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UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Montana floodwaters near highest level in 100 years

Montana rescuers pulled a man from raging floodwaters and authorities warned of dangerous debris being swept downstream as water levels continued rising Friday in rivers and streams across the western …

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Montana floodwaters spill into neighborhood, more homes threatened

Montana authorities ordered the evacuation of 60 homes Tuesday as the rising Clark Fork River submerged a neighborhood west of Missoula and potentially threatened hundreds of additional residences.

Plan in place for oil spills on Lake Pend Oreille, Clark Fork River

A response plan is in place in the event of an oil spill on Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River.

Lake Pend Oreille boaters urged to watch out for debris after log boom failed

Boaters on the northern end of Lake Pend Oreille are being cautioned to watch out for logs after a log boom failed at the drift yard on the Clark Fork …

Avista’s 2014 earnings up 73 percent

Last year was a busy one for Avista Corp. The Spokane-based utility celebrated its 125th anniversary, bought an electric utility in Alaska and sold off a subsidiary.

Landers: Foam-line fishing gets fly fishers salivating

Saturday was scum bag day on the Clark Fork River. I’ve had better days of trout fishing in terms of fish caught.

Cedar sculpin fish species discovered in region’s streams

Genetic testing has confirmed the presence of a new fish species in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers. Cedar sculpins are small, prehistoric-looking and tasty to trout. For decades, …

Gerrard rainbows still thrill anglers

Sandpoint fly fisher Aaron Richter has firsthand evidence that trophy Gerrard rainbows are still available in the Lake Pend Oreille system. Richter’s best catch was a 31-pound, 42-inch long rainbow …

Clark Fork Delta restoration planned

SANDPOINT – A restoration project to prevent additional erosion of the Clark Fork Delta where it enters Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho is scheduled to begin in fall 2013. …

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Spokane River got a pick-me-up with increased flows starting Tuesday as Avista began the annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

July big month of transitions for Inland Northwest fly fishing

The Spokane region caters to eclectic angling persuasions. Within a few minutes or a few hours of driving are standout fly-fishing attractions for several trout species plus panfish, bass and …

West Valley High teacher spends summers as rafting guide

AFLOAT THE CLARK FORK, Mont. – The walls of Kyle Brock’s office are 200 feet high, the ceiling sky-blue, and there’s running water – about 4,000 cubic feet of it …

Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream

He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …

Clark Fork fisheries still recovering

MISSOULA – The federal government has hauled away 2.2 million cubic yards of toxic sediment and removed a reservoir as part of a Superfund site cleanup in southwestern Montana’s fishing …

1 river, 320 miles

Drift boat anchors are destined to be the new heavy metals in the upper Clark Fork River. “Undoing 150 years of mining, smelting and agricultural abuse will not be fast …

Top trouting vacation is just one state away

Argentina, Alaska and other far-flung destinations can capture a trout angler’s imagination, but the Inland Northwest offers a world-class fly-fishing dream trip for the price of just two tanks of …

Broken pipe spills oil into Clark Fork

Oil sheens were visible on parts of the Clark Fork River on Friday, a day after a pipe broke at the Noxon Rapids Dam, spilling about 1,250 gallons of transformer …

Court voids water discharge permit for mine

The Rock Creek Mine’s plan to pump wastewater into the Clark Fork River needs a higher level of scrutiny, the Montana Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that voids …