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Feds focused on single rancher dispute despite efforts to solve similar land use issues

A rancher caught up in a legal dispute over a strip of public land next to the Snake River is trying to solve the same issue with several other ranchers …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Lawsuit says Army Corps is failing to protect Puget Sound’s marine habitat

Three conservation groups have sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saying it fails to protect marine habitat because it doesn’t adequately regulate seawalls and other structures built along many …


Snake River ranchers lock horns with federal government over public land use

Walter “Sonny” Riley sat in the saddle Thursday as his 12-year-old gelding, Oly, shifted his weight in a pliable combination of hay, mud and cow droppings. After pushing a herd …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Lawsuit targets federal oversight of shellfish farming

A national food group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alleging it is allowing commercial shellfish aquaculture to expand in Washington state without adequate environmental scrutiny.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline

A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t adequately consider the possible impacts …


Amy Goodman: Standing Rock victory remarkable

Grass-roots organizing, nonviolent direct action and leadership from front-line indigenous people succeeded in stopping the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile pipeline in its tracks.


Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed

Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off.


Natural gravel beaches protect dunes at Clatsop Spit

After spending millions trying to reinforce the jetties around the mouth of the Columbia River with large boulders, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned to natural gravel beaches …


Army Corps of Engineers gives coal terminal favorable review

A proposal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming out of a port in Washington has received a favorable review from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Grand Coulee Dam

An environmental group sued the federal agency that operates the nation’s largest hydropower producer Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state are polluting the Columbia River …


B.C. reservoirs will help aid Northwest during drought

A robust snowpack in British Columbia will help ease drought conditions in the Northwest this summer. Three B.C. reservoirs will release additional water into the Columbia River to help migrating …


CdA residents upset at extent of dike road logging

The city of Coeur d’Alene has removed about two-thirds of the trees along Rosenberry Drive to the dismay of some residents, who thought more of the towering pines along North …


Suit filed over Lower Snake River dredging

Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe have filed a lawsuit to prevent dredging of the lower Snake River that enables Lewiston, Idaho, to be the most inland seaport on …


Historic deal requires Corps disclose dam pollution

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking …


Columbia River salmon plan challenged

Conservation groups and fishing interests have challenged the federal government’s latest plan for making Columbia River dams safe for salmon runs. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court …


Most trees on CdA’s dike road will remain

There’s good news for folks who enjoy strolling through the filtered light from towering pines along Coeur d’Alene’s Rosenberry Drive. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed its policy …


Treaty renewal chance to reopen salmon passages

Salmon runs to the Upper Columbia River and its tributaries went extinct in the 1930s when Grand Coulee Dam was built without fish ladders. Now it’s time to investigate salmon …


Army Corps: No broad study of coal trains planned

An official with the Army Corps of Engineers told a Congressional committee Tuesday it doesn’t plan a broad environmental study on exporting coal from the Western United States.


Corps closes trashed recreation area near Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. — A popular recreation area along the Snake River near Pullman will not be open for Labor Day because it was trashed last weekend by hard-partying visitors.


Farmers in N. Idaho dealing with flooding

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — A wet and rainy June is being blamed for millions of dollars of damaged crops by farmers in North Idaho’s Kootenai River Valley. But some growers …


Dam treaty to be revisited

Nearly 50 years ago, Canada and the United States shook hands over a groundbreaking accord that altered life in the Northwest. The Columbia River Treaty turned the 1,200-mile-long river and …


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 …


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 …


Picturesque lakeside trees could fall victim to the ax

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


Army Corps wants CdA to cut down ‘dike road’ trees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


Lake Pend Oreille’s winter level to rise, fall mildly

Lake Pend Oreille’s water level will fluctuate by only a foot this winter, while federal agencies analyze a controversial plan to raise and lower the lake as much as five …


Northwest tribes want input on Columbia River Treaty

Native people want a say in the future of the Columbia River Treaty, an accord between U.S. and Canada that governs power generation and flood control along the 1,200-mile river. …


Columbia, Snake locks will close for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start shutting down all eight locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers in December for repair work, with the last scheduled to reopen …


Work starts soon to fix leaky Idaho dam

An engineering firm will begin work soon to repair leaks at north-central Idaho’s Dworshak Dam.