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No more sad stories: In memory of men who drowned in Salmon River, life jacket station aims to prevent more tragedies

In mid-May, 2015, Patrick Lusk, 27, and Jason Gritten, 35, both of Coeur d’Alene were canoeing on the Salmon River near French Creek, about 18 miles east of Riggins, when …


Stinky situation on Salmon River temporarily averted

A stinky situation has been avoided on the Salmon River, at least temporarily.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Central Idaho project to repair gold dredge damage begins

Crews have begun working on a project that will improve fish habitat in an area impacted by gold dredging on the Yankee Fork tributary of the Salmon River in central …


North Las Vegas man dies after raft overturns in Idaho

Authorities say a North Las Vegas man died during a rafting incident in the central Idaho wilderness.


Remains of a human arm found along Salmon River

A skeletal human arm was recovered along the Salmon River, and Idaho County officials are hoping to identify it.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Waste disposal option ends for Salmon River rafters

People rafting Idaho’s Salmon River this summer will need to find an alternative way to dispose of their waste after officials have discontinued the longstanding disposal method.


Body of woman recovered from Salmon River identified

COTTONWOOD, Idaho – A body found in the Salmon River in west-central Idaho is that of a woman who went missing in the spring of 2016 after a car she …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Idaho agency to vote on opening catch-and-keep season

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater …


Idaho authorities identify remains found in Salmon River

The Idaho County Sheriff’s office says a body found in the Salmon River on Saturday belongs to a man who went missing after a car crash in May.


Idaho officials identify body found in Salmon River

A north-central coroner has identified the body that was found in the Salmon River over the weekend.


No ID yet on body found in Salmon River

A north-central Idaho sheriff says officials have yet to identify a body that was found in the Salmon River over the weekend.


Riggins man believed drowned after his car plunges into the Salmon River

A Riggins man is presumed drowned in the Salmon River, but Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings said the river is too treacherous right now for divers to search for a …


Suspension bridge leading to Idaho wilderness area collapses

A suspension bridge over the Salmon River in east-central Idaho that provides access to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness has collapsed.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

BLM shuts down grazing areas

The Bureau of Land Management has formally barred sheep from three grazing allotments along the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers east and south of Riggins and reduced access to a …


Washington wildfires ‘creeping’ in improved weather

The cooler weather with occasional rain showers this week has slowed the advance of numerous wildfires in the region, allowing crews to devote more efforts to create fire lines to …


Emergency closure of Idaho public lands starts Sunday

Public lands in the Idaho Panhandle north of Interstate 90 and south of Bunco Road will be closed starting Sunday because of extreme wildfire danger.


Never at dull moment rafting the Middle Fork

People have described rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River as exhilarating, soul-refreshing and even life-changing. Its translucent water splashed with hues of blue, green and gold, its challenging …


Body of second missing CdA man found, officials say

The bodies of both Coeur d’Alene men who went missing two weeks ago on a hiking and canoeing excursion have been found.


Field reports: Grizzly researchers near Sullivan Lake

CRITTERS – Federal grizzly bear researchers are working near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness to trap and fit GPS collars on grizzly bears. The researchers also are trying to get DNA samples …


Rafter dies after boat flips in Salmon River

RIGGINS, Idaho — Three of four rafters flipped into the Salmon River at Lake Creek Rapids made it back to the boat but a fourth rafter swept downstream died.


Maj StormoGipson, local pediatrician, remembered

A Saturday memorial service will honor of the life of Dr. Maj StormoGipson, a local pediatrician who made frequent trips to Latin America to help people in need. StormoGipson, 57, …


Lottery losers may get a break on rafting permits

LEWISTON, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is considering upping the odds for unsuccessful lottery permit applicants hoping to float the popular Selway and Middle Fork of the Salmon rivers. …


Conservation group drops dredging suit

BOISE – An Idaho conservation group has dropped its lawsuit challenging state approval of a plan to dredge a stretch of the Salmon River for gold. The Idaho Conservation League …


Out & About: Kid in driver’s seat for last youth hunt

OUTGOING – Daniel Kuhta, 15 (pictured above), ended his career of participating in youth upland bird hunting seasons last Sunday with a limit of pheasants at the Fishtrap Lake area. …


Body of rafter recovered from Salmon River

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Authorities in central Idaho this morning retrieved the body of a Colorado Springs, Colo., man who died several days earlier during a rafting trip on the …


Floaters, hikers, more need to think ahead for summer permits

It’s the season to think ahead to summer adventures that require a special permit or reservations. Campers seeking a stay at popular national park or national forest cabins, lookouts and …


States raise concerns about sturgeon

Legal-size sturgeon in the lower Columbia River appear to be at their lowest number since the early 1990s and sport-fishing success its poorest in 20 years. Upstream in Idaho, fish …


Anglers lose crowds, find bountiful runs on Salmon River

When the season comes to tap the annual steelhead runs, Riggins, Idaho, might be upstaged by Lewiston, but it’s not necessarily outperformed. The big run of steelhead that boomed earlier …


Jetboaters race the rapids

On rivers throughout the West, Mike Egbers of Mount Vernon and former Mount Vernon High School classmate Eric Hamburg of Shasta Lake, Calif., have been making waves on the U.S. …


Steelheading prime in Idaho’s upper Salmon

Steelhead fishing is winding down in most parts of Idaho, but around Stanley, it’s just getting started. The Upper Salmon River attracts some of the longest-running steelhead in the United …