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Northbound US 101 drivers near Olympia should plan ahead to avoid a lengthy detour

WSDOT Travel Advisory 06142014

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on both Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday June 18, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 for asphalt grinding and paving. Motorists will detour around the closure via State

New Washington Board meeting to prioritize removal of fish barriers statewide

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A new board responsible for restoring fish habitat by expediting the removal of fish barriers in Washington’s streams will hold its first meeting June 17 in Olympia. The Fish Passage Barrier Removal Board will develop a statewide strategy for removing

Cleanup of former Reynolds smelter site hits milestone

Reynolds Metals Aluminum Smelter Longview

A recently completed draft environmental study details the extent of contamination and potential cleanup options for the former Reynolds aluminum smelter site near Longview. Most of the contamination found at the site is associated with waste left behind from decades of aluminum

WDFW schedules public meetings on plans to survey public and private beaches

Washington beaches

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host meetings in June to discuss plans to survey public and private beaches around south Puget Sound for forage fish habitat. Beginning in June 2014, the Washington Department of Fish and

$11 million in grants from Ecology to help prevent flood damage upriver

OLYMPIA – Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage in flood-prone communities.   Grants reach from

Watch Your Step: Harbor Seals Pupping

Seal pups

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

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

Howard and Katie Auble

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 for in recognition of their work as amateur radio operators with the Pacific

David Banner of Cosmopolis receives 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

David Banner

Cosmopolis resident David Banner was recently selected as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for in recognition of his work with the Senior Companion Programs in Grays Harbor, Pacific and Thurston Counties. The awards were presented by Washington Governor Jay

Olympia teen arrested after leading Ocean Shores police on high speed beach chase

Ocean Shores PD

A 16 year old male from Olympia was arrested after leading Ocean Shores Police Officers on a high speed chase throughout downtown and the beach. Sgt Don Grossi with Ocean Shores police tells KBKW the call originally came in as

Humpback whale freed from fishing gear near Grays Harbor

Humpback whale rescued

Three marine mammal researchers freed a young humpback whale tangled in crab pot gear off the entrance to Grays Harbor. Tuesday’s rescue off Westport Harbor took nearly three hours, with a Coast Guard crew in a 47-foot boat assisting the