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UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018

Utility, contractor reach settlement on Box Canyon Dam’s cost overruns

A three-year dispute over the cost of the Box Canyon Dam’s fish-friendly turbine upgrades has been resolved through arbitration.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Efforts to save Ponderay Newsprint plant lead to lawsuit settlement

With the goal of keeping its largest customer afloat, the Pend Oreille Public Utility District has settled a 2-year-old lawsuit with Ponderay Newsprint Co. The plant employs 139 people in …


Cutbacks at Usk newsprint operation would hurt rural utility, officials say

The owner of the Box Canyon Dam in Northeast Washington could be scrambling for new buyers for its electricity if a large newsprint plant closes or cuts back operations.


Pike suppression preserves sport fishing on Pend Oreille River

Reports that fishing is dead in the Pend Oreille River are greatly exaggerated. Despite the recent assault on northern pike, the toothy predators are still there in low numbers, and …


Ecology officials offer plan to improve river

Officials at the Washington Department of Ecology have developed a plan to reduce temperatures and improve water quality in the Pend Oreille River.


Metaline Falls to resurface on Pend Oreille River

The namesake of Metaline Falls, Wash., will reappear for the first time in 27 years during early September as a Pend Oreille River reservoir is drawn down for a major …


Dam pact aims to alleviate damage

The Box Canyon Dam is about to enter a new era – one that’s kinder to fish and more attentive to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians’ long history in northeast …


Ponderay Newsprint drops suit

Ponderay Newsprint Co., which buys 90 percent of the power generated by the Box Canyon Dam, has withdrawn a lawsuit against the dam’s owner, the Pend Oreille County Public Utility …