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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017

Cris Currie of the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park, helped restore Cook's Cabin. (Rich Landers)

Mount Spokane board seeks new directors

PARKS – The Friends of Mount Spokane State Park board of directors is looking for new members. The non-profit board has a maximum membership of 15 directors and serves as a link between the park manager and park visitors, says Cris Currie, president. “It provides...

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

Montana may sell 7,200 acres of state land

PUBLIC LANDS -- Montana is considering the sale of 7,280 acres of its lands in northeastern Montana’s Daniels County, 49 tracts ranging from 5 to 360 acres, according to the Billings Gazette. “Over the years, landowners and others in Daniels County have urged the Department...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

Washington's Discover Pass inconvenience discussed 

STATE LANDS -- A bipartisan collection of 49 Washington state legislators is siding with state lands users who don't like the complexity of the new Discover Pass parking access requirements for state parks andother state lands. Two weeks ago, 35 representatives and 14 senators signed...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Governor signs Discover Pass into law

STATE LANDS -- Gov. Chris Gregoire today signed legislation authorizing the Discover Pass, a $30 annual vehicle permit ($10 daily) that soon will be required for access to Washington state parks and other state lands. Starting July 1, the Discover Pass will be required for...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

State lands parking pass a tough sell in WA

PUBLIC LANDS -- Washington's budget crisis is leaving lawmakers with the grim prospect of having to close perhaps 100 of the state's parks plus access sites at some recreation areas managed by other state agencies. One of the solution's is a $30 Discover Pass user...

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