Stories tagged: DNR
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner wants lawmakers to increase the amount of money that the state spends to fight wildfires and prevent future blazes.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
The state Department of Natural Resources will prohibit outdoor burning statewide effective Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Authorities have issued a search warrant for a 22-year-old Mead man suspected of setting a number of fires over the past three years, including a 2015 fire that cost $2 …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Fire crews responded to a fire in the vicinity of Aubrey L. White Parkway just west of intersection with Rifle Club Road Wednesday evening.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
The Legislature’s failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests, the agency director said Friday.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Two wildfires burning in north central Washington have consumed more than 6,000 acres.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is following through with a key safety recommendation that arose in the aftermath of the Oso mudslide, as it starts to post intricate topographical maps …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
A brush fire behind the Spokane Valley YMCA was put out quickly Friday after a heavy response by the Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 6:33 p.m.
The fire danger has increased to “high” in Spokane and Okanogan Counties, leading the Department of Natural Resources to ban campfires at Leader Lake Campground in Okanogan County.
Wed., July 6, 2016
Community outreach and internal communication were not Goldmark’s strengths. DNR has been beat up over the recent wildfire seasons, and morale is low. Fresh leadership is on the way, but …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:57 a.m.
The nation’s top wildfire-fighting official says the 2016 season isn’t expected to be as bad as last year, when a record 15,800 square miles burned nationwide.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
The morning after a brush fire off Geiger Boulevard burned a few acres near the highway, the men of Heights 43 got to work. Wearing heavy black boots and green …
Mon., June 22, 2015, 9:52 a.m.
Burning is now banned on all Washington State owned land.
Fri., Jan. 2, 2015
Is the state to blame for the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes in north-central Washington last summer? Did the bureaucrats who run the Department of Natural Resources purposely let …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
An Airway Heights prison inmate died today while clearing land for the state Department of Natural Resources.
Tue., July 16, 2013, 7:32 p.m.
A two-vehicle collision involving a Department of Natural Resources vehicle blocked State Route 291 for several hours Tuesday afternoon.
Sun., July 17, 2011
Despite statewide media reports for the past several months, people are still showing up at Washington state parks with no clue that a Discover Pass has been required for vehicles …
Wed., Dec. 8, 2010, 6:23 p.m.
Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2009
It was Scott Chaney of Suncrest who first eyed the 40 acres of state Department of Natural Resources land just a short walk from where he lives on the shore …