Stories tagged: Russ Vaagen
Fri., June 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Vaagen spinoff will turn scrawny trees into engineered building material
A spinoff of Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. plans to start making a product that could transform how high-rise buildings are constructed, someday making wooden skyscrapers part of city skylines.
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015, 7:53 p.m.
Shortage of logs shuts down Usk mill
Vaagen Brothers Lumber has shut down its sawmill in Usk, Washington, as a result of a sluggish national housing market and a wildfire season that created a regional shortage of …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
National forest logging suspended by shutdown
Federal budget troubles spilled into the woods this week, with logging contractors receiving notices to stop harvesting timber on national forests. The shutdown halted about six timber sales that Vaagen …
Sat., March 5, 2011
Forest has ‘too many trees’
Can cutting trees help save a forest? In northeastern Washington, a broad coalition of loggers, environmental groups, government officials and others think so. They’ve put together a forest restoration grant …
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011
Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co. deal will reopen sawmill
Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co. plans to restart a sawmill in Midway, B.C., through a cross-border deal that should help timber workers in both the U.S. and Canada. The Midway mill …
Thu., July 29, 2010
Proposal for Colville National Forest a collaborative effort
A proposal to designate 215,000 acres of new wilderness areas in the Colville National Forest is drawing support from a broad coalition of forest users. The plan would expand the …