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Several important local stories making news this week –
1. Tenino singer Adam Craig’s family benefit show for Las Vegas,
2. Bald Hills Fire volunteer must repair Lackamas Cr. habitat damage,
3. Thurston County Completes Record Number of Gopher Reviews

– “Tenino singer’s family plans benefit show after Las Vegas shooting”
“Like most proud mothers, Adam Craig’s mom Lori Seaunier videotaped her son’s performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon.”

“The family is from Tenino, a rural town in Thurston County.”

“They all escaped injury.”

“The family decided to put together a benefit concert to help the families of those who didn’t survive, potentially next summer in Tenino,” by Drew Mikkelsen, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “Firefighter must repair salmon habitat damage”
“A volunteer firefighter with the Bald Hills Fire District must repair damage done to important salmon habitat near the Nisqually River after logging without a permit and cutting trees in protected buffer zones.

The work was done where Lackamas Creek empties into the Nisqually River.”

“The Department of Natural Resources cited George Burgman for logging a large area without a required permit as well as cutting six trees in protected buffer zones. DNR also says Burgman drove his equipment over the creek,” by Alison Morrow, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
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– “Thurston County Completes Record Number of Gopher Reviews”
“County releases late-season progress report and notice of site-visit schedule closure”

“It is the first time the County has completed gopher reviews for everyone who applied for a building permit, and needed a gopher review, in a single season since the multiple-visit requirement went into effect. The key changes included reducing the maximum number of site visits from three to two, asking U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to supply additional field biologists, and having additional County staff conduct in-office pre-screenings of permit applications,” quoting the County’s Release.
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Posted by Steve on October 6, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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