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Another Great Year of Making A Difference in the Lives of Youth in the PN Region

Another Great Year of Making A Difference in the Lives of Youth in the PN Region

In 2015, several dynamic educational opportunities and programs were organized and co-sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region to support and engage young people between the ages of 5 to 35. More >>


Arrowrock Dam Built to Last

Prineville C.A.S.T For Kids Reels in a Good Time

BOISE, Idaho - In 1915, Arrowrock Dam was once recognized as a the tallest dam in the world. On Oct 9, Reclamation celebrated its 100th birthday. The 355 foot tall Arrowrock Dam still stands as a monument to the ingenuity, originality, and can-do spirit still found in the ranks of Reclamation employees to this day. More >>


Prineville C.A.S.T For Kids Reels in a Good Time

Prineville C.A.S.T For Kids Reels in a Good Time

The morning of the Prineville 'Catch a Special Thrill' event followed a period of unusually cool and cloudy weather. Starbucks and Ray's Food in Prineville donated hot coffee and donuts for the early morning volunteers. More >>


Good Fun, Food and Fishing at the Potholes C.A.S.T. Event

Good Fun, Food and Fishing at the Potholes C.A.S.T. Event

Early on Saturday morning, August 1st, Potholes State Park began to fill with boats, captains, co-captains, and volunteers for the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation event in which participants come to share in the highlight of the day...Fishing! More >>


Kids Catching a Special Thrill at Lake Walcott C.A.S.T. Event

Kids Catching a Special Thrill at Lake Walcott C.A.S.T. Event

The 14th annual Lake Walcott C.A.S.T. for Kids/Let's Move Outside event was Saturday, July 18 in Rupert, Idaho. More >>


Another Fun & Successful C.A.S.T. for Kids Event at Sarg Hubbard

Another Fun & Successful C.A.S.T. for Kids Event at Sarg Hubbard

The June 20, 2015, C.A.S.T. event at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima, Washington, was a resounding success! More >>


Minidoka Dam Spillway Completion Ceremony

Minidoka Dam Spillway Completion Ceremony

The Minidoka Dam Spillway Completion Ceremony was held Wednesday May 27, 2015. The event marked completion of a four-year construction effort to modernize and straighten the spillway... More >>


Building Bridges at Grand Coulee Dam

Building Bridges at Grand Coulee Dam

Since January, staff from Grand Coulee Dam have partnered with the Lake Roosevelt elementary school's Smart, Honest, Aware, Respectful and Present (SHARP) program to design, build and test toothpick bridges... More >>


Partial Mammoth Skull Recovered from American Falls

Partial Mammoth Skull Recovered from American Falls

It’s not every day that an extinct elephant pokes its head out of the ground in Idaho; but Oct. 8 was one of those days... More >>


Gumshoes to Mayhem: Learning through Play at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival

Gumshoes to Mayhem: Learning through Play at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival

For two days, third and fourth grade students from schools throughout north central Washington run, paint, dress up, wade in the creek, and conduct experiments to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Wenatchee River and learn about the river’s complexity and natural processes.... More >>


Reclamation Takes Safety to the Dogs

Reclamation Takes Safety to the Dogs

Boise, ID - Tails wagging and barks heard across Julia Davis Park, staff from the Bureau of Reclamation’s PN Region joined 3,000 people and their dogs at the See Spot Walk event in Boise Idaho... More >>


Northwest Youth Corps at Lake Cascade, Idaho

Northwest Youth Corps at Lake Cascade, Idaho

A five person crew ages 18-25 spent part of their summer working hard at Lake Cascade. Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region hired the crew through the Northwest Youth Corps (NYC)... More >>


Living River Exhibit a Big Hit at the Sawtooth Salmon Festival

Living River Exhibit a Big Hit at the Sawtooth Salmon Festival

On August 23, the Bureau of Reclamation, along with their project partners, participated in the annual Sawtooth Salmon Festival held in Stanley. The annual event brings together those involved with salmon and steelhead recovery...More >>


Fun had by All at Black Canyon C.A.S.T. Event

Fun had by All at Black Canyon C.A.S.T. Event

On August 16, 35 enthusiastic and excited kids took part in the 22nd annual Catch a Special Thrill for Kids (C.A.S.T.) event at Black Canyon Reservoir near Emmett, Idaho. This event brings children with a wide range of special needs together with local fishing experts to provide a memorable day of boating and fishing...More >>


