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Search continues for missing hiker Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin - missing hiker - photo via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/27/jim-griffin-missing_n_6384526.html

Seven NPS searchers, comprising 3 teams, continued to search the Olympic Hot Springs area for missing Port Angeles resident Jim Griffin on Sunday, December 28. Griffin, age 60, who frequently hikes the 2½ mile trail to the hot springs, went

Third day of searching for missing hiker near Olympic Hot Springs

Searchers from Olympic National Park, Olympic Mountain Rescue, Tacoma Mountain Rescue, Clallam County SAR, Jefferson County SAR, and two dog teams from German Shepherd’s Search Dogs continued to search the Olympic Hot Springs area for missing Port Angeles resident, Jim

Search continues for missing hiker in Olympic National Park

Searchers from Olympic National Park, Olympic Mountain Rescue, and three dog teams from German Shepard’s Search Dogs continue to search the Olympic Hot Springs area for missing Port Angeles resident, Jim Griffin. Griffin, age 60, went for a day hike

Razor clam dig approved Dec. 31 through Jan. 7

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers can ring in the New Year by filling their buckets with razor clams during an eight-day opener beginning Dec. 31. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin

Red Cross says house fires top disaster response in Washington

Hoquiam house fire 2

This year the Western Washington region of the Red Cross helped more people affected by home fires than all other disasters combined. Local volunteers responded at all hours of the day with food, blankets and comfort to help more than

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks help spotting sick birds

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking the public’s help in testing waterfowl and other wild birds for a type of avian influenza that has killed tens of thousands of chickens and domestic turkeys in British Columbia

Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks to remove Steller Sea Lion protections, and add Tufted Puffins to Endangered Species List

Tufted Puffin on Tatoosh Island - Photo by Peter Hodum

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing the removal of the Steller Sea Lion from the state’s threatened species list, and adding the Tufted Puffin to the endangered list. WDFW staff members are tentatively scheduled to discuss their reports and

Sea Grant scientists help pin down a prime suspect in sea star wasting disease

Ochre sea star (Pisaster ochraceus) by Melissa Miner.

Just a year-and-a-half after scientists first noticed sea stars dying mysteriously on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, a team that includes two Washington Sea Grant-funded researchers has identified an apparent culprit in what’s come to be known as “sea star wasting disease”:

WA Department of Transportation exploring options for US 101 repairs in Mason County

US 101 in Mason County

Drivers traveling on US 101 near the Mason/Jefferson county line can expect brief delays for several months as the Washington State Department of Transportation works to design repairs on a section of roadway. Earlier this month, rain saturated a portion

10 years after tsunami: Improvements made on coast

Tsunami Vertical Evacuation at Ocosta Elementary

Ten years ago, the thought of a vertical evacuation center to gather in the face of an impending tsunami seemed like an impossible dream.  But state and local emergency management officials have worked hand-in-hand with the Ocosta School District to