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Priest Rapids Dam on Columbia River stable but leaking

Officials investigating leaking at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River say the source is likely the layers between large sections of concrete.


‘We’re losing’ sea lion fight

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.

Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams

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.

Group calls for steelhead fishing ban to protect Idaho fish

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.


No more ‘Kings of the Columbia’: Chinook salmon much smaller, younger these days, study finds

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 …


Forgotten tank is likely source of oil on Columbia River

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.


Crews work to pull up tank that may be source of Columbia River oil sheen

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 …


Oil sheen spans 5 miles on Columbia River by Astoria

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.

Judge approves plan to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.


Coal company sues Washington state over coal-export terminal

Developers of a massive coal-export terminal proposed on the Columbia River have sued Washington state over the project.


Study: Oil tankers may need tug escorts on Columbia River

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 to start next year on updating the Columbia River Treaty

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.

Inslee opposes House bill on Snake River dams and salmon

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 …


Elderly Richland woman dies after car plunges into river

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.

Coal-export terminal backer sues state over permit denial

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.


Researchers use banned traps for selective salmon fishing

Researchers are exploring the viability of using previously banned fish traps as a more sustainable way to catch salmon on the Columbia River.


Duck hunter drowns in Columbia River boating accident

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 make headway on Gorge fires

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.


Steelhead fishing will be catch-and-release in Idaho

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

High speed Lincoln County police chase ends in three-hour swim

It was a chase like no other as a man fleeing from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies swam in the Columbia River for three hours Thursday with a boat containing deputies …


Body of teen swimmer recovered from Columbia River

Authorities have recovered the body of a teenager in the Columbia River near Sauvie Island after he went under water and didn’t resurface.


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

More naturally flowing Columbia River would benefit region’s economy, tribes say

Allowing the Columbia to flow more like a natural river would benefit the region financially, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to local communities, Northwest tribes say.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee

A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an island in the Columbia River has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.


Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee

A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.


Poor steelhead return to Columbia River means fishing restrictions

The number of steelhead returning to the Columbia River Basin this summer is expected to be the lowest since 1980. To conserve the number of fish expected – about 130,700 …


Andy Van Hees and Arlene Burns: Remember Mosier: Stop fossil fuel transports

The one-year anniversary of the oil train derailment in Mosier is a potent reminder that Spokane and all communities along the tracks are at risk.


Successful sturgeon anglers jamming Lake Roosevelt fish-cleaning stations

The white sturgeon anglers have been catching with high rates of success in Lake Roosevelt’s newly created fishery are big, tough critters – and they’re causing problems at fish cleaning …


Anglers speed through learning curve to catch Lake Roosevelt sturgeon

Brandon Collier and Lorey Chillbeck were among a flotilla of anglers exploring the new opportunity to fish for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt last weekend. “There was a bit of …


Welcome back to Desert Canyon, a gem near Wenatchee

Desert Canyon is back to being Desert Canyon, known for its challenging 7,285-yard layout, well-manicured greens and fairways, and expansive waste areas. The course has found stability since 2011 with …


Alta Lake has deception at every turn

At first glance, one might jump to the conclusion Alta Lake is a pushover. The first hole quickly changes that perception.