Archive for February, 2013

Hoquiam Eagle Scout to Focus on Tsunami Route

February 26, 2013 Comments off

An Eagle Scout is preparing to begin his project in the City of Hoquiam. Tanner Strom will be working on the Tsunami Evacuation Route that is used by the students of Lincoln Elementary in Hoquiam.

The route is a trail that travels up the hill behind the school and some areas need to be cleared of brush while others need gravel to make muddy areas safer for all who might need to escape a Tsunami.

Strom says he also plans to clean up the garbage and place benches on the pathway to make it useable as a nature hike as well, and as a little added incentive, his dad says that he’ll get his drivers license when it is completed.

Tanner Strom

Deer and Elk Special Permit Drawing Until March 31

February 26, 2013 Comments off

Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2013 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field.

In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will randomly draw names for 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multiple-season elk permits.

Winners of the drawing will be eligible to purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader and modern firearm general hunting seasons for deer or elk in 2013. Winners who purchase the multiple-season elk tag by Aug. 31 can participate in general elk-hunting season in both eastern and western Washington.

Hunters can apply only once for each species and are limited to harvesting one deer or elk during the general season. However, unlike other hunters, those drawn for a multiple-season permit are not restricted to one type of weapon when applying for special permit hunts for deer and elk.

“This is a great opportunity for hunters to extend their hunting season this fall,” said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW. “Rather than having to choose one hunting method over another, hunters drawn for a multiple-season permit who purchase the tag can participate in multiple seasons.”

Ware noted that multiple-hunt tags can only be used during general seasons in game management units that are open – and with a weapon legal to use – during a modern firearm, muzzleloader, or archery general season. For example, winners may not hunt during the muzzleloader general season in an area that is not open for the muzzleloader general season.

Hunters may purchase a multiple-season permit application at an authorized license dealer, listed at, or by calling (866) 246-9453. The permit application is $7.10 for residents and $110.50 for nonresidents.

A 2013 hunting license is not required to submit an application, but winners of the drawing must purchase one before they can purchase a multiple-season tag.

Hunting licenses and multiple-season tags can be purchased from local license dealers, on the Internet ( or by calling (866) 246-9453. Including transaction fees, multiple-season deer or elk tags cost $182.00 for residents and nonresidents in addition to the cost of an annual hunting license.

For more information, visit WDFW’s website at, or call the licensing department at (360) 902-2464.


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19th District Legislators Plan February 27 Telephone Town Hall

February 26, 2013 Comments off

Households across the 19th Legislative District will receive a phone call at around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, and it will be from the district’s legislative delegation. State Representatives Brian Blake and Dean Takko, together with Senator Brian Hatfield, will host a one-hour town hall-style discussion with households who choose to participate.

The three legislators held a similar town hall by phone last year in which over 7500 households took part.

The legislators will be discussing the 2013 legislative session currently underway in Olympia. They will take questions on any topic relating to issues before the legislature or of importance to the district, including jobs, the economy, education, and health care.

Those who stay on the line can simply listen to the discussion, or can participate by asking a question. To ask the legislators a question, participants press *3 on their phone keypads.

Households who do not automatically receive a phone call invite to participate can still join in the discussion by calling toll-free 1-877-229-8493, and entering ID code 18646#.

Hatfield headshot

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TED Simulcast Today at Grays Harbor College

February 25, 2013 Comments off

Electric Vehicle Tourism, Energy Efficient Homes, Ocean Acidification, and Prison sustainability are just a few of the topics to be covered during a free live simulcast of The TEDx Evergreen State College program at Grays Harbor College today.

The TEDx simulcast will happen on Monday, February 25th from 4-7 PM in room 2250 at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, WA. This event will feature speakers from numerous programs.

Questions about Grays Harbor College’s simulcast can be directed toward Megan Haviland who can be reached at or 360-538-2511.


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Historic Grays Harbor Newsreels Showcased

February 25, 2013 Comments off

Historic newsreels about Grays Harbor will be shown locally in March.

On March 9, at the 7th St. Theatre there will be two screenings of a documentary film about the newsreels of C.D. Anderson who filmed in Grays Harbor during the 1920s.

These films were rescued by the UW Libraries and preserved over 5 years ago.

Over the last 12 months, a team has worked with various individuals and groups from Grays Harbor to produce a half an hour documentary film about the stories behind these early newsreels. This project has been a partnership with the 7th St. Theatre Association.

The Dean of the UW Libraries will be part of the program and other Libraries staff will be in attendance.

Documentary Poster

Family Forest Fish Passage Program Returns

February 25, 2013 Comments off

Hundreds of private owners of forestland who want to do their part for salmon recovery may be eligible for more help than they imagined was available.

A new video from the Department of Natural Resources shows small forest landowners how they and their communities can benefit from a culvert removal program that will help defray costs of improving salmon habitat. The recently revitalized Family Forest Fish Passage Program helps private forest landowners replace culverts and other stream-crossing structures that keep trout, salmon, and other fish from reaching upstream habitat.

Thanks to a new round of funding from the legislature, the program will complete about 100 projects during the next two years. Replacement projects create construction jobs in rural communities, help revive salmon and trout populations, and are a great asset to the landowner’s property. The video aims to increase the number of applicants seeking funding so the most significant of the remaining stream barriers can be corrected.



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Sportfishing Rules Meeting Scheduled in Washington

February 25, 2013 Comments off

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting sportfishing rule proposals during a public meeting March 1 in Moses Lake.

The commission will consider adopting nearly 70 rules, including proposals that would allow the use of two fishing poles on 50 additional lakes throughout the state.

Another proposal would modify rules for white sturgeon in Washington’s waters. Possible options include changes in areas and/or seasons; allowing only catch and release fishing; modifying size limits; reducing the annual limit; and restricting terminal gear.

The commission will also consider three proposed land transactions, including purchasing 195 acres of lowlands in the Chinook River Estuary in Pacific County to increase salmon habitat.

To review the proposed rules, as well as comments received during the public input period that is now closed, see


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