Washington Energy Department seeks businesses for energy-efficiency program

OLYMPIA – Fifty-four Washington businesses saved millions by reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas they use. These businesses increased their bottom lines by collaborating with

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Hoquiam Preps for Bluegrass Festival

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The City of Hoquiam will again be sponsoring the Annual Bluegrass Festival on August 20-22, 2010 at Olympic Stadium, 28th and Cherry, in Hoquiam.

Hoquiam Wa Loggers PlaydayTwo free gospel shows will be offered on August 19th at the Cornerstone Church at 6:30 p.m. where donations for the local food banks will be accepted and then again on Sunday, August 22ndh at Olympic Stadium at 10:00 a.m.

Five bands will be playing music on Friday, August 20th – with the show beginning at 6:00 p.m. and six bands will grace the stage on Saturday August 21st beginning at 2:00 p.m. and going into the night! Tickets for the show are $8.00 per day for adults and children over 12. Children 11 and under are free.

Seventeen Firefighters Prepare to Graduate from Fire Training Academy

State Fire Marshal Michael Matlick is announcing that 17 firefighters are preparing to graduate from the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy Basic Firefighter 1 program.
The Fire Training Academy Recruit School program is an 11-week course that meets National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 for certification at the Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Level.  Graduating firefighters learn basic fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.
On August 21, 2009, 18 candidates started the 180-hour Basic Firefighter I program.  On November 1, 2009, 17 candidates will be acknowledged for having completed the training.  Graduation ceremonies will be held at Mt. Si High School, North Bend, Washington and starts at 10:00 a.m.