Regional News

Campfires Banned on DNR-Protected Lands Across Eastern Washington


Aug 16, 2018
As of Friday, August 17, campfires are banned on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)…





Lake Roosevelt to open for white sturgeon fishing


May 25, 2017
Action: Open a harvest fishery for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations and effective…

SR 20/North Cascades Highway is open


May 16, 2017
With the rev of some engines and the swing of the gate, State Route 20/North Cascades Highway has reopened for 2017. Opening for…

SR 20/North Cascades Highway reopening planned for May 16


May 11, 2017
It seemed like the winter weather might never end after record rain and snow pounded the state and delayed the reopening of…

Governor signs Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber’s bill that will help local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response


May 11, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today that will help local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response – with a…

Long Term Permit Renewals Considered on Forest Land


May 10, 2017
National Forest Land covers about forty percent of Okanogan County.  We rely on the Forest for clean air and water, jobs and…