Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Northwest’

Central Wash. University Aviation Program Unveils Newest Training Aircraft

With a pilot shortage across the Northwest, especially for regional, smaller flights, Central Washington University has been expanding its aviation curriculum. The program recently received Federal Aviation Administration certification to run its own flight school, under its own license. Pursuing any career can be difficult if the tools you’re training on are outdated. When it…

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NOAA Says Pesticides Killing Northwest Salmon, Orca

Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — after a yearslong court fight…

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2017 Likely Wettest Year for Pacific Northwest Since 2011

On Monday we told you about a new record set at Rocky Reach Dam in April – the highest average monthly river flow past the dam since measurements started on the Columbia in 1914. And depending on weather, forecasters predict flows will likely increase through this month. Northwest River Center forecasts are for Columbia River…

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‘Unpredictable’ Weather to Continue into Winter, WSU Meteorologist Says

It’s been a wet and somewhat wild autumn weather-wise in the Pacific Northwest, including a series of powerful storms which brought high winds and flooding to the region a little more than a week ago and even spawned a pair of tornadoes along the Oregon Coast. Washington State University Meteorologist Nic Loyd tells KOHO while…

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Public Hearing in Wenatchee to Explore Salmon Passage, Possible Dam Removal

Click here to listen to the full interview. The Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced hearings and opened a public comment period seeking public input to develop a new plan to save endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest,…

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Chelan PUD Warns of Outtages, Asks Residents to Prepare for Storms

The first significant Pacific storm systems of the fall season are making their way across the Northwest today and through the weekend. As usual, Western Washington is bracing for the worst of the rainy and windy conditions, however the Chelan County PUD’s Kimberlee Craig tells KOHO that doesn’t mean the weather won’t stir up trouble…

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Major Storm Systems Hitting Pacific Northwest

A pair of powerful Pacific storm systems will bring significant rainfall and some gusty winds to regions east of the Cascades today and through the weekend, including North Central Washington. Meteorologist Andrew Kaylin with the National Weather Service office in Spokane says the winds will be stronger in the Columbia Basin than in the Wenatchee Valley.…

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