I continue to work with the National Park Service, the Wimberlys, and the Stevens County Commissioners to find a permanent solution for the Kettle Falls Marina. This extension will allow us to work with the Kettle Falls community on a long-term commitment to increase recreation opportunities and keep this important community asset open.
Fairchild is a vital part of our community and provides a strategic location for keeping our nation safe. I joined with Senators Murray and Cantwell to send a letter to the US Air Force expressing our support for Fairchild. We encouraged the Air Force to carefully consider Fairchild Air Force Base as the new location for the squadron of KC-135 tankers.
After hearing from community members and visitors, the National Park Service offered Lake Roosevelt Vacations Inc., a one-year contract extension. If this is accepted the Kettle Falls Marina will operate through April 30, 2018, but your feedback is still needed.