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January 2, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Stolen pickup pulled from Nisqually River; nobody inside

The Olympian Lacey Fire District 3’s Swift Water Team investigated a fully submerged truck Friday afternoon in the Nisqually River. The fire department received a call from staff at Wa He Lut Indian School about a vehicle — a red 2013 Dodge Ram — in the river behind the school at 111110 Conine Ave. S.E. The department reported…

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July 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Woman drowns inner-tubing with grandson in Nisqually River

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Thurston County sheriff’s office says a woman drowned over the weekend while inner-tubing with her teenage grandson on the Nisqually River. The News Tribune reports that the 58-year-old woman died early Sunday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where she was taken after bystanders performed CPR. Witnesses heard commotion and found the…

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May 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually elder who fought for treaty rights, dies

Billy Frank. who played a key role in the fisheries effort on the Nisqually River, is seen here on the river. (Photo by Ann Yow / The Seattle Times, 1983) Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise…

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September 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Treatment plant operator pleads guilty in Mount Rainier sewage dumping case

The Associated Press TACOMA — The man who operated the wastewater treatment plant in Mount Rainier National Park pleaded guilty today to violating the Clean Water Act in August 2011 when he let hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage run into the Nisqually River.  Plant operator James Barber, 52, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in U.S….

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