Washingon State Governor, Attorney General lead legal response to Supreme Court psychiatric boarding decision

On Friday Attorney General Bob Ferguson, in conjunction with a broad coalition of organizations, filed a motion in the Washington State

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CARNIVAL RIDE WRISTBANDS – ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNT SPECIAL

The Grays Harbor County Fair is a couple weeks away, starting Wednesday, August 6 and running through Sunday, August 10.

 

Carnival Ride Wristbands are available EVERYDAY of the fair, which

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Ocean Shores Police catch man attempting to flee with 4 foot alligator

Ocean Shores police confiscated an alligator from a man Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Donald S. Grossi tells KBKW investigators acting on several tips executed a search warrant in the 600 block

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Ocean Shores among town hall meetings with US Representative Derek Klimer

PORT ANGELES, Wash. - US Representative Derek Kilmer today announced that he will be holding three town halls around the region over the next several weeks. He'll be in Sequim on Friday, Purdy on Monday, and at the Ocean Shores Elementary School on Friday November 8th.

Sequim Town Hall
Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Guy Cole Convention Center
202 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382


Purdy Town Hall
Monday, November 4, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peninsula High School Auditorium
14105 Purdy Dr. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Grays Harbor Town Hall
Friday, November 8, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ocean Shores Elementary School
300 Mt. Olympus Ave Ocean Shores, WA 95869

Doors open a half hour before the start of each town hall.

Watch, Warning, or Advisory? What do they mean?

NOAA's National Weather Service uses a four-tier approach to alert the public for the potential for severe weather or high fire danger. This four-tier approach consists of  outlooks,  advisorieswatches  and  warnings.

1) Winter Storm Outlook... 
winter storm outlook is issued when conditions are favorable for hazardous winter weather to develop within the next 3 to 7 days. It is intended for those groups that require considerable lead time to prepare for the event.

ACTION: Stay tuned to local media or monitor NOAA Weather Radio for updates. Evaluate your emergency action plan and the resources you have in your home, car or work place to deal with a winter storm.

2) Winter Storm Watch... 
winter storm watch is issued when the risk of hazardous winter weather has increased, but occurrence, location and timing is still somewhat uncertain. Generally, a watch is issued when there is a significant threat of severe winter weather in the next 12 to 48 hours.

ACTION: You should prepare now and ensure that all emergency plans and resources are in place. 
Note: Winter Storm Watches may be upgraded to Winter Storm Warnings, if conditions warrant.

3) Winter Weather Advisory... 
Winter weather advisories are issued for less serious winter weather conditions that are occurring, or have a high likelihood of occurring. These products are used for winter weather situations that are less severe than a Warning, but will cause significant inconvenience. These situations should not be life threatening, damage is usually localized and the main danger is hazardous travel. 
Note: This advisory may be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning if conditions warrant.

State Patrol seeking help to locate Gig Harbor hit-and-run vehicle

The Washington State Patrol is looking for a dark colored passenger car that was involved in a car vs. pedestrian hit and run collision that occurred just after 8pm on September 24, 2013.  The collision took place on State Route 302 just south of 154th Street NW in Gig Harbor.  The driver of the dark colored passenger car struck a pedestrian then fled the scene.  The vehicle should have a broken right passenger side mirror and possible damage to the right front area of the vehicle. 

If you have any information about this collision or know the possible whereabouts of the vehicle involved please call WSP Detectives at (253) 538-3174.  

Fall razor clam season will open early at Twin Harbors

OLYMPIA - Washington's razor clam season will get off to an early start this year with an evening dig at Twin Harbors beach set for Sept. 19-23.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those two beaches are safe to eat.

Although the department is still developing the digging schedule for fall, state fishery managers saw no reason to delay approving a dig at Twin Harbors, said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.

"We have an huge number of clams available for harvest this season - particularly at Twin Harbors," Ayres said. "There are only so many good clamming tides during the year, and we decided there was no time to waste in getting started."

Twin Harbors Beach extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor. Clam digging will be allowed there between noon and midnight, although Ayres suggests arriving at the beach one to two hours before evening low tide for best results.

State razor clam managers to share good news at meeting

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Razor clam diggers will receive some good news at a pre-season public meeting scheduled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in Long Beach this month.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said tests conducted over the summer point to another year of strong razor clam populations and digging opportunities.

"The test show an even higher density of razor clams on most beaches than last year, when diggers enjoyed a banner season," Ayres said. "That will translate into more days of digging at popular beaches such as Long Beach and Twin Harbors, so long as we don't have any marine toxin issues."

State shellfish managers will present an update on coastal razor clam stocks and discuss options for structuring this year's season at a public meeting Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at the City of Long Beach Depot, located at 102 Third St., NW. An overview of this year's stock assessment is posted on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/seasons_set.html .

Conference Seeks to Demystify Flood Insurance and Endangered Species Act Connections

SEATTLE, Wash. - Over two  hundred floodplain managers, watershed and land-use planners, flood and diking district officials and environmental specialists will meet at the Edmonds Conference Center in Edmonds, 1-2 March 2011 to attend the Demystifying National Flood Insurance Program Alignment with the Endangered Species Act conference.  The conference is hosted by FEMA, NOAA, Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Puget Sound Partnership, and supported by the Washington Association of Cities and Washington State Association of Counties.  According to FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy, the collaborative panels and workshops should prove invaluable to Puget Sound floodplain, shoreline, fisheries and environmental stakeholders.