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Hurricane Nate crashes into Louisiana with winds of 85 miles per hour after killing 30 in Central AmericaNate is the fourth major storm to strike the UK in less than two months03:37, 8 OCT 2017Updated04:33, 8 OCT 2017Hurricane Nate has made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday evening.

The storm threatens parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and flooding.

Nate, the fourth major storm to strike the United States in less than two months, killed at least 30 people in Central America before entering the warm waters of the Gulf and bearing down on the US South.

The hurricane warning for New Orleans had been changed to a tropical storm warning.

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A hurricane warning remained in effect for the Gulf Coast from Grand Isle Louisiana to the Alabama Florida border, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’re in the fight now. The storm is on us,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a briefing on Saturday afternoon, adding that conditions were expected to rapidly deteriorate. Central time, moving north northwest at 23 mph (37 kph), the NHC said.

Florida, Louisiana and Texas are still recovering from destructive damaged caused by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

US officials have declared a state of emergency in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi as well as the city of New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

New Orleans residents were evacuated on Friday in preparation for the storm.

Mr Landrieu warned winds could cause significant power outages and storm surges are projected to up to nine feet high.

Not another one? Hurricane Nate expected to hit US coast this weekend after killing 3 in Costa RicaNate will mark the fourth major storm to slam the United States in the current hurricane season, following Harvey, Irma and Maria, which devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, respectively.

But as a Category 1 or 2, the weakest in the five category ranking used by meteorologists, Nate may not pack the same punch as its predecessors.

Major shipping ports across the central US Gulf Coast were closed to inbound and outbound traffic on Saturday, as Nate intensified and storm surges of up 11 feet (3.74 m) were expected at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

In Honduras, residents wondered whether they would have to flee.

Norma Chavez and her two children anxiously watched a river rise outside their home in Tegucigalpa, the capital.

“We are worried that it will grow more and carry away the house,” said Chavez, 45.

Through Monday, Nate is expected to produce two to four inches (5 to 10 cm) more rain in eastern Yucatan and western Cuba and three to six inches (8 to 15 inches) in the US central Gulf Coast.
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San Juan is seen during a blackout after Hurricane Maria made landfall (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding on Wednesday.

Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the south east coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155mph.

It was expected to punish the island of 3.4 million people with life threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours.

we able to go outside, we going to find our island destroyed, said Abner Gomez, Puerto Rico emergency management director.

A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico (Picture: Reuters)

information we have received is not encouraging. It a system that has destroyed everything in its path. was the second time in two weeks that Puerto Rico felt the wrath of a hurricane. There was no immediate word of any deaths or serious injuries.

As people waited it out in shelters or took cover inside stairwells, bathrooms and closets, Maria brought down power lines, snapped trees, tore off roofs and unloaded at least 20 inches of rain.

Widespread flooding was reported, with dozens of cars half submerged in some neighbourhoods and many streets turned into rivers.

Felix Delgado, mayor of the northern coastal city of Catano, told The Associated Press that 80% of the 454 homes in an area called Juana Matos were destroyed.

Trees block the streets after Hurricane Maria at Escambron Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Photo by Pablo Pantoja/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this, he said.

As of 2pm local time, Maria had weakened to a Category 3, with winds of 115mph.

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moving at about 15mph, and was expected to pass off the coast of the Dominican Republic late on Wednesday and on Thursday.

Even before the storm, Puerto Rico electrical grid was crumbling and the island was in dire condition financially.

Puerto Rico is struggling to restructure a portion of its 73 billion US dollar (54 billion) debt, and the government has warned it is running out of money.

Even before Maria hit, Puerto Rico electrical grid was crumbling and the island was in dire condition financially (Picture: Pablo Pantoja/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Governor Ricardo Rossello urged people to have faith: are stronger than any hurricane. Together, we will rebuild. later asked President Donald Trump to declare the island a disaster zone, a step that would open the way to federal aid.

Many feared extended power cuts would further sink businesses struggling amid a recession that has lasted more than a decade.

is going to be a disaster, said Jean Robert Auguste, who owns two French restaurants and sought shelter at a San Juan hotel. We haven made any money this month.

