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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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U.S. should start Columbia River Treaty negotiations, NW delegation says

The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update a landmark treaty that governs the operation of …


Columbia Basin tribes lead effort to save lamprey

LAPWAI, Idaho – At the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery, hundreds of eel-like fish slither in holding tanks, their black eyes twinkling in the dark water like something from a child’s …


Columbia ranks No. 2 on endangered rivers list

The Columbia River ranked No. 2 on the American Rivers’ list of the nation’s 10 most endangered rivers.


Kings, coho, pinks coming back strong

Early forecasts for the 2015 runs of chinook, coho and pink indicate an excellent 2015 salmon season in the Columbia River system and Puget Sound, the Washington Department of Fish …


Anglers gear up for chinook forecast just below last year’s banner return

Anglers are already gearing up for the next big thing to hit the Columbia River system as another strong run of spring chinook salmon is forecast this season. Washington and …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago In a remote area north of Sandpoint, O.C. Henry entered the cabin of W.B. Mabie and was acting rowdy.


Rich Landers: Allan Scholz, champion of region’s fisheries, leaves lasting mark in his wake

No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, …


Upper Columbia tribes seek to restore river’s salmon runs

For 75 years, tribes along the upper Columbia River have dreamed of restoring salmon above Grand Coulee Dam. Now, they’re planning an initial study of what it would take to …


Study tries to boost young sturgeon in upper Columbia

Tribal and state fisheries researchers landed a big incentive this fall to continue their work on reviving white sturgeon numbers in the Columbia River upstream from Kettle Falls. A sturgeon, …


Sturgeon holding on in Columbia system and into Idaho

The population of North America’s largest freshwater fish living between a dam on the Idaho-Oregon border and another in Eastern Washington was holding steady from 14 years ago, according to …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Great War in Europe claimed another casualty – on a farm in Idaho.


Environmental groups sue over reactor

SPOKANE — Three environmental groups are suing a state agency over the impacts of the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River.


B.C. official calls for Columbia River Treaty accounting

In the 1960s and 1970s, three huge dams were built in British Columbia to hold back the flow of the Columbia River. The entire Northwest still benefits from their construction. …


Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s …


Oregon rejects Australian coal terminal for Columbia River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of …


Brewing salmon: Brewster booms with salmon craze

BREWSTER, Wash. – Salmon snobs are not among the parade of boats trolling the shoreline near this orchard town this month. Salmon-fishing jocks would be in the main Columbia River …


New Roskelley guidebook reveals charms of Columbia River

Internationally recognized mountaineer John Roskelley of Spokane came down to sea level for his latest adventure, compiling 1,200 miles of sea kayaking on the mighty Columbia into a guidebook for …


Salmon migration steady despite dam repairs

Salmon appear to be migrating up the Columbia River unimpeded by fish ladder extensions prompted by the drawdown and repairs to Wanapum Dam. However, fish biologists are still concerned whether …


Salmon anglers turning out for record season

Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October. The …


Guide: It’s a dam f ine season for chinook, sockeye

It wasn’t exactly business as usual at the base of Wanapum Dam for Spokane fishing guide Dave Grove on Tuesday. The opening day of the upper Columbia River salmon season …


Columbia River salmon plan challenged

Conservation groups and fishing interests have challenged the federal government’s latest plan for making Columbia River dams safe for salmon runs. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court …


Taking a shine to spring chinook

Inland Northwest spring chinook anglers tend to wait for the most oil-rich of salmon to come to them. Indeed, action during short upriver seasons can be frantic when water conditions …


Drawdown of Columbia River reservoir creates problems, opportunities

VANTAGE, Wash. – Mud, lots of mud, with a river flowing through it. Anja Reynolds gaped at an unfamiliar Columbia last week as her husband, Dave, and their three kids …


Possible causes of Wanapum Dam crack narrowed

Pressure from the water behind Wanapum Dam may have contributed to the big crack that has disrupted operations at the structure, the Grant County Public Utility District said Wednesday. The …


Deep drawdown: Lowering water levels test patience and ingenuity of local fishermen

Spokane anglers Jim Kujala and Dave Ross kicked butt on Lake Roosevelt rainbows all winter, catching their five-fish daily limits in as little as 20 minutes occasionally with the help …


‘Angler’s Xperience’ host to lead seminar

Spokane Valley fishing guide and former “Angler’s Xperience” TV fishing show host Seth Burrill will give a program on fishing for chinook salmon tonight at 6:30. It’s the third in …


Criticism of record walleye misguided

Most people who’ve seen the photo in Wednesday’s paper of John Grubenhoff holding the Washington-record 20.32-pound walleye he caught in the Columbia River are amazed and congratulatory. But a surprisingly …


Landers: Record walleye draws unfair scrutiny

Most people who’ve seen the photo in Wednesday’s paper of John Grubenhoff holding the Washington record 20.32-pound walleye he caught in the Columbia River are amazed and congratulatory. But a …


Possible human bones found along Columbia River

CRESCENT BAR, Wash. — The Grant County sheriff’s office says what detectives believe are human bones have been found along the Columbia River in an area newly uncovered by the …


Record 20.32-pound walleye caught by Pasco man on Columbia River

A walleye weighing 20.32 pounds caught in the Columbia River on Friday is a pending Washington record. John Grubenhoff, 57, of Pasco was fishing in the McNary Pool near the …