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Salmon Numbers Jump At Central Idaho Mountain Lake

redfishlakeMore endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades. Some 1,400 fish have returned so far from a population that in the 1990s bumped along


Once-Extinct Run Of Salmon On Its Own Now

chumSCSince 2004, biologists and volunteers have been working to restore an extinct population of summer chum salmon on the Tahuya River, which drains into southern Hood Canal southwest of Belfair. Now it's time to find out whether Hood Canal summer chum can survive on their own in the Tahuya,


Montana Coal Mine Deal Aims To Boost Asian Exports

coaltrainEWACoal companies have finalized a deal that consolidates ownership of a Montana mine and gives a Wyoming company an option to export coal through Washington state. Ambre Energy and Cloud Peak Energy announced in a joint statement Monday that the deal involving the 120-worker Decker mine closed Sept. 12.