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Street project comes together JOHN GUSSMAN
The former bottom of Lake Aldwell, now exposed by the removal of the Elwha Dam, is springing to life.
New life for bottom of old lake Replanting under way behind site of ex-dam BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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A whimsical tribute to the Beatlesâ€™ 1969 â€œAbbey Roadâ€? album cover, inspired by the new crosswalk on Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend, is re-enacted Tuesday by, from left, Jefferson County Commissioner David Sullivan, Port Townsend Main Street Executive Director Mari Mullen, Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force and Quimper Sound owner Mark Hering. Engineers Kara Rogers and Samantha Trone are in the background. Their walk was followed by the reopening of the street following a four-month, $3.5 million refurbishing project.
PORT ANGELES â€” At the former Elwha Dam site, a thick layer of straw protects native grass and flower seed on the slopes around the area where the hydroelectric power plant once stood. The seeds were collected by the National Park Service from native plants in the area and spread over the slope by construction crews, said Joshua Chenoweth, Olympic National Park restoration botanist. The straw prevents erosion of the recently built-up hillside, and maintains moisture in the soil, while allowing the grasses to grow through it. TURN
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Greg Brotherton, manager of the Quilcene Village Store, updates Sunrise Coffee owner Sue Ohlson on the results of the coffee tasting.
Coffee fans get to select Quilceneâ€™s â€˜Quilbilly Roastâ€™ IT SHOULD CAPTURE the flavor of Mount Townsend climb with an edge of salt water, Mary Kollar said. It should have an undertone of chicory, like people gather in the woods, Nancy Cochran said. It should have a strong aroma and bold taste, like camp coffee, Daniel
Cochran said. â€œPeople out here spend a lot of time outdoors,â€? Daniel said. â€œThey are farmers, fishermen, mountain men and women â€” coarse-grained people live out here.â€? Kollar, a poet, and the Cochrans, who farm in Quilcene, were among the locals â€” sometimes called
Quilbillies â€” who stopped by the Quilcene Village Store on U.S. Highway 101 just north of Quilcene, which is 11.5 miles south of the state Highway 20 junction at Discovery Bay â€” on Sunday evening to choose the blend of coffee that would be the official â€œQuilbilly Roast.â€? TURN
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NEAH BAY â€” The Makah tribe has made its first purchase using funds from a $25 million settlement with the federal government by buying land for harvesting timber, Tribal Chairman Micah McCarty said Tuesday. The tribe spent $12.5 million of the funds for about 3,000 acres near Lake Ozette in the Umbrella Creek watershed within the Olympic Range Tree Farm, which is owned by a Boston corporation, tribe General Manager Meri Parker said. The Makah tribe is the only one on the North Olympic Peninsula that received money from a $1 billion settlement with 41 tribes nationwide. The settlement, announced by the Justice Interior departments in April, is for money lost in mismanaged accounts and from royalties for oil, gas, grazing and timber rights on tribal lands. The tribe received the money as a one-time payment. No information was available on Tuesday as to when the money was made available to the tribe. The Makah have complete
authority over how it is spent, said Michael J. Lawrence, vice chairman of the Makah Tribal Council, in a letter sent in April to tribal memMcCarty bers. Settlement funds will be used to improve the tribeâ€™s fishing-dock facilities and may be spent on enhancing the Makahâ€™s ability to respond to oil spills and disabled vessels, McCarty said.
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50 Cent out of hospital after crash A REPRESENTATIVE FOR 50 Cent says the rapper is out of the hospital after being injured in a car crash in New York on Tuesday morning. The representative said 50 Cent was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated 50 Cent for “minor neck and back injuries” and is now “doing fine.” Photos of the 36-yearold on a stretcher are posted on his website www. ThisIs50.com. The Grammy winner, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, appears in a neck brace in two photos. Bruce Miller, who was driving the car, also was injured and has been released from the hospital. No other details were provided.
