By Ann McCreary
After working continuously for more than a week to clear 3,000 dump truck loads of debris from the roadway, crews were able to reopen the North Cascades Highway on Monday morning (Aug. 19).
Locally grown, internationally known
By Marcy Stamper
Months before two environmental organizations filed suit against the Okanogan County commissioners for opening hundreds more miles of roads to ATVs around the county, there were at least two efforts to exempt the Methow Valley from a new state law that has expanded access for the vehicles across Washington.
The closure of U.S. Highway 2 west of Leavenworth for bridge construction, originally scheduled to begin Aug. 25, has been moved back to the week of Sept. 8, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said. Highway 2 between Leavenworth and state Route 207 at Coles Corner (west of Leavenworth) will be closed for six […]
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark lifted the ban on campfires and recreational fires in approved fire pits in developed campgrounds west of the Cascade crest as of Thursday (Aug. 15). All outdoor burning, including campfires, is still prohibited on state lands in Eastern Washington. The change applies only in state, county and other campgrounds […]