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 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion 

Hydroelectric storage yields benefits

Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works; however, once water goes down stream, it is gone. What if we could recycle it in key parts of the Columbia River system... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Water rights should remain private, local

Under the guise of water conservation, the state Department of Ecology is once again moving to take water rights from farmers, ranchers and other private holders. Last month, the... — Updated 12/2/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

All Aboard Washington proposes East-West rail

CHENEY — All Aboard Washington (AAWA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting state-wide connectivity through passenger and freight rail services, stopped in Cheney Friday, Aug. 20, to discuss expanding passenger rail... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

Medical Lake Tennis-A-Thon celebrates 24th anniversary

MEDICAL LAKE - Medical Lake held its 24th annual Tennis-A-Thon beginning on July 21 at noon and ending at the same time on July 22. Leroy Lemaster, the former high school tennis... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Columbia River Treaty needs renegotiating

Power shortages, rolling brownouts and blackouts? In the Pacific Northwest? One regional utility alone – Avista – had brownouts that affected 15,307 ratepayers last Monday,... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Family tree farms key to cutting greenhouse gases

As climate change concerns grow, researchers are turning to small tree farmers for help. Actually, they have been helping for nearly a century, but their efforts have largely gone... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

Anglers can fish for free June 12-13

OLYMPIA — Anglers across Washington will be able to fish without a license on the state’s lakes, rivers, and marine waters during this year’s annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 12 and 13. Residents and non-residents can fi... — Updated 6/10/2021

 

Curtis W. Erickson

Curtis W. Erickson 1941 - 2021 Curtis W. Erickson passed away on April 29, 2021. He was born on July 3, 1941 in Sisseton, S.D., and the youngest of six siblings. His family moved to... — Updated 5/13/2021 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee to sign bill to replace Whitman statues today

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a bill today that would begin the process of removing statues of perhaps the state's most prominent figure from the Capitol building and the National Statuary in Washington, D.C. The... — Updated 4/15/2021

 

Commission to set new hunting seasons

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will set 2021-23 hunting seasons, establish state water mining rules and update its fish hatchery policy when it meets Friday, April 9. The commission is expected to approve new... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Snake River fishery opens

ALMOTA — Sections of the Snake River are now open for fishermen to catch and keep fall Chinook salmon and steelhead. The Chinook fishery opened Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will close Oct. 31, state Department of Fish and Wildlife... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Drones to study redds

LEAVENWORTH — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will partner with a Washington State University graduate student next month using drones to look for salmon spawning nests in streams. The plan is to scan the upper... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

Bradley Donald McHenry

Survivors are wife of 58 years, Diane, daughter Xandra Victor [Ardell] and twin grandchildren Halie and Joe Champlin. His parents Donald and Joyce McHenry, preceded him in death. After graduating from North Central, Whitworth and U... — Updated 9/3/2020 Full story

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Important Columbia, Snake river dams must stay

Dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers provide an appropriate balance between the economic needs of Eastern Washington and fish protections. While we already knew that here in... — Updated 8/13/2020

 

Robert Eugene McDonald

Robert (Mac) McDonald, 73, of Clarkston, Wash. died Friday, June 19, 2020, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Pikeminnow anglers up and down the Columbia and... — Updated 6/24/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Area lakes to reopen May 5th

FOUR LAKES – Fishing will resume here and on other lakes and rivers statewide beginning May 5. Following two weeks of growing protests over the state’s ban on fishing, Gov. Jay... — Updated 4/30/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Hundreds protest state's boating, fishing ban

RICHLAND — Under the watchful eye of a city park ranger, hundreds of protesters from across Eastern Washington launched boats and filled Columbia Point Park today calling on Gov.... — Updated 4/21/2020

 

Big deal, so I 'flunked retirement?'

By PAUL DELANEY Staff reporter SPOKANE — Under cover of darkness. Sneaking in the back door. Or better yet, call it making good on a pledge. Quietly, my old byline that was officially retired to the Cheney Free Press archives... — Updated 2/27/2020

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Messing with nature has consequences

The state Legislature has directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove the catch limits on bass, walleye and channel catfish in all waters of the state where they coexist with salmon. It seems that someone in... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Dams are the Pacific Northwest's flood busters

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Medical Lake boys, girls ranked in Class 1A cross country

MEDICAL LAKE – The Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the Cardinals boys and girls cross country teams in the Class 1A poll this week going into the... — Updated 10/28/2019

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Departments making own rules are not responsible to public

There is a branch of our government that is independent of the three branches we study in school. This branch usually operates in the shadows overlooked by both the people and the Legislature. It makes its own rules with the same... — Updated 10/24/2019

 

Salmon, steelhead fisheries close for season

PASCO – Most salmon and steelhead fishing closed on the Columbia River downstream of the Tri-Cities today following a season of low return runs. The Hanford/Ringgold salmon fishery remains open, state Department of Fish and... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Fish managers request notice before irrigation shutdown

SUNNYSIDE – State officials want farmers and ranchers to notify them before shutting off irrigation for the winter. On Monday, state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

Removing Snake River dams is unwise for a multitude of reasons

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake... — Updated 5/23/2019

 

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