A tree damaged a concrete fence after Hurricane Maria at Ponce de Leon Street in San Juan(Photo by Pablo Pantoja/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Along the island northern coast, an emergency medical station in the town of Arecibo lost its roof, while communication was severed with several emergency management posts.

A hospital and a police station reported broken windows, and a tree fell on an ambulance.

As the storm closed in on the Dominican Republic, about 4,000 tourists in the Bavara Punta Cana area on the eastern tip of the island were moved to hotels in Santo Domingo, the capital.

Previously a Category 5 with 175mph winds, Maria hit Puerto Rico as the third strongest storm to make landfall in the US, based on its central pressure.

It was even stronger than Hurricane Irma when it roared into the Florida Keys earlier this month.

Some light relief as a boy plays in flood waters at Condado in San Juan (Photo by Pablo Pantoja/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said.

Zinc roofs were already flying and windows were breaking as the storm approached before dawn, with nearly 900,000 people without power and one tree falling on an ambulance. Those who sought shelter at a coliseum in San Juan were moved to the building second and third floors, reported radio station WKAQ 580 AM. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. earlier this month.

Puerto Rico had long been spared from a direct hit by hurricanes that tend to veer north or south of the island. The last Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico occurred in 1932, and the strongest storm to ever hit the island was San Felipe in 1928 with winds of 160 mph. President Donald Trump offered his support via Twitter: Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane. Be careful, our hearts are with you will be there to help! More than 4,400 people were in shelters by late Tuesday, along with 105 pets, Rossello said.

The storm center passed near or over St. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp to insist that people remain alert. St. Croix was largely spared the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Irma on the chain St. Thomas and St. John islands just two weeks ago. But this time, the island would experience five hours of hurricane force winds, Mapp said.

folks in their homes, I really recommend that you not be in any kind of sleepwear, he said during a brief news conference. sure you have your shoes on. Make sure you have a jacket around. Something for your head in case your roof should breach. Be aware of what going on around you. Maria killed one person in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe when a tree fell on them Tuesday, and two people aboard a boat were reported missing off La Desirade island, just east of Guadeloupe, officials said.

The storm also blew over the tiny eastern Caribbean island of Dominica late Monday, where Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sent out a series of dramatic posts on his Facebook page, including that his own roof had blown away.

winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God, Skerrit wrote before communications went down.

The storm knocked out communications for the entire island, leaving anyone outside Dominica struggling to determine the extent of damage, though it was clearly widespread. situation is really grave, Consul General Barbara Dailey said in a telephone interview from New York. At that point, officials had learned that 70 percent of homes had lost their roofs, including her own.

Flooding was a big concern, given the island steep mountains, cut through with rivers that rage even after a heavy rain. Dominica was still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika, which killed 30 people and destroyed more than 370 homes in August 2015.

Forecasters said the storm surge from Maria could raise water levels by 6 to 9 feet (1.8 to 2.7 meters) near the storm center. The storm was predicted to bring 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) of rain across the islands, with more in isolated areas.

A tropical storm warning was posted for coastal areas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and tropical storm watches were up for parts of New York Long Island and Connecticut.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. impact, dangerous Hurricane Irma bears continuous watching as it churns toward the Caribbean islands. Tuesday, Sept. 5, advisory pegs Irma as an extremely dangerous 185 mph storm a Category 5 on the Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale. It is moving west northwest at 15 mph and was located 50 miles east of Antigua.

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storm surge, and rainfall hazards to portions of the northeastern Leeward Islands beginning later today and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico beginning tomorrow,” the hurricane center writes. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A hurricane watch is posted for the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and others. Visit the National Hurricane Center’s website for the latest.

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The official track sometimes called the “cone of uncertainty” includes southern Florida from Key West to Miami and Port Charlotte. This is where the “uncertainty” comes in: it is next to impossible to say where Irma or any storm for that matter ends up in excess of four or five days or more.

The “cone” at day five showing Irma’s track has the storm anywhere south of Cuba to the Bahamas or entering the Gulf of Mexico.

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The National Weather Service fears there a strong likelihood that Irma will pummel the Florida Keys later this week then race up the east coast of the Sunshine State.

