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USFS fees waived for Presidents Day weekend

Fees at federal recreation day-use sites will be waived on Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 15-17. The administrative fee waiver applies to federal recreation lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. It does not apply to SnoParks. Those using SnoParks that day must have SnoPark permits. Concession operations will continue to charge fees unless the permit...

Burn ban imposed in Okanogan County

A Stage 1 burn ban that will continue until at least Friday (Dec. 13) was imposed in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties as of 4 p.m. Monday (Dec. 9) by the Washington Department of Ecology. Poor dispersion is expected to degrade air quality over the next few days, Ecology said in a press release. The...