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  • Kootenai River improvements put shine on fall fishing

    With schools rolling into high gear along with sports, hunting and salmon seasons, September is a prime month to go trout fishing, especially on the Kootenai River.


  • 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 …


  • Kootenai River projects beckon anglers

    A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements. Meanwhile, a new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being …


  • Feeding the river

    Two major Bonneville Power Administration projects are tending to the welfare of Kootenai River fisheries, which have been starved for more than attention since Libby Dam went online in 1972. …


  • Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana

    Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …


  • Tribes aiming to stop mine under Cabinets

    PABLO, Mont. – Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are trying to prevent an underground copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwestern Montana by …


  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s gifts from gaming add up

    When the Coeur d’Alene Tribe first signed a gaming compact with the state of Idaho in 1992, tribal leaders insisted on donating 5 percent of net casino gaming proceeds to …