Listen to Friday's interview with Al Carter and John Owen, Doug McDowell talks Wild Olympics.
Representative Lynn Kesler is inviting Grays Harbor residents to a Community Meeting to discuss "What's next for Lake Sylvia State Park? Your turn." Wednesday evening at the Montesano City Hall, from 6 pm until 7:30 residents will be able to offer their ideas and opinions on the state park recently saved by the 5$ opt-out car licensing fee, along with nearly 40 others that were on a state chopping block this budget cycle.
The WeLuvLakeSilvia group reports:
Remember when Lake Sylvia State Park was going to be closed? Remember when we wrote to Rep. Lynn Kessler and promised we'd "do anything" to keep it open? Now is our chance to show Rep. Kessler just how serious we are about our Park! She will be directing the meeting, will answer our questions and will expect us to offer our time to help.
The City of Hoquiam won the Economic Development category for their Historic Train Depot Restoration. This project utilized $1.2 million dollars in federal transportation funding to preserve and restore a 1911 Burlington Northern Railroad Train Station in historic downtown Hoquiam. The depot is a major economic development success and catalyst for the city, revitalizing the downtown district spurring further significant economic development projects and directly bringing in 2500 new business customers each month.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - More Washington state oil refineries are preparing to accept crude oil shipments from North Dakota.
The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/CWlR6x ) that BP's refinery at Cherry Point and the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale, both in the northwestern corner of the state, want to diversify their supply, with oil production in Alaska falling from historic levels.
The Tesoro refinery in Anacortes is already taking delivery of crude from North Dakota's fracking boom, and the Shell refinery in Anacortes has announced plans to do so.
The BP refinery is building an almost 2-mile-long rail loop to handle the shipments, and Phillips 66 is planning its own rail terminal. Phillips reported to Whatcom County that it expects to handle one oil train every two days, on average.
ABERDEEN, Wash. - As many as six million diabetics will have a foot ulcer that may result in chronic non-healing wounds and, in extreme cases, lead to amputation. Tragically, those cases are hardly isolated: on average a staggering 180 amputations a day are performed in the United States on patients with diabetes.
“Most people with diabetes know the importance of checking blood sugar levels while the importance of daily foot exams is underemphasized, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that comprehensive foot care programs can reduce diabetes-related amputation rates by 45 to 85 percent,” says Katherine J. Rowland, Chief Clinical Officer for Healogics™, a network comprised of academic medical centers, hospitals and professionals committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.