C.A.S.T. Event Brings Out the Best at Prineville Reservoir

C.A.S.T. Event Brings Out the Best at Prineville Reservoir

Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids is an extraordinary outdoor event which teams up with sponsors throughout central Oregon with area youngsters for a day of fishing. It’s one of those rare events in our community that focuses on children with special needs or long term illnesses...More >>


C.A.S.T. for Kids/Let's Move Outside a Hit in Yakima

C.A.S.T. for Kids/Let's Move Outside a Hit in Yakima

On June 14, at Sarg Hubbard Pond in Yakima, Wash., 18 enthusiastic and excited participants registered for the annual “Catch a Special Thrill,” better known as C.A.S.T./Let’s Move Outside event... More >>


PN Region Participates in Welcome Home Veterans Event

PN Region Participates in Welcome Home Veterans Event

The PN Region staff participated in the annual “All Veterans Welcome Home” celebration on Saturday, June 28. The event was held on the campus of the Boise VA Medical Center... More >>


AgriMet to Attend Anheuser-Busch Barley Grower Day

AgriMet to Attend Anheuser-Busch Barley Grower Day

Through a pilot partnership between Anheuser-Busch and the Bureau of Reclamation, Clark Hamilton and a handful of barley growers in southeastern Idaho have been using AgriMet weather data to help monitor their water usage this growing season...More >>


AgriMet Outreach Tour

AgriMet Outreach Tour

Through a pilot partnership between Anheuser-Busch and the Bureau of Reclamation, Clark Hamilton and a handful of barley growers in southeastern Idaho have been using AgriMet weather data to help monitor their water usage this growing season...More >>


Minidoka Dam Replacement Continues to Make Progress

Minidoka Dam Replacement Continues to Make Progress

Contractors for the Bureau of Reclamation continue to make progress replacing the 108-year-old Minidoka Dam on the Snake River, located 10 miles northeast of Rupert, Idaho. The improvement project, begun in 2011 will be a vastly more efficient and safer system...More >>


A Man-Made Marvel Comes to Life at Grand Coulee Dam

A Man-Made Marvel Comes to Life at Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee has always been the biggest of everything. Now it's bigger than ever on the Silver Screen. Since April 25, Grand Coulee Dam: A Man-Made Marvel, has been showing to enthusiastic audiences at the dam's visitor center...More >>


One River, Many Voices Now Playing

One River, Many Voices Now Playing

The launch of the One River, Many Voices has left a lasting impression on visitors, residents, and employees at the dam since its premiere showing over Memorial Day Weekend. The show was developed by Luma Laser, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon, and features high resolution graphics...More >>


A Glance at the Pacific Northwest Region's 2013 Youth Activities - Engaging, Educating, Employing

A Glance at the Pacific Northwest Region's 2013 Youth Activities - Engaging, Educating, Employing

In 2013, the PN Region organized and co-sponsored several events for young people ages 5 to 18. Our goal is to engage, educate, and employ youth, which supports the Secretary’s youth initiative...More >>


Secretary Jewell Presents 2013 Partners in Conservation Awards

Secretary Jewell Presents 2013 Partners in Conservation Awards

Commissioner Michael L. Connor joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in commending Reclamation employees who were recipients of the Department of the Interior’s 2013 Partners in Conservation Award...More >>


Scoggins Dam Open Houses - January 9, 2014

Scoggins Dam Open Houses - January 9, 2014

You are invited to meet with the Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies to learn about the potential impacts of earthquake-related flooding from Scoggins Dam...More >>


Hunt for Habitat - Student Conservation Interns Breaking River Trails in the Grande Ronde Basin

Hunt for Habitat - Student Conservation Interns Breaking River Trails in the Grande Ronde Basin

In the summer of 2013, Student Conservation Association Interns Meggan Venetianer and Nick Patricca spent eight to ten hours a day mapping hundreds of river reaches in Oregon's Grande Ronde River Basin...More >>


Open House and Ribbon Cutting to Dedicate the New Upper Snake Field Office Building

Open House and Ribbon Cutting to Dedicate the New Upper Snake Field Office Building

After nearly 72 years at the same location, employees in the Upper Snake Field Office (USFO) closed the doors at their former office in Burley...More >>


Last Updated: 1/22/16