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Traffic delays on US 12 in Aberdeen expected Wednesday, Thursday

WSDOT Travel Advisory Aberdeen Hoquiam

Drivers on US 12 in Aberdeen can expect daytime delays and lane closures next week. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27-28, crews will close the left lane of eastbound US 12 on the Heron Street

Mason County Sheriff’s Office “Knock & Talk” verifies registered sex offenders

Mason County Sheriff's Office

Last week, the week of August 11-15, 2014, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Squaxin Island Department of Public Safety, Skokomish Department of Public Safety, the WA State Department of Corrections Shelton Field Office, and the Western

‘Kilmer at your Kontinental Breakfast’ in Ocean Shores

Congressman Derek Kilmer

The City of Ocean Shores and the Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce are hosting a continental breakfast with Derek Kilmer @ the Home Port on Friday, August 29th at 8:30AM – 9:30AM — Hosts are providing Coffee-Tea-Cinnamon Rolls —

Forest Service Road improvement could block access on the West Fork Humptulips River

Blake ponders whether fish could even get to this small stream flowing across the current access road to the 'upper gravel bar' on the West Fork of the Humptulips River

The National Forest Service plans to block vehicle access to a popular gravel bar on the West Fork of the Humptulips River through proposed improvements to Forest Service Road 2203040 that include a turnaround and parking lot. State Representative Brian Blake

Humpback whale washes ashore on Grayland beach

The whale had been dead for probably about a week and just washed ashore in Grayland Sunday August 19th. 
The tail had some very sharp cuts on it as if something had lacerated it. This is a picture of the crew working on the tail of the whale. They were not able to determine whether the whale was female or male because of the way it washed in, it would have taken many hours and heavy equipment to move the whale to determine the sex and retrieve some of the other organs usually checked in a necropsy. 
Veronica Myrsell and Marc Myrsell from Westport Aquarium were also at the necropsy working  with Dyanna Lambourn from Fish and Wildlife and interns from Cascadia Research. Report by Kathryn Myrsell

A 30 foot humpback whale washed ashore in Grayland over the weekend. Kathryn Myrsell with the Westport Aquarium tells us it appears to have been dead for at least a week, and had lacerations on it’s tail. The way is

West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident

Washington West Nile Virus

A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state. The man in his 20s was likely exposed near his home and was hospitalized. The infection

Washington Department of Natural Resources to permit campfires on some state lands

Department of Natural Resources Burn Ban

With recent rain and current weather models predicting more moderate conditions in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adjusting the current statewide burn ban. Recreational campfires will be permitted in established fire rings in official

Local Search and Rescue group looking for funds, and members

GHVSAR

Grays Harbor’s Volunteer Search and Rescue group is looking for some help. President, and Sergeant Brian Dayton tells us “We’re trying to raise funds to get new radios. That’s been the big issue for our team. The radios that we

Washington State seeks to purchase forest conservation easements

Department of Natural Resources

Landowners with threatened species habitat on their property may apply The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking landowners who wish to apply for permanent conservation easements through its Rivers and Habitat Open Space Program (RHOSP). Since 2002,

Imperium Renewables returns to Umpqua Bank for expansion capitol

Imperium Renewables

Imperium Renewables, Inc., a leader in next-generation biofuels, announced a new lending agreement with Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ), that will provide Imperium with an additional $10 million in working capital to fuel its growth. This