WENATCHEE — Little was known about salmon and their habits in the late 1930s, when the U.S. government gave its director of fisheries B.M. Brennan a year to conduct a “thorough analysis” of how to preserve salmon runs into the upper Columbia River, which was soon to be blocked by Grand Coulee Dam.
BRITISH COLUMBIA — Adding fish passage at Grand Coulee Dam could give Canadian tribes the leverage they’ve been working toward for fish routes around the lowest three of the 18 dams on the Canadian Columbia River and its major tributaries.
TWISP — State, local and federal officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the Methow Valley’s largest irrigation district’s conversion from open ditches to a combination of closed pipes and water pumped from wells.
Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. These images were taken this summer, showing an adult osprey and its offspring. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.
I just finished reading complete text of Initiative 594. This is a terribly written, unnecessary law that won’t solve any problems but will create lots of them. It is well funded however, but grassroots opposition should win over money any day.
CHELAN — A three-year lobbying effort to benefit tourism by increasing the elevation of Lake Chelan by about one foot through September ended this week, with the Chelan County PUD deciding it couldn’t do it.
WINTHROP — Hunters, woodcutters and other forest recreationists recognize the changing colors and cool crisp mornings as signaling the arrival of fall, a popular time to visit your national forest lands.