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Archives: Sep. 2012

Sep.
28th

Fishing report: First fall razor clam dig tentatively scheduled for October

The fall’s first razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled for the middle of October, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week.

The dig will begin Oct. 13 at four ocean beaches if marine toxin tests show clams are safe to eat. The WDFW will confirm the dig about a week before the start, said coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres.

The proposed dates: Oct. 13 (low tide is at 5:41 p.m.) and Oct. 14 (6:26) at Long Beach Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; Oct. 15 (7:11) at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; and Oct. 16 (7:57), Oct. 17

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Sep.
26th

Devils Tower taps Olympic National Park for new leader, Reed Robinson

Reed Robinson of Olympic National Park has been named the new superintendent of Devils Tower National Monument in northeastern Wyoming. The 22-year National Park Service veteran begins work at Devils Tower on Nov. 18.

“Reed brings more than two decades of diverse and wide-ranging experience in natural and cultural resources management to this position,” said Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels in a prepared statement.

Robinson, Olympic’s chief of facility management, has spent most of his career in Utah where he graduated from Utah Valley University. He and his children are members of the Rosebud (Sicanju) Lakota Tribe of Wyoming and

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Sep.
25th

UPDATE: Body recovered below Ricksecker Point at Mount Rainier

UPDATE, Thursday, 10:29 a.m. - Lewis County Coroner Warren McCloud says the identification of the body found at Mount Rainier is still pending.

UPDATE, 10:37 a.m. – The Lewis County Coroner’s office said moments ago that the body has not yet been positively identified but they hope to identify the body by the end of today.

 

 

Rangers recovered the body of a woman Monday from the base of a cliff below Ricksecker Point at Mount Rainier National Park, officials said today.

The injuries are consistent with a fall from a great height, the park

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Sep.
25th

FISHING REPORT: Chinook biting in Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis and other rivers

A look at how fish are biting in local rivers:

Columbia: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports salmonid effort is down especially below Warrior Rock. Chinook must be released in this area. Anglers are landing fall Chinook, coho, steelhead and sturgeon in The Dalles Pool. Try the Bonneville Pool for Walleye.

Cowlitz: Anglers are landing fall Chinook and coho according to the WDFW. Fish Country Inc. says bank anglers at Barrier Dam are doing well when they throw “big gobs of eggs with sand shrimp. We have our corky guys wading out to the point and picking up

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Sep.
24th

Mount Rainier National Park could increase cell phone coverage in park

Can you hear me now?

The odds aren’t very good if you are trying to make a cell phone call at Mount Rainier National Park. There are places where you can make calls: the summit (sometimes), Sunrise (almost always) and standing next to the stop sign at Paradise (depending on your carrier).

However, there is no cell phone reception in one of the most popular areas of the park, the 10-mile corridor from Longmire to Paradise. And even at Paradise reception is sketchy at best.

This might soon change as park officials look for ways to make Rainier a little

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Sep.
21st

Mount Rainier’s Three Lakes forest fire contained, Laughingwater Creek Trail reopened

From Mount Rainier National Park:

The fire in the Three Lakes area of the park has been contained and is
currently being monitored for any possible flare ups.

Record dry conditions are being experienced throughout the state and
visitors are reminded to be extremely vigilant on preventing any source of
ignition, as the fire danger continues to remain high.

Smoke and haze from ongoing wildfires outside the park is visible in some
areas of the park.

At present, campfires are still being allowed in the fire pits in
designated front country campgrounds. Visitors are asked

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Sep.
21st

Fishing report: Ocean salmon fishing begins shut down

Here are some reports that will be included in the full fishing report in Saturday’s paper:

Rivers

Nisqually: The action has slowed down in recent days. Anglers are catching a few dark chinook, but not much else.

Puyallup: The fishing has been slow in the latter part of the week. Most folks are blaming the low water levels.

Skokomish: The river is producing a fair number of coho, and a chum salmon here and there. Eggs seem to be the best bait to use right now.

Lakes

Black: The action remains on the slow side. Trout anglers should try slowly

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Sep.
21st

North Cascades/Lake Chelan joins list of burn bans

Campfires are now banned in portions of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park. As of today, campfires are banned in the following campgrounds and picnic areas (listed, roughly, north to south):

Bridge Creek, Bridge Creek Group, Bridge Creek Stock, Shady, Tumwater, High Bridge, Harlequin, Harlequin Group, Rainbow Falls, Purple Point, Purple Point Stock, Purple Point Overflow, Weaver Point, Manly Wham and Flick Creek.

The ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, barbecue grills or other devices is prohibited in these places until further notice.

This ban in the middle and lower

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