Cantwell Urges USDOT to Move ‘Faster’ on Oil Train Safety Rules

Cantwell speaks on CBR

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this week urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to move faster on finalizing new safety regulations for oil trains hauling flammable Bakken crude as the nation’s energy boom sends increasing oil traffic to Washington state

Elma mayor says they could seek a levy to help fund their police department

Elma Police Department

The Elma Police Department is going through some changes. Their Police Chief left last summer, another officer left to become a Deputy with Grays Harbor County, and the mayor demoted their second in command to a patrol officer. Mayor David

Homeland Security Incident Management Team begins assessing damaged homes

Hoquiam landslide damage

The Region 3 Incident Management Team will be working with City of Aberdeen Fire Department, City of Hoquiam Fire Department, and the Volunteer Organization Methodist Church Disaster Early Response Team to respond to homes that have been damaged, and assess the

Homeland Security Incident Management Team reminds residents of debris removal, damage reports

Hoquiam landslide damage

Maria Kennedy, Homeland Security Region 3, IMT Public Information Officer said this morning, “This is a reminder that a grant has been established from the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor County to assist residents of Grays Harbor who

Body Believed To Be Missing McCleary Man Recovered From Willapa River

Pacific County Sheriff's Office

Raymond, WA. – On January 26th at about 1215 PM, the Pacific County Communications Center received a telephone call from a citizen advising that he and his wife had located a human body floating in the Willapa River while they

Grays Harbor County Commissioners table the idea of deep cuts to upright deficit budget

Grays Harbor County Commissioners

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners have tabled the idea of requiring deep cuts, or a four-day work of their departments. Commissioner Frank Gordon sent a letter out on Friday, that he later referred to as a threat, to make the

Grays Harbor County Commissioners to look at dropping e-verify program

Grays Harbor County Commissioners

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners plan to reconsider e-verify, Commissioner Vickie Raines said at a Monday meeting “My understanding when it was brought forth by my predecessor that is was to assist with the salal contracts etc, based upon my

Storm damage closes Whiskey Bend Road in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Visitor Info Center

The 4.5 mile Whiskey Bend Road is currently closed after the first mile due to a slide and extensive road damage. Motorists may access the Glines Canyon parking area, with access to the east abutment overlook, but vehicle access is

WDFW approves second 2015 razor clam dig starting January 30th

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park. (This beach is closed to harvest until further notice)

Diggers will have a chance to spice up their Super Bowl parties with some fresh razor clams during a dig beginning Jan. 30 on several ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening, which runs

Proposed mapping could help identify the next disaster area with LiDAR

Bainbridge Island LiDAR example

On Thursday of last week, the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee held a public hearing on a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that would establish the Department of Natural Resources as the official depository for a library of LiDAR