The centre said in a release: in hurricane prone areas should ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place. expect up to 31 centimetres of rain, landslides, flash floods and seven metre waves.

Irma was expected to rip through the Leeward Islands Tuesday night and into Wednesday with the eye of the storm about 80 kilometres from Puerto Rico.

In other Irma news:

West has made it mandatory for all tourists to leave the archipelego of Florida southern tip.

closed its airport with this ominous missive: God protect us all. decisions that we make in the next couple of hours can make the difference between life and death, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said. is an extremely dangerous storm. With files from The Associated Press
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company hired to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Maria because a review board found the contract was improperly awarded.

The department’s contractor review board published a ruling on Tuesday that New York based Adjusters International received the contract, which was subsidized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, though it did not meet several requirements.

Eric Perez Ochoa, an attorney for Adjusters International, said in a statement that the company complied with all requirements and is studying the board’s decision, adding that it was “deeply disappointed.” He said thousands of Puerto Ricans were enrolled in the home repairs program and that crews were conducting nearly 1,500 home inspections a day, with 700 Puerto Ricans helping out. He said the company offered a savings of more than $20 million compared with the other proposal.

“This decision puts that progress at risk and may cost Puerto Rico more money,” he said. President Donald Trump to the No. 2 position at FEMA but later withdrew from consideration. Craig, an ex FEMA official under former President George W. Bush, had faced a 2011 federal investigation that concluded he falsified government travel and timekeeping records findings he has rejected as being the result of a poor investigation. The 2011 report has not been publicly disclosed.

FEMA spokesman Daniel Llargues said the agency was not involved in any process tied to the contract and referred all questions to Puerto Rico’s Housing Department.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico Housing Secretary Fernando Gil said in a statement that his agency is evaluating other options to avoid interrupting home repairs more than five months after the Category 4 storm hit. He noted his agency had requested that Puerto Rico justice officials submit the contract to the review board even though they are not legally required to do so.

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” Gil said. “Our focus continues to be to help all families that require our assistance and ensure the reconstruction of Puerto Rico.”

Officials have said that Hurricane Maria destroyed between 70,000 to 75,000 homes and damaged another 300,000 homes across the island of 3.3 million people.

Adjusters International was contracted to make minor repairs to homes, such as fixing roofs, walls, windows and water heaters. It is unclear how many homes the company has repaired or how much, if any, it had been paid for its work. Housing Department spokeswoman Leticia Jover did not return messages for comment. A department report stated in part that the company had approved nearly 10,000 applications and that nearly 36,500 applications had been completed.

The contract had been challenged by one of the companies that lost the initial bid, Los Angeles based AECOM.

Jover said the contract will remain suspended until a ruling from Puerto Rico’s Court of Appeals.

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Officials with FEMA and the Treasury Department said in a recent letter that they were temporarily withholding a billion dollar emergency loan because the island is not facing a cash shortage as it has repeatedly warned about in recent months.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Harvey spun deeper into Texas and unloaded extraordinary amounts of rain Saturday after the once fearsome hurricane crashed into vulnerable homes and businesses along the coastline in a blow that killed at least two people and injured up to 14.

Throughout the region between Corpus Christi and Houston, many people feared that toll was only the beginning. And they dreaded the destruction that was yet to come from a storm that could linger for days and unload more than 40 inches (100 centimetres) of rain on cities, including dangerously flood prone Houston, the nation fourth largest.

In the island community of Port Aransas, population 3,800, officials were unable to fully survey the town because of damage. Police and heavy equipment had only made it into the northernmost street.

can tell you I have a very bad feeling and that about it, said Mayor Charles Bujan, who had called for a mandatory evacuation but did not know how many heeded the order.

Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm this afternoon. The mayor said his community took a blow on the nose that left devastation, including homes, businesses and schools that were heavily damaged. Some structures were destroyed.

Rockport roads were a mess of toppled power poles. A trailer blocked much of one major intersection. Wood framing from ripped apart houses was strewn along Route 35 on the town southern end.

Harvey relentless wind tore the metal sides off the high school gym and twisted the steel door frame of its auditorium.