responded, “I think that’s Rielle Hunter says she private.” She referenced “media and former presidential scrutiny” the couple had candidate John Edwards endured but gave no spehave ended their relationcifics, only saying, “It’s ship. hard, and it wears you Hunter down after a while.” told ABC’s The book, What Really “Good Happened: John Edwards, Morning Our Daughter and Me, was America” on released Tuesday through Tuesday a Dallas-based boutique she and publisher, BenBella Books. Edwards In the book, Hunter were still a Hunter describes intimate details couple until about her affair with late last Edwards, whose campaign week, as hired her as a videogradetails from pher, and sheds light on his Hunter’s thoughts as federal prosememoir cutors mounted a case became against him on illegal campublic. paign contribution charges. The Hunter’s memoir also breakup includes intimate details Edwards was painful, about her affair with but Hunter said Edwards Edwards as his wife, Elizastill will be involved with beth, was dying of cancer. their daughter, Quinn, On Tuesday, Hunter who is 4 years old and lives said she felt it was neceswith Hunter. sary to tell the truth about “We are a family, but as her relationship. of the end of last week, Saying she still loves John Edwards and I are no Edwards and believes he longer a couple,” Hunter still loves her, Hunter said said on Tuesday’s show. “We Tuesday that she was decided together to end it.” unsure of the future. “I have no plans,” she Asked why the relationsaid. ship ended, Hunter
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ANNA SCHWARTZ, 96, an economist and coauthor with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, died June 21 at her home in New York. Her daughter, Naomi Pasachoff, confirmed the death but did not provide a cause. Ms. Schwartz The first book Ms. Schwartz wrote with Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, had “critical influence” on the outlook “of a generation of policymakers,” Bernanke said in 2003, when he was a Fed governor. Published in 1963, the book advanced the idea that the Great Depression had been triggered by the central bank’s reduction of the U.S. money supply from 1928 until the early 1930s. That contradicted the prevailing view that it resulted from the 1929 crash of the stock market.
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the first feminist art program at a major art school had just begun, Ms. Harper suggested that the 21 students in the original class ________ collaborate on a project PAULA HAYS about what house, home HARPER, 81, one of the and domesticity meant to first art historians to bring women. a feminist perspective to The idea clicked, and the study of painting and working with the two artsculpture, and the coists who had founded the author of a major biograprogram, Judy Chicago and phy of Camille Pissarro, Miriam Schapiro, the studied June 3 in Miami. dents transformed a runThe cause was cancer, according to the University down mansion in Hollyof Miami, where she taught wood into “Womanhouse,” from 1983 until her retire- one of the biggest and most celebrated exhibitions of ment last year. art by and about women. In the early 1970s, Ms. Ms. Harper collaborated Harper provided the crewith Ralph E. Shikes, a ative spark for a project that became a milestone in publisher and editor, on Pissarro: His Life and Work women’s art. As a lecturer at the Cal- (1980), one of the first comifornia Institute of the Arts, prehensive biographies of outside Los Angeles, where the Impressionist painter.
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■ Only one of the four public shows scheduled during Centrum’s Voice Works festival in Port Townsend this week is free. The other three are ticketed. A headline on Page A1 Tuesday erroneously said that the four concerts were free. Tickets are $15 for Thursday’s concert, $10 for the Friday evening concert and $16 to $33 for Saturday’s concert. Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys will perform a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. A schedule
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said Gael R. Stuart, general chairman of a forthcoming house-to-house drive to raise the rest of the funds.
Lloyd Olson about the most recent loss at the polls: a $3.6 million bond issue that was to provide construction funds to accommodate an increasing number of students projected by state and military studies.
■ The name of a sculpture on the east side of Laurel Street in downtown Port Angeles is “Peace Angel” by Leo Osborne. An incorrect name was published Sunday on Page C5 of Peninsula Profile.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
Firing an average of 1,600 rounds of ammunition daily, planes of the Observation Squadron, U.S. Army Air Corps, keep the air above the Strait of Juan de Fuca humming with the roar of powerful motors and the whistle of flying Laugh Lines bullets. The Army fliers arrived A NEW SURVEY found from Fort Lewis three that 31 percent of Ameriweeks ago and have cans would want to sit next camped across from the to Mitt Romney on an airprairie airstrip on the west plane, and 57 percent side of Lincoln Park in Port would rather sit next to Angeles. President Obama — while Every day, the squad100 percent would want to ron’s seven Douglas O-46 watch them have to sit observation planes depart next to each other, just the airport at 7 a.m. have them go at it. Each target in the Jimmy Fallon Strait is a white cloth
sleeve, or cone, about 20 feet long, which is towed to the location by Navy ships.
