Peninsula: Governor to announce Jefferson judge, visit Clallam resource sites

If Gov. Gary Locke has decided who he’s going to appoint to the Jefferson County Superior Court judge seat, he’s being tight-lipped about it.

The governor will make his announcement at noon Friday in Superior Court at the courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

Locke’s stop in Port Townsend is part of a daylong visit to the North Olympic Peninsula.

He will start the day at 10:40 a.m. at the Port Angeles Boat Haven, where he will inspect derelict fishing gear being gathered from the bottom of bays on the North Olympic Peninsula.

After visiting Port Townsend, Locke will view the Jimmycomelately Creek restoration project in Blyn 1:45-2:10 p.m.

A trip to the Agnew Irrigation District intake facility will follow from 2:30-3 p.m., then a tour of the Dungeness Bay overlook from 3:20-3:30 p.m.

Sequim’s Railroad Bridge Park is next on the itinerary at 3:50 p.m.

After the tours, a meeting is scheduled with area officials to discuss water issues.

Locke will be accompanied by William Ruckelshaus, state Salmon Recovery Funding Board chairman and former federal Environmental Protection Agency director; and Valoria Loveland, director of the state Department of Agriculture.

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