Monthly Archives: June 2011

State Patrol Recognizes Truck Drivers

KENT, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD) in partnership with the Washington Trucking Association (WTA) held the 2011 Washington State Inspector and Truck Driving Championship on Friday, June 24, 2011, and Saturday, June 25, 2011, at

WDFW Mandates Release of Tagged Salmon

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a fish-marking on chinook salmon and the Yakama Nation is marking sockeye salmon to study survival and migration patterns within the Columbia River

Grays Harbor County Awarded Funding

OLYMPIA – Projects to upgrade ball fields, to develop places for people to launch their boats for fishing and recreation, and to conserve large swaths of pristine wildlife habitat were some of the more than 230 projects awarded

BEACH Program Tests The Waters

OLYMPIA - A recent wave of "beach report cards" about beach health in our state points out the value of a reliable, trusted source of timely, accurate information, and in our state, the best source is the Washington BEACH (Beach

Are Your Fireworks Legal?

Olympia -- In 2010, there were 576 fireworks-related incidents in Washington State resulting in more than $2.1 million in property loss.  Fire service officials urge residents to work together to reduce this loss by knowing the

Redistricting Washington Tools

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Redistricting meetings continue throughout the state, the commission involved has released a new tool for residents to draw their own boundary lines to accommodate a 10th Congressional District.
Communications Director Cathy Cochrane said changes this time around

Seabrook Grabs Awards from California

SEABROOK, Wash. - A new local community was recently honored at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco. Seabrook founder Casey Roloff said the new beach town was selected from over 400 entries to receive Gold Nugget Awards

Hoquiam Tills Community Garden

Hoquiam WA - Hoquiam is accepting applications for plots in the community garden, gardeners of all ages and experience are invited to apply to grow produce or flowers, with excess to benefit the local food banks. For more details and

Grays Harbor Communications E911 Director Honored

Peggy Fouts, Director of Grays Harbor Communications E-911 center was recognized last week by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials for her contributions to APCO.

A Presentation last week thanked Fouts for her leadership and dedication.

Deputy Director of Grays

Washington Medical Enterpreters Ratify Contract

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Medical interpreters in Washington - the people who help doctors and social workers communicate with non-English speakers - voted Tuesday to ratify their first union contract, in an agreement that is the first