Monthly Archives: January 2018

Cooke Fined $332K For Net Pen Breach

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws.

That after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon were released last Aug 19 into waters famous for their native salmon.

      Wed Jan 31 News

The report from DFW, ecology and DNR says Cooke failed to adequately clean nets holding farmed salmon, leading to a net pen failure last summer that allowed the fish to swim away into Puget Sound.

Clallam County to Sue Opioid Makers

Clallam County is joining   more than 200 other litigants in suing opioid makers and wholesale distributors in federal district court for damages from flooding the market with prescription opioids.

      Tue Jan 30 News

County commissioners will hire Keller Rohrback LLC, a Seattle-based nationwide law firm, on a contingency basis to file the lawsuit on behalf of Clallam County in federal district court in Cleveland.

More Felonies Charged, Less Dropped in County

More felony cases are being charged in Clallam County – and less were declined for prosecution in 2017.  That according to Clallam County prosecutor Mark Nichols.

He says 665 felony cases were referred to prosecutors last year. 485 felony cases were charged

      Mon Jan 29 News

Nichols says that number of felony referrals is about the same as 2016, However he says prosecution was declined in just 86 cases.

Van De Wege Honored by WACOPS

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, was named 2017 Legislator of the Year this week by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) for his support of legislation that affects law enforcement agencies and officers.

      Fri Jan 26 News


Forks High School to be Disaster Meeting Point

Quillyute Valley School Superintendent Dianna Reume says Forks High School will soon be an evacuation point in case of a natural disaster such as a flood or tsunami.

96.7 FM Ken Lambert says she spoke at Wednesday’s C of C meeting about that and other issues related to the school district:

      Thu Jan 25 News