Police video shows building in Aransas Pass, Texas being torn apart by strong wind gusts from Hurricane Harvey.

Rockport Mayor Charles Wax told The Weather Channel that the city emergency response system had been hampered by the loss of cellphone service and other forms of communication. Mills Jr. said. A second person died in flooding in Harris County, where Houston is located. She was found by neighbours about 30 yards (27 metres) away from her vehicle, and Norman said she was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor who was in the area.

Mills also said as many as 14 people suffered minor injuries in his county, including slips and falls, scrapes and a broken leg.

About 300,000 customers were without power statewide. Gov. Rainfall totals varied across the region, with Corpus Christi and Galveston receiving around 3 inches (8 centimetres), Houston 7 (18 centimetres) and Aransas 10 (25 centimetres). Tiny Austwell got 15 inches (38 centimetres).

streets are treacherous, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Full impact of HurricaneHarvey still to occur w/ heavy rain/flooding. Tony Hahn, commander of the Corpus Christi sector.

The Corpus Christi port was closed with extensive damage. Because the city is the third largest petrochemical port in the nation, the agency will be on the lookout for spills, Hahn said. in more than a decade came ashore late Friday about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northeast of Corpus Christi as a mammoth Category 4 storm with 130 mph (209 kph) winds.

The hurricane posed the first major emergency management test of President Donald Trump administration.
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SEOUL Hyundai’s best engineers were initially baffled by the reports.

Customers from Australia were complaining that the printing on interior door trim items such as window and lock controls was inexplicably smearing like wet paint.

It was 2009, and the South Korean automaker was well on its way to becoming a global powerhouse, thanks to huge strides in improving quality. Executive Vice President Shin Myeong ki, chief of quality control, could ill afford any slip that would slow that momentum.

Tedious detective work uncovered the culprit and is an example of how an increasingly quality conscious Hyundai Motor Co., fighting hard to bury memories of shoddily built cars, is sniffing out glitches one by one. There were only two cases from Down Under, but Shin ordered a full investigation.

“When the complaints came in, we were worried that it was a worldwide problem with the ink,” Shin recalled in an interview at Hyundai’s global headquarters here.

Engineers followed their noses: A certain perfume brand was reacting with the ink like solvent.

“But there are so many different perfumes, we had to buy boxes of different brands to test which one it was. Eventually we isolated it,” says Shin, who politely declined to identify the offending fragrance. Hyundai changed the ink formula and today still tests cars for reactions to perfumes.

Sweating such details is one way Hyundai has transformed its image from a laggard in quality and reliability to an industry leader in 10 years. Power and Associates, Consumer Reports and other third parties. Power Initial Quality Study, falling to No. 11 from No. 7 in 2010 and No. 4 in 2009. The slips were attributed mostly to the launches of several new models over the past two years, including the Genesis Coupe in 2009 and the Elantra compact and Sonata sedan in 2010. But this year, Hyundai still cracked the top 10 for the first time in Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study, edging Honda to rank third among nonpremium brands.

“This remains key for Hyundai’s continued success as reliability/durability remains by far the most frequently mentioned factor by consumers when choosing a new vehicle,” Raffi Festekjian, Power’s director of automotive research, said of Hyundai’s dependability study showing.

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Hyundai’s obsession with customer feedback highlights the growing importance of “soft quality,” or customer perception of quality through touch and feel, fit and finish, and intuitive controls.

When Shin logs into e mail each morning, the first thing he checks is a database of field complaints filed the previous day by customers and dealers worldwide.

Today’s automakers generally are beyond bolts falling off or cars breaking down. The new frontier is perceived quality pre empting costumer complaints or catching them before they multiply.

Failure to alert headquarters of trouble in the field is one reason Toyota Motor Corp. suffered last year’s rash of recalls. The independent North American Quality Advisory Panel hired by Toyota to assess its problems zeroed in on that fact.

“Design quality issues, and drivers’ complaints about them, will increasingly differentiate manufacturers in independent quality ratings,” the panel warned in its May 23 report to Toyota.

