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Hard-fought Hirst compromise reached for rural Washington


Jan 19, 2018
After nearly a year of negotiations, Sen. Judy Warnick, former chair of the Senate’s water-related committee and lead negotiator…





Road Work on Harts Pass & Chewuch Will Require Closures/Delays


Oct 02, 2017
Work is underway to make repairs to Harts Pass Road at Cache Creek and on the Chewuch Road; north and northwest of Winthrop,…

Permits Available for Events and Guiding on National Forest


Sep 28, 2017
Applications are being accepted for temporary outfitter and guide permits as well as recreation event permits on the Methow…

DNR Eases Statewide Burn Ban


Sep 27, 2017
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that as the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands…

Woodcutting permits again available at Forest Service offices in Okanogan County


Sep 19, 2017
Due to the recent change in weather conditions, with colder nights and some precipitation, woodcutting restrictions will be…

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE EVACUATION LEVEL REDUCED:


Sep 19, 2017
Due to Diamond Creek's moderate fire behavior, cooler temperatures and fire line construction, the Level Two (2) Evacuation “Be…