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Glacier’s 2015 visitation breaks record

Glacier National Park has set a new record for the second straight year with more than 2.3 million visitors in 2015.


Washington’s newest national park at Hanford could draw 100,000 visitors by 2018

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is taking shape at Hanford and two other locations where the country during World War II crossed the threshhold into the Atomic Age.


Houseboat owner, gunshot victim sue Park Service rangers in Kettle Falls incident

Michael Sublie and Casey Hartinger are seeking $6 million in damages following a shooting by a Park Service ranger at the Kettle Falls Campground in September 2013.


Houseboat owner, gunshot victim sue Park Service rangers in Kettle Falls incident

Michael Sublie and Casey Hartinger are seeking up to $6 million in damages following a shooting by a National Park Service ranger at the Kettle Falls Campground in September 2013.


The National Park Service has made significant changes to visitor’s center in Yellowstone

In a place where he used to stab tourists, their vehicles and even a park ranger with his antlers during the fall rut, bull elk No. 6 has been somewhat …


New Hanford site tour offered

The story of the Hanford site prior to nuclear development is the focus of a new public tour offered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Richland office.


Feds may restore North Cascades’ grizzlies

The National Park Service is looking at reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades Mountains in Washington. The park service has launched a three-year process to consider that question.


Park Service to study grizzly reintroduction

SEATTLE — The National Park Service says it has launched a three-year process to determine whether to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.


Houseboat owner fined in dust-up with rangers

A Kettle Falls houseboat owner will pay a $100 fine for excessive noise as part of a deal to avoid another federal trial in a case where a National Park …


Houseboat owner fined in Park Service shooting incident

The houseboat owner facing charges of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer agreed to a deal Monday that will keep him out of jail and order a $100 fine for …


Jury deadlock leads to mistrial in alleged assault of ranger

A federal jury deadlocked Friday on whether a Kettle Falls man assaulted a National Park Service ranger. A full day of deliberations ended in a mistrial for Michael Sublie, said …


Jury deadlocks in park ranger case

Jurors could not reach a consensus whether to convict Michael Sublie of assault and interference of a federal agent prior to an officer-involved shooting taking place in September.


Opening statements given in park ranger assault case

A jury will have to decide whether to convict a Kettle Falls man of assaulting a federal agent in an incident where witnesses agree only that a bystander was shot. …


Houseboat owner’s trial to begin in incident with park rangers

A Kettle Falls houseboat owner is set to stand trial this week on accusations that he shoved a National Park Service ranger during a tense confrontation last September that included …


Court documents: Park ranger fired on boat because he heard gunfire

Federal court documents indicate National Park Service Ranger Matthew Phillipson fired his gun during a September excessive noise call on a houseboat in Stevens County because he thought he heard …


Feds upgrade charges in alleged assault of park ranger

Federal prosecutors will seek tougher charges against a Kettle Falls houseboat owner who they allege assaulted National Park Service rangers just before another man was shot in September. Michael Sublie …


Park ranger shooting details to remain sealed indefinitely

Investigative details in a September shooting by National Park Service rangers trying to break up a noisy houseboat party at a remote campground near Kettle Falls will remain sealed indefinitely …


Colville-area residents protest park ranger shooting

COLVILLE – Bob Hartinger stood next to his wheelchair-bound son, Casey, outside the Stevens County Courthouse on Friday morning, holding aloft a sign reading “My son was shot by N.P.S.” …


Rangers involved in campground shooting still not named

The U.S. Park Service is refusing to identify the rangers involved in a campground shooting near Kettle Falls earlier this month. The Washington State Patrol, which is assisting the investigation …


Guns found on houseboat

Washington State Patrol detectives seized two guns from a houseboat where a National Park Service ranger shot and wounded a 43-year-old Kettle Falls man and used a stun gun and …


National Park Service shooting search yields two guns on boat

Two guns were found aboard the houseboat where investigators say one National Park Service ranger fired and struck an occupant in the chest Saturday night. The boat’s owner has been …


Lake Roosevelt park ranger shot man near son, family says

The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members …


One person shot by National Park Service officers in Kettle River Campground

A person was shot late Saturday night by one or more National Park Service Rangers who stopped to investigate a noise complaint in the Kettle River Campground, according to the …


Landers: Private cabins don’t serve public interest

The ongoing flap over private “vacation” cabins transformed into permanent trophy homes along the shores of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is another reason to pause and reassess the …


Landers: Private cabins don’t serve public interest

The ongoing flap over private “vacation” cabins transformed into permanent trophy homes along the shores of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is another reason to pause and reassess the …


Study targets Lake Roosevelt private cabins

In the 1950s, the government sold rights to build private vacation cabins in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area to help build public support for the new recreation area behind …


Stehekin resort contract up for grabs

Anyone interested in running a wilderness resort needs to look no further than Washington’s rugged North Cascades, where the National Park Service is seeking bidders to manage a 21-room lodge, …


Climbing permit fee may go up

ASHFORD, Wash. – Mountain climbers aren’t happy about a National Park Service proposal to boost the cost of a permit to climb Mount Rainier by two-thirds and for Alaska’s Mount …


Spokane man drowns near Coulee Dam

A Spokane man drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Roosevelt near Grand Coulee, the National Park Service said today.


$1.2 million in upgrades set around Mount St. Helens

Two years ago, chronic budget shortfalls prompted the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to permanently close the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center after just 14 years.