“Avoiding these kinds of design problems is becoming more and more important to a vehicle’s acceptability,” the report said. “Avoiding such design quality problems requires monitoring systems to not only hear customers’ voices but also to listen to them.”

For Hyundai, that’s preaching to the choir.

But it wasn’t always that way. In the mid 1990s, Hyundai was nearly chased out of the United States because lackluster quality repelled customers otherwise won over by low sticker prices.

The road to redemption began in 1999, with the appointment of Chairman Chung Mong koo.

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Chung put engineers, not businessmen, in charge. Quality task forces were set up in plants. Power assessments.

It implemented the Motorola pioneered Six Sigma business strategy for quality improvement. And Hyundai added more quality control stations along assembly lines. Buffers at the end of lines provided room to adjust assembly speed and let workers fix problems.

The changes were a must for Hyundai to make good on the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty the company introduced in 1998 to lure customers and motivate its engineers.

But even Hyundai concedes its reputation for quality still trails the improvements.

“These days, many people say Hyundai’s quality has improved,” says Vice Chairman Shin Jong woon, an aerospace engineer by training who oversees quality management and product planning at Hyundai and its Kia Motors Corp. affiliate. “But the perception has not quite caught up to the quality improvements.”

Shin Jong woon took over quality control at both brands in 2002, knowing he had to do something. So he began erecting a quality pyramid a kind of blueprint for building up the Hyundai brand.
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A hunting charge against an Ada County Commissioner was dropped last week and now he’s speaking out.

Rick Visser fought a game tag violation in Boise County, and says the Idaho Fish and Game officer’s story was exaggerated and didn’t line up.

7 Investigate’s Morgan Boydston talked to Visser on Thursday and looked into the story further. We obtained the Fish and Game investigation report, Boise County court documents, and the audio recording from the confrontation in Horseshoe Bend in April of 2017.

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They show that Visser shot a turkey and didn’t tag it immediately, which is required under the law. But Visser argues he was doing just as soon as he was able when an on duty F officer checking out the area came up and told him to stop.

F Southwest Regional Supervisor Brad Compton told KTVB that the officer was in plain clothes but was on duty.

In the audio recording we obtained between a Fish Game officer, Visser and his friend, Dave, the first dialogue we hear is this:

F officer to Visser and his friend: “Is there a reason your tag is not validated on this turkey?”

Dave: “No. Probably just because we’re right at this spot, now I’ve got to find that knife. oh there it is.”

F “Let’s just leave that right there.”

Dave or Visser: “OK. [inaudible words]”

F officer: “That should have been done right when you killed it, correct?”

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“I put my gun down, looked in my pack, took out my turkey tag but couldn’t find my knife and then right away I realized I left my knife in my truck,” Visser told KTVB.

Dave couldn’t find his knife either so they took a couple pictures and headed down the hill to get his knife. Visser says when they got down a couple minutes later, Dave found a knife. So he quickly cleaned out the turkey then passed Visser the knife and he says he had his turkey tag in hand.

“Just before the end of that this man shows up on the other side of the creek, doesn’t say anything. I say hi, he says hi. I said this is my first turkey,” Visser said.

They did not know was a Fish Game officer, Visser added.

“And I’m down on ground and I have this log and I’m moving it and I had the tag there and the knife ready to go. And the guy says ‘leave that right there and give me your tag’.”

The officer said because they were “10 yards from their truck” it would have been “pretty easy to put it in your truck and just leave and not tag your turkey and come back and hunt again”.

“I”m not saying you would but I’m saying that is what it looks like to me in my job,” the officer added.

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Unlike Gray, however, many longtime local hunters who contacted The Daily News have decided to skip hunting this year because of the Weyerhaeuser permit. The Daily News asked to hear from hunters whose plans were changed by the company’s permit requirement, and 20 hunters responded.

“I am not hunting deer, elk or grouse for the first time in nearly 50 years,” Jerry Sessions of Castle Rock said in an email. “This is due to the fees charged for access to Weyerhaeuser and other private land.”

This is the first year that Weyerhaeuser has charged $150 for access to much of its land around Longview, including prime elk habitat. In one sign of its unpopularity, a Facebook page called “Sportsmen Not Buying Weyerhaeuser Permits” has more than 2,000 members.

