Chrysler has demanded South Puget Sound Community College crush the donated Viper due to recent accidents. …read more
From: ABC US News
By By MANUEL VALDES SEATTLE (AP) — A male gray whale that feasts on shrimp in the Puget Sound every year was spotted this past weekend, marking the start of an annual stay in Washington state inland waters by a small but peculiar group of these big marine mammals, whale watchers reported Tuesday…. …read more
From: AP Washington News
OLYMPIA – Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year’s salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public meeting here March 3.
Kicking off the annual salmon season-setting process, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will present initial forecasts – compiled by state and tribal biologists – of 2014 salmon returns.
The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street S.E., in Olympia.
Those attending the meeting will have an opportunity to talk to fishery managers about the pre-season forecasts and participate in work sessions focusing on possible salmon fisheries and conservation issues.
WDFW has also scheduled additional public meetings focusing on regional salmon issues through early April. This series of meetings – involving representatives from federal, state and tribal governments and recreational and commercial fishing industries – is known as the North of Falcon process.
A meeting schedule and more information about the salmon season-setting process for Puget Sound, the Columbia River and the Washington coast is available on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/ .
The North of Falcon process is held in conjunction with public meetings conducted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), responsible for establishing fishing seasons in ocean water three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast.
Final adoption of the 2014 salmon fisheries is scheduled for April 10 at the PFMC meeting in Vancouver, Wash.
Pettit Oil has closed it’s doors, the Tacoma-based petroleum distributor serves more than 10,000 customers throughout Western Washington. They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November, a call to their main office today gets this message “We regret to inform you that after many years of service, Petit Oil has closed it’s doors and is no longer in business. We appreciate your many years of loyalty as a customer.”
The Seattle times reports the Chapter 11 petition, reports debts totaling about $22.5 million and assets valued at $18.7 million. The largest secured creditors are KeyBank, owed more than $11.3 million, and U.S. Bank, owed about $8.8 million.
Pettit has operated in Western Washington for more than 75 years with seven distribution facilities throughout the Puget Sound area.