Nine rural broadband projects were approved for over $14 million in grants from the CERB coronavirus capital projects fund, enabling an estimated 3,858 high-speed internet connections once completed. Another three projects approved for funding under CERB’s committed private partner program represent $684,500 in grants and more than $2.5 million in loans that will be matched by over $7.6 million in private investment. The partner projects will create an estimated 200 jobs. Three additional projects were approved for planning grants totaling $150,000. Projects funded are located in Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Garfield, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lincoln, Pacific, Skagit, Thurston, Walla Walla and Whitman counties.
- All boaters, including holders of our annual boat launch permit, are required to complete an aquatic
invasive species mussel free certification form before launching any watercraft at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. This is part of an on-going campaign to raise awareness of and prevent the introduction of all aquatic invasive species, but particularly quagga and zebra mussels, into Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River. If your form is not filled out and properly displayed on your tow vehicle dashboard, law enforcement officers will issue a citation.