Stories tagged: Columbia River
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 12:46 p.m.
Sockeye salmon fishing opens on the Columbia River Sunday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treaty talks
The Columbia River Treaty got a mention at Amazon’s annual meeting. Former Spokane environmentalist John Osborn urged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take an interest in treaty negotiations at Wednesday’s …
Sat., May 26, 2018, 9 a.m.
Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Spring chinook counts in the Snake and Columbia rivers are improving after a late start to this year’s run, but fishery managers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are still unsure …
Sat., May 12, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Six Western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for feedback on a draft assessment of a policy guiding the management of salmon in the lower Columbia River.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 7:02 p.m.
Two major developers are pursuing efforts to build an energy storage project along the Columbia River in Washington state.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
Tue., April 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Canadians and U.S residents had a frank discussion Tuesday about what they hope to see from the renegotiation of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty. Salmon, recreation, flood control and hydropower …
Tue., April 24, 2018
On April 25, 2018, the Department of State will hold a town hall in Spokane at the Historic Davenport on a topic that will determine the future of our region: …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Officials investigating leaking at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River say the source is likely the layers between large sections of concrete.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Just as crews from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission have for a number of years, Walsey, Bobby Begay and Reggie Sargeant patrolled the river just below Bonneville Dam on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Fisheries managers should shut down steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake river basins to protect a wild run that returns to Idaho’s Clearwater River, according to a conservation group.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
A long-forgotten tank is the likely source of an oil sheen spotted on the Columbia River near an Astoria hotel, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
The Coast Guard says contract crews are working to pull up an old 20-foot-long tank that may be the potential source of an oil sheen on the Columbia River near …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 11:10 a.m.
Authorities say an oil spill has created a sheen spanning five miles of the Columbia River near Astoria.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Developers of a massive coal-export terminal proposed on the Columbia River have sued Washington state over the project.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Tethered tug escorts could provide added protection for oil tankers on the Columbia River if tanker traffic increases due to new marine terminals, a study commissioned by the Washington Legislature …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Negotiations over the future of the Columbia River Treaty will start early next year between the U.S. and Canada. Changes to the treaty could impact Northwest electric rates, salmon survival …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
An elderly Richland woman has died after becoming confused and driving her car down Columbia Point boat ramp into the frigid Columbia River.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
A company proposing to build a terminal in Washington state to export U.S. coal to Asia sued the state Tuesday, arguing regulators unfairly denied the project a key permit.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Researchers are exploring the viability of using previously banned fish traps as a more sustainable way to catch salmon on the Columbia River.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
A Kennewick father of two was identified as the victim of a weekend duck hunting accident in Pasco, Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, noon
Fire crews worked alongside two bulldozers to construct fire lines along the Archer Mountain fire in Skamania County on Thursday, which officials estimate was about 6 percent contained.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho on Monday canceled its harvest season this fall and will allow only catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Washington is expected to announce similarly …