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Quinault Indian Nation urges opposition to oil transport and shipment through Grays Harbor

Fawn Sharp Quinault Indian Nation President

The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) is adamantly opposed to increased oil train traffic in Grays Harbor County, the construction of new oil terminals, increased oil shipping from the port of Grays Harbor and dredging of the Chehalis River estuary. “We oppose all of these for both economic and environmental reasons,” said Fawn Sharp, QIN President.…

Grays Harbor PUD receives recognition for reliable operations

Grays Harbor PUD

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District’s reputation for reliability is growing. The PUD is one of 184 of the nation’s 2,000 public power utilities and one of four in Washington to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing their customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

“This is a district-wide honor. Providing our community with reliable, quality services is a huge responsibility and it’s one that everyone at the Grays Harbor PUD takes seriously,” said General Manager Dave Ward. “We have made great strides over the last year to ensure that we have a system that our customers can rely on and this designation is much appreciated recognition of that fact.”

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Commissioners from Pacific County PUD, Chelan County PUD, Wahkiakum County PUD and Lewis County PUD assume leadership positions for statewide PUD association

Diana Thompson

Olympia – PUD Commissioners from four public utility districts assumed top leadership positions for 2014-2015 as the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) announced the election of its new officers today. Pacific County PUD Commissioner Diana Thompson was elected to serve as President, Chelan County PUD Commissioner Dennis Bolz will serve as Vice-President, Wahkiakum County…

Another milestone for new SR 520 floating bridge

SEATTLE – Construction of the new State Route 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington reaches another milestone this weekend with the first permanent placement of a bridge pontoon on the lake’s west side.

The 240-foot-long, 10,000-ton Pontoon A, with large roadway-support columns mounted atop its deck, will be the new bridge’s western-most pontoon. Pontoon A and Pontoon W, now anchored near the lake’s eastern shoreline, will bookend the floating bridge’s 21 longitudinal pontoons. The latte …read more

Port of Grays Harbor to consider acquisition of Friends Landing and Sterling Landing near Montesano

Friends Landing, a 501(c)(3), has requested the Port of Grays Harbor consider incorporating its 152 acre handicap accessible recreation facility, along with the 30-acre Sterling Landing site on the Wynoochee River, into the Port’s property portfolio.

Aberdeen, Wash. – Popular recreation areas, Friends Landing and Sterling Landing, in eastern Grays Harbor County could soon be the newest waterfront public access facilities managed by the Port of Grays Harbor. At the April Commission meeting, the 501(c)(3) that owns and operates the facilities requested the Port Commissioners consider incorporating the facilities into the…