Briefs for Jan. 17, 2014

Harbor soccer players honored

Two Grays Harbor players earned second-team recognition on the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association all-state girls soccer team announced recently.

Montesano freshman Hannah Quinn was chosen as a second-team defender on the Class 1A team. Ocosta sophomore Mary Davis was a second-team forward on the Class B squad.

Elma’s Brooke Goldsmith and Montesano’s LeeAnn Rhoden received honorable mention recognition on the Class 1A team.

Montesano Little League registration slated

Montesano Little League registration begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Montesano High School library.

Registration sessions are planned from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 3 and Feb. 5.

Three proof of residency documents are required for boys and girls in the 10-12 age group, with one such document required for those in the 4-9 age group. Medical insurance information is also required, as is a birth certificate copy for those who did not play in the league last year.

The registration fee is $55.

Little League residency requirements have been changed to allow children enrolled in the Montesano School District to play in the Montesano Little League, even if their residence is outside the area. To verify, parents will need to bring an official school document (a report card or school enrollment form) dated prior to Oct. 1, 2013.

Openings remain for league managers and coaches. Those who volunteer to manage may enroll one child free of charge. Further information may be obtained by emailing

Rec volleyball sign-ups begin

Registration is being accepted for the Aberdeen Parks &Recreation Adult Women’s Volleyball League, which begins in March.

The 16-game league is scheduled for Mondays in March, April and May, with each team playing two matches per night.

The registration deadline is Feb. 28, with a fee of $530 per team required. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Aberdeen Parks &Recreation office on weekdays at 537-3230 or by emailing

Commission seeks comments on revised draft policy

The Washington Fish &Wildlife Commission is seeking public comments on a revised draft policy to improve salmon management in Grays Harbor.

The revised draft policy includes new provisions recently proposed by the commission to conserve wild salmon runs, clarify catch allocation, and reduce conflicts between sport and commercial fishers on the Harbor.

The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife, added the new provisions during a public meeting attended by more than 150 fishers Jan. 10-11 in Tumwater.

Ron Warren, deputy assistant director of Fish &Wildlife’s Fish Program, thanked the commission for adding provisions he said would provide the department with clear direction for setting future seasons for non-tribal salmon fisheries in Grays Harbor.

“We need to focus on conserving and restoring the salmon runs in the Grays Harbor Basin,” Warren said.

The revised policy, scheduled for a vote by the commission at a meeting Feb. 7-8, is available at .

Written comments on the revised draft policy may be submitted through Jan. 31 via email to or by mail to the Washington Fish &Wildlife Commission, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

Commissioner Rolland Schmitten, who spoke in favor of the amendments, noted that fisheries in southeast Alaska and Canada intercept nearly half of all fall chinook salmon returning to the Chehalis River, which flows into Grays Harbor.

“Our challenge is that there are simply not enough salmon to meet the expectations of all stakeholders,” Schmitten said.

Daily World staff reports


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