Stories tagged: Columbia River
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
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.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 10, 2017
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.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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 …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
At first glance, one might jump to the conclusion Alta Lake is a pushover. The first hole quickly changes that perception.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Authorities say a woman died after the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Columbia River.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
“Catch a pikeminnow, save a salmon” is the motto for another season of fishing for dollars in the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Police say a Seattle woman who was reported missing in March has been found dead in the Columbia River.