SR 20/North Cascades Highway to close Friday, Nov. 10

(DIABLO)– The final page will soon turn on State Route 20/North Cascades Highway this year. The winter gates will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 due to avalanche risk, and there will be one less route for vehicles crossing the Cascade Mountains.

Washington State Department of Transportation     (read more)

Moment of silence on ferries Saturday to honor veterans

(SEATTLE)– In a salute to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, Washington State Ferries will observe a moment of silence Saturday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

At 11:11 a.m., there will be a two-minute moment of silence on all vessels sailing at that time.     (read more)

Flight Operations are scheduled at NAS Whidbey Island next week

(NAS WHIDBEY)- There are aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field on Wednesday, November 15.

No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville the week of November 13-19.

People living in local communities     (read more)

Environmental penalties for third quarter 2017

(OLYMPIA)- The Washington Department of Ecology issued $542,900 in penalties of $1,000 or more July through September 2017. A detailed list of the violations and resulting penalties is available online. A large penalty to King County for sewage spilling from the West Point treatment plant     (read more)

Conditional closure criteria revised for Samish River basin

Water quality in the Samish River basin has improved enough that the state Department of Health has updated the conditional closure criteria for Samish Bay.

The new closure criteria took effect Wednesday, Nov. 1.

“In recent years, we’ve seen far fewer pollution closures in the Samish basin     (read more)