Latest Lakes News

Sockeye salmon fishing opens on Baker Lake

Aug. 6, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — Anglers will have the opportunity to ply the waters of Baker Lake for sockeye salmon beginning Saturday. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the season continues until Sept. 7, as a sufficient number of sockeye have been transported to support a lake fishery, the State Department...

Washoe County approves $56M settlement in Tahoe tax fight

Aug. 5, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County has agreed to a $56 million settlement with a group of Lake Tahoe property owners have claimed for more than 15 years that they were the victim of unfair property tax assessments. The county commission approved the deal Tuesday over the objections of Washoe...

Jenny Gelwix, right, a 3rd grade teacher, joins other Granite School district teachers gathered at the Granite School District Office, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City, to protest the district's plans for reopening. Teachers showed up in numbers to make sure the district's school board knew their concerns. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah parents, teachers debate school reopening plans

Aug. 5, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of teachers and parents have gathered in northern Utah to argue whether school district reopening plans intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 are too restrictive or not. There were two demonstrations Tuesday in Farmington and South Salt Lake. They held opposing...

This combination of photos released by the National Student Poets Program shows, from left, Madelyn Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang and Anthony Wiles who have been named finalists in the Class of 2020 National Student Poets Program. Each receives a $5,000 cash award. (National Student Poets Program via AP)

Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

Aug. 5, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets. A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the student poet program...

Fish poisoning planned for southwest Montana creek, lakes

Aug. 4, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials plan to poison the fish in a southwestern Montana creek and two lakes and then restock the water bodies with a native species of trout. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to use the pesticide rotenone beginning Aug. 10 to kill fish in the North Fork of Spanish...

US House passes bill that may expand Abiquiú reservoir

Aug. 4, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

ABIQUIÚ, N.M. (AP) — A newly passed U.S. House bill may allow Abiquiú Lake to store a greater volume of water from a wider range of sources. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a provision in a water resources development bill would increase the northern New Mexico reservoir’s storage...

St. Cloud man drowns after falling off tube in Big Lake

Aug. 2, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a St. Cloud man who drowned after falling off a floating tube in Big Lake. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said the dive team was called in around 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the lake’s swimming beach after a witness saw a man fall off a tube...

10 people sickened by carbon monoxide on Lake Michigan boat

Aug. 2, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Ten people aboard a boat on Lake Michigan were sickened after exposure to carbon monoxide, authorities in Michigan said Saturday. Authorities received a distress call from the captain of the 32-foot boat that was traveling in Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven around 2:45...

Juvenile drowns in Wall Lake near Sioux Falls

Aug. 2, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A juvenile has drowned in Wall Lake west of Sioux Falls, authorities said. Authorities were called to the lake around 7:30 p.m. Saturday after the juvenile went under water near the beach, according to the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office. The victim was unresponsive went pulled...

Michigan's commercial fishing industry fear state bills

Aug. 2, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The once vibrant commercial fishing industry in Michigan has dwindled down from thousands of businesses to just 13 full-time fisheries. And those that are left are afraid legislation in a state Senate committee could be the end of the industry all together, M-Live.com reported. That...