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Forecasters say the cloudy, cooler weather that's settled over Puget Sound will soon give way to summery sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Don’t give up on summer yet, forecasters say

Grey mornings and crisp, fall-like temperatures around Puget Sound over the last week might have boaters wondering if summer is winding down almost as soon as it started. But local meteorologists say while the past few days have been cooler than usual, the mercury should start rising next week and August will likely bring plenty of sunshine […]

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Public meetings to focus on crab fishery options

Public meetings to focus on crab fishery options

A series of public meetings starting Wednesday in Edmonds will focus on potential changes to recreational crabbing in Puget Sound that could take effect next year. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is considering three possible options for the region’s Dungeness crab fisheries. All options would have a summer crab fishery from July through […]

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A view of Nanaimo's downtown, as seen from Newcastle Island. Nanaimo is in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

The end of the road is the beginning

The last bastion of civilization can be any number of places depending on where you are heading and what your standards for civilization are. At various times in the past, I’ve felt like my last touch with civilized society before a departure to wander in the wilderness has been at Campbell River, at Port McNeill, […]

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