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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spring chinook fishing closed in Clearwater Basin

Idaho fisheries managers pulled the plug on spring fishing in the Clearwater Basin on Monday after giving the beleaguered season a brief second life.


Permanent ban on suction dredging passes Oregon House

Suction dredge mining could be permanently banned from Western Oregon’s wild salmon habitat under a bill that has passed the Oregon House.


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 …


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.


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.


Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016

Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


Idaho sets spring chinook fishing seasons

Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …