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August 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Man getting rabies treatment after bat scratch at Olympic Nat’l Park

A Port Angeles man is undergoing rabies-prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park last Tuesday. A bat flew out of a tree and landed on a 59-year-old man while he was sitting on the shore of Lake Crescent around dusk, according to the National Park Service. The man…


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May 25, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Plan to save Enchanted Valley Chalet seeks comment

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A plan to temporarily relocate the Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park is open for public comment. KXRO Radio reports the historic building is being undercut by the East Fork of the Quinault River. The National Park Service wants to protect the river from environmental harm, while providing more time…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Enchanted Valley Chalet, Olympic National Park, plan to save comment

March 4, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Tuesday Memo: Fun in class … Russell Wilson is major league … Shutdown repercussions

Less talk, more action:  In a teaching experiment that began six years ago, frustrated Bellevue School District government teachers teamed with University of Washington researchers to revamp the advanced placement program. Instead of lectures, they put role plays and simulations at the center of the curriculum. It seems to be working. Russ…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bellevue schools, Olympic National Park, rain

October 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Olympic National Park closure tickets stand

PORT ANGELES (AP) — Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict and Port Angeles Police Chief Terry Gallagher asked U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to dismiss the “closure violation” tickets issued to people who stopped at a trailhead Saturday at Olympic National Park. The tickets carry a $125 fine for visiting the park during the government shutdown The law enforcement…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Olympic National Park, tickets, U.S. Attorney

October 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Stop at Olympic National Park, get $125 ticket

PORT ANGELES (AP) — People who pulled into a ranger station at Olympic National Park over the weekend were given $125 tickets for “violation of closure.” The Peninsula Daily News reports three of the cars were a group of international students from Peninsula College led by host Kelly Sanders, a teacher from Port Angeles. They…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: fine, Olympic National Park, shutdown

September 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Teen rescued after fall in Olympic National Park

The Associated Press A 15-year-old girl is in stable condition after falling from a 15-foot cliff while hiking in Olympic National Park. The Coast Guard said its crew rescued the hiker Monday afternoon and flew her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The girl, from Idaho, was visiting the park on a school field trip. She reportedly fell…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accident, Olympic National Park, rescue

December 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Japanese writing found on large dock that washed onto Olympic National Park shore

A team led by National Park Service staff finally made contact today with a large dock  on a shoreline near La Push. The dock is suspected of being debris from a March 2011 tsunami in Japan. Though it hasn’t been verified with the Japanese government, a Washington Department of Ecology release says Japanese writing in one of…


Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Japanese tsunami, marine debris, Olympic National Park

December 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore

A large dock someone spotted floating along the Western Washington coast last week was found today near La Push on the Olympic National Park coastline. The Coast Guard could not confirm from its helicopter search whether the dock is another piece of debris carried over from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan, according to a…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: La Push, Olympic National Park, tsunami debris

October 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Lawsuit over fatal Wash. goat attack dismissed

The Associated Press A judge has dismissed a widow’s lawsuit against the federal government over her husband’s death in a mountain goat attack at Olympic National Park two years ago. U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan dismissed most of Susan Chadd’s claims over the summer and the rest last week. On Tuesday he declined to reconsider. Robert Boardman was…


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August 30, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Olympic National Forest trail closed by goats

The Associated Press HOODSPORT — Olympic National Forest officials are keeping a popular trail in Mason County closed because of aggressive mountain goats. Rangers say hikers on the Mount Ellinor Trail near Hoodsport are to blame for feeding goats and letting them lick their hands or backpacks for salt. The Peninsula Daily News reports up to 20…


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