U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopens comment period on proposal to list West Coast Fisher populations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has reopened the comment period on a proposal to list the West Coast population of fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Review Northern Spotted Owl Endangered Species Act Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is commencing an evaluation of the status of the northern spotted owl, as required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This review is the result

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U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public discussions on the future of America’s waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on

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VA Mobile Vet Center to visit Olympic Peninsula

Tacoma, WA— Peninsula community  combat Veterans will now have improved access to counseling services and referrals for VA benefits and community resources.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Tacoma Vet Center will deploy a Mobile Outreach Team beginning Monday November 18th to Olympic Peninsula. The mobile team will be at the following locations for dates and times shown:

Aberdeen                    18 November  10AM - 2PM               1103 East Wishkah Blvd

Forks                           19 November    8AM – 4PM              941 Merchants Road

Neah Bay                    20 November  10AM – 3PM              NAVFW Post 11481

Port Angeles               21 November      8AM – 4PM              216 S. Francis Street

Port Orchard                22 November   10AM- 230PM              216 Prospect Street

Veterans can make an appointment by calling (253) 565-7038.  Veterans are also welcome for walk-in services. 

Veteran’s Affairs Mobile Vet Center scheduled to come to Ocean Shores

Tacoma, WA -- The Department of Veterans Affairs’(VA) Tacoma Vet Center will deploy a Mobile Outreach Team to Ocean Shores, WA from 8:00 AM Tuesday, October 15, to 12:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2013 to provide counseling services to local combat Veterans and their families and referrals for VA Benefits and community resources.  The mobile team will be located at The Quinault Beach Resort, 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores, WA and co-located with the VA’s Mobile Medical Unit.  Veterans can make an appointment by calling (253) 565-7038.  Veterans are also welcome for walk-in services. 

VA uses Mobile Outreach Teams as a way to increase access to counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country. If you are a veteran or active duty member who has served in a combat zone in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq or Afghanistan,  you may be eligible for free counseling. 

VA Mobile Vet Center scheduled to visit Aberdeen

Find a Vet CenterABERDEEN, Wash. - The Department of Veterans Affairs’(VA) Tacoma Vet Center will deploy a Mobile Outreach Team to Aberdeen, WA on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to provide counseling services to local combat Veterans and their families and referrals for VA Benefits and community resources. The mobile team will be located in the parking lot in front of WorkSource, located at 511 West Heron in Aberdeen, and Veterans can make an appointment by calling (253) 565-7038. Veterans are also welcome for walk-in services.
VA uses Mobile Outreach Teams as a way to increase access to counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country. If you are a veteran or active duty member who has served in a combat zone in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for free counseling. 

Aberdeen VFW to Close For Building Repairs

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen VFW made a tough decision this week, Commander Jim Daly said last night "I would [first] like to apologize to the public for very short notice on some big news with the Aberdeen VFW. After Sunday's normal operations, we are going to close our doors."
Daly said safety and structural concerns over cracks in the ceiling of the 104 year old Bijou Theatre building on Heron street prompted the closure "We feel that it is prudent to close our door, do the repairs, and we hope to open again in the fall." However after an insurance claim on the damage was denied, Daly said the VFW is working with Anchor Bank to fund the costly repairs. Donations supporting their efforts can be made to the "Aberdeen VFW Building Program" at any Anchor Bank branch.

We feel that it is prudent to close our door, do the repairs, and we hope to open again in the fall. - Commander Jim Daly

Members will still be able to access many of the VFW's programs "most of our operations are going to continue. The Service Officer will be at Worksource able to offer his services for veterans and their families. Bingo that we have Monday and Wednesday night will move to the [Aberdeen] Eagles." Daly said after Sunday, the VFW will move their meetings to the Fourty and Eight.