Today is Fee Free Day for Public Lands Thanks to the Great American Outdoors Act

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The President signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law yesterday, which will significantly help address the historically underfunded, multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at our national parks and public lands. In celebration of this historic achievement, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced that entrance fees paid by visitors coming to lands managed by the Department will be waived on August 5, 2020. Secretary Bernhardt also announced that August 4th will be designated “Great American Outdoors Day,” a fee-free day each year moving forward to commemorate the signing of the Act.

Today will be in the high 90's in the LC Valley, Sounds like a perfect day to escape the heat and head over to one of the parks the great Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Travel Volumes are Increasing in Idaho Back Country - Gas Prices Surge

News Release | AAA Idaho

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Temperatures are climbing across the Gem State, and gas prices along with them.  According to AAA, tourism is increasing in Idaho and other Western states as travelers look to the Great Outdoors for fun and adventure amid COVID-19 travel restrictions, resulting in busy backroads, higher demand for fuel, and slight upward pressure on gas prices.  Even so, drivers are still saving big at the pump over last year.

US-95 South of Riggins Opens for Nighttime Travel Tonight

News Release | Idaho Transportation Department

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RIGGINS—Starting tonight, the Idaho Transportation Department will open US-95 at the slide area south of Riggins for nighttime travel. Moving forward, the temporary road around the base of the highway will be open 24/7 unless closures are required for safety concerns or future repairs.

First Sockeye of 2020 Arrives at the Sawtooth Basin, Likely a Larger Run than Last Year

Press Release | Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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The first sockeye of 2020, a naturally produced female, returned to Redfish Lake Creek trap near Stanley on July 31 and a second arrived on Aug. 2, which are among the 412 sockeye that have crossed Lower Granite Dam through Aug. 2 and signals a substantially larger return to Idaho than last year.

Fee Free Day for Public Lands to Commemorate President Trump's Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

News Release | Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington

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WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, which will significantly help address the historically underfunded, multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at our national parks and public lands. In celebration of this historic achievement, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced that entrance fees paid by visitors coming to lands managed by the Department will be waived on August 5, 2020. Secretary Bernhardt also announced that August 4th will be designated “Great American Outdoors Day,” a fee-free day each year moving forward to commemorate the signing of the Act.

Fire Safety Awareness in College Dorms

News Release | Washington State Patrol

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Olympia – This month, many students around Washington State may be heading to college campuses, and some for the very first time. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends parents prepare their students for fire safety while away at school and practice some situational awareness in the dorms.

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