Fish &Wildlife director to resign
Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife Director Phil Anderson, a Westport resident, will resign his position effective Dec. 31.
“Deciding when to move on is a difficult decision,” Anderson said in a press release. “But after 20 great years with the department, the time is right for me to step aside. I will leave knowing that the talented people I have had the privilege to work with here at WDFW are fully capable of taking on the challenges that lie ahead.”
As director, Anderson guided the department through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. During a state budget shortfall, the Fish &Wildlife budget declined by some $50 million (45 percent).
He worked extrensively on fisheries issues, including the department’s effort to change hatchery operations to support the recovery of wild salmon and steelhead populations.
“Phil has done a tremendous job leading the department through some difficult and challenging issues over the past several years,” Washington Fish &Wildlife Commission chairwoman Miranda Wecker said in the press release. “His strong conservation ethic, dedication to sound fiscal management and expertise in intergovernmental relations have greatly benefitted the department and the state’s fish and wildlife resources it protects and manages.”
Bowlers to gather Thursday
The Grays Harbor Bowling Association will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rainier Lanes in Aberdeen.
League secretaries or representatives are urged to attend to gather their supplies for the upcoming season.
Hoquiam fall sports parents meeting set
Hoquiam’s fall sports parents meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the high school gym.
Attendance is strongly encouraged for parents of high school and middle school athletes.
Johnson aces at Highland
Mark Johnson scored his first hole-in-one recently at Highland Golf Course.
Johnson used an 8-iron to ace the third hole at the Cosmopolis course. James Ray, Vaughn Hamilton and Josh Tyndell witnessed the shot.
Raymond plans fall sports meetings
Raymond High School’s preseason football meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday in the high school commons. Required paperwork will be distributed.
Raymond’s preseason volleyball meeting is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 24, also at the commons.
Poggies to meet Wednesday
The Grays Harbor Poggie Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoquiam Elks Hall.
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