Regional News

Forest assessing burned areas for flooding risk from Naches to Methow Valley


Sep 26, 2017
High above the community of Mazama, US Forest Service Hydrologist Molly Hanson takes dozens of aerial photos of areas burned in…





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…

Deadline to apply for special hunt permits is May 24


Apr 26, 2017
Hunters have through May 24 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and…