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[9/16/19] Goat Relocation Completed for 2019

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The National Park Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and US Forest Service partnered to re-establish and assist in connecting depleted populations of mountain goats in the Washington Cascades while also removing non-native goats from the Olympic Mountains. This year’s operations have wrapped-up. Deborah Kelly with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest says 101 mountain goats […]

[8/28/19] Trails Reopened at Columbia River Gorge

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One of the most popular hikes in the Columbia River Gorge has reopened almost two years after it was damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire. The Wahclella Falls Trail, near Cascade Locks and east of Multnomah Falls, features a 2.4 mile out-and-back hike through a slot canyon to a powerful waterfall. The main part of […]

[7/24/19] Lightning Strikes Put Firefighters Into Action

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Yesterday’s thunder cell dropped more than 500 lightning strikes across the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Central Washington. The U.S. Forest Service said they’ve actively responded to eight fires from 15 smoke reports in Chelan County, as well as some in Kittitas and Yakima Counties, over the last 24 hours. One spot is in […]

[7/24/19] ACTIVE FIRES

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072419 ACTIVE FIRES After over 500 recorded lightning strikes, the US Forest service says there are two fires burning about twenty-five miles uplake on Lake Chelan.  Kari Grover-Weir with the Chelan Ranger District says both fires are roughly an acre in size, firefighters are working both events and air support is dropping water drawn out […]

[7/8/19] US Forest Service to Replace Bridge

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Construction begins today on the Yodelin Creek Culvert Replacement project over Stevens Pass. The project will remove two damaged culverts on Stevens Road and replace them with a single-span bridge. The Chelan County Public Works project will begin by reinforcing a wooden US Forest Service bridge, used as a detour route for nearby residents during […]