Stories tagged: Grand Coulee Dam
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Grand Coulee Dam’s operators settle over allegations of oil releases into the Columbia River
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., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
Firefighting efforts continue in Okanogan County; 230 Yard fire mostly contained
Wildfire flames were visable from Grand Coulee Dam as a wildfire sparked near the city limits of Elmer City pushed south in strong winds Sunday evening. The fire, which started …
Wed., June 29, 2016, noon
Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Grand Coulee Dam
An environmental group sued the federal agency that operates the nation’s largest hydropower producer Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state are polluting the Columbia River …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Grand Coulee Dam’s operations subject of Columbia Riverkeeper lawsuit
An environmental group sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington are polluting the Columbia River in violation of clean-water …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return
Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s canoe gets repairs; others start trip to Kettle Falls
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is taking a hiatus today from its canoe journey to Kettle Falls. Repairs are being done to the 35-foot dugout cedar canoe, which had some minor …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Spokane Tribe will study salmon habitat above Grand Coulee Dam
The Spokane Tribe of Indians has received $200,000 to study whether salmon would thrive above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues
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 …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Reardan students giving salmon talk in Portland
Reardan High School students will be in Portland on Tuesday to give a presentation at the Bonneville Power Administration about reintroducing salmon above Grand Coulee Dam.
Sun., May 25, 2014
Forgotten sacrifices: Grand Coulee Dam memorial found in Colville
GRAND COULEE – By most accounts, the last life claimed by the Grand Coulee Dam was that of Howard Gumm. The day he died, July 27, 1984, the Teamster was …
Thu., April 10, 2014
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 …
Wed., March 19, 2014
Tribes talk salmon, dams as Columbia River Treaty renewal looms
Northwest tribes and their Canadian counterparts are meeting in Spokane this week to discuss engineering solutions for getting salmon over Grand Coulee Dam. Returning chinook, sockeye and steelhead to the …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
U.S. Senate committee approves compensation for Spokane Tribe
The Spokane Tribe is one step closer to receiving long-sought compensation for land lost to the Grand Coulee Dam over 60 years ago. A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday establishing …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Treaty renewal chance to reopen salmon passages
Salmon runs to the Upper Columbia River and its tributaries went extinct in the 1930s when Grand Coulee Dam was built without fish ladders. Now it’s time to investigate salmon …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2013
Columbia River canoe trips unite students, heritage
Students from the Wellpinit School District paddled a canoe they carved themselves up the Spokane River last week to the foot of Little Falls Dam, reflecting on changes to the …
Tue., July 2, 2013
Colvilles celebrate $50 million hatchery
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Cheers went up when Colville tribal fisherman Mylan Williams hauled a 20-pound chinook out of the Columbia River with a dip net. Then hats came off in …
Sun., July 29, 2012
Grand Coulee Dam to get new light show
GRAND COULEE – After 25 years, Grand Coulee Dam will get a brand new laser light show next summer. The show will include a new story about the dam’s impact …
Sat., July 28, 2012
Grady Knight, a Colville-area video producer, is looking for Spokane and North Idaho people in their 80s and older who grew up on the upper Columbia River before it was …
Fri., July 27, 2012, 2:37 p.m.
Grand Coulee light show to be upgraded
WENATCHEE — Anyone who has spent a summer’s evening within sight of the Grand Coulee Dam has probably seen its free nightly laser light show. Lasers projected on the face …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
Spokanes seek new Grand Coulee deal
WASHINGTON – Nearly 70 years after completion of the Grand Coulee Dam, members of the Spokane Tribe argued before a Senate committee last week that they have a moral right …
Sun., April 24, 2011, 5:23 a.m.
Spring drawdown bares shores of Lake Roosevelt
Getting to a spot for shore fishing along Lake Roosevelt this week is much like hiking across the Sahara Desert. Vast expanses of sand, mud and rocks are being exposed …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010
Northwest tribes want input on Columbia River Treaty
Native people want a say in the future of the Columbia River Treaty, an accord between U.S. and Canada that governs power generation and flood control along the 1,200-mile river. …
Thu., April 15, 2010
Groups ask judge to limit drawdown
An environmental attorney told a federal judge in Spokane on Wednesday that no more water should be diverted from the Columbia River without a proper environmental assessment. The U.S. Bureau …