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Fisheries researchers estimated that over 2.5 million adult kokanee occupied Lake Pend Oreille in the fall of 2019, the highest count on record since the mid-1990’s. As summer heats up, reports are starting to roll in that anglers are reaping the benefits of a highly abundant kokanee population.
Friday evening was a night of at least two firsts: the Festival at Sandpoint and, well, traveling to the popular resort enclave of less than 8,000 on the shoreline of Lake Pend Oreille in neighboring Idaho. The easy, 90-minute drive through mountains and valleys was for the headliner concert by the Avett Brothers.
Reader photo highlights Bottle Bay on Lake Pend Oreille.
More than 2,660 people submitted comments overwhelmingly in support of an Environmental Impact Statement to more closely analyze BNSF Railway’s proposed second rail bridge over Lake Pend Oreille.
A Navy spokeswoman said the Feb. 11 incident remained under investigation Tuesday, but a buildup of ice may have been a contributing factor. The Naval Safety Center classified the incident as a “Class A” mishap, meaning the vessel may be totally lost or damage may exceed $2 million.
The Lake Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve with kokanee, rainbow and bull trout populations growing. However, the positive progress remains threatened by two aquatic species: walleye and mysid shrimp.
As Lake Pend Oreille’s designated mail carrier – the latest in a line going back to the late 1930s – traveling from one place to another is pretty much Captain James Wesley Jones’ job description.
A hunter discovered human remains on Sunday in a remote area of North Idaho in the same general area that Bonner County Sheriff’s detectives had searched for a Montana woman who went missing in September 2017.
The Clark Fork Delta restoration work is getting a cash infusion. The Bonneville Power Administration will pay the state of Idaho $24 million over the next decade for wildlife habitat that was lost when Albeni Falls Dam was built in the 1950s.
Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway’s application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.
Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.
A surging walleye population in Lake Pend Oreille has biologists, and some anglers, worried.
When I learned that BNSF Railway wanted to build a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho, it seemed like an obvious choice. As it turns out, what is good for Washington is good for the entire Northwest.
While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Searching for this quieter experience, I traveled to Pend Oreille to watch the eagles congregate on a recent late-November day.
Even with jury acquittal, former Lake Pend Oreille High School teacher Nichole Thiel said a false claim by a student ruined her career.
A response plan is in place in the event of an oil spill on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River.
Logging a cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille will net about $907,000 for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. High prices for cedar logs prompted the agency to move forward with the sale, despite opposition from neighbors.
Idaho law enforcement has called off the search of a Washington boater who went missing in a lake.
An Athol man drowned Saturday night after falling off the dock of a float home in Bayview, Idaho.