Governor not interested in trying to get graving yard restart in Port Angeles

Gov. Christine Gregoire is not interested in asking the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and the state Department of Transportation if the Port Angeles graving yard project can be restarted.

Gregoire was responding to 13 North Olympic Peninsula leaders who pleaded with Gregoire in a two-page “Principles for Resolution of the Port Angeles Graving Yard Situation” and a cover letter by Port Angeles Mayor Richard Headrick.

“To have the mayor say, and I gather from what his letter is intended to convey is that we still want to go there, this is not an option at this point,” Gregoire told Peninsula Daily News in a telephone interview this week.

Gregoire received the letter and two-page memo Wednesday, she said.

She expects to reply in writing to Headrick and to the Principles for Resolution today or early next week.

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