Still, several hunters told the newspaper the fee was only one factor in their decision not to hunt this year. The spread of elk hoof disease and the related decline of the herd size were other oft cited factors. Several hunters said they felt slighted by a company they had worked for, while others complained that hunting will become unaffordable.

Gray, who used to live in Longview but now lives in Orting, Wash., didn’t know about the Weyerhaeuser permits until he came down here to hunt. “That was a shock,” he said, but he had drawn a cow elk permit on Weyerhaeuser land and had no choice if he wanted to hunt. “I was forced to buy a key,” and just happened to spot the bull instead of a cow.

Gray said he understands Weyerhaeuser’s problems with garbage dumping, which along with vandalism and theft are reasons the company cited in its decision to close gates.

“But I think the price is steep,” he said. “I don’t think we should pay more for a key than we do for a license,” which is $84.50 for deer and elk.

Those who pay the fee get a contract to sign, a key to designated access gates, a permit to hang on rear view mirrors and a map, which some hunters said had inaccuracies.

When Weyerhaeuser announced its access fee, Deney Flatz of Toutle was “totally peeved,” he said last week during a break from hunting near the Green River.

But, he added, “I would have been selling myself short if I didn’t fork out the $150. I love to hunt.”

An advantage for Flatz was he didn’t see nearly as many hunters in the Winston game unit, which is south of Mossyrock and Riffe Lake, as in years past. But he’s seen and heard of fewer elk, too, which he attributes to increased cow hunting in recent years and hoof rot. “The herd size is horribly decreased,” he said.

State biologists have not calculated elk losses from the disease, but other hunters agreed with Flatz.

“The local herd has been reduced by about 50 percent,” estimated Rodger Wallace of Toutle. “They can’t get around for food so they starve to death.”

Greg Libby of Longview said he would have purchased a permit if the elk population was like it was 20 years ago. “If I was seeing game, I’d do it,” Libby said. “But I’m not seeing any game.”

Neil Crawford of Longview also cited the poor condition of the herd as one reason for not buying a permit.

“Why would I continue to hunt and pay a fee when most of the animals have hoof rot, in my opinion coming from herbicides,” Crawford said.

Crawford pointed out that the five people in his hunting party would have had to pay a total of $750 for Weyerhaeuser permits. In years past, they have camped on state land but hunted on Weyerhaeuser land.

“The sad part is the economic drawback to the rest of the community,” Crawford said. “I would have bought hunting boots, food for camp and $500 in gas for my vehicle alone,” he said.

For Markus Urserth of Longview, poor behavior by hunters is still another deterrent for hunting.

“Hunting for me is almost like a religion,” Urseth said. “I go out there once a month to scout. People come out on opening day and ruin it for you,” such as by trespassing on private property or unsafe shooting.

Other hunters directed their anger at Weyerhaeuser’s profit motive.

“Since Weyerhaeuser has made it so expensive I have decided to not hunt elk this year,” Josh McDaniel of Ephrata said in an email. “I will not pay their fee for access because I will not contribute any money to help a company that is willing to take so much away from a community in the name of financial gain,” McDaniel said.

Several hunters said they were slighted because they had to pay the fee even though they or relatives worked for the company.

One of them, Darrell Gunter of Kalama, said, “I’m close to 80 and I couldn’t pack a deer out if I wanted to, but if I was still hunting I would not buy a permit.

“I like to go up in Weyerhaeuser land and get mushrooms and I’ll be damned if I’m going to spend $150 to pick mushrooms,” Gunter said.

Greg Hicks of Centralia said almost all of his family has worked for Weyerhaeuser and “took care of the land like it was our own,” helping the company by culling deer and elk that were eating trees. Hicks said he would have to buy one Weyerhaeuser permit for land in Cowlitz County and another permit for the Pe Ell area to hunt where he used to.

“I’m disgusted, pissed, angry and just plain hurt that Weyerhaeuser could do that,” Hicks said in an email. “We hunters are a dying breed because of greed, plain and simple. The old George Weyerhaeuser would never ever do this to his fellow man.”
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