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Inslee issues green crab infestation proclamation
Inslee issues green crab infestation proclamation

Inslee issues green crab infestation proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency order to address the exponential increase in the European green crab population within the Lummi Nation's Sea Pond and outer coast areas. The action took place last Wednesday.

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Public Legal Notice
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Winlock Fire Department hires 3 new firefighters
New Winlock Fire Department employees Justin Shoemaker, Kellen Newberry and JP Blum
Winlock Fire Department hires 3 new firefighters

Lewis County Fire District 15 (aka Winlock) passed a levy last year. The levy gave the fire department extra funds to hire three new full time firefighters. We have been blessed with excellent firefighters throughout the years.

The Lewis County Fire District 15 also received an impact fee from a developer who purchased the Mickelsen Land. The amount of the impact fee will provide for a new fire station out by Benaroya Industrial Park. One of the requirements to keep our rates in good standing with the buildings at Benaroya, Winlock needs a ladder fire truck. The amount combined is $6,000,000. They will need approximately six new employees to service the fire station.

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Cleanup continues after the flood
Photo courtesy of Team Rubicon - Team Rubicon finishing up a cleaning job disposing of flood debris.
Cleanup continues after the flood

Cleanup continues after the flood
Four flood events impacted the area

The 2022 year blew in on major storms which flooded the coast. Team Rubicon is in the county to assist with the flood damage clean up which is estimated to take up to another month to finish.

During the stormy week, Pacific County had four flood events according to the Pacific County Emergency Management Director Scott McDougall.

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