Stories tagged: columbia river
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
With dismal numbers of fall Chinook returning to Bonneville Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will close salmon fishing on much of the Columbia River.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate would allow the states and tribal interests to remove problem sea lions in the Columbia River, including by lethal force, to …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
Sockeye salmon fishing opens on the Columbia River Sunday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018
Amazon shareholder, former Spokane environmentalist urges Bezos to take an interest in Columbia River Treaty talks
The Columbia River Treaty got a mention at Amazon’s annual meeting. Former Spokane environmentalist John Osborn urged Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take an interest in treaty negotiations at Wednesday’s …
Sat., May 26, 2018
Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs …
Sat., May 19, 2018
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 …
Sat., May 12, 2018
Six Western states and national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on …
Fri., May 11, 2018
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for feedback on a draft assessment of a policy guiding the management of salmon in the lower Columbia River.
Sun., May 6, 2018
Two major developers are pursuing efforts to build an energy storage project along the Columbia River in Washington state.
Wed., May 2, 2018
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018
Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
Tue., April 24, 2018
Canadians and U.S residents had a frank discussion Tuesday about what they hope to see from the renegotiation of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty. Salmon, recreation, flood control and hydropower …
Tue., April 24, 2018
On April 25, 2018, the Department of State will hold a town hall in Spokane at the Historic Davenport on a topic that will determine the future of our region: …
Wed., April 11, 2018
Officials investigating leaking at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River say the source is likely the layers between large sections of concrete.
Thu., April 5, 2018
Just as crews from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission have for a number of years, Walsey, Bobby Begay and Reggie Sargeant patrolled the river just below Bonneville Dam on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018
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., March 2, 2018
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
A long-forgotten tank is the likely source of an oil sheen spotted on the Columbia River near an Astoria hotel, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
The Coast Guard says contract crews are working to pull up an old 20-foot-long tank that may be the potential source of an oil sheen on the Columbia River near …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Authorities say an oil spill has created a sheen spanning five miles of the Columbia River near Astoria.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
Developers of a massive coal-export terminal proposed on the Columbia River have sued Washington state over the project.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Tethered tug escorts could provide added protection for oil tankers on the Columbia River if tanker traffic increases due to new marine terminals, a study commissioned by the Washington Legislature …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Negotiations over the future of the Columbia River Treaty will start early next year between the U.S. and Canada. Changes to the treaty could impact Northwest electric rates, salmon survival …