Stories tagged: Snake River
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Kennewick Coast Guard crew rescued from Snake River
A Kennewick-based Coast Guard crew was fished out of the water by a good Samaritan boating on the Snake River on Wednesday.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Body found in Snake River may be missing fisherman, police say
Police say they may have found the body of an Idaho fisherman who was reported missing since 2008.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Officials predict low return of steelhead to Snake River
Fisheries managers are predicting this year’s return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries will be the lowest in about two decades.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Steelhead forecast sets up as worst in decades
The Snake River and its tributaries will see one of the lowest returns of steelhead in decades, according to a preseason forecast compiled by regional fisheries managers.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Headless body found in Snake River in Eastern Washington
An Eastern Washington sheriff said a decomposed body with no head found in the Snake River will be sent to Seattle.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Three WSU students charged in connection to Snake River Fire
Three Washington State University students were charged Monday with gross misdemeanors for allegedly starting an illegal campfire that sparked the Snake River Fire that burned roughly 11,000 acres of land …
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.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Tri-City levees, Snake dams get better safety ratings
The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice …
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, 1:13 p.m.
Nez Perce County officials oppose breaching of dams on Snake, Columbia rivers
The Nez Perce County Commission is adding its voice to other local agencies concerned about the effects of dam breaching on local social and economic issues.
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Steelheader anglers warm up to frigid weather
“Because I’m stupid,” said Dave Morrow, anticipating the question. The angler had no better reason than that for leaving his warm house in Spokane during the recent cold snap. The …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Lewiston floats dam options
Even though the city of Lewiston has a raft of questions for the federal government indicating that dam breaching would cause massive and expensive headaches, city officials say they aren’t …
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, 11:23 a.m.
Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams
BOISE – Environmental groups are asking a federal court to halt 11 infrastructure projects on four lower Snake River dams in Washington state that could ultimately be removed if a …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over breaching dams
A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Idaho utility seeks to negate Oregon fish passage law
Federal authorities should negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Crash victim flung into river, swims to island for rescue
Law enforcement officials say an Idaho man was flung 50 feet into the Snake River and forced to swim to a nearby island after being struck by a vehicle on …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Federal center studying milkweed to help monarch butterflies
The USDA’s Aberdeen Plant Materials Center has started trials to determine the best planting methods for establishing stands of milkweed – a plant that fills a critical life-cycle niche for …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, midnight
Past opinions provide perspective
Snake River dams, Nov. 9, 1936 The S-R editorial board opined on the idea of making Lewiston a seaport by constructing dams on the lower Snake River. An editorial approvingly …
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 …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, midnight
Nancy Hirsh: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy
The claim is that we can have either salmon restoration or we can have carbon-free energy, but not both. This is a false choice.
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon
Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
After disastrous 2015, more Idaho sockeye return to spawning grounds this year
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, midnight
Hollywood stuntman will try to land Evel Knievel’s jump over Snake River Canyon
Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun will attempt to re-create Evel Knievel’s failed jump over the Snake River Canyon on Sept. 17. It’s a chance to pay homage to his lifelong hero …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Idaho confirms whitefish kill in South Fork of Snake River
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says biologists have confirmed thousands of dead whitefish on the South Fork of the Snake River in southeastern Idaho.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, midnight
100 years ago on the Columbia River: Brothers’ canoe trip turns deadly
From our archives, 100 years ago The canoeing vacation of brothers George and Walter Roos of Portland ended in tragedy at the The Dalles.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
About 35 percent of Snake River sockeye presumed dead
About 35 percent of this year’s Snake River sockeye salmon run hasn’t shown up at Lower Granite Dam, and the fish are probably dead, the Army Corps of Engineers said …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, groups say
Hot water is killing salmon in the reservoirs behind Columbia and Snake river dams, and the federal government must take action to prevent future die-offs of the Northwest’s iconic fish, …