Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Comments soughts on proposed protective status of greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrel

State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on draft status reviews that recommend keeping greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. The public can comment through Dec. 29 on the listing recommendations […]

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    Aberdeen wins big at 2015 SkillsUSA National Skills Leadership Conference in Louisville, KY

    Jonathon Ball became Aberdeen High School’s first ever SkillsUSA National Champion when he won the gold medal in Automotive Service Technology at the SkillsUSA National Competition held this past week in Louisville, KY. Only a junior, Jonathon competed against fifty-two other contestants in fifteen different events ranging from air-conditioning to manual transmissions. Jonathon walked away […]

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  • Hoquiam School District Details Summer Lunch Program

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Hoquiam School District announces the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children.  Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger.  All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Breakfast will be provided at Central Elementary in Hoquiam, WA from July 10, 2012 through August 23, 2012.  The meal will be served from 8:45-9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and is open to children 18 years or younger.

    Lunch will be provided at 2 locations this year.  Central Elementary 310 Simpson Avenue, Monday through Friday from 11:30- 12:00 p.m. and Lincoln Elementary 700 Wood Avenue, Monday through Friday from 12:15- 12:45.  Lunch will be available June 20, 2012 through August 24, 2012.

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  • Hoquiam Arrest for DUI, Hit & Run, Felony Eluding and No Insurance

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – At about 7:10 pm on Wednesday November 4, 2009 Hoquiam police were notified by dispatch of a recklessly driven vehicle eastbound on Simpson Avenue from 30th Street. A witness provided the dispatcher with an update that the vehicle had turned to southbound on Myrtle and had stopped in the parking lot at the Grocery Outlet, in Aberdeen. The vehicle was described as a blue Chevy pick-up.

    Sgt. Krohn responded to the area and saw the vehicle leave the parking lot and drive onto Myrtle Street. Krohn followed the pick-up at it traveled northbound on Myrtle and watched it turn to westbound on Sumner Avenue, in Hoquiam.
    As the pick-up traveled along Sumner the driver changed lanes without using the turn signal and then ran the right light at the intersection of 30th Street. Krohn turned on the emergency lights of the patrol car in an attempt to stop the driver but the vehicle continued along Sumner Avenue at about 35 mph. As the vehicle turned onto Riverside Avenue it accelerated to about 40 mph. The driver continued along the length of Riverside ignoring the emergency lights on the patrol car.
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  • Washington Sage-Grouse

    Volunteers track progress of Washington Sage-Grouse

    Washington wasn’t included in the new federal plan announced last week for preserving sagebrush habitat in 11 Western states, but it’s working just as hard to protect the greater sage-grouse that lives in those wide open spaces. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the federal Bureau of Land Management both track sage-grouse populations, […]

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    Hanford Whistleblower settles into Union President position at Grays Harbor Transit

    The Grays Harbor Transit Authority last week met their new Union President, Hanford whistleblower Ed Bricker introduced himself at their regular meeting. Bricker became one of the  nuclear industry’s first whistle-blowers in the 1980’s when he worked with Congress to expose health hazards at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a federal facility in Eastern Washington that […]

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  • Traffic Delays on Simpson Avenue Bridge Detour Route Today

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – A traffic delay that will be experienced in Hoquiam at about 12:00 PM (Noon) on Monday October 11, 2010. Although the Hoquiam Police Department tells us could be a little later than noon.

    Two trucks with trailers carrying loads of 170’ pilings for Terminal 3 at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam with travel through the Simpson Ave Bridge detour on Monday. Traffic along the entire traffic revision in Hoquiam will be stopped completely while the trucks traverse Sumner Avenue from the merge point, along Riverside Avenue and across the Riverside Bridge.

    Once the trucks leave the bridge they will use Lincoln Street to Highway 101 and turn onto the 109 Spur. They will then use State Route 109 to Paulson Road and out to Terminal 3.

    The trucks are traveling on permits issued by the Washington State Department of Transportation and because of the size of the loads they must travel between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

    At this time, it is anticipated traffic will only be stopped for as long as it takes the trucks to exit the Riverside Bridge to Lincoln Street (Highway 101).

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