill.”

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Moscow Count Pedestrians & Bicyclists

Volunteer Opportunity: Help Moscow Count Pedestrians & Bicyclists

Next week the City of Moscow is coordinating their first bicycle and pedestrian count in various locations in their city. They’re hoping to collect travel data in the city for an upcoming transportation plan. The project is being done through the Active Living Task Force which promotes Complete Streets policies and implementation in Moscow. Their goal, they say, is to make Moscow a healthier community by engaging the public and planning for infrastructure that supports active and healthy living.

The three observation times are:

  • October 13th, 7-9 a.m.
  • October 13th, 4-6 p.m.
  • October 15th, 10 a.m. to Noon

To volunteer, contact Jen Pfiffner at (208) 883-7123 or email icount@ci.moscow.id.us

NASA looking into large Artic Ozone loss

NASA looking into large Artic Ozone loss

Scientists from 9 countries are examining data to find out more on an unprecedented hole in the ozone layer above the Artic from December to March of this year. NASA says the hole developed from a long period of extremely low temperatures in the stratospheric ozonelayer. Ozone holes usually form around spring.