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2008-09-08 21:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, +1-202-514-2007, TDD: +1- 202-514-1888 WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abner J. Schultz, a resident of Lake Havasu, Ariz., was sentenced today in federal court in Pocatello, Idaho for a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to unlawful dredge and fill work along the Salmon River, the Justice Department announced. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill for the District of Idaho ordered Schultz to pay...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Chinook salmon retention in the popular Buoy 10 season at the Columbia River mouth will be closed beginning Monday - a week earlier than scheduled - after anglers caught too many fish too quickly. "To not make it to Labor Day at Buoy 10 is just incredible,'' said Trey Carskadon of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association. "It is absolutely killing the sport-fishing industry.'' State biologists project that at the end of fishing on Sunday the chinook catch will be...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

Meeting tonight to discuss hatchery reprogramming WASHOUGAL - A public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. today at Washougal Community Center, 1701 C St., to discuss changes in the salmon and steelhead hatchery operations along the lower Columbia River. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will outline how the hatchery program is being retooled to help endangered and threatened wild salmon and steelhead populations recover, said Pat Frazier, regional fish manager. The department...

2008-08-14 21:00:17

By ALLEN THOMAS State wildlife officials will learn in November the fate of a grant application for $739,000 to redevelop the Langsdorf Landing boat ramp along the Columbia River downstream of Vancouver. The single-lane concrete plank ramp is enters the river at the slough between Caterpillar Island and the Washington shore along Lower River Road. Chuck Leidy, regional lands agent for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said plans call for doubling the parking on the east side of...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Peter Ottesen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 22--What are the two most-asked questions of California State Parks officials? "Where can I go to take a hike?" and "Do you have a trail map?" Now the answers can be found on a new trail guide available on the state parks Web site: parks.ca.gov/trailsearch/. The guide is organized by region to make it easy to find a close-to-home hiking opportunity or locate a never-before-discovered state park to visit. More than 150 hiking trails are...

2008-07-21 12:01:08

By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 21--WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla schools are joining a growing number in the Mid-Columbia offering more students the chance to take classes online. The district is starting a virtual program in the fall aimed at home schoolers. An information meeting for families is planned at the end of the month. "We think there's a lot of opportunity for expansion in the future," said Mark Higgins, district spokesman. "This is a great way for...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 18--We anglers love a sure thing, and the evening caddis fly blizzard that blows off the Deschutes River on summer evenings has been my sure thing since 1985. This big, green river flows through a rocky, desert canyon, and the sun lashes the water all day long and the trout hunker down under the shade under bankside trees or deep, turbulent water. But, as the sun sets, caddis flies small aquatic insects that live in and below...

2008-07-04 21:00:12

By ALLEN THOMAS Conflict swirls constantly around Columbia River salmon management. It's as much a part of the river as the tides and eddies of the stream itself. One group is chafed about the fisheries of another incessantly. So who's upset with who right now: Both the Columbia treaty tribes and the non-Indian lower river gillnetters are irked at the Washington and Oregon fishery agencies about the summer chinook season. Sport fishermen between Tongue Point near Astoria and...

2008-07-03 15:00:21

By Allen Thomas, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 3--Conflict swirls constantly around Columbia River salmon management. It's as much a part of the river as the tides and eddies of the stream itself. One group is chafed about the fisheries of another incessantly. So who's upset with who right now: Both the Columbia treaty tribes and the non-Indian lower river gillnetters are irked at the Washington and Oregon fishery agencies over the summer chinook season. Sport fishermen between...

2008-06-13 21:00:10

By ALLEN THOMAS Closed for a month, summer steelhead fishing in the lower Columbia River reopens on Monday. Washington and Oregon officials agreed Thursday to open angling for hatchery steelhead and hatchery summer chinook jacks from Interstate 5 downstream to the ocean. A run of 326,400 steelhead headed for upstream of Bonneville Dam is forecast. Fishing was supposed to open May 16, but has stayed closed to avoid incidentally catching spring chinook salmon. The non-Indian harvest of...


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William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

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