1962 (50 years ago) A gift of $100,000 to St. John Hospital in Port Townsend was made by the Crown Zellerbach Foundation. F. Leo Zield, resident manager of Crown Zee’s Port Townsend division, said the donation represents 60 percent of the $167,000 needed as the community’s share to fund a $500,000 addition to the 72-year-old hospital. “This wonderful example of outside help should serve as an inspiration to every citizen in this area,”
1987 (25 years ago) The Chimacum School District’s citizens advisory committee that spearheaded two failed bond issue campaigns is developing a questionnaire to see what the district needs to meet current and projected growth. “We hope to find out where the problem is, what [voters] support and what they don’t support, and if they had enough information about the issue,” said Schools Superintendent
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, June 27, the 179th day of 2012. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 27, 1942, the FBI announced the arrests of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore in Florida and New York’s Long Island. All were tried and sentenced to death; six were executed, while two were spared for having turned themselves in and cooperating with U.S. authorities. On this date: ■ In 1787, English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on his six-volume work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman
Empire. ■ In 1844, Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill. ■ In 1846, New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires. ■ In 1893, the New York stock market crashed. ■ In 1922, the first Newbery Medal, recognizing excellence in children’s literature, was awarded in Detroit to The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon. ■ In 1944, during World War II, American forces liberated the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans.
■ In 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North. ■ In 1957, more than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas. ■ In 1972, the video game company Atari Inc. was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Santa Clara, Calif. ■ In 1985, the legendary U.S. Highway 66 — “Route 66” — which originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., passed into history as officials decertified the
road. ■ Ten years ago: In a landmark church-state decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that tuition vouchers were constitutional. ■ Five years ago: Britain’s former Treasury chief Gordon Brown became prime minister, succeeding Tony Blair. ■ One year ago: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of a wide range of corruption charges, including the allegation that he had tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. Blagojevich was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Sandusky’s adopted son details abuse STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s son told police he was sexually abused starting when he was 8, a decade before the former Penn State assistant football coach adopted him, according to a police recording obtained by NBC News. Matt Sandusky, who was adopted by Jerry Sandusky as an adult, described for investigators showering with the excoach and try- M. Sandusky ing to avoid being groped in bed. He said he was undergoing therapy, that his memories of abuse were only now surfacing and that he was coming forward so his family would know what happened. “If you were pretending you were asleep, and you were touched or rubbed in some way, you could just act like you were rolling over in your sleep, so that you could change positions,” the now-33-year-old Matt Sandusky said in an excerpt played Tuesday on NBC’s “Today.”
Debby weakening ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. — Debby flooded homes, an animal shelter and closed parts of the main interstate highway
across northern Florida as the dropped more than 2 feet of rain in one sparsely populated area. The tropical storm was forecast to make landfall by early today, cross Florida and head into the Atlantic on Thursday. The center of the storm was about 35 miles off the coast and moving northeast at 6 mph. Debby was weakening and had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph, barely a tropical storm.
Egypt court: Military can’t arrest civilians Striking down repressive law called ‘a significant decision’ BY MAGGIE MICHAEL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Issa challenges Obama WASHINGTON — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for documents related to a failed gun-tracking operation. Obama’s claim covers administration documents about the program called Operation Fast and Furious, not just those prepared for the president. But Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that recommended the contempt charge, said the privilege is reserved for documents to and from the president and his senior advisers. Behind the legal argument is a political dispute. House Republican leaders are pressing for a contempt vote against Holder that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, the same day the Supreme Court is due to rule on the U.S. health care law. The Associated Press
CAIRO — An Egyptian court Tuesday suspended a government decision allowing military police and intelligence to arrest civilians, a setback for the country’s military rulers after the decree drew an outcry from opponents who accused them of trying to impose martial law. The Justice Ministry issued a decree June 13 that allowed military police and intelligence agents to arrest civilians for even minor offenses such as traffic violations.
