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Idaho, U.S. sign logging and forest restoration agreement

State and federal officials signed an agreement Tuesday that will help protect Idaho’s national forest lands, which they said are at risk of insect infestations and destructive wildfires.

Controlled burns planned for east slope of Cascade Range

Federal officials are planning controlled burns on 9,000 acres (3642 hectares) on the east slope of the Cascade Range in Washington state in an effort to reduce the threat of …

Please obey fireworks bans

As for fireworks, those have been banned in Spokane and most of the county since for more than 20 years, and for good reason. One spark, regardless of the source, …

Editorial: Editorial Roundup: Take care with controlled burns

The success of this program hinges on DNR conducting its due diligence and working with weather forecasters to avoid smoke drifting into cities.

Controlled burns begin near Coeur d’Alene

The Forest Service is starting its annual controlled burn program this week on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District.

Grant will fund work to reduce wildfire risk in northeast Washington

Steve Parker had two reactions to last summer’s wildfires in Central Washington: a deep empathy for the people who lost homes and businesses, followed by the thought, “What if that …

Controlled burns planned in North Idaho

Federal officials plan to set fires on up to 1,700 acres in North Idaho this fall as part of prescribed burning. The U.S. Forest Service has targeted 300 to 500 …