• Lady Washington helps Macklemore win at MTV Video Music Awards

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The local tall ship, Lady Washington is now featured in an award-winning music video. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won two Moonmen for “Can’t Hold Us” at the MTV music video awards last night in the Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Cinematography catagories.
    In the video, Macklemore leads a camel through a quiet neighborhood street and rhymes on a pirate ship. He later skydives and lands on the Seattle Space Needle. The video was also nominated for Best Direction and Best Editing.

    Earlier this summer the Seattle artist released a youtube video praising the Aberdeen, Wash.-based vessel for its education programs for young people and featuring outtakes from “Can’t Hold Us.” In the PSA, the Seattle-based Macklemore asks viewers to support Lady Washington with an online donation.

    The PSA is available athttp://www.youtube.com/user/RyanLewisProductions. The Lady Washington donation page is at https://donate.towercare.com/ghhsa.

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tips For Memorial Day Weekend

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges everyone to help prevent wildland fires over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. While the weather remains on the cool side, the extended holiday weekend brings a higher-than-average number of visitors to the forests, raising wildfire concerns.

    Help prevent wildfires by clearing debris around campfire pits and using a shovel and water to completely extinguish your campfire. Everyone is urged to be cautious and only build campfires in approved pits, where allowed. Firefighters have responded to 51 wildland fires so far this year.

    We want everyone to enjoy their Memorial Day weekend, while being safe and taking simple steps to prevent an accidental wildfire, an escaped campfire can threaten lives, property, and drain scarce tax dollars. – Peter Goldmark, the Commissioner of Public Lands
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