Tis the season to cut a Christmas tree on the Idaho Panhandle Na - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Tis the season to cut a Christmas tree on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Posted: Updated:
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

It is soon to be the most wonderful time of year to visit the Idaho Panhandle National Forests and find the perfect Christmas tree!  Individual Christmas tree permits are $5 each and are available at the Supervisor or District offices.

All fourth graders, including homeschooled fourth graders, are eligible to receive a free Christmas tree permit.  The free tree permit is part of the U.S. Forest Service’s Every Kid in a Park initiative.  Every Kid in a Park is a national effort to encourage children to visit national parks, forests, and public lands.  The program is part of an interagency call to action to build the next generation of conservationists.

To receive their free tree permit, students need to complete an activity and print the voucher at  www.everykidinapark.gov, and bring it to any of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests offices.  The fourth grader does need to be present and must show a valid paper voucher or durable Every Kid in a Park pass obtained from the website or participating federal agency.  A mail-order form is not an option for this program.

Most of the 2.5 million acres of National Forest System lands are open to Christmas tree cutting. Please be prepared for winter weather and be check the conditions before driving.  It is advised to start tree hunting early in the day to have plenty of daylight hours.  Dress for the season, and be prepared for the cold and snow!  For more information, including office hours and locations, please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/ipnf

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:09:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

    >>
  • Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:11:05 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

    >>

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

    >>
  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:17:54 GMT

    BROWNESVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.    Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control.

    >>

    BROWNESVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.    Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Thief steals military man’s gift for little brother

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:09:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mother is heartbroken because what a thief took from her family was so much more than just a piece of mail. One of her sons serving in the military, stays connected with his little brother through video games, so he sent him one as a gift. However, the little brother never got it because the thief took it right off their front porch.

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 23rd

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 23rd

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:04:34 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 23rd.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, April 23rd.

    >>
  • Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

    Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:25:51 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) - Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

    >>

    TORONTO (AP) - Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

    >>