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Stories tagged: Pend Oreille River


Metaline Falls set to gush again

Last September, for the first time in 28 years, the Metaline Falls on the Pend Oreille River were exposed as workers drew down the reservoir behind Boundary Dam for dam …


Pend Oreille River overflows its banks

The Pend Oreille River was flowing at its highest level in 14 years on Tuesday, creating a watery landscape in the river valley northwest of Newport, Wash. Minor flooding was …


Minor flooding prevalent along Pend Oreille River

The Pend Oreille River is flowing at its highest level in 14 years, and minor flooding is prevalent in the river valley northwest of Newport. The flooding is blamed on …


Recent rains worsen region’s flooding

An inch and a half of rain and up to seven inches of snow fell over the past couple of days in some parts of the Inland Northwest, exacerbating current …


Biologists ponder options for PDO River pike boom

The northern pike explosion in the Pend Oreille River in the past seven years has spawned excitement for fishermen and a major headache for biologists. The Washington Department of Fish …


Pike prompt three surveys on PDO River

Three northern pike studies that involve gillnetting fish are scheduled this spring on the Pend Oreille River by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe. The …


Good news, bad news for pike fishing

Pend Oreille River northern pike are Washington’s big boom fishey. But fish managers say they’re headed for a bust if something isn’t done. Fishing for pike into the 20-pound range …


Gulf oil disaster for wildlife

Oil that gushed for months from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout was devastating to a wide range of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Among the lawsuits that …


Sullivan Lake flows to allow development

Water releases from Sullivan Lake will allow for more residential development in northeast Washington and provide additional stream flows for fish, wildlife and recreation. The Washington Department of Ecology and …


Ecology officials offer plan to improve river

Officials at the Washington Department of Ecology have developed a plan to reduce temperatures and improve water quality in the Pend Oreille River.


River drawdown bares Metaline Falls for first time in 27 years

A rare Pend Oreille River drawdown behind Boundary Dam reached its low point Saturday, exposing Metaline Falls for the first time in 27 years. A dam maintenance project required the …


Metaline Falls pops into view

A temporary Pend Oreille River drawdown behind Boundary Dam has exposed Metaline Falls near the town of the same name.


Stay & Play: Manresa Grotto near Newport evokes settlers

Inside the Manresa Grotto a stone altar still stands in the cool shade of the huge rock wall. The ceiling is pitched high above as tall as in any church, …


Grotto, cabins near Newport evoke settlers

Inside the Manresa Grotto a stone altar still stands in the cool shade of the huge rock wall. The ceiling is pitched high above as tall as in any church, …


Metaline Falls to resurface on Pend Oreille River

The namesake of Metaline Falls, Wash., will reappear for the first time in 27 years during early September as a Pend Oreille River reservoir is drawn down for a major …


Pike boom in Pend Oreille River

Northern pike are populating the Pend Oreille River with the enthusiasm of immigrants lured to a paradise of free land, free love, no taxes and all the food they can …


Public invited to view dig site

An archeological “open house” is being hosted by Pend Oreille Public Utility District, Kalispel Tribe and the Colville National Forest. Visitors interested in seeing the site should meet at the …


Heron gathering a brief spectacle

Spokesman-Review photographer Colin Mulvany hit the perfect window of opportunity to capture more than 30 great blue herons in a single frame.


In brief: Retail sales, profits exceed forecast

NEW YORK – Wealthier shoppers went on a buying binge in January and even middle-income Americans spent a little more, retailers said Thursday. Some chains reported their brightest monthly results …


Body of missing camper recovered from Pend Oreille River

The body of a Kootenai County man missing since he slipped into the Priest River last month was recovered Monday at the Albeni Falls Dam. Searchers had suspended the hunt …