Monthly Archives: April 2016

No Deal on Salmon Fishing Rules

No Deal! – That’s the result of the third meeting Wednesday between the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and tribal co-managers at the salmon negotiating table for salmon seasons inside the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound.

Fish and Wildlife Director Jim Unsworth says they could not agree on fisheries that were acceptable to both parties.”


The two sides will now go it alone in their efforts to secure approval from NOAA Fisheries on separate fishing plans.

Unsworth says “The breakdown in this year’s negotiations demonstrates the need for a change to the process of setting salmon-fishing seasons.”

Forks 1490’s Clell Hanson says when anglers were locked out of Sekiu, Clallam Bay and Neah Bay a few years ago, they didn’t stop fishing.

Wild steelhead retention on West End rivers ends Saturday.  And the new West End fishing rules take effect including no use of barbed hooks – and limits on boats with motors.

Spring chinook fishing will continue after Saturday on the Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers.

Children Can Find Helmet that Fits on Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA and Group Health are celebrating Healthy Kids Day and giving away helmets to promote bike safety. The organizations also are promoting bicycling as a healthy activity at a time when childhood obesity continues to threaten the health of children

Eric Tegethoff reports:


Disaster Drill Planned for June 7-10

— An all-day webcast on what elected officials should do during a disaster will be shown at the Port Angeles City Hall today.

The webcast, sponsored by the Association of Washington Cities and open to the public, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There’s a major exercise coming up.   The Cascadia Rising 2016 disaster-response drill June 7-10.

Cascadia Rising will test local governments’ response to a simulated magnitude-9.0 earthquake off the Oregon Coast in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

The webcast today will be in the engineering conference room on the second floor of PA City Hall.


Nintendo Selling Majority Stake in Mariners

John Stanton Slated to Replace Howard Lincoln as Chairman and CEO

Nintendo of America today announced the planned sale of a majority of its interest in the Seattle Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. Under the plan, Nintendo of America will retain a 10% stake in the team, while the remainder of its holdings will be sold to other members of First Avenue Entertainment LLLP (FAE). FAE is the limited partnership that owns the Seattle Mariners, and a majority interest in ROOT Sports NW. Closing the transaction is subject to the finalization of legal contracts and approval from Major League Baseball which is expected in August of this year.


As part of the deal and at closing, current CEO Howard Lincoln will retire from day-to-day operations, and John Stanton will replace him as Chairman and CEO, and as the designated Major League Baseball Control Person. Lincoln will continue on as a member of the FAE Board of Directors, representing Nintendo’s ownership interests.

Suspect Caught in Murder of Neah Bay man

A suspect in the late-March beating death of Native American master carver from Neah Bay is in custody,

That from PA interim Police Chief Brian Smith.

45 year-old Tina Marie Alcorn is a suspect in the death of George C. David, whose body was found a month ago at the apartment of an acquaintance.


She was in the Clallam County jail without bond Monday after allegedly violating her conditional release from an Arkansas jail.  .

She will remain in jail pending extradition to Arkansas.

Alcorn can be transported back to Clallam County if a charge related to David’s death is filed against her.

David was a member of one of the First Nations based in B.C.