Man charged with attempting to redirect Western Washington River

The Attorney General’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges today against a Tahuya man accused of using heavy machinery to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River near his home without

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Anglers, beachcombers asked to watch for transponders from Japan

Some transponders have reportedly been washing up along the WA Coast. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency reports these floating instruments are about the size of a 2-liter soda

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U.S. Coast Guard advises strong caution to beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest

Due to the recent number of fatalities the Coast Guard strongly cautions beachgoers to be aware of possible dangers to stay safe while enjoying the Oregon and Washington coasts.

During the

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WDFW cautions boaters to steer clear of killer whales

With summer approaching, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding recreational boaters to give killer whales and other marine mammals a wide berth.

State and federal

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Reward offered in lethal injury of mother harbor seal in Ocean Park, Washington

The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction

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Watch Your Step, Harbor Seals Pupping

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The harbor seal pupping season has started, nursing pups remain with their mothers for four to six weeks, and then are weaned to forage and survive on their own. Mothers will often leave their pups on the beach for several hours at a time while they're foraging for food. It's normal for seal pups to be alone on the beach. This does not mean they're abandoned.

Location
Time of Year
Columbia River, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor
Mid-April - June
Olympic Peninsula
May - July
San Juan Islands, Eastern Puget Sound
June - August
Southern Puget Sound
July - September
Hood Canal
August - January
* Table provided by Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Marine Mammal Investigations.


Human disturbance near the pup may cause stress and delay the mother's return because of natural wariness. The best thing you can do is leave the pup alone and keep your distance so its mom will return. 

Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond receive 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Following their nomination by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond were recently selected as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

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U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public discussions on the future of America’s waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on

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AHAB Siren testing Monday February 3rd

MONTESANO, Wash. – Washington State Emergency Management will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, February 3, at noon.

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