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State to fine owners of Mason County water system for neglect

The Washington State Department of Health intends to issue a $17,640 penalty to the investor-owners of Ripplewood Tracts water system in Mason County. The planned fine is for violating a state directive to bring the water system into compliance with

WDFW seeks comment on Burrowing Shrimp in Grays Harbor

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The shellfish industry has requested to use the pesticide imidacloprid in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor to help control burrowing shrimp. Burrowing shrimp harm oyster production. They destabilize tidelands, causing oysters to sink into mud and sand, and

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

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

WDFW Commission sets waterfowl seasons, discusses elk with hoof disease

For more information on elk hoof disease, see WDFW’s recent news release at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2314a/ and the department’s wildlife health webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/hoof_disease/.

With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds this year, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter during a public meeting in Olympia Aug. 8-9. The commission,

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 Primary Election deadline is today

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Washington state voters this week will decide who advances to the general election in 10 congressional races including our 6th District, and dozens of legislative races including our 19th and 24th Districts. Today is the last day to get your

National Night Out party lists for Aberdeen and Hoquiam

National Night Out 2014

National Night Out locations  August 5th from 6 – 10 PM National Night Out provides an opportunity for all community members to get to know one another and build strong networks of communication throughout neighborhoods. Last year, neighborhoods throughout the

Olympic National Forest asks “Which roads are important to you?”

Olympic National Forest Seeks Input on Identifying a Sustainable Road System

The Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest.  This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes

Camping parents find adult daughter in Grays Harbor County ditch

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department

The parents of a 21 year old Cosmopolis woman found their daughter in a ditch near Wynoochee Wildwood Park, the victim of an alleged sexual assault. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department tells us last night around 11:19

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