Environment

Fishing

Steelhead run is so bad, it’s catch-and-release only in Idaho for 1st time in years

Steelhead and salmon populations along the Columbia and Snake rivers are having a difficult 2017 due to poor river and ocean conditions.

Environment

How the dams have changed Lewiston

Dustin Aherin of Lewiston tells how the dams changed the community he grew up in and how the unfulfilled dream of economic bounty from shipping to the Pacific Ocean has hindered the northern Idaho community's development.

Environment

Boiseans can now have their yard waste converted to compost

Boise residents can now toss their yard waste and organics into green-lidded bins provided by the city. The program keeps added waste from entering the landfill. Republic Services transports the material to a composting facility south of Boise at Twenty Mile South Farm in a partnership with Boise City. The organic material is processed for 55-60 days and should be available this fall to city residents.

Videos

The hydropower posse promotes the dams' importance

Will Hart, who represents 130 Idahoans who get their power from the federal dams in Oregon and Washington, explains how important they are to the municipal utilities and rural co-ops that buy their power from the Bonneville Power Administration.
Produced by Ali Rizvi McClatchy
The hydropower posse promotes the dams' importance 2:40

The hydropower posse promotes the dams' importance

How the dams have changed Lewiston 3:03

How the dams have changed Lewiston

How to protect your family from potential dangers of lead poisoning 1:56

How to protect your family from potential dangers of lead poisoning

Boiseans can now have their yard waste converted to compost 2:09

Boiseans can now have their yard waste converted to compost