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Jurisdictional dispute puts Roosevelt anglers in middle

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Rain runoff is clouding the region’s streams this week, but their murkiness isn’t even close to matching the jurisdictional dispute on the waters of Lake Roosevelt.

Don and Christine Fisher of Electric City tried to clear up the question of what fishing license is needed on the Columbia River reservoir bordering the Colville Indian Reservation.

But last week, after a year a half, the tribe’s enforcement and judicial systems suspended their spell of intimidation and chickened out.

Nothing gained.

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