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December 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Search for Olympic National Park hiker suspended

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Rangers and others are still keeping an eye out, but the search for a missing hiker in Olympic National Park was suspended. A park spokeswoman, Jacilee Wray, says there was nothing more to do after Sunday’s search turned up no additional signs of Jim Griffin. The 60-year-old Port Angeles man went for…


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March 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Judge orders timber thief to pay $84,000

A federal judge ordered a Jefferson County man to repay the U.S. Forest Service $84,000 for stealing as many as 100 trees from Olympic National Forest. Reid Johnston previously had been sentenced to a year in federal prison in one of the largest timber-theft prosecutions in Washington history. After a lengthy restitution hearing on Tuesday, U.S….


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December 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Year in prison for man who stole trees from Olympic National Forest

A Jefferson County man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to one year in prison for stealing trees from Olympic National Forest. Reid Johnston, 41, of Brinnon, pleaded guilty in September to damaging timber in the forest during tree thefts that occurred between May 2009 and January 2010.  The timber was the property of…


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