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Plan revised for saving Kootenai River white sturgeon

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Federal officials are revising a 1999 plan as part of a strategy to recover endangered white sturgeon in the Kootenai River in northern Idaho and western …


From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …


Reader photo: Jumping ship – at Kootenai Falls

Brian Jamieson of Spokane was among 35 accomplished kayakers gathered on the Kootenai River downstream from Libby, Montana, last weekend to revel in the thrill of hucking themselves off Kootenai …


Body of missing Idaho man found in Kootenai River

The body of an Idaho man who slipped into the Kootenai River near Troy in December has been recovered.


Idaho man missing after falling into Kootenai River

A 41-year-old Idaho man is missing after falling into the Kootenai River in northwestern Montana.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:31 p.m.

Human remains found in Kootenai River

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human skeletal remains found in the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry on Monday.


Kootenai River projects beckon anglers

A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements. Meanwhile, a new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Lem Lindsey, 31, described as a Spokane “Negro barber,” had spent six months in jail for shooting and wounding two men in an altercation …


Pend Oreille River to hit lowered flood stage

Warm weather starting today is expected to trigger renewed runoff from the higher elevations of the Rockies, sending the Pend Oreille River above flood stage next week, forecasters said Thursday. …


New report identifies threats to sturgeon habitat

SPOKANE — The eggs of endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon in Idaho and Montana are less likely to hatch in the river because of flow changes caused by Libby Dam …


Feeding the river

Two major Bonneville Power Administration projects are tending to the welfare of Kootenai River fisheries, which have been starved for more than attention since Libby Dam went online in 1972. …


Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana

Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …


Maximum pool level topped at Libby Dam

With thunderstorms unleashing heavy rains across the region Tuesday afternoon, a 90-mile-long reservoir behind Libby Dam was raised above its maximum operating pool to reduce the risk of flooding in …


Bonners Ferry residents paddling home amid flood

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – To get from her front door to the end of the driveway, Alicia Tatum needs a boat. Two weeks ago, she could park her car in …


Pacific storm promises heavy rainfall today

The Kootenai River at Bonners Ferry overflowed its banks on Monday with minor flooding, and forecasters said the river may rise to a foot above flood stage by today. High …


Spill water encourages sturgeon breeding

Spilling water over Libby Dam may have aided endangered Kootenai River sturgeon this spring by coaxing the giant fish upriver to better spawning grounds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers …


Effort aims to restore once-abundant burbot in Kootenai River

Snow was blowing sideways when Corie Laude hauled a hoop net from the choppy waters of the Kootenai River. Her catch lurked in the bottom of the net, green and …


Spill didn’t help sturgeon

KALISPELL, Mont. – Efforts to help endangered wild Kootenai River white sturgeon reproduce by spilling water over Montana’s Libby Dam in June haven’t been as successful as hoped due to …


Feds scramble to save Kootenai River sturgeon

As efforts falter to save North America’s largest freshwater fish — a toothless beast leftover from the days of dinosaurs — officials hope to stave off extinction by sending more …


Tribe restoring sturgeon habitat

BONNERS FERRY – Four-inch long sturgeon frolicked in a hatchery tank – comically flipping onto their backs to feed, then wriggling right side up. Barely a year old, they looked …