NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Injured Climber Off of Mount Olympus

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued an injured climber in the Olympic National Park on Wednesday October 11th.

The October 11th rescue was the third attempt to locate this particular hiker. Two earlier attempts on Tuesday were     (read more)

The Mount Vernon Police Department’s fall coat drive is underway

(MOUNT VERNON)– The Mount Vernon Police Department is again partnering with Community Action of Skagit County and Skagit Rotary Club to keep families warm this winter. The annual coat drive began October 1st and will run through November 30th. All donated coats will go to Community Action to be     (read more)

A new rule to make Puget Sound a No Discharge Zone is ready for public review

(OLYMPIA)– To help protect shellfish beds, swimming beaches, and vulnerable natural areas, the Washington Department of Ecology has proposed a rule to protect the Puget Sound from vessels dumping raw or treated sewage into Puget Sound.

The draft rule is available for review and comment through     (read more)

Road to Artist Point now closed to motor vehicle traffic

(MOUNT BAKER)– Sightseers who want to take in fall views from Artist Point this year, will need to go on foot. The scenic road to Artist Point on State Route 542 has closed to vehicle traffic for the rest of the year.

October snow and ice concerns in the North Cascades forced Washington State     (read more)

Aircraft carrier-based flight training is scheduled at NAS Whidbey Island next week

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island is scheduled to occur at Ault Field Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 10 - 12. No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, the     (read more)

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