JANUARY 18, 2016

AIRPORTS 

Planning in high gear for Bremerton’s AOPA Regional Fly-In

Dan Namowitz, January 13, 2016, AOPA

A two-day meeting to kick off planning for the AOPA Regional Fly-In scheduled for Aug. 20 at Washington State’s Bremerton National Airport took place Jan. 12 and 13, bringing members of the aviation community and other stakeholders together with AOPA to prepare for the popular event’s arrival in the Northwest Mountain region.

The Bremerton AOPA Fly-In is the second of the four Regional Fly-Ins the association will host in 2016—the third year in which the regional aviation events have been staged around the country.

Read more here: http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2016/January/13/Planning-in-high-gear-for-Bremertons-AOPA-Regional-Fly-In

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Kalama awards $1 million contract for business park site prep

Marissa Luck, January 15, 2016, The Daily News

Port of Kalama is taking steps to prep the site of its future 70-acre business park. Port commissioners this week awarded a $1.1 million contract for ground improvements and site preparation to Seattle-based Scarsella Brothers Inc., a heavy civil construction company.

Read more here: http://tdn.com/news/local/port-of-kalama-awards-million-contract-for-business-park-site/article_3f608115-e937-5031-b4ab-a2f854ddfbe2.html

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port appoints Paul Gerola as interim director

Vicki Hillhouse, January 15, 2016, Walla Walla Union Bulletin

The Port of Walla Walla’s longtime economic development director will take the administrative helm of the agency during a search for a new executive director.

Read more here: http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/business/port-appoints-paul-gerola-as-interim-director/article_55c19ebe-bbc0-11e5-82e9-33ca3478e900.html

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Low oil prices delay Blaine harbor cleanup projects

Steve Guntli, January 13, 2016, The Northern Light

Two environmental improvement projects in Blaine Marina have been put on hold until the state can drum up more funds.

The Port of Bellingham, which has oversight over the cleanups at Blaine Marina and Westman Marine as well as several other projects in Bellingham, announced the projects would be losing funding due to a loss of tax revenue from crude oil.

Read more here: http://www.thenorthernlight.com/2016/01/13/low-oil-prices-delay-blaine-harbor-cleanup-projects/

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