Stories tagged: Columbia River
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined the city of Vancouver $60,000 for spilling nearly 600,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Columbia River.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
The year was 1930, and it was freezing – literally.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
Federal officials say a program that pays anglers to catch a predator that eats young salmon and steelhead resulted in more than 180,000 northern pikeminnows being caught and killed in …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
When Spokane city father James Glover arrived in 1874, science had yet to explain the rocky buttes and basins of Eastern Washington or the other varied landscapes of the Washington …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the management of Columbia River fisheries Nov. 1 through 3, Thursday through Saturday, including a one-day information-sharing workshop with its Oregon counterpart.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
With dismal numbers of fall Chinook returning to Bonneville Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will close salmon fishing on much of the Columbia River.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate would allow the states and tribal interests to remove problem sea lions in the Columbia River, including by lethal force, to …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …
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 …