Wednesday’s rock blasting-related closure on Snoqualmie Pass is cancelled

Drivers should plan for delays due to lane closures Wednesday and Thursday

HYAK – The rock blasting-related closure planned for Wednesday, Oct. 22 on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass is cancelled.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will still close I-90 for rock blasting Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Drivers should plan for added travel time to avoid delays on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23 due to a lane closure westbound between milepost 56 to 61 during daylight hours.

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I-5 lane I Ramp Closures Scheduled In Pierce, Thurston Counties

OLYMPIA – Weather permitting, drivers using Interstate 5 in Pierce and Thurston counties will encounter numerous lane and ramp closures as crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation continue efforts to finish a paving improvement project. In the event of inclement weather, work plans could be rescheduled to a later date.

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Port of Shelton Commission Meeting Oct. 21

Regular Meeting
Port of Shelton Commission Chambers
21 W Sanderson Way
Shelton WA 98584
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:00 PM


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Public Can Comment On New Draft Of Proposed Game Management Plan

OLYMPIA – A new version of the draft 2015-21 Game Management Plan for Washington state will be available for public comment for one month, starting Oct. 17.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will consider comments on the revised plan received through Nov. 17, before recommending a final plan for adoption by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The new revised final draft, available at, is designed to guide the state’s game-management policy over the next six years.

Dave Ware, WDFW game manager, said the revised plan includes a number of changes proposed by the public during the initial 30-day comment period and during a public hearing held Aug. 8 by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Key issues addressed by those changes include predator/prey relationships, deer and elk predation, and wolf, cougar and bear management, he said.

“These changes were significant enough that we wanted to give the public another chance to comment on the plan before we recommend it to the commission,” Ware said.

The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for WDFW, is scheduled to consider adoption of the plan during a public meeting in December.