Starting Thursday campfires across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest are no longer allowed. Forest Service spokeswoman Cathy Dowd says the restrictions include not only campfires, but also briquette fires in all campgrounds and wilderness areas. She says it's believed that this is the first time they've enacted a ban that includes wilderness areas, in many years. listen here Pressurized liquid gas stoves are still allowed.
There's a new, free way to get around town. Richard DeRock, Link Transit General Manager says the new route, Current B, started Monday and joins two other route's in the transit system's network of fare-free, electric vehicles. listen here DeRock says the Current Route B will particularly benefit WVC students. listen here All three routes run Monday through Saturday.
Posted Tuesday, 07-07-15 Better mapping has put the Beezley Hills fire at nearly 22 hundred acres. The blaze, about three miles north-northwest of Quincy, started late on the Fourth of July. Fire information officer Ron Fryer says crews are being released as the fire nears full containment. listen here The fire was 90% contained as of this (tue) morning, and full containment could be declared tonight (tue). A privately owned scale house was reported damaged, but Fryer says there have been no reports of any damage to homes in the fire area
Posted 7/7/15 Rep. Dave Reichert met with 12-year-old Makenna Schwab, East Wenatchee, last week to recognize her Make a Difference Day projects supporting Seattle Children’sHospital. He gave her an American flag which was flown above the U.S. Capitol for a day. In 2014, she held a toy and wagon drive for the hospital. USA Today recognized her as a national Make a Difference Day award-winner in April.