Stories tagged: Coeur d’Alene River
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
100 years ago in North Idaho: Coeur d’Alene River overflows, aweeping away bridges from Cataldo to Harrison
The Coeur d’Alene River surged over its banks and swept away every county bridge from Cataldo to Harrison. “Rivermen and loggers are battling the most treacherous series of log jams …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Woman’s body found in Coeur d’Alene River bed between Kellogg and Smelterville
A woman’s body was found in the Coeur d’Alene River bed between Kellogg and Smelterville, Idaho Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
No-wake zones in effect for the Coeur d’Alene River during high water conditions
Boaters should be aware of no-wake zones in effect on the Coeur d’Alene River because of the high water and flooding, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office says.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City plans for visit by famous mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart
From our archives, 100 years ago Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was planning a Spokane visit.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Opposition kills proposed deal to acquire Black Lake Ranch
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game planned to acquire a 1,000-acre former horse ranch along the Coeur d’Alene River through a land swap, but opposition to the trade killed …
Sun., May 22, 2016
Stretch of CdA River closed for jet boat races this week
A 30-mile stretch of the Coeur d’Alene River will be closed to boat traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday for jet boat races.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
North Idaho land swap on hold during negotiations over public access
A proposed North Idaho land swap is on hold while the state Department of Fish and Game attempts to negotiate a public access easement on the property to be traded.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Jet boat races a go for the Coeur d’Alene River; health district to warn public of pollution
With jet boat races headed to the Coeur d’Alene River in May, the Panhandle Health District is working on a plan to keep spectators safe from heavy metals.
Sat., March 26, 2016
Brandon Ferrante: Land swap is best for residents, environment
The Black Lake land swap would significantly benefit our area’s water quality, hunting, fishing, wildlife, biking, hiking, recreation, accessibility and conservation efforts.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Jet boat races could expand to four regional rivers in May
Jet boats could race up the Coeur d’Alene River in May as part of a four-river jet boat championship.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 8:06 a.m.
Flood warning issued for 3 northern counties
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for small streams in Boundary and Bonner counties in North Idaho and Pend Oreille County in Washington. Reporting gauges …
Sun., July 26, 2015
Panhandle fisheries manager Jim Fredericks knows tending fish has social element
Jim Fredericks was named Panhandle fisheries manager seven years ago after seven years as the regional fisheries manager based in Idaho Falls. “Without a doubt, the biggest single challenge in …
Sat., June 6, 2015
‘Play Clean’ reminds North Idaho lake users of lead danger
Andy Helkey recently took his 10-year-old daughter kayaking at Killarney Lake. Afterward, father and daughter ate a picnic lunch. But first, they washed their hands to reduce their risk of …
Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Progress seen in Coeur d’Alene River Basin cleanup efforts
Cleaning up historic mine waste is paying dividends for water quality in the Coeur d’Alene River Basin, according to a new report published by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report …
Wed., May 14, 2014, 1:08 p.m.
EPA to spend $38 million on Coeur d’Alene Basin cleanup
Federal officials plan to spend $38 million in northern Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene River Basin this summer cleaning up toxic pollution left from a century worth of mining in the region.
Fri., April 11, 2014, 9:17 a.m.
Body found in Coeur d’Alene River
OSBURN, Idaho — Police in North Idaho say a body found in the Coeur d’Alene River near the town of Osburn is likely that of an 82-year-old man reported missing …
Thu., March 13, 2014
Tundra swans flock to restored Idaho wetlands
Hundreds of tundra swans suddenly rose off of a marsh, the strokes of their powerful wings making a whistling sound as they flew. They landed a short distance away at …
Wed., March 12, 2014
Scientists survey Coeur d’Alene River for heavy metals
The Coeur d’Alene River ran hard and muddy Tuesday in Rose Lake, engulfing beaches, claiming low-lying fields and pushing deep into the floodplain. But the churning waters created ideal conditions …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
When I told some fly fishing buddies I was heading out to target whitefish recently, you’d have thought I was making an alibi for bushwhacking to a still in the …
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, …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2013
CdA river basin project locates lead deposits
Ed Moreen powered a small motorboat up the Lower Coeur d’Alene River Friday morning, pointing out colorful layers of sediment in the riverbank. The reddish soil was stained by iron …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Fly fishers relish various flows on cutthroat streams
Near average snowpack reports indicate Inland Northwest trout streams this season should settle into the sweet spot between prolonged runoff and low flows dangerous to trout survival. “It should be …
Tue., March 19, 2013
EPA eyes basin cleanup projects
Federal officials want suggestions for small-scale cleanup projects in the lower Coeur d’Alene River Basin, which is contaminated by toxic metals from more than a century of hard-rock mining in …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Field Reports: Cool support needed for Idaho cutthroats
FISHING – Warmer water temperatures recorded in North Idaho streams and rivers are creating unhealthy conditions for trout, especially the region’s westslope cutthroats, Idaho environmental officials say. A recent analysis …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012
EPA to begin cleanup of Coeur d’Alene River Basin next year
After nearly three decades of talking and planning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to begin cleaning up mining waste in the upper Coeur d’Alene River Basin next year. …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Anglers back North Idaho trout release
Catch-and-release rules in North Idaho’s premier native cutthroat trout streams received a vote of confidence from anglers in public meetings and surveys conducted this spring. Jim Fredericks, Idaho Fish and …
Mon., July 9, 2012, 9:07 a.m.
Man falls asleep, drives into CdA River
Kootenai County authorities say a man fell asleep behind the wheel and drove into the Coeur d’Alene River near Cataldo.
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 …
Sat., April 28, 2012, 3:53 p.m.
Lake Coeur d’Alene reaches flood stage
The Coeur d’Alene River and Lake Coeur d’Alene are at flood stage, resulting in a no wake zone. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is asking the boating public to be …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Landers: TV hunting host fined; Walleye bounty proposed - Oh my!
Steelheading streams are off color and the wild turkey hunting season is still more than three weeks off. With a little breather in the action, let’s play the field today, …