Stories tagged: Columbia River
Sun., May 29, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
A new report from the state Attorney General’s Office says an oil train or tanker accident in the Columbia River could cause more than $170 million in environmental damages and …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Signs of stressed and dying fish caused fish managers to release trout earlier than desired from some of the net pens scattered along Lake Roosevelt this week.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Washington and Oregon on Thursday announced a new look for the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season at the mouth of the Columbia River: Only adipose fin-clipped hatchery chinook will …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
State and local regulators on Friday are releasing a sweeping review of a coal export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
A British Columbia smelter released about 24 gallons of wastewater tainted with heavy metals on Wednesday, but it’s unclear if the water reached the Columbia River.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
The Snake River in Washington could see a short but sweet spring chinook season, according to state fisheries managers.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
ASTORIA, Ore. – A former county commissioner from Washington state is missing after his plane crashed while trying to help a woman scatter the ashes of her deceased husband.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Warming temperatures in the future will produce changes in the Columbia River Basin, with more precipitation in winter months and less during the summer, according to a new study released …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Bishop William Skylstad will be honored Friday for his role in creating the 2001 Columbia River Pastoral Letter, an international document addressing spiritual, social and ecological issues in the watershed.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Ed Roper, a farmer living on the Ferry County side of the Columbia River near Kettle Falls witnessed a thrilling wildlife adventure.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Funding of chinook, coho and steelhead fish hatchery programs throughout the Columbia River Basin is being challenged by wild fish advocates who contend that hatchery fish adversely affect struggling native …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The region was experiencing a bitter cold wave, and several travelers told of harrowing experiences in their attempts to arrive at Spokane for the …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
The federal government says fall chinook salmon are returning to the Hanford Reach section of the Columbia River in record-setting numbers.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 10:39 p.m.
An unknown explosion has injured five workers at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River in Grant County.
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
NAKUSP, British Columba – Crystal and Janet Spicer grew up in a white-frame farmhouse on 60 fertile acres along the Columbia River in Canada. Their father was a local legend …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
On a crisp day in March, Charlie Maxfield walked the along the mudflats south of Nakusp, remembering places that were flooded when the reservoir behind Hugh Keenleyside Dam filled. Maxfield’s …
Sat., July 25, 2015
The sockeye salmon fishing season will come to an early end on the upper Columbia River after this weekend. Half of this year’s big run toward spawning grounds already has …
Fri., July 17, 2015
Reacting to reports of drought-related dead and stressed fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials are enacting fishing restrictions involving 38 rivers, including the Spokane River. The Kettle River near …
Thu., July 16, 2015
Numerous decades-old sturgeon dying in the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities are prompting a proposal to close catch-and-release fishing for the species. The proposal is scheduled for consideration today by …
Sun., July 12, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
The precise details are stored deep in agency archives and would take almost forever to ferret out. But here’s likely what happened: At about 10 a.m. on May 24, 1990, …
Sun., July 12, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
Pikeminnow are pretty close to the bottom of the piscatorial prestige list in the Northwest. But the serious anglers in the sport-reward program – the guys making $50,000 to $70,000 …
Thu., June 18, 2015
IONE, Washington – When my day begins, I load my bike with eight liters of water in four different vessels. That’s almost 18 pounds.
Thu., June 11, 2015
A robust snowpack in British Columbia will help ease drought conditions in the Northwest this summer. Three B.C. reservoirs will release additional water into the Columbia River to help migrating …
Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:29 a.m.
Northern pike have bared their teeth in Lake Roosevelt this year, bringing to mind the early 2000s, when the non-native predators first showed up in significant numbers in the Pend …
Thu., May 14, 2015
How long does it take for salmon to travel from Bonneville Dam to Idaho? Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game regional fisheries manager in Lewiston, looked at data and came …
Wed., May 6, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago A gaily decorated steamer fleet arrived at The Dalles-Celilo Canal entrance, part of a dayslong celebration of the opening of navigation to the sea.