Stories tagged: Clark Fork River
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Montana floodwaters near highest level in 100 years
Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Montana floodwaters spill into neighborhood, more homes threatened
Montana authorities ordered the evacuation of 60 homes Tuesday as the rising Clark Fork River submerged a neighborhood west of Missoula and potentially threatened hundreds of additional residences.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Plan in place for oil spills on Lake Pend Oreille, Clark Fork River
A response plan is in place in the event of an oil spill on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Lake Pend Oreille boaters urged to watch out for debris after log boom failed
Boaters on the northern end of Lake Pend Oreille are being cautioned to watch out for logs after a log boom failed at the drift yard on the Clark Fork …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Avista’s 2014 earnings up 73 percent
Last year was a busy one for Avista Corp. The Spokane-based utility celebrated its 125th anniversary, bought an electric utility in Alaska and sold off a subsidiary.
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Landers: Foam-line fishing gets fly fishers salivating
Saturday was scum bag day on the Clark Fork River. I’ve had better days of trout fishing in terms of fish caught.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Cedar sculpin fish species discovered in region’s streams
Genetic testing has confirmed the presence of a new fish species in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers. Cedar sculpins are small, prehistoric-looking and tasty to trout. For decades, …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012
Gerrard rainbows still thrill anglers
Sandpoint fly fisher Aaron Richter has firsthand evidence that trophy Gerrard rainbows are still available in the Lake Pend Oreille system. Richter’s best catch was a 31-pound, 42-inch long rainbow …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Clark Fork Delta restoration planned
SANDPOINT – A restoration project to prevent additional erosion of the Clark Fork Delta where it enters Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho is scheduled to begin in fall 2013. …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
Hunting and fishing
Fly fishing The Spokane River got a pick-me-up with increased flows starting Tuesday as Avista began the annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Sun., July 1, 2012
July big month of transitions for Inland Northwest fly fishing
The Spokane region caters to eclectic angling persuasions. Within a few minutes or a few hours of driving are standout fly-fishing attractions for several trout species plus panfish, bass and …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
West Valley High teacher spends summers as rafting guide
AFLOAT THE CLARK FORK, Mont. – The walls of Kyle Brock’s office are 200 feet high, the ceiling sky-blue, and there’s running water – about 4,000 cubic feet of it …
Thu., June 23, 2011
Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream
He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …
Sun., April 18, 2010
Clark Fork fisheries still recovering
MISSOULA – The federal government has hauled away 2.2 million cubic yards of toxic sediment and removed a reservoir as part of a Superfund site cleanup in southwestern Montana’s fishing …
Sun., July 12, 2009
1 river, 320 miles
Drift boat anchors are destined to be the new heavy metals in the upper Clark Fork River. “Undoing 150 years of mining, smelting and agricultural abuse will not be fast …
Sun., July 12, 2009
Top trouting vacation is just one state away
Argentina, Alaska and other far-flung destinations can capture a trout angler’s imagination, but the Inland Northwest offers a world-class fly-fishing dream trip for the price of just two tanks of …
Sat., Feb. 28, 2009
Broken pipe spills oil into Clark Fork
Oil sheens were visible on parts of the Clark Fork River on Friday, a day after a pipe broke at the Noxon Rapids Dam, spilling about 1,250 gallons of transformer …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2008
Court voids water discharge permit for mine
The Rock Creek Mine’s plan to pump wastewater into the Clark Fork River needs a higher level of scrutiny, the Montana Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that voids …