From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Mark Yuasa has the story in his blog at the Seattle Times: Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has earmarked funds to 50 habitat restoration projects along coastal and Great Lake states, cardiologist including six in Washington that will repair damaged wetlands, this clean marine habitat, refractionist clear debris in Puget Sound and restore fish passages blocked […]

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It’s a press release from the Center for Wooden Boats: SEATTLE – The 101-foot oak-hulled sailing schooner W.N. Ragland, symptoms owned for over 35 years by rock-n-roll artist Neil Young, ed will make her first Northwest public appearance over the July Fourth weekend at the annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival at Seattle’s Center for […]

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Naval Station Everett opens to visitors on Friday

by Tim Flanagan on June 30, 2009

Gale Fiege has the story in the Everett Herald: EVERETT — For the first time in two years, physician Naval Station Everett plans to swing wide its gates for a public open house to celebrate Independence Day. The free open house is set for 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the base, 2000 W. Marine […]

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USS Abraham Lincoln to leave Everett in 2013

by Tim Flanagan on June 30, 2009

[Ron Karabaich photo.] Remember back in early March, illness when I covered the launching of tug Seaspan Resolution over at J. M Martinac Shipbuilding in Tacoma? Then I was back in Tacoma last month, anorexia and I took some additional pictures. [Ron Karabaich photo.] Well, she’s complete now, or very nearly so, and it’s time […]

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Bremerton will have two aircraft carriers

by Tim Flanagan on June 29, 2009

Diane Urbani de la Paz has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: [Dave Reid of Seattle, order who with his Sail Transport Co. delivers produce without petroleum, medic loads strawberries and other Peninsula-grown produce onto his sailboat Friday morning. — Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News] SEQUIM — Let us follow […]

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Diane Urbani de la Paz has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: [Dave Reid of Seattle, order who with his Sail Transport Co. delivers produce without petroleum, medic loads strawberries and other Peninsula-grown produce onto his sailboat Friday morning. — Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News] SEQUIM — Let us follow […]

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Diane Urbani de la Paz has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: [Dave Reid of Seattle, order who with his Sail Transport Co. delivers produce without petroleum, medic loads strawberries and other Peninsula-grown produce onto his sailboat Friday morning. — Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News] SEQUIM — Let us follow […]

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Last week, phlebologist I wrote about my “quick and painless” experience enrolling for my Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). I was somewhat astonished that it all went so smoothly. So imagine my further astonishment when, by Friday of that same week, I had completed all the paperwork and submitted my application for a Merchant Mariner […]

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Seaspan Resolution, ready for delivery

by Tim Flanagan on June 27, 2009

[Ron Karabaich photo.] Remember back in early March, here when I covered the launching of tug Seaspan Resolution over at J. M Martinac Shipbuilding in Tacoma? Then I was back in Tacoma last month, discount rx and I took some additional pictures. [Ron Karabaich photo.] Well, visit this she’s complete now, or very nearly so, […]

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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources maintains a blog called Ear To The Ground. That’s the source for this unsigned story. Hint to DNR and other public agencies: articles and press releases always carry more weight (credibility-wise) when an author’s name is attached to them. Otherwise, read more it looks like the author is […]

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[Just a personal note: I'll be out on Lake Union for the 4th. Any tips? It's my first time.] Deborah Bach has the story at Three Sheets Northwest:

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Matt Schubert has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: The saltwater salmon season will kick off in Marine Areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay). The coastal fisheries are open to salmon fishing, grip minus wild coho retention, Tuesdays through Saturdays only beginning this Saturday, and daily starting July 18. Given the strong projections […]

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West End saltwater salmon season coming

by Tim Flanagan on June 26, 2009

Matt Schubert has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: The saltwater salmon season will kick off in Marine Areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay). The coastal fisheries are open to salmon fishing, grip minus wild coho retention, Tuesdays through Saturdays only beginning this Saturday, and daily starting July 18. Given the strong projections […]

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Linda Shaw has the story in the Seattle Times. But the reader comments are really entertaining! Seattle Public Schools refused to let the Navy hold a public meeting at the school district’s headquarters Thursday, case for reasons the Navy says it doesn’t understand. A school-district spokesman said the Navy didn’t tell the district until Wednesday […]

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More education is a key to protecting Oakland Bay

by Tim Flanagan on June 25, 2009

The Kitsap Sun has this item in the Bainbridge Conversation blog: The Spokane woman reported missing Tuesday after leaving her car aboard a ferry on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle route was found around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning. An officer with the Lake Forest Park Police Department found Amy Story, pill 27, at Lake Forest Park Market, […]

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Woman missing from ferry found in north King County

by Tim Flanagan on June 25, 2009

The Kitsap Sun has this item in the Bainbridge Conversation blog: The Spokane woman reported missing Tuesday after leaving her car aboard a ferry on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle route was found around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning. An officer with the Lake Forest Park Police Department found Amy Story, pill 27, at Lake Forest Park Market, […]

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This just in… SILVERDALE, hospital Wash. — Please share the following information on your news format on the change in location of the Navy’s Public Scoping Meeting for the second Explosive Handling Wharf at Naval Base Kitsap: “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but the John Stanford Center for Excellence unexpectedly cancelled our reservation for […]

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Erik Hidle has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: PORT LUDLOW — If you want a say in the future growth of Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, sale now is the time to do it. The Navy wants to install a second explosives-handling wharf next to the current one at the base just across the […]

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Thanks to my colleagues at the USCG 13th district blog for this: Enjoy the weekend but do it safely. Law Enforcement agencies across the country will be looking for boaters under the influence as part of the nation-wide Operation Dry Water. For more information check out this website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Some wondering why navy needs new wharf at Bangor

by Tim Flanagan on June 24, 2009

I’m not suggesting that the two events are necessarily related, dysentery but here are the facts: Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Also yesterday, medications I was sworn in to the Auxiliary aboard the icebreaker Polar Star at Pier 36 in Seattle. Coincidence? You decide. Here’s […]

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