Starting Thursday campfires across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest are no longer allowed. Forest Service spokeswoman Cathy Dowd says the restrictions include not only campfires, but also briquette fires in all campgrounds and wilderness areas. She says it's believed that this is the first time they've enacted a ban that includes wilderness areas, in many years.
Pressurized liquid gas stoves are still allowed.
There's a new, free way to get around town. Richard DeRock, Link Transit General Manager says the new route, Current B, started Monday and joins two other route's in the transit system's network of fare-free, electric vehicles.
DeRock says the Current Route B will particularly benefit WVC students.
All three routes run Monday through Saturday.