Port Angeles port to use federal grant to attract an airline service
Chris McDaniel, July 5, 2016, Peninsula Daily News
The Port of Port Angeles will use a $200,000 federal grant to attract a commercial passenger airline operator to William R. Fairchild International Airport, said Executive Director Karen Goschen.
The grant is from the Small Community Air Service Development Program from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday that $5.15 million in grant money is going to nine small communities — including Port Angeles — to help them improve local air service.
Port officials applied for the competitive grant a few months ago, Goschen said Friday.
Port officials have been seeking a commercial airline to provide passenger service between Fairchild and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since Kenmore Air abandoned operations there in November 2014.
Negotiations with SeaPort Airlines Inc. fell apart when the company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in January.
The Port of Port Angeles will use the grant to subsidize low introductory airfare rates offered by an airline that agrees to operate at Fairchild, Goschen said.
As cast in bronze in Tacoma: Longshore leader Harry Bridges
R. Roberts, July 4, 2016, The News Tribune
In life, Harry Bridges stood 5 feet 6.
In bronze, he’ll hit 6 feet 4.
Bridges, revered by the West Coast dockworkers as founder of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, is the subject of a statue being sculpted by Key Peninsula artist Paul Michaels.
“People forget what the past has done for them,” said Tacoma maritime historian Ron Magden at a recent preview of a clay model of the Bridges sculpture.