FISHERIES -- In addition to the spring chinook fishing seasons underway, Columbia and Snake river salmon are the focus of three other notable events:
- On Sunday, national PBS Nature series will broadcast Salmon: Running the Gauntlet.
- Better yet, on Wednesday, Salmon: Running the Gauntlet will be shown in Spokane during a special event featuring the film's maker, Steven Norton of Boise, 7 p.m., at the Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. The event is free but RSVPs appreciated. Contact Sam Mace, 747-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On May 9, U.S. District Judge James Redden of Portland, Ore., will hold oral arguments on a lawsuit over the iconic fish that dates back to 1994.
A column by Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman takes a timely look at salmon.