June 25 - Thurston County Comission Special Meeting

Public Hearing Follow up Discussion - Amendments to the Interim Marijuana Ordinance. AGENDA: Review and discuss comments for possible action. From 5:00 to 7:00PM, at the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building #1, Room #280, Olympia, WA 985052.

Public Comments Wanted On Ferry Fare Increase Proposal

State Transportation Commission to host four public meetings in July, final hearing in August.  OLYMPIA – Ferry customers and anyone with interest in Washington State Ferry fares are being asked to weigh in on a new fare proposal that would take effect starting this October. The Washington State Transportation Commission has released its proposal to increase ferry fares over the next two years.

The proposed increase must generate $357 million between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, as required in the recently passed two-year state transportation budget for Washington State Ferry’s operations. 

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June 30 - Port Of Grapeview Public Hearing

The Port of Grapeview Commission will hold a public hearing on a draft of their 2015 Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvement and establishing an Industrial Development District on June 30th at 7 p.m. at the Grapeview Community Center, 4350 E Grapeview Loop Rd, Grapeview, Washington.

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Sol Duc River Closed to Fishing Near Sol Duc Hatchery

Closed to fishing:  the Sol Duc River from 200 feet downstream of the hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station at the Sol Duc Hatchery. June 18, 2015, until further notice. All species affected. Sol Duc River, from 200 feet downstream of the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station at the Sol Duc Hatchery.  Reason for action: Low water is causing a delay in migration past the hatchery, resulting in greater vulnerability of the wild spring/summer chinook to fishing pressure. This is likely to remain a problem until stream flows increase in the fall. The Quileute Tribe is implementing a similar closure to subsistence fishing in the vicinity of the hatchery. This closure is needed to protect wild chinook.