Back Issues: December 8, 2017

Commercial crab fishing delayed again on Washington coast

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is again delaying the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in the state’s coastal waters to allow time for crab along the West Coast to fill with more meat. The decision was made in coordination with shellfish managers from Oregon and California, where commercial Dungeness fisheries will also remain closed. Washington shellfish managers agreed to extend the delay of the state’s coastal fishery until Dec. 31.
Recreational crabbing remains open in Washington’s coastal waters and in several areas of Puget Sound. To learn more, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/.

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Santaland at Oregon Historical Society in December

Friday, December 8, 2017

Santa Claus will be landing his sleigh in Santaland this month at the Oregon Historical Society. All are welcome to visit Santa Claus from noon to 4 p.m., on Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23. Admission to Santaland and to see Santa is free, and visitors are invited to take their own photos with St. Nick.

Items from Meier & Frank’s popular Santaland display will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society through December. The display, donated to OHS following the closure of Macy’s downtown store this past year, includes Santa’s chair, Rudolph, animatronic elves, and a decorated Christmas tree.

As a special holiday gift from the Oregon Historical Society, admission to the museum will also be discounted to $5 this month. Youth will be admitted for free. A visit to one of the Oregon Historical Society’s permanent exhibitions is the perfect indoor outing over Winter Break. From the award-winning early Oregon history exhibition “Oregon My Oregon” to the museum’s newest kid-created permanent exhibit, “History Hub,” there is plenty to explore downtown.

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Camas police target out-of-state license plates

Friday, December 8, 2017

Officers from the Camas Police Department are set to begin an emphasis to encourage residents to comply with the Washington State vehicle registration laws. New residents to Washington State have 30 days from the time of their arrival to register their vehicle properly. Failure to do so is an infraction subject to a fine of $1,122. If a resident registers a vehicle in another state to avoid taxes and fees, that is a crime punishable by up to 364 days in jail and $3,135 in fines plus any delinquent taxes, fees, and applicable assessments. The emphasis will be conducted in three phases: identification, attempt to gain voluntary compliance and enforcement. Currently the department is beginning the identification phase. Camas residents can expect to see increased patrols specifically looking for vehicles that are licensed in other states and entering those vehicles into a database.

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Battle Ground Public Schools welcomes new board members Dec. 11

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tina Lambert and Troy McCoy

On Monday, Dec. 11, Battle Ground Public Schools will welcome new members to its Board of Directors and thank those whose terms are ending. New directors will be sworn in and a reception will be held at the 6 p.m. meeting in Room C-26 at the Lewisville Campus, 406 NW 5th Ave., Battle Ground. The public is encouraged to attend.

At the meeting the district will honor outgoing board members Jim Pegoraro, Director of District 3, and Stephanie McClintock, Director of District 5, who served four-year terms.

Incoming board members Troy McCoy, representative for District 3, and Tina Lambert, representative for District 5, were elected on the November ballot to serve four-year terms. Board President Monty Anderson, Director of District 1, was re-elected for a four-year term and will also be sworn in.

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