SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016
Snake River dams, Nov. 9, 1936 The S-R editorial board opined on the idea of making Lewiston a seaport by constructing dams on the lower Snake River. An editorial approvingly …
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016
The claim is that we can have either salmon restoration or we can have carbon-free energy, but not both. This is a false choice.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:18 P.M.
The utility that owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California is beginning the formal process to tear them down.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 5:43 P.M.
Piling rocks across a small stream on a hot day to create a private forest wading pool may seem harmless to hikers and campers, but fish have a different point …
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 7:08 A.M.
Eastern Oregon officials and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are working to remove a dam on the lower Umatilla River that for years has caused problems for …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
Editorials covered Columbian Basin hydropower, welfare, expanded government services and Medicare.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 3:09 P.M.
Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
Editorials covered health insurance, Columbia Basin reclamation, education and funding the Contras.
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 11:05 A.M.
Two dams in Washington state are scheduled for $8 million in navigation lock repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
Shots ring out, then there’s a splash: Government agents gunning for double-crested cormorants have hit their mark again. Federal agents have stalked tiny uninhabited East Sand Island in the estuary …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015
Last year was a busy one for Avista Corp. The Spokane-based utility celebrated its 125th anniversary, bought an electric utility in Alaska and sold off a subsidiary.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015
OLYMPIA – Republican legislators want to change the state law that says rivers and streams are not a renewable energy source. A Senate bill would allow electric utilities to spend …
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014
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. …
THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014
Saturday was scum bag day on the Clark Fork River. I’ve had better days of trout fishing in terms of fish caught.
MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014, 8:51 P.M.
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking …
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
SKIING – An open house meeting to present proposals for expanding Lookout Pass Ski Area is set for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Supervisor’s Office, …
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
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 …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013
Vast mudflats appear in British Columbia’s Lake Koocanusa when the reservoir is lowered to protect U.S. communities from flooding. Houseboats moored on the reservoir get mired in the muck. And …