Tag Archives: Puget Sound

Additional trout releases to focus on lakes in Seven Western Washington counties

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking 47 western Washington lakes with 340,000 catchable-size trout this fall. This is nearly four times more fish than were released last fall in western Washington. WDFW is currently stocking lakes

WDFW expands ‘Fish Washington’ website, new tools for saltwater anglers

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – With millions of visits since its launch in 2012, Fish Washington webpages have been providing the “when’s, where’s and how-to’s” of fishing in Washington to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Now, after developing new content for

US Coast Guard stresses Pacific Northwest boat safety following Labor Day rescue

A 12-foot skiff carrying eight people and a dog that capsized near Bainbridge Island, Wash., sits at Eagle Harbor Marina after being dewatered and towed by a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Aug. 31, 2014. The eight passengers were discovered in the water by a good Samaritan and transferred by the RB-M crew to the marina where they were treated by EMS for mild hypothermia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Quinten Allen)

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to make smart decisions while operating in the Pacific Northwest following the rescue of eight people from an overloaded vessel that capsized near Bainbridge Island over the Labor Day weekend. “Between the overloading of the

Sound Community Bank Completes Acquisition of Three Columbia Bank Branches on the Olympic Peninsula

Sound Community Bank

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sound Community Bank (the Bank) (Nasdaq:SFBC) today announced the completed acquisition of three Columbia Bank branches on the North Olympic Peninsula. Sound Community Bank now offers banking services in Port Ludlow and expands

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson to resign at end of year

WDFW Director Phil Anderson

After nearly six years at the helm, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson has informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission he will resign from his position, effective Dec. 31. “Deciding when to move on is

Superior Court Judge Gordon Godfrey stepping down, local attorney stepping up

Jean A Cotton

On August 4, 2014, Hon. Gordon L. Godfrey announced his resignation from the bench effective October 1, 2014. Governor Jay Inslee is now seeking interested and qualified members of the Washington State Bar Association to submit applications to fill this

Relay for Life founder passes away, leaving a worldwide legacy

Relay For Life founder Dr. Gordy Klatt

The founder of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Dr. Gordon Klatt, passed away over the weekend. The 71 year old retired Tacoma Oncologist was battling stomach cancer, and a heart condition. He started the relay in 1985 and raised

Washington’s Clean Boating Program wins $1.5 Million federal grant for waste pumpouts

Pumpout Washington is a project of Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a $1.5 million grant to the Washington State Parks Department’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Program, which works in partnership with Washington Sea Grant to help marinas install and operate septic pumpout stations, educate marina

Puget Sound & Pacific improving railroad crossings at entrances to Olympic Gateway Plaza in Aberdeen

A construction project to improve six railroad crossings at the East Wishkah Street/Olympic Highway/U.S. 12 entrances to the Olympic Gateway Plaza in Aberdeen is planned for Monday, July 21, through Wednesday, July 23, from 7 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m.

Board of Natural Resources approves land purchase on Olympic Peninsula for Common School Trust

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Board of Natural Resources today authorized the purchase of an 80-acre parcel of forestland on the Olympic Peninsula. The parcel, which is zoned as commercial forest, will be purchased from a private seller for $250,000. The Washington