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16 hrs ago | Peninsula Daily News

Enchanted Valley chalet move preparations begin Monday

Work to prepare for the temporary relocation of the Enchanted Valley Chalet away from the East Fork of the Quinault River is scheduled to begin Monday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

OregonLive.com

Olympic National Park bans use of unmanned aircraft

This Jan. 15, 2014, photo shows a test drone as it is is launched by catapult as a trail plane follows on a ranch near Sarita, Texas.

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HeraldNet

In Our View/Glines Canyon Dam: Hope, renewal on the Elwha

At 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, a blast pulverized the last 30 feet of the Glines Canyon Dam, along with the dam's apron The Elwha Dam, only a few miles south of the river's mouth, was taken down two years ago.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

National Geographic

World's Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

The Elwha River flows into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, carrying sediment once trapped behind dams.

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Greenwich Citizen

Take a walk on the bottom of a former lake

The now-dry bed of Lake Aldwell - no longer a bare moonscape as trees, grasses and other native plants sewn by both nature and man take hold - is waiting to be explored.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

The old-fashioned way: Mules to move Enchanted Valley Chalet

A Sequim company will employ mules to move the Enchanted Valley Chalet away from the East Fork Quinault River in a wilderness area of Olympic National Park.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

HeraldNet

Dancer's muse is outdoors: Everett native takes dancers to woods, beaches, mountains

Choreographer Andrew Bartee talks with the video crew at Marymere Falls Trail in the Olympic National Park during shooting of his new work, which will premiere on Aug. 27 as part of the Wolf Trap's 'Face of America' series.

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Peninsula Daily News

National, state parks access free Monday

Visits to state and federal parks will be free Monday. Entrance fees will be waived for Olympic National Park, and a Discover Pass will not be needed to visit state parks that day in honor of the 98th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, which was established Aug. 25, 1916.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

KOMO News

'A Mastercard masterpiece': local artist paints by credit card

Byers, of Whidbey Island, quit her job at Microsoft 12 years ago to take up painting full-time.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Olympic National Park

Ranger-Guided Elwha River Walks to Begin on Former Lake Aldwell

The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

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Bellingham Herald

Port Angeles man treated for rabies after scratch from infected bat at Olympic NP

A 59-year-old man is undergoing rabies treatment after he was scratched by a bat last week at Olympic National Park, the park announced in a statement released Monday.

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OregonLive.com

Olympic National Park detects bat with rabies; park visitor undergoing preventative treatment

A park visitor is undergoing rabies treatment after being scratched by a bat in front of Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park.

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Bellingham Herald

Olympic NP superintendent helps with wilderness guidance plan

Sarah Creachbaum, superintendent at Olympic National Park, is part of a National Wildreness Leadership Council group that recently developed guidance documents to help national parks determine extent necessary for commercial services in their wilderness areas.

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KONP 1450 Local News

ONP elk count underway

They're focusing in high elevation areas of the Elwha, Hoh, South Fork Hoh, Queets, and Quinault Valleys within Olympic National Park boundaries.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Olympic National Park Rangers To Guide Hikes Along Elwha River As Restoration Continues

These two images show the difference in the Elwha River's flow from July 10 to August 1. The remaining dam is circled in yellow in each image.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

My Edmonds

Bird Lore: Cooper's Hawk

T he young Cooper's Hawk featured in LeRoy's photo was hunting at the Edmonds Marsh one morning a week or so ago.

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Peninsula Daily News

Hurricane Ridge perfect spot to view planets, stars this month

NOTE: "Today" and "tonight" refer to Friday, Aug. 15. PORT ANGELES - A free astronomy program with telescopes continues for two more weeks at Hurricane Ridge, one of the best light-restricted "dark sky" sites on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

House mover to save Olympic National Park chalet

This April 2014 file photo provided by the Olympic National Park service shows a log cabin teetering on the eroding bank of the Quinault River in Olympic National Park in Washington.

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Bellingham Herald

Olympic National Park's Roosevelt elk census starts Sunday

A Roosevelt elk peers out toward a hiking trail Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic National Park.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Rain quenches red-flag warning for wildfires on North Olympic Peninsula

The exit of thunderstorms from the North Olympic Peninsula also lifted the area's red-flag warning because of a threat of lightning-sparked fires, according to the National Weather Service on Wednesday.

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