Stories tagged: Columbia River
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.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
The U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers say they will continue to kill cormorant sea birds known to heavily reduce the Columbia River’s salmon population for a third year.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Authorities say four people were rescued after a boat overturned on the Columbia River near Multnomah Falls.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 7 a.m.
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Anglers have to go beyond the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to be legal when fishing portions of Lake Roosevelt this spring.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
State and federal authorities have identified a Wenatchee fueling facility as the source of biodiesel that leaked into the Columbia River.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Crews have placed an oil absorbent boom on the Columbia River near Wenatchee to contain an oil-like substance that has gotten into the river.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
The U.S. Army missed its March 1 deadline to advise Congress on how it acquired 34 miles of Columbia River shoreline behind the McNary Dam.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 8 a.m.
Work to keep uranium from leaching into the Columbia River at Hanford just north of Richland is being expanded after a test showed good results. Wells are being drilled now …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Officials say two Panama-flagged cargo ships have been detained on the Willamette and Columbia rivers because of safety issues.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
A semi full of apples crashed into the Columbia River near Wenatchee Thursday, only days after another semi loaded with apples crashed into the river off State Route 243 in …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
The Nez Perce County Commission is adding its voice to other local agencies concerned about the effects of dam breaching on local social and economic issues.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Three groups are seeking to oppose Union Pacific Railroad’s lawsuit involving a proposed rail expansion along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Oregon officials have declined to ban gillnetting outright, putting the state at odds with neighboring Washington when it comes to managing protected salmon and steelhead.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet here Friday to make its decision on the Columbia River salmon management reforms.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging operations at the Grand Coulee Dam polluted the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Even though the city of Lewiston has a raft of questions for the federal government indicating that dam breaching would cause massive and expensive headaches, city officials say they aren’t …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Salmon advocates are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big …