Stories tagged: fire lookouts
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 4:22 a.m.
Destroyed Little Snowy Top lookout provided shelter, memories to many
The cabin stood tall in the wilderness of northeastern Washington to combat wildfires and shelter visitors for 84 years.
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Fire towers worth trek
Getting to any of Glacier’s nine remaining fire lookout towers isn’t a walk in the park. “None of them are real easy to get to,” said David Butler, author of …
Thu., April 10, 2014
Mountain lookout debate nears end
Spearheaded by Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a measure last week to save the popular Green Mountain fire lookout, which a federal judge has …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012, 10:29 p.m.
Fire lookouts hang on to lofty legacy
Fire lookouts had their heydays in the first half of the 20th century, especially during a building boom on national forests and other public lands during the Great Depression. The …
Sat., July 28, 2012
Lookout getting a new outlook
Volunteers recently began refurbishing a national forest lookout ravaged by age, weather and vandalism on Spyglass Peak in the upper reaches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River. The U.S. …
Sun., April 8, 2012
Field reports: Washington takes action on new hunting rules
HUNTING – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia. …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
Perched at 6,870 feet on the divide between Idaho’s Clearwater and St. Joe rivers, the Mallard Peak lookout has rarely been unoccupied since it was last staffed by Forest Service …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2009
Region’s lookouts include rentals
Forest fire lookouts have had their ups and downs in the past century, but the trend throughout the country has been down. Revised fire policies, airplanes and technology have made …