2014 Waste Tire Roundup Announced

(Port Orchard, WA)  Residents of Kitsap and North Mason Counties may bring up to ten (10) waste passenger vehicle or light truck tires, on or off-rim, to the Port of Bremerton Olympic View Business and Industrial Parks April 12-13 and April 26-27 for recycling at no charge.


sixth annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week At St. Martin's

Saint Martin’s hosts  to end sexual violence in our communities. LACEY, Wash. —  At least one of every three women worldwide has been beaten, sexually assaulted or otherwise abused in her lifetime by a partner, relative, friend, stranger, employer and/or colleague, according to the Take Back the Night international program. Saint Martin’s University will issue its own call to action against these violent crimes during its sixth annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week, April 7- 11. The SAAM 2014 week will culminate Friday, April 11, with a unique event during which the audience can follow the stories of sexual assault survivors through an interactive activity and view a film that underscores the impact of sexual assault on a young survivor. All activities are free and open to the public.


Spring Sailing Schedule & Fare Changes

SEATTLE – Ferry customers should plan ahead for spring sailings and fare changes. The Washington State Ferries spring sailing schedule begins, Sunday April 6. Annual and new fare increases go into effect May 1. Additional spring service starts Sunday, April 6


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.