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May 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Memorial Day openings for Olympic National Park campgrounds, more

Several feet of snow remain on the ground beginning at elevations above 3,000 feet, but Olympic National Park is adding a number of “open” signs to campgrounds and other facilities starting this Memorial Day weekend. The Staircase and Elwha campgrounds, both open year-round for primitive camping (pit toilets and no water), add drinking water and flush…

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May 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Get ready for the summer crush at Sea-Tac Airport

A plane comes in for a landing at Sea-Tac Airport , as cars pass underneath the runway on S. 188th St.  (Ellen M. Banner photo / The Seattle Times)

A plane comes in for a landing at Sea-Tac Airport as cars pass underneath the runway on S. 188th St. Expect very  busy days at Sea-Tac starting around  the  Memorial Day weekend. (Ellen M. Banner photo / The Seattle Times)

 You and 99,999 other passengers; that’s the averagel crowd on a summer day at Sea-Tac Airport.  And it could be even busier this summer season, which traditionally begins Memorial Day weekend.

 Last year the airport had a record 33.2 million passengers; this year it’s on track for another record-breaker, according to Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper.

  For the Memorial Day weekend, the busiest days are expected to be Thursday, May 23, with 93,200 projected passengers and Friday, May 24, with 95,600 passengers. Then the passenger numbers surge in June through August to

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