A hated emergency law Rights activists feared the new powers essentially reproduced the country’s hated emergency law, which had expired just two weeks earlier after more than 30 years
in force. The emergency law granted broad powers of arrest and detention to police that were abused over the years and fed the popular anger that led to last year’s uprising. Critics said the new powers of detention could extend the generals’ rule, even if they transfer power to the elected president by the end of the month as promised. “This (court ruling) is the best possible way to have such a repressive law struck down,” said Heba Morayef, a researcher with Human Rights Watch in Egypt. “It is a pretty significant decision against a decree that would have permanently given the military this right of law enforcement and encroachment on civilian life.” Military officials said at the time that the new powers were
only meant to fill a security vacuum resulting from the uprising when the police force collapsed and disappeared from the streets during the first days of mass protests. The government, which was appointed by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, can appeal the court decision. The military pledged to turn power over to a civilian government once a new president was named. On Sunday, Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt’s first freely elected president in modern history. However, Morsi is facing a power struggle with the military rulers after they stripped the presidency of its major powers one week before the winner of the election was announced. The ruling military council has used court decrees and constitutional declarations to stop Islamists from controlling all the executive and legislative branches.
Briefly: World The officials said two other militants were wounded in Tuesday’s attack in the South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The attack came despite Pakistani demands to halt the BEIRUT — Turkey warned airstrikes. Pakistan said they Syria on Tuesday to keep its violate its sovereignty. forces away from the countries’ Last November, Pakistan troubled border or risk an closed its border to NATO shiparmed response — a furious ments intended for its troops in reply to the downing of a TurkAfghanistan in retaliation for ish military plane last week by U.S. airstrikes that killed 24 the Damascus regime. Pakistani soldiers. NATO backed up Turkey and condemned Syria for shooting Putin visits West Bank down the plane but stopped short of threatening military BETHLEHEM, West Bank action, reflecting its reluctance — Visiting Russian President to get involved in a conflict that Vladimir Putin praised his Palcould ignite a broader war. estinian counterpart Tuesday Near the capital of Damasfor what he said was a “responcus, meanwhile, Syria’s elite sible” position in negotiations Republican Guard forces battled with Israel and said Russia has rebels in some of the most no problem recognizing a Palesintense fighting involving the tinian state. special forces since the uprising Putin gave against President Bashar veiled critiAssad’s regime began in March cism of Israel, 2011, according to activists. saying unilatAssad appeared to acknowleral actions — edge the seriousness of the situ- apparently ation while addressing his new referring to Cabinet on Tuesday, saying his Israeli settlecountry is in a “genuine state of ment on warwar.” Up to now, Assad has won land — is Putin described the uprising against not construchim as run by terrorists carrytive. ing out a foreign agenda. The Russian president spoke at the end of a visit to BethleMissile strike kills 4 hem. With Palestinian President DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Paki- Mahmoud Abbas by his side, he inaugurated a Russian cultural stan — Pakistani intelligence center in Bethlehem and toured officials said a U.S. drone fired the church built over the traditwo missiles at a house in tional birth grotto of Jesus. northwest Pakistan, killing at The Associated Press least four suspected militants.
Turkey warns Syria away from its border
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waves Tuesday to the public after leaving St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. She and Prince Philip arrived for a two-day visit to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Arizona police chiefs, sheriffs ponder immigration decision THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona’s police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if any, they should play in immigration enforcement. Instead, the justices’ decision to uphold the state’s “show me your papers” statute left them with more questions. How long must officers wait for federal authorities to respond when they encounter someone illegal, especially given President Barack Obama’s new policy to deport only dangerous criminals and repeat offenders? If they release a person too soon, are they exposing themselves to a lawsuit?
How do they avoid being sued for racial profiling? Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio anticipated no change in how he does his job, but that comes from someone accused of racially profiling Latinos in a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department.
