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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Under threat of lawsuit, Idaho temporarily closes spring steelhead fishing statewide

Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3 p.m.

Idaho transportation workers find 2 explosives under bridge

Idaho construction contractors ran into something scary on Halloween as they conducted maintenance repairs on the Idaho 45 bridge over the Snake River: two unexploded military ordnances.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

Steelhead forecast downgraded again

There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.


Feds focused on single rancher dispute despite efforts to solve similar land use issues

A rancher caught up in a legal dispute over a strip of public land next to the Snake River is trying to solve the same issue with several other ranchers …


More than 600 turn out for Snake River protest Saturday

On Saturday, roughly 600 joined in the annual Free the Snake Flotilla, a protest of the four lower Snake River Dams.


New trial rejected for Idaho man convicted of killing wife

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her …


States slash steelhead bag limits

Responding to poor steelhead numbers, Idaho, Washington and Oregon have slashed daily bag limits on the Snake River and its tributaries.


Body of missing Lewiston woman recovered from Snake River

The body of a 19-year-old northern Idaho woman has been recovered from the Snake River.


Sockeye run’s return to Idaho is on par so far

Idaho’s imperiled Snake River sockeye run has nearly matched last year’s return but hasn’t paralleled the surprising performance of sockeye that return to the upper Columbia River Basin.


All connected: a mother’s grief, starving orcas, dams, PCBs and Spokane

A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …


Body of man missing since July 2 recovered from Snake River

The body of a Garfield County man missing since July 2 was located Saturday in the Snake River in Whitman County.


19-year-old likely paralyzed after diving at Snake River

A 19-year-old Lewiston, Idaho, man likely will be paralyzed after hitting his head in the Snake River while diving at Hells Gate State Park.


Lewiston teen likely paralyzed after river accident

A 19-year-old Lewiston man likely will be paralyzed after hitting his head in the Snake River on Thursday while diving at Hells Gate State Park.


Idaho panel to urge Otter for special session on water fight

Key legislative leaders on Wednesday promised to urge Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to call a special session to resolve a longstanding water battle.


Idaho authorities identify body recovered from Snake River

Idaho officials have identified a body recovered from the Snake River.


Police believe body found in river is missing Idaho woman

Authorities have recovered the body they believe to be that of a missing Idaho woman.


Police identify woman reported to have fallen into Snake River

Authorities in eastern Idaho have released the name of a woman reported by her husband to have fallen into the Snake River in Idaho Falls nearly two weeks ago.


Spring chinook numbers on Snake, Columbia rivers improving

Spring chinook counts in the Snake and Columbia rivers are improving after a late start to this year’s run, but fishery managers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are still unsure …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Body found floating in Snake River was man from Nevada

The body of a man from Nevada was located Sunday floating in the Snake River near Lewiston.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Citing costs, U.S. House votes to halt additional water spills for salmon

Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.


House backs bill to block spill of dam water to help salmon

The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge’s order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams

A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to …


Getting There: Washington’s loneliest road – from Dusty to Dodge – was one of the state’s first highways

On state Highway 127, between Dusty and Dodge – if you can call them that – a handful of silos punctuate a whole lot of rolling wheat fields. That’s about …


Idaho tribes want fish passage above Snake River dams, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

BOISE – Two southeastern Idaho tribes are seeking to intervene in a utility’s attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

Group calls for steelhead fishing ban to protect Idaho fish

Fisheries managers should shut down steelhead fishing in the Columbia and Snake river basins to protect a wild run that returns to Idaho’s Clearwater River, according to a conservation group.


Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 12:45 p.m.

Idaho utility continues attempt to negate Oregon fish law

An Idaho utility is challenging a decision by federal regulators rejecting its request to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on …


Paul Lindholdt: Free-flowing rivers are essential to our region’s health

Federal judges and regional governors – not to mention every conservation group in the nation – regard the lower Snake River dams as the worst of the worst. They remain …


Kris Johnson: Washington’s dams balance clean energy needs, fish protections

The Lower Snake River dams are meeting our region’s needs for power, balancing them with fish protections.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Judge approves plan to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.