U.S. Military plans for leaner force as Washington State invests in reserve centers

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force 10th Airlift Squadron walk across the airfield to a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Nov. 29, 2012. The airmen are beginning a two-month deployment where they will operate out of two bases to fly missions concentrated in and around Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

Changes in the military budget at the federal level could prompt some changes in Washington state next year, including some major improvements at the Montesano Armory. The 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis McCord reports the Air Force plans to make

Puget Sound sporting crab season ends December 31, catch reports due by February 1

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Puget Sound marine areas currently open for recreational winter crabbing will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, after which all sport crabbers licensed to fish for crab in the Sound will have until Feb. 1 to report their winter

United Way Gala is January 24th, tickets on sales now

United Seg-Way

Tickets for the 16th Annual United Gala, January 24th, 2015 at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino are on sale now. The annual Gala and Auction is the primary and biggest fundraising event for the United Way during the campaign

Kilmer calls for swift renewal of Secure Rural Schools program

Congressman Derek Kilmer

Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called on Congressional leaders to reauthorize a program that provides key support to rural communities. Representatives Kilmer, Chris Stewart (R-UT), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) led a letter urging the swift renewal of

Anonymous Seahawk donation helps Mason County K-9 get bullet proof vest

Mason County K-9 “Solo” and handler Deputy Justin Cotte

The founder and president of “All K-9’s Go To Heaven”, Marti Tennant, joined together with a Seattle Seahawks football player and purchased a K-9 Storm Kevlar “bullet proof” vest for $2,300.00. The vest was then donated to the Mason County

UW wants your pictures of King Tides this weekend

King Tide Nov 29, 2014 Southworth

King tides, extreme-high tides that occur when the sun and moon align, are a dramatic feature of Washington winters – and a glimpse of what our future may look like as sea levels rise. This holiday season, capture these extreme

HIGH SURF ADVISORY & COASTAL FLOOD WATCH ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLAM DIGGERS REMAIN ALERT FOR VOLATILE AND UNPREDICTABLE SURF CONDITIONS

HIGH SURF ADVISORY & COASTAL FLOOD WATCH ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLAM DIGGERS REMAIN ALERT FOR VOLATILE AND UNPREDICTABLE SURF CONDITIONS The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Surf Advisory from 10am Friday to 6am

Man admits to breaking into state building to fund meth habit

Pacific County Sheriff's Office

A Raymond man admitted to police that he broke into a state building to fund his methamphetamine habit. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office tells us on December 1st they investigated a report of a burglary at

Heavy rainfall expected this weekend across the Pacific Northwest.

Heavy rainfall is expected this weekend across the Pacific Northwest.

The National weather Service in Portland is expecting heavy rainfall this weekend across the Pacific Northwest. 5-8 inches possible across the coast, coast range, and Cascades, while 2-5 inches of rain can be expected in valley locations. These amounts would

Stevens Elementary School locked down over phone threat

Stevens closed

Stevens Elementary School in Aberdeen was locked down this morning, all classes cancelled before kids started arriving. The Aberdeen Police Department reports at 7:30 this morning the principal received a call from a former staff member who made specific threats