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July
17th

Westport salmon fishing opens seven days a week starting Friday

Salmon fishing in the waters off of Westport will be open seven days a week beginning Friday. That will bring Marine Area 2 in line with three other ocean areas already open on a daily basis.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the change Thursday.
Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator for the department, said the department at first limited fishing at Westport to five days a week to make sure the catch did not reach the quota too quickly and require an early closure.

Anglers fishing in marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 may keep two salmon

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July
16th

Michael Franti to headline Aug. 9 kick-off party for Fred Hutchinson’s Cancer Research Center’s Obliteride

I recently rode a portion of the Obliteride course with event manager Mark Grantor. At one point he said there was going to be some “pretty cool” music at the kick-off party, “but I can’t say who yet.”

Turns out, it’s actually really cool. Michael Franti will headline the party.

Here’s the announcement released moments ago by Obliteride:

Michael Franti & Spearhead will pump up the crowd with energetic and fun music at Obliteride’s kick-off party at Gas Works Park on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. All riders registered to participate in this fundraiser for Fred Hutchinson

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July
16th

Film shows glacier studies at Mount Rainier, North Cascades

A new film on glacier monitoring, produced by the North Coast & Cascades Science Learning Network, is now available online.

“Keepers of the Beat” features Dr. Jon Riedel, a National Park Service glaciologist at North Cascades National Park, showing how and why he takes the pulse of glaciers, said a Park Service news release. The film’s title refers to the fact that glaciers respond to environmental conditions and keep a record of their past history, the “beats” of time.

This film takes viewers to the top of the glaciers and behind the scenes with scientists from North Cascades and Mount

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July
16th

Fishing report: Best salmon fishing in the Strait

Lakes

Offut: The trout fishing has been best in the cool of the morning. Try Power Bait and nightcrawlers. The bass and perch fishing is picking up. Crappie jigs and nightcrawlers are effective for the perch.

Silver: The largemouth bass action has been good to very good. Some of the fish are weighing 3-6 pounds. The crappie action also has been very good, especially at sunset. Trolling Wedding Rings with a worm right above the grass line has been producing catfish. The action is best early or late in the day.

Tanwax: The bass fishing has been good, with people

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July
15th

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is a rite of passage for thousands

This weekend I had the honor to ride the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic with my wife, Kristen. We bought her a bike when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 to give her something to look forward to and a vehicle for doing something impressive post cancer.

Surgery, 20 nights in the hospital while undergoing chemo and it seems she’s kicked cancer’s butt. She’ll be five years cancer free in November. However, the bike we bought her hung in the garage for years unused until we took a short ride last summer. She decided she liked riding and

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July
12th

Change in daily limit at Cle Elum Lake

Starting Saturday, the 16 kokanee daily limit at Cle Elum Lake has been eliminated and replaced with a daily limit of five trout including kokanee.

The change was announced Thursday to protect sea-going sockeye salmon being reintroduced to the upper Cle Elum basin.

The 7-inch minimum and 14-inch maximum size for kokanee remains in effect. The 12-inch minimum size for other trout species also remains unchanged.

July
12th

Fishing report: Plenty of salmon action in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Saturday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Columbia: Starting Saturday, anglers fishing on the lower river may keep up to two sockeye salmon as part of their daily catch limit. The new rule will be in effect through July 31 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upriver to Bonneville Dam.

Cowlitz: The fishing has been fair, at best, based on state creel sampling.

Lewis: The summer-run steelhead fishing has been fair to good, slowed in part by low water conditions. The fish are there and will hit your offerings pretty good if you

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July
12th

Mosé Jones-Yellin named Gifford Pinchot National Forest’s new Mount Adams district ranger

From Gifford Pinchot National Forest:

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest community is proud to announce the selection of Mosé Jones-Yellin as the incoming Mt. Adams District Ranger. Jones-Yellin is currently the Deputy District Ranger on the Sierra National Forest in California, but is no stranger to the Gifford Pinchot, having served as the Cowlitz Valley District Ranger in a temporary detail in 2012. “This forest has some of the most beautiful and valuable natural resources found anywhere in this country, and it will be a pleasure to join the community and lead these outstanding Forest Service employees,” he said.

Gifford

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