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USFS: It’s a big forest, ‘Come on over’

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WENATCHEE — As wildfires continue to burn across the region, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is encouraging tourists to come visit parts of the forest that aren’t burned or threatened by fire.

The agency issued a public statement late last week that much of forest that sprawls between Yakima and the Canadian border is fire-free and open for visitors.

“All everybody hears about is ‘big fire’ and it’s really been a hard economic hit for communities like Pateros, Brewster, Twisp, Winthrop,…

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