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State sends at least $4.3M for Harbor projects

When it passed its capital budget for 2015 through 2017 on Tuesday night, the state Legislature granted $2.4 million for projects in Aberdeen, including part of the money needed for a visitors center. Lawmakers also included funds for fish habitat restoration work on the Quinault Indian Nation.
 

Paradise Fire grows to nearly 800 acres

The Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park has grown to nearly 800 acres since the weekend, continuing to progress east-northeast into steep, inaccessible terrain, park officials reported on Tuesday. The fire is expected to burn for another four months or longer, according to Olympic National Park officials.

Pope Resources closes lands because of dry conditions

Olympic Resource Management, a Pope Resources Company, has temporarily closed all general public access to its properties in Southwest Washington. The company said the closure will remain in effect until significant rainfall occurs, likely throughout the summer months, and an announcement is made that the lands have reopened.