MARCH 29, 2017



Pasco considers bringing a public market to the area

Elise Haas, March 28, 2017

The Port of Pasco and the City of Pasco are working together on the potential development of a Public Market in Pasco.

The first step is a feasibility study looking at two potential locations, Downtown Pasco or the former Marine Terminal site next to the Cable Bridge.

Gary Ballew, director of economic development and marketing for the Port of Pasco, said a public market could provide economic and social benefits.

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Port of Olympia fuel dock is 2 months behind schedule

Rolf Boone, March 28, 2017, The Olympian

The Port of Olympia commission drilled down on the port’s fuel dock Monday, asking a series of questions about safe fuel pumping and the safety of non-motorized boaters near the fuel pump.

They also learned that the dock, which was planned to open in the spring, is now set to open in mid-June.

That is according to Bill Helbig, the port’s engineering director, who updated the commission on the project during Monday’s commission meeting. Bruce Marshall, the port’s harbor director, talked about how the fuel dock will be operated.

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Brownsville’s ‘Cannery Row’ retains its eccentric charms

Terryl Asla, March 28, 2017, Kitsap Daily News

Cannery Row has been gentrified, but you can still find touches of art and character if you look for them.

For many years, the 48 boathouses located on Brownsville Marina’s C Dock weren’t anything pretty to look at. In fact, some of the wood- and aluminum-sided boat houses had gotten so dilapidated that some wag put up a sign that read “Cannery Row.”

Not anymore. Beginning in 2009, Port management started encouraging them to come into compliance with new, more stringent codes by Aug. 1, 2015.

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Port Commissioner won’t seek sixth term

March 28, 2017, The News Tribune

Connie Bacon has decided 20 years on the Port of Tacoma Commission is enough.

Bacon said it was not an easy choice, because there is so much to do with the port.

She thanked the community for electing her five times to the position.

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