The Activities of the U.S. Forest Service inside Chelan County are under a spotlight after the county was overrun recently by smoke and haze from wildfires on U.S. Forest land.
Air quality reached unhealthy to hazardous levels on a regular basis for more than a month straight leading into mid-October.
U, S. Highway 2 remains closed in the North Cascades for what's now the 12th day in a row because of the Bolt Creek Fire, which has been burning close by.
The holdup to reopening the highway is unstable trees on slopes next to the roadway...
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a change in fees for multiple recreation sites in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Public Affairs Officer Victoria Wilkins says some will increase, others will decrease and some fees will be new at a variety of locations
The U.S. Forest Service announced that the Wish Poosh Campground located near Lake Cle Elum has closed for the season early after several recent aggressive bear/camper encounters.
The area was set to close next week for construction work that was to last through next May, but Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest personnel say public safety is their top concern and recent bear activity forced the ch