State wildlife staff kill 2 wolves in northeast Washington - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

State wildlife staff kill 2 wolves in northeast Washington

Posted: Updated:
Wolves are making a comeback but remain an endangered species under state law. Wolves are making a comeback but remain an endangered species under state law.
REPUBLIC, Wash. -

State helicopter gunners have shot and killed two adult female wolves in northeastern Washington and efforts to remove wolves are continuing.
    
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said in an email Thursday that staff killed the predators, including this year's breeding female, on Aug. 5. Operations continue but the agency is not releasing details as a safety precaution.
    
Department Director Jim Unsworth on Aug. 3 authorized the removal of some members of the Profanity Peak pack that roam Ferry County after staff confirmed several livestock attacks by the wolves this year.
    
This is the third time the state has killed wolves since they began recolonizing Washington a decade ago. Wolves are making a comeback but remain an endangered species under state law.
    
The state's wolf management plan allows the removal of wolves under certain conditions as the state tries to balance wolf recovery with potential conflicts with people, livestock and wildlife.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:46:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>
  • Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:05:30 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>
  • Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:24:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Deputies: Teen, man injured after wrong ammunition used in rifle

    Deputies: Teen, man injured after wrong ammunition used in rifle

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-10-23 22:17:27 GMT

    CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho - Clearwater County Sheriff's Office deputies report a 38-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were injured earlier this month while at a campsite on the Dworshak Reservoir. Deputies responded to a report of a gun blowing up in someone's face on October 13. Two victims, a 14-year-old boy and a man identified as Isaiah Estes, both of Plummer, Idaho, were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

    >>

    CLEARWATER COUNTY, Idaho - Clearwater County Sheriff's Office deputies report a 38-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were injured earlier this month while at a campsite on the Dworshak Reservoir. Deputies responded to a report of a gun blowing up in someone's face on October 13. Two victims, a 14-year-old boy and a man identified as Isaiah Estes, both of Plummer, Idaho, were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

    >>
  • Suspected driver in fatal Liberty Lake hit-and-run crash held on $200K bond

    Suspected driver in fatal Liberty Lake hit-and-run crash held on $200K bond

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-10-23 22:03:17 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - The suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last week made his first appearance in court on Tuesday. A judge ordered 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin held on $200,000 bond. Police say Kanyushkin drove from the scene of the crash Thursday morning. Officers arrived on scene at the intersection of E. Mission Ave and E. Country Vista Drive for a report of a woman lying in the road.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - The suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last week made his first appearance in court on Tuesday. A judge ordered 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin held on $200,000 bond. Police say Kanyushkin drove from the scene of the crash Thursday morning. Officers arrived on scene at the intersection of E. Mission Ave and E. Country Vista Drive for a report of a woman lying in the road.

    >>
  • Does High Drive need to be made safer?

    Does High Drive need to be made safer?

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-10-23 21:08:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In wake of a fatal crash along High Drive KHQ investigates if the new improvements to High Drive that just opened last week needs to be made safer. KHQ spoke with City of Spokane spokeswoman Marlene Feist asking her if the City has plans to put in more guard rails or other traffic control devices along the scenic route. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In wake of a fatal crash along High Drive KHQ investigates if the new improvements to High Drive that just opened last week needs to be made safer. KHQ spoke with City of Spokane spokeswoman Marlene Feist asking her if the City has plans to put in more guard rails or other traffic control devices along the scenic route. 

    >>