As of Oct. 1, 2015, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Charcoal grills are also allowed; however, other forms of open flame, such as tiki torches and lakebed campfires, are still banned.
Regulations require your campfire to be less than three feet in diameter within the established fire ring. Fires must be attended at all times and completely extinguished with water before you go to bed or leave your campsite.
It is also illegal to burn chemically treated wood, painted wood, wood with staples as well as household garbage including plastic and cans.
For more information, check the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area website at www.nps.gov/laro.
Lots of fun set for this weekend’s (9/18-20/2015) Harvest Festival includes human foosball, for those who like to literally get into their games!
Teams of six square off in a life-size foosball court, holding onto the cross bars. Should be a hoot.
The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Harvest Festival will feature a live, human-size foosball competition at Banks Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m ., Saturday, Sept. 19.
It’s a case of humans becoming the pins in a real foosball shootout.
“It’s the newest, and most hilariously fun, addition to our ever-popular Harvest Festival!” the chamber’s website says.
Teams of six can enter the challenge with a registration fee of $30. To register, contact the chamber office, at 633-3074 or register online at the chamber website.
The Ridge Riders’ Junior Rodeo opens at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19 and is free.
With 180 contestants from as far away as British Columbia and Ellensburg (and we saw California plates in contestants’ parking lot) the competition is stiff and the skills on these young cowboys and cowgirls impressive.
The Junior Rodeo involves both boys and girls up to the age of 18.
Young cowboys and cowgirls in several age groups will compete in such events as barrel racing, dummy roping, calf riding, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, chute dogging and steer wrestling.
Top placers will get championship belts, and there will be all-round awards.