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  • Tue Feb 2nd, 2021 3:30pm
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Pacific beach man injured in I-5 collision with semi

A 53-year-old man was hospitalized after he collided with a semi-truck on Interstate 5 near milepost 75 on Friday.

Eric Mastalir, of Pacific Beach, was driving a Range Rover behind a semi, driven by 37-year-old Daniel Taddos, of Portland, in the center lane of northbound I-5 when, at approximately 8 a.m., Taddos slowed for traffic and the Rover collided with the trailer of the semi. Taddos was uninjured.

Mastalir was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The official cause of the crash was inattention, according to Washington State Patrol.

— The Chronicle

WDFW seeks public comments on 2021-23 hunting seasons

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking comments on the second round of proposed alternatives for the 2021-23 hunting seasons.

Anyone wanting to provide comments can do so by visiting the WDFW’s website at wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/season-setting, from Feb. 11 until March 4.

“We’ve updated these proposals based on public input from last summer when we had nearly 2,700 people provide us their perspectives,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “That feedback really helped us to better understand the public’s priorities. This second round of input will help us fine-tune our recommendation for the upcoming 2021-23 hunting seasons.”

Final recommendations will be presented to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for public input in March and for adoption consideration in April 2021. Members of the public who have limited or no internet connections may call the Wildlife Program Customer Service Desk at 360-902-2515 to request a print version of the survey. Written comments can be mailed to Wildlife Program, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504.

Herrera Beutler to hold virtual town hall Feb. 8

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will hold a virtual town hall event on Monday, Feb. 8, at 5:25 p.m. with Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County’s Public Health Officer who is also expected to replace Lewis County Health Officer Dr. Rachel Wood upon her retirement this month.

In addition to providing updates on COVID-19 information and resources, the Battle Ground Republican plans to “answer questions and hear feedback from residents about whatever is on their mind,” according to a press release.

Constituents can dial into the event by calling 1-877-229-8493 and using the passcode 116365. Individuals can also send comments or questions to Herrera Beutler through her website, JHB.house.gov/contact.

— Daily World news services