From the monthly archives:

July 2011

ASHLEY AHEARN and KATIE CAMPBELL have this story at KUOW: [The U.S. Geological Survey attached black cylindrical devices like this one under 5 canoes on this year's Journey. Each one fed data back to a little onboard computer (hidden in the yellow box).credit: Ashley Ahearn] They appear as tiny flecks way out in the gray […]

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JOHN STARK has the story in THE BELLINGHAM HERALD: BELLINGHAM – The Port of Bellingham has no promising prospects for reviving marine cargo operations at its Cornwall Avenue shipping terminal, sales according to a consultant’s report delivered to port commissioners. "You can never say never, psychotherapist " said report author Paul Sorensen, principal of BST […]

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JOHN STARK has the story in THE BELLINGHAM HERALD: BELLINGHAM – The Port of Bellingham has no promising prospects for reviving marine cargo operations at its Cornwall Avenue shipping terminal, sales according to a consultant’s report delivered to port commissioners. "You can never say never, psychotherapist " said report author Paul Sorensen, principal of BST […]

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Pinks crashing king salmon’s party

by Tim Flanagan on July 29, 2011

Ed Friedrich has the story in the Kitsap Sun: BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit will shake up its foot ferry operation for a few months while the Admiral Pete gets lengthened. The ferry’s capacity will be increased from 84 to 120 people by cutting a few inches off the back, no rx inserting a 15-foot section […]

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Adventuress goes aground—again

by Tim Flanagan on July 28, 2011

Ed Friedrich has the story in the Kitsap Sun: BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit will shake up its foot ferry operation for a few months while the Admiral Pete gets lengthened. The ferry’s capacity will be increased from 84 to 120 people by cutting a few inches off the back, no rx inserting a 15-foot section […]

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Ed Friedrich has the story in the Kitsap Sun: BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit will shake up its foot ferry operation for a few months while the Admiral Pete gets lengthened. The ferry’s capacity will be increased from 84 to 120 people by cutting a few inches off the back, no rx inserting a 15-foot section […]

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Two ferries replacing one on Annapolis route

by Tim Flanagan on July 27, 2011

Ed Friedrich has the story in the Kitsap Sun: BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit will shake up its foot ferry operation for a few months while the Admiral Pete gets lengthened. The ferry’s capacity will be increased from 84 to 120 people by cutting a few inches off the back, no rx inserting a 15-foot section […]

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This unsigned article appears in the Islands Sounder: The Port of Orcas board has expressed interest in creating a marina or other capital venture that could help shore up the port’s revenue if its federal funding is reduced. “Frankly, otolaryngologist I don’t think it looks good,” said commissioner Bret Thurman. "Our country’s going broke … […]

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A few ramblings about killer whale activities

by Tim Flanagan on July 27, 2011

This unsigned article appears in the Islands Sounder: The Port of Orcas board has expressed interest in creating a marina or other capital venture that could help shore up the port’s revenue if its federal funding is reduced. “Frankly, otolaryngologist I don’t think it looks good,” said commissioner Bret Thurman. "Our country’s going broke … […]

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This unsigned article appears in the Islands Sounder: The Port of Orcas board has expressed interest in creating a marina or other capital venture that could help shore up the port’s revenue if its federal funding is reduced. “Frankly, otolaryngologist I don’t think it looks good,” said commissioner Bret Thurman. "Our country’s going broke … […]

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Amy Phan has this story in the Kitsap Sun: [Valentino Rankins kisses girlfriend Tameka Lampkin before his departure Monday aboard the USS John C. Stennis from Bremerton. MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN photo] BREMERTON — Despite an unusual summer deluge, malady friends and family of 2,800 Bremerton sailors on the USS John C. Stennis made the […]

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Tears, raindrops bid goodbye to USS John C. Stennis

by Tim Flanagan on July 26, 2011

Amy Phan has this story in the Kitsap Sun: [Valentino Rankins kisses girlfriend Tameka Lampkin before his departure Monday aboard the USS John C. Stennis from Bremerton. MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN photo] BREMERTON — Despite an unusual summer deluge, malady friends and family of 2,800 Bremerton sailors on the USS John C. Stennis made the […]

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Port opens habitat site to public viewing

by Tim Flanagan on July 26, 2011

JOHN GILLIE has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: A 26-acre former gravel pit now reconstructed as a fisheries and wildlife habitat at the mouth of Hylebos Creek on the Tacoma Tideflats is now open for public viewing. The site, remedy named Twulshootseed in the Puyallup Tribe’s native language, visit in English is called […]

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Tillicum Village reborn

by Tim Flanagan on July 26, 2011

Katie McVicker has the story in the WHIDBEY NEWS TIMES: The ramshackle tent city that popped up next to the Oak Harbor Yacht Club last weekend will soon be completely dismantled as its temporary inhabitants are forced back to reality. The 29th annual Whidbey Island Race Week came to a close yesterday, patient and in […]

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A final toast made to Whidbey Island Race Week

by Tim Flanagan on July 26, 2011

Katie McVicker has the story in the WHIDBEY NEWS TIMES: The ramshackle tent city that popped up next to the Oak Harbor Yacht Club last weekend will soon be completely dismantled as its temporary inhabitants are forced back to reality. The 29th annual Whidbey Island Race Week came to a close yesterday, patient and in […]

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Kings rule out on West End

by Tim Flanagan on July 22, 2011

JOHN GILLIE has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: After several months of improving results, website container numbers were down again in June at the Port of Tacoma. The port’s container traffic had improved for seven months in a row beginning last October. But numbers turned slightly negative in May with a 1 percent […]

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JOHN GILLIE has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: After several months of improving results, website container numbers were down again in June at the Port of Tacoma. The port’s container traffic had improved for seven months in a row beginning last October. But numbers turned slightly negative in May with a 1 percent […]

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Oil pipeline to be built in Salish Sea

by Tim Flanagan on July 22, 2011

Craig Welch has the story in the Seattle Times:

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New worry for orcas in Puget Sound: inbreeding

by Tim Flanagan on July 22, 2011

Craig Welch has the story in the Seattle Times:

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Underwater warfare ranges expanding

by Tim Flanagan on July 22, 2011

Jack Broom and Jessie Van Berkel have this story in the Seattle Times:

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