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Pollution restricts shellfish harvest in Pierce, Mason and Whatcom counties, Grays Harbor listed as “threatened”

State health officials are restricting shellfish harvesting in portions of three commercial growing areas due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Another 17 areas are now defined as “threatened” due to declining water quality.

The actions are the result of the Department of Health’s annual evaluation

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Montesano Mayor announces plan to run for re-election

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes has announced he plans to run for re-election. Estes said in a press release “It’s simple: I want to be your Mayor for the next four years.” We have accomplished a lot and the two announced candidates for Mayor both speak of the city needing to go back the way it was (I assume

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Auditing home smoke alarms nets Ocean Shores 3rd graders a pizza party with fire fighters

Monday, April 27th, the Ocean Shores Fire Department awarded a Duggan’s Pizza party to Tricia Kings 3rd grade class for winning a school wide contest for auditing smoke alarms in their homes.  Every student in the school was given the task of going through the

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The Daily World is adding another day of publication with Wednesdays

Sound Publishing announced today that The Daily World will add a day of print publication beginning next month. The newspaper will re-introduce a Wednesday edition on June 3, in addition to its existing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday editions. The addition of a Wednesday newspaper will come without an increase

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TwinStar Credit Union member wins Thousands with “Save to Win” account

TwinStar Credit Union member Shawn Hinchen is getting a $5,000 windfall this week, simply because he opened a Save to Win account and deposited at least $25. Hinchen was randomly selected in a computerized drawing to win the annual cash prize. TwinStar plans a celebration in Hinchen’s honor May 6 at the Aberdeen, WA branch.

Save to Win accounts are designed to help consumers build healthy savings habits. Each $25 deposit earns account holders an entry into monthly and annual cash prize drawings. Unlike lottery drawings, however, the consumers don’t lose money paying for tickets. Their deposits stay in the accounts and help them to

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Belfair toddler returned home safe after she was found wandering several blocks away

Parents were sleeping as their 3 year old wandered several blocks away from her Belfair home before a concerned citizen found the toddler asking for her mommy. Detective William Adam tells us on Monday, May 04, 2015 at approximately 7:54 AM, a woman living in the 400 block of NE Schooner Loop, Belfair, WA found a

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Whooping cough study shows vaccine protection fades over time

A new study shows that whooping cough vaccinations wear off over time, but they’re still the best protection against the dangerous disease.

The study, released in the May edition of the journal Pediatrics, used data from the 2012 whooping cough epidemic in Washington. “Tdap Vaccine Effectiveness in Adolescents

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Final Washington State Wetland Program Plan is now available

The Washington State Department of Ecology has announced the completion of a statewide plan for managing wetlands. The final Washington State Wetland Program Plan (WPP) is a road map for the state’s wetland protection and management work. It lays out the history, legal underpinnings, and wetland programs that

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WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig on Long Beach and Twin Harbors

Shellfish managers have approved four days of razor clam digging starting May 7 at various ocean beaches.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. All of the digs are scheduled on morning tides.

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)
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)

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