‘Terrible position’ “We’re going to get sued if we do. We’re going to get sued if we don’t. That’s a terrible position to put law enforcement officers in,” said Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. The justices unanimously approved the Arizona law’s provision requiring police to check the immigration status of those they
stop for other reasons. But it struck down provisions allowing local police to arrest people for federal immigration violations. They also warned against detaining people for any prolonged period merely for not having proper immigration papers. “It’s uncharted territory,” said Tony Estrada, sheriff of Santa Cruz County on the state’s southern border with Mexico. “It’s a complicated issue, and it’s not going to be solved by this particular decision.” Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor estimated the statute will result in 50,000 additional calls a year to federal immigration authorities in his city alone, saying, “I’m not sure [the federal government is] set up to accom-
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Nation: Home prices rise across major U.S. cities
Nation: Final beam lifted at new World Trade Center
Nation: Heat hampering wildfire fight in Rockies
World: Number of Haitians displaced by quake drops
HOME PRICES ROSE in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March, further evidence of a housing market that is slowly improving even while the job market slumps. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday showed increases in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. That’s the second straight month that prices have risen in a majority of U.S. cities. And a measure of national prices rose 1.3 percent in April from March, the first increase in seven months. San Francisco, Washington and Phoenix posted the biggest increases in April. Prices fell 3.6 percent in Detroit.
A FINAL STEEL beam was lifted Monday atop a new World Trade Center skyscraper — the first expected to open at the site next year since the twin towers were decimated on 9/11. With gospel superstar BeBe Winans offering a powerful rendition of “God Bless America,” workers raised their hard hats in tribute as the mammoth beam was hoisted by a crane. A U.S. flag attached to the beam fluttered above several hundred spectators at the topping-off ceremony. “Ten years later, it’s pretty remarkable,” said a teary-eyed Sally Rexach, a nurse who aids workers constructing 4 World Trade Center.
SEARING RECORD-SETTING HEAT was keeping its grip on firefighters struggling to contain blazes in Colorado, Utah and other Rocky Mountain states Tuesday. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. All of Utah and much of Wyoming, Colorado and Montana were under a red flag warning, meaning conditions were hot, dry and ripe for fires. The forecast for Denver called for a fifth straight day of 100-plus degree temperatures Tuesday.
THOSE STILL LIVING in the precarious settlements that became glaring symbols of the Haitian earthquake’s devastation now total less than 400,000 for the first time since the January 2010 disaster, according to the International Organization for Migration. A report released Tuesday said 390,276 people are living in the tent cities that were erected in the aftermath of the earthquake. This figure is down from the high of some 1.5 million people who were staying in the camps six months after the quake. It is also a drop of 7 percent from April.
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Planting: Wild vegetation has begun to emerge CONTINUED FROM A1 Replanting is the latest â€” and longest â€” stage of the $325 million river restoration project that began in September with the beginning of the demolition of Elwha Dam, built in 1913, and Glines Canyon Dam, constructed in 1923. The Elwha Dam removal was finished earlier this year, and Lake Aldwell behind it has drained. Lake Mills has started draining behind taller Glines Canyon Dam, which is expected to be fully demolished next year. Before the Elwha Dam and its attendant buildings were removed, the hillside was a grassy slope dotted with occasional bush or tree. Work on that slope is the most
obvious of the growing changes to the moonscape-like ring around the former lakes, thanks to the public lookout and webcam installed with a view of the former Elwha Dam site. What is less obvious is the work in the fall and winter in which 30,000 native plants were planted both at the Elwha Dam site 5 miles from the mouth of the Elwha River and 8 miles upstream from there, near the Glines Canyon Dam.
Small signs of life Small wild plants have begun to emerge among the recently uncovered tree trunks that were submerged for 100 years. Donâ€™t get too excited about those small signs of life growing on and near those stumps, Chenoweth said.
Most of them will die off as the clay and sandy soils dry out for the summer. The silt in some places is as much as 40 feet deep, which limits what can be planted in those areas. In soil, 10 percent is a lot of clay, Chenoweth explained, and some places have 20 percent clay in the sediments, and 80 percent rocky silt. When the area dries out, much of it will crack into scaly plates, and there wonâ€™t be enough water in the ground for seedlings to survive, he said.
