Two-day razor clam dig cleared to get under way May 2

Clam diggers today got a green light to proceed with a two-day razor clam dig starting May 2 at three 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. No digging

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Fighter collapses after MMA event at SouthShore Mall

UPDATE: The Mixed Martial Arts fighter that collapsed during a kickboxing event at the South Shore Mall Saturday night passed away Monday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle due to kidney failure. The man had a lot of family and we are not releasing a name until we have confirmation from his wife that everyone

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Truck slides into Lake Sylvia in Montesano, no injuries

No injuries were reported Saturday after a truck, boat, and trailer went into Lake Sylvia in Montesano. The Washington State Patrol responded around 4:30 Saturday evening to the report of a truck in the lake. A witness said the boat was floating in the lake – still attached to the trailer, with a Toyota truck dragging

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Fire hydrant flushing begins in Hoquiam, residents may see discolored water

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to begin in Hoquiam the week of April 27, 2015 and will continue until June 13, 2015. Customers may notice discolored water or a change in water pressure when flushing is conducted in their area. Since the flushing activities often involve release of large volumes of water from fire

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Grays Harbor PUD announces planned outage for northern coast customers

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District has announced a planned power outage which will impact PUD customers in Pacific Beach, Moclips and Taholah. The outage will begin at 8:00 PM on May 21, 2015 and is expected to last until 6:00 AM on May 22.

During the outage, multiple PUD crews will undertake maintenance work on

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management releases draft management plan for Western Oregon

Today the Bureau of Land Management announced the release of draft alternatives for the future management of 2.5 million acres of BLM-administered lands in western Oregon to better achieve social, economic and ecological objectives. Five alternatives are detailed in the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental

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Tourism to Olympic National Park creates over $365 million in economic benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 3,592 jobs in local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,243,873 visitors to Olympic National Park in 2014 spent $ 263,953,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 3,592 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $ 365,559,900.

“Olympic welcomes visitors from across the

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The use of wind-powered vehicles has been approved on Washington beaches

The use of wind-powered vehicles on some of Washington’s beaches has been approved by the Washington State Parks and Recreations board. A letter sent to area mayors informed them that the decision was made at the March 26th meeting of the board to change the list of vehicles that are not allowed on the beaches.

The

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Grays Harbor County Commissioners campaigning for budget solutions

As the County continues to work out a functioning budget for the coming year, the commissioners are campaigning for their own ideas. Commissioner Frank Gordon spoke at the Aberdeen City Council meeting last night. “What we’re trying to do, to present to the public for the November ballot, a 3/10ths

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U.S. Coast Guard, WA Ecology to hold spill preparedness conference in Seattle

The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology will host a spill preparedness conference May 20 – 21 at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle.

The two-day seminar is an opportunity to discuss the latest in spill-recovery theory and technology. The sessions focus on topics including remote oil sensing technology

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