The Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway is getting some federal dollars for a welcome station. It will be located just past the Seventh Mountain Resort. Robin Gyorgyfalvy (george-fall-vee) says the welcome station will help the local economy by promoting the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway as a major attraction to the Pacific northwest. “And we’re pretty excited about getting these funds. You know, bringing them to Central Oregon. You know we had to compete with many other projects. There were about 94 projects that were awarded grants. I think they were from about 39 states, so we’re lucky to get this.” Two other projects in Oregon also received a federal grant. They are the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway and the Pacific Coast National Scenic Byway. The federal money will help pay for the design phase of the welcome station. and the forest service is asking for public input.