Sunday, June 30, 2013
( CENTRALIA ) – It’s KELA radio’s 75th anniversary this year. A longtime station employee, Steve Richert, has been working on the local airwaves since the station was marking it’s 33rd anniversary. Now, the local product – a WF West grad – is retiring. Richert began his career at KELA in 1971. He’s done nearly every job in the station since and worked his way up to Operations Manager. Richert has been in the business long enough to see the industry’s transition away from records and tape which were replaced with computers and digital audio. Steve also has had to deal with repeated floods at the station. Three of them left the station severely damaged. Steve leaves KELA after 42 years, which is impressive since the broadcast industry average for radio is just seven years.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Puget Sound Energy, Montana Revenue Department Settle Tax Dispute over Power Plants & Transmission (The Missoulian, MT)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Expires: 6:15 PM
A moist and unstable air mass will result in bursts of heavy rain during the day today. These downpours could produce a quarter of an inch of rain in less than 30 minutes. There will also be a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon over the interior, or east of the Olympic range, but a lightning strike cannot be ruled out elsewhere. Any thunderstorms that do develop today will have the potential to produce torrential rainfall that could cause minor flooding. Gusty winds of 35 to 40 mph will also be a possibility with the thunderstorms. This will be a situation similar to that of Tuesday afternoon.
Thursday will be a transition day from mild, wet weather to drier and warmer conditions. High pressure aloft will build over the region Friday and continue through this weekend. Daytime temperatures are forecast to climb into the mid-70s to mid-80s over much of the area, but not as warm on the coast due to light onshore flow. Although the air mass will undergo drying during this period, it will still remain relatively moist near the surface. This will make it feel warmer than it actually is. If you are thinking about escaping the heat, please remember that area rivers are still too cold to swim in. They are also a bit swollen or running swift from recent rains. Be water safe and wear your life jacket.
Local Target Areas:
- · Hood Canal Area (North Mason County)
- · Olympics
- · Southwest Interior (South Mason County
Other Areas of Concern:
- · Admiralty Inlet Area
- · Central Coast
- · East Puget Sound Lowlands
- · Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca
- · Everett and Vicinity
- · Lower Chehalis Valley Area
- · North Coast
- · San Juan County
- · Seattle, Bremerton Area
- · Tacoma Area
- · West Slopes Central Cascades and Passes
- · West Slopes Northern Cascades and Passes
- · Western Skagit County
- · Western Strait of Juan De Fuca
- · Western Whatcom County
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Posted June 24, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.
SHELTON - The status and future of Hood Canal summer chum, a threatened species, will be reviewed during a symposium Thursday in Shelton.
Salmon experts have been working to restore this unique stock of salmon since before it was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1999. Changes to commercial fishing helped reduce harvest, and a hatchery supplementation program boosted the overall population. Now, Hood Canal summer chum is considered on the path to recovery.
Thursday’s symposium, sponsored by the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, will review the health of the stock and its habitat along with changes in harvest management and supplementation. Speakers are scheduled to provide new information on ocean productivity, climate effects and the likelihood of recovery. Some topics are fairly technical, but everyone is invited to attend.
The symposium will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mason County Public Works, 100 Public Works Drive in Shelton. For reservations, call 360-394-0046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Ex-Enron Boss Jeffrey Skilling's Sentence Cut to 14 Years (British Broadcasting Corporation)
B-C Hydro Workers Allegedly Aided Pot Grow-Ops - Accused of installing larger transformers at homes suspected of having grow-ops (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Thursday, June 20, 2013
British Columbia’s Financial Honeymoon Ends with Columbia River Treaty Anniversary - Payments from the U.S. that now average $220 million will be up for negotiation (Vancouver Sun, B-C)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
(CHEHALIS, WA) -- Some people find them really disturbing. Tent caterpillars are plentiful this year. The WSU Extension Office in Chehalis says it’s from the mild winter. The uptick in the tented-bugs also has been leading to more calls into the local office, especially if they’re found inside people’s homes. The office’s Debbie Burris says the insects are harmless, but rank pretty high on the creepy scale. Burris says if the tree is healthy, they usually won’t do any damage.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
“…The bill also allows rural cooperatives to add a monthly surcharge, up to 2 percent…to help pay for projects needed to meet the goal…”