Tag Archives: Puget Sound

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

2014 Spartina treatment season begins next month in Grays Harbor

Spartina in Tulalip Bay

The 2014 spartina treatment season will start June 1 and continue through October, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced, with survey and eradication efforts this year taking place in Grays Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, the north and

Tracks repaired at the scene of Aberdeen train derailment

Aberdeen train derailment

Puget Sound and Pacific crews completed repairs overnight to the tracks at the site of a train derailment in Aberdeen. The good weather should give them time to install new pavement over the intersection at South Washington street today. Gary Nelson, Executive Director

Repairs being made to tracks, roadway in Aberdeen after train derails early Tuesday

IMG_20140429_062021_706

Crews delivered lights and generators this evening to the site of a train derailment in Aberdeen, Puget Sound and Pacific plans to have the line open again by tomorrow. The cars have been up righted, and one cleared from traffic across

Train derails in Aberdeen, two grain cars spill, no injuries reported

Train derails in Aberdeen

Multiple grain cars have derailed this morning in Aberdeen. Puget Sound and Pacific reported the issue around 1:30 Tuesday. At least two cars are on their side, with grain seeping from their tops, another is teetering, and multiple cars remain

Construction of BPA’s Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line begins in May

Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project

The Bonneville Power Administration will begin construction of the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project in May. The new line is expected to carry over 800 additional megawatts of renewable wind energy, enough to power about half a million Northwest

WDFW and Wild Fish Conservancy settle lawsuit over ‘early winter’ hatchery steelhead releases

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today it has reached an agreement with the Wild Fish Conservancy that will stop litigation against the department over its Puget Sound hatchery programs for 2½ years and permit

Channel Point Village resumes normal operation after norovirus outbreak contained

Channel Point Village, a Village Concepts retirement and assisted living community in Hoquiam

Operations are back to normal at Channel Point Village in Hoquiam. Staff at the retirement and assisted living facility acted quickly to stop an outbreak of the norovirus earlier this month. Stuart Brown, COO of Village Concepts said in a

Measles update: WA case count grows to 12, extending to third county

Measles continues to spread in Washington as cases in San Juan County have extended to a Kitsap County resident. A man in his 40s from Kitsap visited several places in Friday Harbor, including a restaurant where a contagious San Juan

Repairs completed on Hoquiam Railroad bridge, new dolphin barrier deflects boats – not dolphins

Completing pile driving on the south dolphin for the Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad near Hoquiam, Washington.

The State Department of Transportation, along with Puget Sound & Pacific railroad, and the City of Hoquiam celebrated the completed Hoquiam Horn Spur Railroad Improvement project at a ribbon-cutting event last month with the contractor. As KBKW reported in December,