What you were reading: A glance at our top posts from August

Postings about the Taylor Bridge Fire — one of the most destructive to property in Washington State in recent years — drew high interest from Ear to the Ground readers in August. The tragic death of DNR diver team member David Scheinost was also among the most viewed blog posts last month.

Ear to the GroundWith wildfire threatening Washington State, DNR wants you to be prepared
DNR shares preparedness tips for those who live in wildfire-prone areas.





Ear to the GroundFlags at half-staff today for DNR diver David Scheinost
Flags at all Washington state agency buildings were lowered to half-staff on August 3 in honor of our coworker David Scheinost who died while working in the waters south of Bainbridge Island.




Ear to the GroundEvacuation levels: who decides and what do they mean?
Fire evacuations are aimed at saving lives and protecting the safety of residents and firefighters, as well as property; but who is responsible to issue and enforce these orders?




Ear to the GroundRiders leave first tracks at Reiter Foothills
Members from local motorcycle organizations came out Wednesday night, August 1, to test drive the first loop of constructed trail at Reiter Foothills.




Ear to the GroundSocial Media brings good news to one family affected by the Taylor Bridge fire
A DNR staff member’s posting to social media of a photo showing a house saved from the Taylor Bridge Fire brought a sigh of relief to the home’s anxious owners who were not able to return to the still-hazardous area.

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