Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.
A southwestern Idaho couple concerned they aren't being paid their fair share of oil and natural gas royalties are asking state officials to force a Texas-based oil company to reveal production and other records.
Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area.
Climate change adds another stress to the Northwest salmon and steelhead that have been beaten back with dams, fishing nets, hooks, pollution and development for 150 years. The region got a preview of how bad it can be by the summer of 2015 when hotter temperatures killed millions of fish.
Across the Pacific Northwest and the nation, people have competing visions for the Columbia River Basin and its iconic salmon runs. Reconciling their many visions, addressing climate change and protecting the salmon and its ecosystems is our challenge for the rest of the century.
Anglers, Native Americans, environmental advocates and boaters joined together Sept. 9, 2017, to call for removing four dams on the Lower Snake River to save wild salmon that spawn in Idaho, eastern Oregon and eastern Washington.
More than a hundred sockeye salmon were delivered from Stanley to the Eagle Fish Hatchery in late September. These sockeye have migrated from the Pacific Ocean to Redfish Lake, climbing more than 6,000 feet in elevation.