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Intersection at U.S. 195 to get safety upgrade

Drivers in southwest Spokane are getting something that will improve safety on U.S. Highway 195, the main route to Pullman. The state Legislature approved $12.5 million for a freeway interchange …


Washington will require vehicle pass for state parks, other lands

Washington State Parks rangers and managers of other state lands are gearing up for the debut of the Discover Pass, which will be required for motor vehicle access to most …


Discover Pass: Answers to frequently asked questions

Where is Discover Pass valid? Starting in July, Washington’s Discover Pass offers access to nearly 7 million acres of state recreation lands, including about 100 developed state parks.


Recreationists may need more than one vehicle pass

People who recreate outdoors in the Pacific Northwest must tune in more carefully to requirements for vehicle passes – not only on state lands, but also on private and federal …


Discover Pass will be ticket to state land access

The Discover Pass – expected to raise up to $64 million in two years for state parks and other lands – is a done deal in the Washington Legislature and …


Budget cuts close Crawford, Peshastin state parks

Two state parks on the east side of the Cascades – Crawford and Peshastin Pinnacles – will not open this season because of state budget cuts, and more closures are …


Paper company closes land to snowmobilers

Snowmobiling is being prohibited this winter on Inland Empire Paper Company lands at Mount Spokane as well as on the rest of the 116,000 acres the company manages in northeastern …


After check of trees, part of park reopens

The day-use area of Lake Wenatchee State Park reopened Monday after a couple of falling trees prompted the emergency closure of the popular recreation area last week and canceled about …


Lake Wenatchee State Park closed

Seemily healthy trees have toppled to the ground in a Lake Wenatchee State Park campground, prompting officials to close the park for visitor safety.


Parks will show budget cuts

Tighter state budgets have forced some cutbacks at state parks in Washington and Idaho, but all are open this Memorial Day weekend for the traditional start of summer camping season. …


Riverside State Park projects start

A $20,000 grant is giving new life to trail- building projects in Riverside State Park. Frustrated with the deterioration in portions of the park’s 60-mile trail system, Suzanne Rivers, a …


Whitman students seek answer to height of Palouse Falls

Professional paddler Tyler Bradt raised a puzzling question on April 21 when he traveled to southeastern Washington and set a world record for the highest waterfall descent in a kayak: …


State parks banking on license fee

MILLERSYLVANIA STATE PARK, Wash. – Dozens of state parks in Washington state were on the endangered list this year as a result of the state’s budget woes. Now their fate …


Winter rec committees stay busy in summer

While summer is in high gear, certain Washington agency committees are gathering recommendations this week that will affect winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, as well as the …


Antler auction raises feed funds

A May 2 auction to sell antlers elk shed this winter on the Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County raised $15,032, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported. …