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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment on proposed simplified fishing rules for shellfish, marine fish, and forage fish at a series of public meetings and online. Meetings will be held at the following locations: Olympia: 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Natural Resources Building, Room 175 A […]

Capture and translocation operations are now complete for 2019 with 101 mountain goats moved from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains. Since September 2018, a total of 275 mountain goats have been translocated.  An additional two-week capture and translocation period is planned for summer 2020. This effort is a […]

One new, and one renewal, the Aberdeen School District is considering two entries on the February ballots for support. First they plan to seek a February ballot for a bond to build a new Stevens Elementary School in South Aberdeen. The District will also request a Levy to continue support for music and athletics. Superintendent […]

Test results last week confirmed the presence of toxin in samples collected from the Grand Canal in Ocean Shores, and with areas of Duck Lake also showing signs of Algal blooms, Grays Harbor County Environmental Health is issuing a health advisory for all bodies of freshwater in and around the City of Ocean Shores.  The […]

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and the Region 3 CIIT today provided a photograph of the suspect involved in the September 9 shooting in Aberdeen. The following is not the original photo supplied as that was embedded into a pdf with the complete press release that I’ve attached below. The department said that the […]

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events. “This Administration […]

State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled additional razor clam digs on ocean beaches for dates in October, November and December. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) typically announces whether a dig […]

The City of Hoquiam has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants program (AFG FY 2018). This grant will fully fund the purchase of two new cardiac monitors in the Hoquiam Fire Department to replace aging cardiac monitors that are critical for providing advanced life support medical services. This means […]

Nearby residents may notice possible odor issues this week due to annual maintenance work at Cosmo Specialty Fibers Industrial Site in Cosmopolis. Cosmo Specialty Fibers will be conducting their annual maintenance outage during the week of September 19th. This includes inspection of their wastewater treatment plant at 1201 1st Street. Environmental Engineer Craig McKinney said […]

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