Stories tagged: salmon
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Snake River family festival spotlights utility of dams
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Funding $17 million short for Montana dam to save fish
A federal agency that plans to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish only has about half the money needed for construction.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Washington sea birds killing for salmon stability continues
The U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers say they will continue to kill cormorant sea birds known to heavily reduce the Columbia River’s salmon population for a third year.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016
Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Bill seeks to allow tribes to kill salmon-eating sea lions
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Groups warn of lawsuit over logging of Oregon forests because of harm to salmon
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Young salmon risk ‘gas bubble trauma’ on trip to ocean
Juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating out of the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows this year face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Dorothy Dean presents: Make this pesto-crusted salmon one of your go-to recipes
One of the best things about this dish is how easily it comes together.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Judge: More water must be released from Columbia, Snake dams
A federal judge in Oregon says that beginning next year, the government must spill more water from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve the chances that …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
600,000 chinook fry lost at Kooskia hatchery
Fisheries officials are hopeful they can mitigate the loss of 600,000 spring chinook fry at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery but are anxious over the fate of 1.4 million juvenile …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Idaho sets spring chinook fishing seasons
Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
That place where ghosts of salmon jump
Commissioned as public art when the Spokane Public Library moved to its building with a view over the Spokane Falls, this poem by Sherman Alexie honors the falls, and their …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Canada Island renamed in Salish for the Spokane Tribe
The name snxw meneɂ (sin-HOO-men-huh) means “salmon people” in the Salish tongue spoken by the tribe. The island had previously been known as Cannon, and Crystal, Island.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Report: Restoration efforts in Columbia Basin helping salmon
The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Environmental and fishing groups file suit over salmon
Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Commercial salmon disaster funding awaiting congressional approval
When Washington’s congressional delegation pressured U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker into signing a disaster declaration for the state’s commercial salmon fishery, local fishermen were hopeful those funds would be making …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Dam supporters say Trump should not consider removal
A supporter of keeping four giant dams on the lower Snake River calls it “ironic” that dozens of fishing companies and environmental groups are asking President Donald Trump to take …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Large numbers of salmon return to Oregon’s Deschutes River
Oregon’s Deschutes River saw a large number of native sockeye salmon return to its waters in 2016. A total of 536 sockeye salmon returned to a complex of hydroelectric dams …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Oregon to decide Friday on Columbia salmon reforms
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet here Friday to make its decision on the Columbia River salmon management reforms.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Snake River dam projects may be delayed
Salmon advocates are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
This sheet-pan salmon supper will start 2017 just right
Sheet-pan salmon suppers take minutes to make, and yet the healthy fats in salmon are filling
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Sportsmen to be asked to pay higher fees
Salmon and steelhead anglers in the Columbia River would pay 69 percent more in fees under the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s final hunting and fishing license increase proposals …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
Body of snowmobiler found in Idaho mountains
Authorities say an east-central Idaho snowmobiler has been found dead in a mountainous area northwest of Salmon.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Idaho mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s meth death
An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Columbia River salmon reforms could be decided soon
The Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will decide in the next two months whether to implement fully in 2017 the biggest overhaul of Columbia River salmon policies in …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Big crowd turns out in Spokane to talk about Lower Snake River dams
About 200 people turned out in Spokane for an open house to discuss dam operations on the Lower Snake River. A federal judge ordered a review of the dams’ impacts …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
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 …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Feds release recovery plan for Snake River chinook and steelhead
Restoring healthy populations of wild salmon and steelhead to the Snake River basin could take 50 to 100 years, and will require improvements in survival rates for young fish migrating …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …