Washington reels in federal grant to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, investment in sustainable maritime economy
About 30 customers lost power in the Reynvaan Drive area of Central Park at 12:25pm due to wires coming into contact in the wind. Power was temporarily restored at 2:02pm. A short half hour outage at 4pm allowed the crews made final repairs.
A wire down in the 700 block of West Satsop Road caused an outage impacting about 30 customers at 11:04am. Power was restored at 1:41pm.
Troopers arrested 41 year-old James Joseph Reimer at about three o'clock, after stopping him for routine traffic violations. He was driving the white Mercury XR7 that was listed in the original wanted bulletin.
Action: A portion of the Chehalis River and its tributaries will be closed to ALL FISHING for the remainder of the winter season.
Effective dates: March 16, 2009 - April 30, 2009.
Species affected: Closed to fishing for ALL SPECIES upstream from Porter Bridge. Closed to fishing for ALL SPECIES - except white sturgeon - from the mouth of the river to Porter Bridge.
Location: Chehalis River (from mouth to high bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line approximately 400 yards downstream of Roger Creek upstream including all forks and tributaries and the Chehalis River, South Fork from the mouth to Hwy bridge at Boistfort School) and its tributaries; Cloquallum Creek (from the mouth to Hwy. 8 Bridge to the 2nd bridge on Cloquallum Rd), Newaukum River (South, Middle and North Forks), Satsop River and East Fork (from the mouth to bridge at Schafer State Park), Skookumchuck River (from the mouth to 400' below outlet of PP&L/WDFW steelhead rearing pond located at the base of Skookumchuck Dam), Wishkah River (from the mouth to 200' below the weir at the Wishkah Rearing Ponds), and Wynoochee River (from the mouth to above mouth of Schafer Creek upstream).
As stated in the Project Description of the grant, "This project will construct a new home for the Museum of the North Beach in the town of Moclips. A stable community-based institution, the museum is currently operated out of a small, temporary location. The new facility will have the look and feel of the historic Moclips Depot, and provide a permanent home for the museum's outstanding collection of local historic artifacts. The project includes construction of a new facility and associated site improvements. Property for the museum is visible from the byway, and owned by Washington State Parks. The museum will be awarded a long-term, no cost lease once construction funding is secured."
OLYMPIA – Updated rules guiding recreation on lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) took effect on Saturday, March 14.
The previous recreation rules, last updated in 1970, were outdated. The revised rules reflect new trends in recreation in Washington State and address the increasing number of visitors to DNR-managed lands. The rules were updated to meet today’s standards for public safety including sanitation, traffic, parking, and campground use.
Action: It is unlawful to fish for, retain, or possess bottomfish seaward of 30 fathoms in Marine Area 2 (Westport/Ocean Shores) from March 14 through June 15, 2009. However, from May 1 through June 15, anglers may fish for, and retain, sablefish and Pacific Cod. The following coordinates define the 30-fathom line:
47 31.70'N lat. 124 37.03'W long
47 25.67'N lat. 124 34.79'W long
47 12.82'N lat. 124 29.12'W long
46 52.94'N lat. 124 22.58'W long
46 44.18'N lat. 124 18.00'W long
46 38.17'N lat. 124 15.88'W long
The retention of canary and yelloweye rockfish is prohibited in all areas.
Effective date: March 14 through June 15, 2009.