Winthrop Rink schedule
The Winthrop Rink has set Saturday, Oct. 29, as the tentative starting date for its 2022 – 23 winter season, with events and activities expected to continue through March 12. The backup opening weekend is Nov. 4.
The rink again has several hockey tournaments scheduled, starting with a 12-team adult tournament on Nov. 11 – 13. Other highlights are the 12-team Great Outdoor Classic youth hockey tournaments on Dec. 9 – 11, Jan. 6 – 8 and Feb. 3 – 5.
The rink will offer the usual schedule of open skating sessions, lessons, and local youth and adult hockey. For information, visit http://winthroprink.org.
USFS summer jobs
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is looking for applicants to fill more than 100 temporary positions on the Naches, Cle Elum, Wenatchee River, Entiat, Chelan and Methow Valley Ranger Districts for summer season 2023.
The seasonal hire job announcements will be posted at https://www.usajobs.gov. The application window opens Sept. 29 and closes Oct. 6. The temporary positions will have a start date as early as April 9, 2023, or later.
To learn more about the seasonal hiring process and types of seasonal jobs visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest web pages: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen/about-forest/jobs and https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs/how-to-apply.
For questions about summer employment for fire-related positions, call Assistant Fire Training Officer Taija Corso at (509) 664‑9346. For questions about non-fire related positions call Andrew Farris, seasonal hiring manager representative for natural resource positions, at (509) 653‑1401 or (425) 417‑0854, or email at Andrew.Farris@usda.gov.
Free parks day
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites people to visit state parks or recreational areas for free on Saturday (Sept. 24) in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to a Washington state park or on lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources or Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.