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Quinault Nation to reopen Lake Quinault

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) — The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations…. …read more

Quinault Indian Nation to open Lake Quinault to regulated use

Lake Quinault

TAHOLAH, WA – The Quinault Indian Nation announced today they are reopening Lake Quinault to non-tribal use, under specified regulations and restrictions. President Fawn Sharp, said that since the lake was shut down in June of last year, to address pollution, invasive species and other issues, property and business owners in the area have spoken…

Quinault Indian Nation considering lake regulations, could reopen Lake Quinault by late April

Lake Quinault: The lake is within the boundaries of the Quinault Indian Reservation 

and owned entirely by the Quinault Nation up to the Ordinary High Water Mark.

The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) Business Committee is considering draft regulations which could lead to the reopening of Lake Quinault to non-tribal use this spring, according the QIN President Fawn Sharp. The lake was closed in April of 2013 due to concerns related to water pollution, invasive species, public safety and the need to protect…

PUD responds to outages in Quinault, Kalaloch and Humptulips

Grays Harbor PUD crews are responding to multiple outages as a strong storm system crosses the coast.

Crews are working to restore power to roughly 840 customers in the Lake Quinault and Kalaloch area. There is no estimated time for restoration.

Crews are working to restore power to customers north of Axford Prairie. The outage is impacting roughly 271 customers and there is no estimated time for restoration.

The PUD will continue to provide updates throughout the night.

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UPDATE: Power has been restored to approximately 50 customers in the Lake Shore Road area of Lake Quinault, after a car v pole accident caused an early-morning outage at about 2:30 a.m.



Crews are reporting that a car accident on the South Shore Road in Quinault has resulted in a broken pole and an outage affecting approximately 50 customers in that area. Customers can expect an extended outage that may go well into mid-morning while additional crews respond to the area to make repairs.

RETRACTION: Lake Quinault test results

Last Friday, we ran an incorrect story regarding a recent Lake Quinault water quality report, saying that that fecal coliform levels were too high, when in fact Total Coliform, and E. coli levels were fine by state standards.  I read the report wrong, which changed the entire story, it should have read that water quality reports by the Grays Harbor County Health Department show no high levels of contamination in Lake Quinault. I apologize for the error.

Forest Service seeks comment on two Olympic Penninsula thinning projects

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wash. – The US Forest Service is proposing the thinning of about 5,000 acres in the Queets River watershed, north of Lake Quinault.
The purpose of the project is to restore and improve late-successional habitat conditions, generate economic activity, and provide jobs in the area.

The thinning would take place in Jefferson County, on Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Sam’s River, Matheny Creek, Queets River, and Salmon River subwatersheds in the Queets River watershed, north of Lake Quinault. The department is seeking public comment on the proposed project.

Also open for public comment is the proposed thinning of 3,300 acres in the East Fork Humptulips watershed. To view the entire list, visit