• Dinner and a movie for Wild Olympics supporters

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Over 120 Grays Harbor supporters of Wild Olympics, including business owners, and other community leaders, attended a screening of the film “Out of the Mist” about the forests and streams of the Olympic Peninsula at the Aberdeen Elks on Wednesday, October 2nd. Campaign consultant Al Carter tells us the dinner was a “Thank You” to their longtime supports.

    Continue Reading ...
  • Wild Olympics Campaign support growing in Western Washington

    QUILCENE, Wash. – More than 100 new local businesses have announced their support for the Wild Olympics Campaign, Campaign consultant Al Carter tells us, “We’ve got 84 businesses in Grays Harbor County, we’ve just added about 40. We’re getting a lot of support for Wild Olympics, and as always the longer you talk about something the easier it is to understand and the more sense it makes.
    Senator Patty Murray continues to show support, but Congressman Derek Kilmer has not chosen a side on former Congressman Norm Dicks-sponsored version of the proposal.
    Currently, the group has over 450 endorsements from elected officials, to local farms and businesses. For a complete list, and further details visit their website at wildolympics.org
    A press release from the group said Nine CEOs and nearly 100 new business endorsers from the Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound Region are the latest local economic leaders to urge permanent protection of Olympic National Forest’s scenic backcountry, rivers and streams. In a letter to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA06), the heads of Pasha Shipping (Aberdeen), Paladin Data Systems (Poulsbo), HOPE Roofing & Construction (Port Townsend), Rice Fergus Miller Inc (Bremerton), The Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center (Sequim), SAGE Fly Rods (Bainbridge Island), Grounds For Change (Poulsbo), Green Mountain Technologies (Bainbridge Island) and Taylor Shellfish (Shelton) urged the lawmakers to quickly reintroduce The Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to safeguard the Olympic Peninsula’s ancient forests and free-flowing rivers.
    Continue Reading ...
  • Hoquiam to Draft Resolution Against Wild Olympics Proposal

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The city of Hoquiam might be making a stand on the Wild Olympics proposal at their next meeting, councilman Darrin Moir made the request at this week’s council meeting “I’d like to have our city attorney draft a resolution of opposition against the Wild Olympics.”
    Moir said he envisioned a resolution similar to that adopted by Aberdeen’s city council May of last year.
    Hoquiam council voted unanimously to have city attorney Steve Johnson draft the resolution for review and/or adoption at their next meeting, June 11th.
    Continue Reading ...