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Archives: Sep. 2011


All wild chinook caught in the Tilton River must be released starting Monday

Starting Monday, anglers must release all wild chinook salmon they catch in the Tilton River.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced the change, which is in effect until further notice.

The rule covers the Tilton from its mouth to the West Fork. The state said all hatchery fall chinook being released into the river are now adipose fin clipped, allowing selective fishing rules to go into effect.

The daily limit is six fish, and up to two adult chinook may be retained.

Anglers must also release wild coho.


McAllister Creek open to salmon fishing; was left out of rules pamphlet

There are often mid-season changes in fishing regulations. Reasons can be too many fish or too few. In some cases, it’s much simpler.

McAllister Creek is now open to salmon retention and will be open through Nov. 30. The open stretch is from the mouth upstream to Steilacoom Road Bridge.

The fishery was approved during the North of Falcon preseason planning process earlier this spring, but was inadvertently omitted from the sportfishing rules pamphlet, said a state Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.

The daily limit on the Thurston County creek is six salmon. Up to two adults

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Olympic National Park rangers have to kill mountain goat

Olympic National Park rangers had to kill amountain goat from Upper Royal Basin, near the park’s eastern boundary, on Tuesday afternoon. The action was taken to prevent the animal from inflicting personal injury to humans.

The mature adult male mountain goat had been watched by backcountry
rangers since the morning of Sept. 3. It was showing signs of habituation and exhibiting aggressive behavior at a designated backcountry camping area.

Here is the rest of the news release:

Campers were evacuated from the area the same day, as rangers trained in monitoring aggressive animal behavior marked the animal with paintballs

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William Peter Allen described as “A Young Man of Integrity”

Here’s an unedited copy of the story we will print tomorrow about Peter Allen, a 21-year-old man from Puyallup who died during a climbing accident Monday morning near Snoqualmie Pass. I also wanted to point out a blog post from a Seattle Church written about Allen earlier this year. A friend of mine who knew Allen forwarded it to me shortly after deadline tonight, but I thought it was worth sharing. Click here to read the post.

Tomorrow’s story:

A popular 21-year-old college athlete, biochemistery student and outdoor lover from Puyallup was identified Tuesday by the King County Medical

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King County Medical examiner identifies Puyallup hiker who died Monday on Snoqualmie Pass

The hiker who took a fatal fall near Snoqualmie Pass was William Allen of Puyallup, the King County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed this afternoon.

Allen was a 21-year-old science student at the University of Washington and a graduate of Emerald Ridge High School on South Hill.

Allen fell about 100 feet to his death Monday morning on Kaleetan Peak in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of Snoqualmie Pass.

The medical examiner’s office has determined his death to be an accident and the result of several injuries suffered during the fall.


Hiker who fell to death near Snoqualmie Pass was from Puyallup

The hiker who took a fatal fall near Snoqualmie Pass on Monday was from Puyallup, according to multiple sources. The 21-year-old was a University of Washington student who graduated from Emerald Ridge High School.

The man’s name has not yet been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office and an investigator said his name is not likely to be released until this afternoon.

The hiker fell about 100 feet to his death Monday morning on Kaleetan Peak, a rocky 6,259-foot peak just north of Snoqualmie Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.


Gifford Pinchot National Forest road to close for two days in September

From Gifford Pinchot National Forest:

Forest Road 90 will close for two days on Sept. 13 and 14
limiting all travel along FR 90 in and out of the Gifford Pinchot National
Forest along this route. The closure will occur approximately five miles
east of Cougar, Wash.  No detours are available, though all areas will
remain accessible via other routes.

This closure will allow contractors to resurface the roadway over the Swift
Power Canal. Asphalt was removed from this bridge during a one-day closure
in August. This project is meant to maintain

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Check out Denali puppy cam

A new “Puppy Cam” located at the historic kennels at Denali National Park went online last month.

The camera is installed in the pen where three sled dog puppies were born July 27-28.

The image refreshes about once each minute.

Three pups – Tatum (female), Koven and Carpe (both males) – were named for three small peaks along Carpe Ridge above the Muldrow Glacier.

The camera gives viewers a chance to see and learn more about the important purpose, traditions and responsibilities that sled dogs still have at Denali, the only national
park in America with a

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