WDFW Will Hold Ppublic Meetings On Hoof Disease

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers believe they are close to determining the cause of hoof disease in southwest Washington elk and plan to hold two meetings in April to share results to date and answer questions from the public.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled public meetings at the following times and locations:

•    Vancouver – April 15, 6-8 p.m., Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.

•    Chehalis – April 16, 6-8 p.m., V.R. Lee Community Building (Recreation Park), 221 S.W. 13th Street.

Sandra Jonker, WDFW regional wildlife manager, said department staff will discuss results to date of ongoing tests designed to identify the cause of deformed or missing hooves in elk, primarily in Cowlitz, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties.


Deadline To Remove Studded Tires Is March 31, 2014

Monday is the deadline for drivers to remove studded tires.Drivers with studded tires after Monday could get a $124 ticket.The Transportation Department wants studded tires off the road because they cause highway ruts and damage bridge decks. March 31, 2014

Two Upcoming Meetings For PUD1

The Mason County PUD No. 1 Board of Commissioners will hold two special meetings in April. The first is on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Fire Hall at 50 E. Seattle Street in Union, WA.The purpose of the meeting is to review the available water flow options during the course of power outages for residents on the Union Heights road.

The second meeting is a public hearing that will occur on Tuesday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the District board room at 21971 N. Hwy 101 in Potlatch, WA. The purpose of the hearing is to review the final draft of the Hood Canal Water System Plan before it is submitted to the Washington State Department of Health for final approval which will permit additional connections to the water system.

The regularly scheduled board meeting will immediately follow the public hearing. For more information on the special meetings, contact Kristin Masteller, Director of Employee & Public Relations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 27, 2014

Public Input Sought For Proposed Street Tree Regulations In Lacey

A public hearing is planned for the next regularly scheduled Lacey Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Proposed regulations pertaining to street trees will be discussed and public comment is welcome. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE. In an effort to clarify standards and inform the public relating to street tree maintenance responsibilities, several options will move forward for the public to weigh in on. Each option presents its own set of advantages and challenges, including issues of responsibility and funding.