Monitoring plots Later this summer, Chenowethâ€™s crews will begin formal monitoring of 63 plots of land, to see what survives and thrives, and in what conditions.
genetics of similar plants from other regions. They include conifer tree seedlings, willow, cottonwood, red osier dogwood, and other woody species and bare-root stock of many native tree and shrub species. Many species will return on their own within a few decades, but it could take as long as 200 years before the soils are reestablished, Chenoweth said. Plants and seed for revegetation are from the Matt Albright Native Plant Nursery at Clallam Countyâ€™s Robin Hill Farm County Park between Port Angeles and Sequim.
Already crews have noticed a high mortality among Douglas fir in some locations, he said. There is no replanting at all within 150 feet of the edges of the old lake beds, where the water met forest. In the year since water levels dropped, the 18 feet of shoreline that was initially exposed is already naturally reseeding, with a wide ring of green growth, Chenoweth said. Areas that are replanted are receiving seedlings and young plants bred from specimens collected in the lower Elwha watershed, and grown in seed farms to produce the amount of plant material needed for the massive project. This method is used to preserve local plant genetic materials, and to avoid introducing
_________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn. email@example.com.
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He added that oil retrieval from damaged vessels is a key component of responding to high-risk events. â€œThatâ€™s part of what we are working on in our longterm agenda in terms of an economic development priority area,â€? McCarty said. â€œThat translates into job opportunities for our fishermen,â€? he said. â€œWho else would know our waters as well as our own people? It makes sense, and we have a vested interest in protection of our waters.â€?
Parker said the Cascade Timberlands and tree farm parcels had been ceded by the tribe to the U.S. government in the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay. â€œWeâ€™re increasing our land base,â€? McCarty said. The tribe also has dedicated $3.5 million in funds from the settlement for a fishing dock replacement project that could cost about $10 million. It includes a new pier to replace the tribeâ€™s 300-footlong dock just west of Neah Bayâ€™s town center. A warehouse and office New opportunities building also will be built. The tribe is seeking investment opportunities $1 million grant â€œto create that developIn May, the tribe was ment of a corporate culawarded a $1 million fed- ture that has the ability to eral Economic Development integrate with existing Administration grant to infrastructure,â€? McCarty help design the dock project said, citing the Marine Spill Response Corp. as an and obtain permits. The tribe generates example. The tribe was notified more than $10 million in annual fishing-related rev- last week that the federal enue from the dock, Department of TransportaMcCarty said in an earlier tion would not be awarding the tribe a federal Transinterview. The tribe also is consid- portation Investment Genering using settlement erating Economic Recovery funds to enhance the â€” or TIGER â€” grant for tribeâ€™s capacity to accom- work on the dock project, he modate marine salvage, said. Parker said the TIGER firefighting and oil-skimming vessels, â€œanything grant was for $5 million. Two projects totalling that exists for state-ofthe-art oil spill response,â€? $24 million in Seattle and Spokane were TIGER grant McCarty said. â€œWeâ€™re looking to locate recipients in Washington as much of that as possible state. ________ in Neah Bay so that the closest deepwater port to a Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb high-risk zone has the best can be reached at 360-452-2345, capacity to respond quickly,â€? ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com. McCarty said.
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The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain sits at a berth at Port Angeles City Pier on Tuesday for a short layover before sailing to Victoria. The ship is scheduled to be in Port Townsend on July 7 and again in Port Angeles on July 12, with tours and adventure sails in both cities. For more information, see www.historicalseaport.org.
Quilcene land sale of 57 acres mulled PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” A proposal to sell about 57 acres of land in Quilcene to Coast Seafoods is under consideration by the Port of Port Townsend. Commissioners will discuss the proposal at a meeting tonight. The meeting will begin
at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at 375 Hudson St. Coast Seafoods has expressed a desire to purchase about the upland property on which its facility is now located. Under the proposal, the port would retain the
marina, boat dock, swim areas and adjacent parking. â€œCoast has expressed the desire to purchase the property that it already occupies under a long-term lease,â€? said Port Director Larry Crockett. Crockett said that no
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