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Clean Up Shelton launches effort

Local News

Kevin Schmelzlen and more than 20 volunteers took a sweep through the railroad tracks area and wooded hillside above Park Street on Saturday to launch...


Week one of new employment...

Regional / State News

tacomaThe first week of Tacoma’s new employment standards — which includes both a minimum wage hike and implementation of mandatory paid sick leave...


Annual EDC luncheon upcoming

Daybreak

Director of the Mason County Economic Development Council, Lynn Longan, came in to talk about the annual luncheon at the Alderbrook Resort on the 19th. ...


Olympia Artesians fall to...

Regional Sports

Video by Sports Director Sean Wells, make sure to follow him on twitter @SeanWKmasSports for all your local sports action. 


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Are Your Trees Turning Brown?

treesbrownTrees in several parts of Washington State are just now showing the damage caused by a stress reaction to dry conditions last summer and this spring. DNR has received many calls from the public in recent weeks about trees whose leaves or needles are turning red or, even, dying.

 

Glenn Kohler, a DNR forest entomologist, has been investigating and says that Douglas-fir trees between 5 and 15 years old appear to be the ones most affected, but some larger trees are showing symptoms, too. Symptoms include entirely red crowns, red tops and red branches, he says.

“In a typical year, this type of damage may have many causes, but this year it is primarily the result of an extended period with little to no rain during August and September 2012 and a drier-than-normal spring in 2013.”

Read entire article: Ear To Ground

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New record set for fall...

Environment

salmon recoveryKENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - New data released by the Nez Perce Tribe shows that fall chinook returning to the Snake River have set a new record for the third...


Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports...

Recreation

nwavalanche 2416An avalanche awareness workshop will be held this Saturday, February 6 in Port Angeles. Sponsored by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club and Olympic...


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