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It’s river rafting permit season

Permits for the 2020 river season opened Sunday.

100 years ago in Spokane: Star athlete’s wedding delayed by quarantine

Delbert Kienholz was standing at the train depot waiting for his fiancé, Florence Fancher, to arrive from San Francisco. But she wasn’t on the train.

Tracking antenna set up along Salmon, Lemhi rivers to spy on baby chinook

Elaborate riverbank antennas appeared this fall along the Salmon and Lemhi rivers as part of a study to learn where juvenile chinook salmon like to hang their hats before heading …

Coming of age on the Salmon River

The Old Canoeist was a much younger man the last time he did a big river trip in a solo boat, so he had his doubts about paddling an 81-mile …

The use of mothballs to ward off rodents from cars parked at Corn Creek Boat Launch may be effective, but it’s still illegal

A clever hack being used by river runners to protect their cars at the Corn Creek Boat Launch on the upper Salmon River has drawn the ire of officials on …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

‘I want salmon back in Idaho.’ Simpson seeks bold action after $16 billion spent on recovery

Last year, Idaho U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and some of his staff went to Marsh Creek, the headwaters of the Middle Fork Salmon River, to watch a returning salmon create …

Lots of winter snow means great summer flows on rivers throughout Idaho

A solid snowpack in Idaho has river guides hoping for a good 2019 season.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers

Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas open.

Permit application opening for four memorable Idaho river trips

December is the darkest month, but it also brings a ray of hope for whitewater boaters longing for summer voyages down Idaho’s most-storied rivers.

No more sad stories: In memory of men who drowned in Salmon River, life jacket station aims to prevent more tragedies

In mid-May, 2015, Patrick Lusk, 27, and Jason Gritten, 35, both of Coeur d’Alene were canoeing on the Salmon River near French Creek, about 18 miles east of Riggins, when …

Stinky situation on Salmon River temporarily averted

A stinky situation has been avoided on the Salmon River, at least temporarily.

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Central Idaho project to repair gold dredge damage begins

Crews have begun working on a project that will improve fish habitat in an area impacted by gold dredging on the Yankee Fork tributary of the Salmon River in central …

North Las Vegas man dies after raft overturns in Idaho

Authorities say a North Las Vegas man died during a rafting incident in the central Idaho wilderness.

Remains of a human arm found along Salmon River

A skeletal human arm was recovered along the Salmon River, and Idaho County officials are hoping to identify it.

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018

Waste disposal option ends for Salmon River rafters

People rafting Idaho’s Salmon River this summer will need to find an alternative way to dispose of their waste after officials have discontinued the longstanding disposal method.

Body of woman recovered from Salmon River identified

COTTONWOOD, Idaho – A body found in the Salmon River in west-central Idaho is that of a woman who went missing in the spring of 2016 after a car she …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Idaho agency to vote on opening catch-and-keep season

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater …

Idaho authorities identify remains found in Salmon River

The Idaho County Sheriff’s office says a body found in the Salmon River on Saturday belongs to a man who went missing after a car crash in May.

Idaho officials identify body found in Salmon River

A north-central coroner has identified the body that was found in the Salmon River over the weekend.

No ID yet on body found in Salmon River

A north-central Idaho sheriff says officials have yet to identify a body that was found in the Salmon River over the weekend.

Riggins man believed drowned after his car plunges into the Salmon River

A Riggins man is presumed drowned in the Salmon River, but Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings said the river is too treacherous right now for divers to search for a …

Suspension bridge leading to Idaho wilderness area collapses

A suspension bridge over the Salmon River in east-central Idaho that provides access to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness has collapsed.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

BLM shuts down grazing areas

The Bureau of Land Management has formally barred sheep from three grazing allotments along the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers east and south of Riggins and reduced access to a …

Washington wildfires ‘creeping’ in improved weather

The cooler weather with occasional rain showers this week has slowed the advance of numerous wildfires in the region, allowing crews to devote more efforts to create fire lines to …

Emergency closure of Idaho public lands starts Sunday

Public lands in the Idaho Panhandle north of Interstate 90 and south of Bunco Road will be closed starting Sunday because of extreme wildfire danger.

Never at dull moment rafting the Middle Fork

People have described rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River as exhilarating, soul-refreshing and even life-changing. Its translucent water splashed with hues of blue, green and gold, its challenging …

Body of second missing CdA man found, officials say

The bodies of both Coeur d’Alene men who went missing two weeks ago on a hiking and canoeing excursion have been found.

Field reports: Grizzly researchers near Sullivan Lake

CRITTERS – Federal grizzly bear researchers are working near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness to trap and fit GPS collars on grizzly bears. The researchers also are trying to get DNA samples …

Rafter dies after boat flips in Salmon River

RIGGINS, Idaho — Three of four rafters flipped into the Salmon River at Lake Creek Rapids made it back to the boat but a fourth rafter swept downstream died.

Maj StormoGipson, local pediatrician, remembered

A Saturday memorial service will honor of the life of Dr. Maj StormoGipson, a local pediatrician who made frequent trips to Latin America to help people in need. StormoGipson, 57, …