Tag Archives: WASHINGTON

Great Washington ShakeOut hits 1 Million goal

Shakeout

More than 1 million Washingtonians have now signed up to participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut statewide earthquake drill, making the exercise the largest in state history. On Thursday, Oct. 16th at 10:16 a.m., citizens across the state will “drop,

Search for missing hiker in Olympic National Park ends when hikers walks out Monday

Kelly Hall, 64 years old
6’5”, 220 pounds
Overdue from six-day hike from Obstruction Point, to Grand Pass, Cameron Pass, Dose Meadows, Gray Wolf Pass. Planned to be picked up at Slab Camp Trailhead on USFS Road 2875 on Thursday September 4.
• Blue backpack
• Blue ‘Mountain Hardware’ stocking cap
• Fishing pole and orange flip flops strapped to outside of pack
• Believed to be using a blue-gray tent
Anyone who has seen Hall since August 30, please call Olympic National Park at 360-565-3120.

UPDATE: Kelly Hall arrived in the area of the Elwha Ranger Station shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday, safe and well and contacted a park employee. “We are overjoyed to have this search reach a successful and happy conclusion,” said Superintendent

Historical Seaport revises individual and business membership programs

Lady Washington at sunset

Aberdeen – Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is pleased to announce significant revisions to its membership program for individuals and businesses. From its earliest years, GHHSA has invited supporters of education programs and its tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain,

One injured, one cited in Grays Harbor Transit bus accident North of Hoquiam

Grays Harbor Transit bus

The Washington State Patrol responded to a transit bus off the road on State Route 109 about 25 miles North of Hoquiam this morning. Sources tell us one person was injured, the bus only had a few people on it

Suspect barracades himself in, then blows up, Mason County garage

Mason County Sheriff's Office

Last night, Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 9:16 PM, Deputies responded to within the 100 block of SE Shadowood Blvd., south of Shelton, to the report of a suicidal suspect previously wanted for suspicion of domestic violence assault.  A friend

Board of Natural Resources acts to reimburse Pacific and Wahkiakum counties for marbled murrelet restrictions

The state Board of Natural Resources yesterday authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer about 66 acres of forestland, managed for the benefit of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, into conservation status. The parcels were selected because

Open House to detail CWU Bachelor Program at Grays Harbor College

Grays Harbor College

An open house and student orientation for Central Washington University’s new Law and Justice bachelors degree program is planned for next Wednesday, September 10 on the Grays Harbor College campus in Aberdeen. The open house starts at 3 p.m. in

EPA settles with Washington Crab Producers, Inc., for “Community- Right-to-Know” violations at Westport, WA Processing Facility

Washington Crab Producers, Inc.

Washington Crab Producers, Inc., owner and operator of a seafood processing facility in Westport, Washington, will pay a $16,551 penalty and provide a high-tech thermal imaging camera to the Westport Fire Department to settle alleged violations of the federal Emergency Planning and

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

Process to move Chalet in Olympic National Park begins, Enchanted Valley closed to camping September 1-14

Enchanted Valley Chalet

The complicated process of moving a historic two-story building about 50 feet begins today, complicated because the Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park is 13 miles from any developed roads. Jeff Monroe of Monroe House Moving tells us