At least 5,000 acres of Washington’s forests are burning. But instead of directly working to put the fires out, crews are letting some of them burn, in part because of the steep, rocky landscape, which will allow the forest to capitalize on the benefits of wildland fires as long as people or property isn’t threatened.
SEATTLE – Seattle many not be in the path of totality, but we’ll still have a pretty good view of Monday’s solar eclipse, and some of the best places to watch throughout the Seattle area are hosting viewing parties. The Pacific Science Center will have telescopes and glasses ready for guests starting 8:30 a.m. Monday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Traffic is already a headache in central Oregon as thousands of people arrive before Monday’s total solar eclipse.Traffic was backed up early Thursday on U.S. Highway 26 near of Prineville, the last town before the turnoff for an eclipse-themed festival that’s expected to attract 30,000 people in a remote area with narrow, one-lane roads.
[Ed.: They could care less about gun owners’ privacy – fact is they’d probably love to “out” them – this was all about protecting a bad political decision based on bad data from city staff. If there was ever a more inept city council, it’d have to be Baltimore, MD or Detroit, MI from a few years ago.]
SEATTLE – The U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels precision flight team roared into Seattle in a cloud of white smoke on Monday in preparation for their upcoming performance during Seafair Weekend. The Blue Angels, along with the unlimited hydroplane races, will be the highlight of the weekend Aug. 5 and 6.
CHINOOK PASS, Wash. – Search and rescue teams are combing the mountains east of Chinook Pass for a woman who hasn’t been seen since she and a companion survived a motorcycle crash there several days ago. Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers says the woman, identified as Kaylean Johnson, 20, of Union Gap, was riding on a 1974 Harley Davidson motorcycle with 61-year-old Patrick Frawley of Yakima on June 23 when they were involved in a crash on a back road north of Highway 410 and plunged over an embankment.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – An Ocean Shores man, who was rescued out of the ocean last week, wants city leaders to reconsider a decision he believes is putting lives in danger.A large wave knocked Jim Brannan out of his fishing boat last Tuesday evening. He tried to pull himself back up, but ended up flipping the vessel.