OLYMPIAâ€”The battle over how wolves that kill livestock should be handled continues in Washington state.
Eight conservation groups have re-filed a petition this summer, requesting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enact rules that limit the use of lethal control of wolves that depredate livestock.
The filing of the petition with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its commission began a 60-day statutory period within which the state must respond. If the petition is denied, groups intend to appeal for a final decision by Gov. Jay Inslee.
COLVILLEâ€”The Colville National Forest, in partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has outlined hunting season routes designated as Disabled Hunter Access.
The 2014 disabled hunter access routes are Betty Creek in Ferry County (12.4 miles in length), Boundary Mountain in Ferry County (7.8 miles), Brewer Mountain in Stevens County (2.4 miles), Mitchell, Stevens County (7.8 miles), and Renshaw in Pend Oreille County (2.8 miles).
Former Colville resident Jesse Carnes wasnâ€™t pushed in last Saturdayâ€™s running of the Tiger Triathlon, but he still managed to lower his overall time from an inaugural Tiger Tri win last July.
Carnes (1:39:41) finished nine-minutes ahead of second place finisher Keith Hertel of St. Maries, Idaho. Hertel, 51, crossed the finish line at Colville High School in 1:48:23. Darren Wolley of Spokane finished third (1:52:50), seven seconds ahead of fourth place Chris Hoch of Nine Mile Falls.