Stories tagged: Columbia River
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
It was a chase like no other as a man fleeing from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies swam in the Columbia River for three hours Thursday with a boat containing deputies …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Authorities have recovered the body of a teenager in the Columbia River near Sauvie Island after he went under water and didn’t resurface.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Allowing the Columbia to flow more like a natural river would benefit the region financially, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to local communities, Northwest tribes say.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an island in the Columbia River has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
The number of steelhead returning to the Columbia River Basin this summer is expected to be the lowest since 1980. To conserve the number of fish expected – about 130,700 …
Sat., June 10, 2017
The one-year anniversary of the oil train derailment in Mosier is a potent reminder that Spokane and all communities along the tracks are at risk.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The white sturgeon anglers have been catching with high rates of success in Lake Roosevelt’s newly created fishery are big, tough critters – and they’re causing problems at fish cleaning …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Brandon Collier and Lorey Chillbeck were among a flotilla of anglers exploring the new opportunity to fish for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt last weekend. “There was a bit of …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Desert Canyon is back to being Desert Canyon, known for its challenging 7,285-yard layout, well-manicured greens and fairways, and expansive waste areas. The course has found stability since 2011 with …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
At first glance, one might jump to the conclusion Alta Lake is a pushover. The first hole quickly changes that perception.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Authorities say a woman died after the boat she was on crashed into a pylon on the Columbia River.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
“Catch a pikeminnow, save a salmon” is the motto for another season of fishing for dollars in the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Police say a Seattle woman who was reported missing in March has been found dead in the Columbia River.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
The U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers say they will continue to kill cormorant sea birds known to heavily reduce the Columbia River’s salmon population for a third year.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Authorities say four people were rescued after a boat overturned on the Columbia River near Multnomah Falls.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 7 a.m.
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Anglers have to go beyond the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to be legal when fishing portions of Lake Roosevelt this spring.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
State and federal authorities have identified a Wenatchee fueling facility as the source of biodiesel that leaked into the Columbia River.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Crews have placed an oil absorbent boom on the Columbia River near Wenatchee to contain an oil-like substance that has gotten into the river.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
The U.S. Army missed its March 1 deadline to advise Congress on how it acquired 34 miles of Columbia River shoreline behind the McNary Dam.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 8 a.m.
Work to keep uranium from leaching into the Columbia River at Hanford just north of Richland is being expanded after a test showed good results. Wells are being drilled now …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice …