Tag Archives: Columbia River

Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters

Commuters between Washington and Oregon can expect some traffic delays this week. Rising flood levels on the Columbia River mean more lifts for the Interstate 5 bridge. Source: Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters . News | OPB

My View: Preparedness best response to flood risk

Proactive safety work will continue over the next few weeks as part of a collaboration to manage flood risk along the south shore of the Columbia River. The project is led by Levee Ready Columbia, a partnership of local governments, residents, employers and community organizations. Source: Oregon Local News – My View: Preparedness best response […]
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Oregon commission eases stance on Columbia gill-netting, hoping Washington will budge too

“Beatings will continue until morale improves.” An old military saw of unknown origin applies to Friday’s unanimous (staged?) decision by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to take a couple steps back from its earlier hard line against managing Columbia River fisheries with Washington. Source: Oregon commission eases stance on Columbia gill-netting, hoping Washington will […]
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Oregon opts to keep gill-nets off spring and summer runs

Officials left the door open for alternative, safer fishing gears in the mainstem, including the limited use of tanglenets. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis. But just enough, commissioners hoped, to prompt negotiation with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to […]
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Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

The Port of Vancouver has delivered a blow to a proposed oil transfer terminal, coming out against a contract renegotiation requested by Vancouver Energy. Source: Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes | KGW.com

Coastal Caucus supports commission decision on gillnetting

Bipartisan group of lawmakers go against the governor by supporting position of commercial fishermen. A group of state legislators from the Oregon coast are voicing support for a controversial decision by the state’s fish and wildlife commission to maintain commercial gillnetting along the Columbia River. Source: Oregon Local News – Coastal Caucus supports commission decision […]
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States set spring chinook season on Columbia River 

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington have set spring chinook salmon seasons on the Columbia River. Spring chinook fishing season will run March 1 through April 6 on the Columbia River from the mouth upstream to Bonneville Dam, and March 16 through May 5 from the dam to the Oregon-Washington border. Fisheries managers from both […]
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Lawsuit seeks to keep Columbia, Snake rivers cool for salmon

In addition to climate change, the groups point to dams throughout the basin as a factor promoting high river temperatures. A lawsuit filed Thursday by salmon advocates aims to reverse a trend of high summer water temperatures on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The groups are asking the U.S. district court in Seattle to compel […]
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Crabbing is open again on entire Oregon coast

The crabbing closure from Coos Bay’s North Jetty to Heceta Head was lifted Feb. 10th — so, once again the entire Oregon coast is open to recreational and commercial crabbing. For how long, one can only guess. Ed. Note: ODFW, Governor, Gill netting discussed in article. Source: Crabbing is open again on entire Oregon coast […]
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Editorial: Brown puts political correctness above jobs 

Original plan was manifestly unjust In an astoundingly ignorant and heavy-handed display of putting urban political correctness ahead of rural jobs, Gov. Kate Brown last week dictated that the citizen members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission reverse their January decision that gave commercial fishermen a minimally fair share  of the Columbia River’s salmon […]
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