Stories tagged: Snake River
Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
Idaho authorities identify body recovered from Snake River
Idaho officials have identified a body recovered from the Snake River.
Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
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.
Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
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.
Sat., May 19, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
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 …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
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.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Tentative deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility
Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Body of eastern Idaho attorney recovered in Snake River
Eastern Idaho authorities say the body of a Blackfoot man who drowned after a drift boat capsized in the Snake River has been recovered.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Inslee opposes House bill on Snake River dams and salmon
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them
A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Some Snake River anglers will get to harvest steelhead
Anglers fishing on the Snake River west of Clarkston will be able to keep some hatchery steelhead starting Saturday.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat
Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat – unaware that he was being poisoned.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Coho season set; steelhead harvest tabled
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a coho fishing season but delayed a hot-topic decision on restoring steelhead harvest seasons during a telephone meeting Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Imperiled Idaho sockeye salmon run falters with poor return
The number of imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon that made it back to central Idaho this year is the second worst in the past decade, officials said, but enough hatchery-raised …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Salmon advocates take to the water to call for dam breaching
Hundreds of salmon advocates launched dozens of boats on the Snake River here Saturday in what has become an annual event to show support for breaching the four lower Snake …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Columbia-Snake steelhead run shows slight improvement
The return of A-run steelhead to the Columbia River basin is still dismal but the sea-run trout made a late push in the past week that prompted fisheries managers to …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Dam opponents organize ‘Free the Snake Flotilla’ Sept. 8-9
Conservation groups calling for removal of four lower Snake River Dams are organizing the third annual Free the Snake Flotilla on Friday and Saturday based out of Chief Timothy State …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Washington limits Snake River steelheaders to catch-and-release
Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release on the main Snake River this season.