One injured, two evacuated from Ocean Shores house fire

One person was injured, two others evacuated safely from a house fire in Ocean Shores this morning. Chief Tom Lique with the Ocean Shores Fire Department said flames were visible from the two-story home in the 500 block of Makah

Washington’s Draft Transportation Improvement Plan up for review

The Washington Department of Transportation is presenting it’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan for public review. More than 1,100 transportation-improvement projects statewide targetting more than $2.6 billion in federal funds are included in the 3-year plan. It’s more like a shopping

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency to host tsunami inundation community forums

Inundation modeling

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a series of Community Forums regarding Tsunami Inundation for the Long Beach Peninsula. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recently completed updating research and mapping that more accurately reflects potential

Fish Black Friday for big rainbows stocked in six southwest Washington lakes

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering prospective anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. The “holiday specials” include thousands of large trout each averaging 15 to 16 inches and

EPA calls outdoor burn bans for several Indian Reservations in Washington


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling a burn ban for the following Indian Reservations in Washington State due to stagnant air conditions and high air quality monitor readings. The burn bans for the reservations listed below will continue until

Ebola Preparedness Continues in Washington Hospitals

Ebola artists conception

Preparations for identifying, isolating, evaluating and treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in Washington continues, even though the likelihood of the virus appearing in the state is still considered low. Using guidelines established by the Centers for

Elwha Valley’s Olympic Hot Springs Road Opens to Boulder Creek Trailhead

Flood waters cover the Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road in November 2006.

The Olympic Hot Springs Road has reopened, following a three-year closure while contractors removed the Glines Canyon Dam. Visitors may now reach the Boulder Creek Trailhead.  The Boulder Creek Trailhead provides hiker and stock-user access to the Olympic Hot Springs

Pacific Beach meeting to discuss warfare training program over Olympic Peninsula

DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian Ocean Territory (Aug. 27, 2014) Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia security department perform a small-boat attack drill during the Citadel Pacific exercise Aug. 27. The Citadel Pacific exercise is an annual three-day exercise to test installations’ response to security threats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Michael T. Eckelbecker/RELEASED)

Representatives from the U.S. Navy will be on hand at a public meeting in Pacific Beach later this week to discuss the proposed Northwest Electromagnetic Radiation Warfare training program. Grays Harbor County Commissioner Wes Cormier is hosting the meeting to

Department of Fish and Wildlife approves pre-holiday razor clam dig

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers will have plenty of opportunity to put razor clams on the Thanksgiving table during a week-long dig that begins Nov. 20. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening, which runs through Nov. 26, after

Hoquiam Drop-Box filling up fast with unwanted medications

Hoquiam Police Department Drop Box Emptied

At the end of October the Hoquiam Police Department installed a free drug drop-box in the station lobby to collect unused or unwanted medications for safe disposal. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells KBKW that in the first two weeks of