Tukwila group to submit expansion application to NHL

Connecticut investment banker Ray Bartoszek will submit a formal application to the NHL to acquire an expansion team for Tukwila, a source close to the negotiations has confirmed. Bartoszek, 50, heads a group looking to build a multipurpose arena in the municipality just south of Seattle.

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Columbia River sockeye and chinook returns are second largest on record

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Here is the latest Columbia River summer salmon catch data

Here is the latest word on the Columbia River summer salmon fishery by state Fish and Wildlife: Based on the pre-season forecast of 73,000 adult summer chinook, an estimated 3,200 adult summer chinook are available for recreational harvest on the Lower Columbia mainstem. Through June 28, an estimated 1,600 fish have been kept.  The season...

Baker River sockeye returns continue to climb at a moderate pace

The sockeye heading back to the Baker River have increased in recent days although still not approaching the "wow" factor just yet. Through Saturday (June 27), a total of 2,061 sockeye were counted at the Baker River fish trap, and 1,875 have been transferred to Baker Lake. The single-day counts were 415on June 27; 284 on...

Lake Washington sockeye return climbs to 7,294 through Sunday

The Lake Washington sockeye return has steadily increased the past few days, but is still a far cry from having a summer fishery. Through Sunday, June 28, the sockeye figure has increased to 7,294 at the Ballard Locks fish counter. Single-day counts began on June 12 with 87; June 13, none; June 14, 61; June...

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

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