Dan Hammock

Dan posted 68 stories to South Beach Bulletin.
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Harbor homeless report: Many issues, limited funding

At any given time there are as many as 3,000 residents of…

  • May 30th, 2019 5:30pm

Candidates list grows, especially in Ocean Shores

Still few contested races in county

  • May 14th, 2019 3:27pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Jaimie Green has worked at the Grays Harbor Communications Center for nearly 18 years, starting when she was just 18 years old.

Answering the call

Grays Harbor 911 needs dispatchers

  • Apr 25th, 2019 12:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Jaimie Green has worked at the Grays Harbor Communications Center for nearly 18 years, starting when she was just 18 years old.
COURTESY VISUAL ENGINEERING RESOURCE GROUP
                                The latest visualization of the Shoalwater Bay tsunami evacuation tower. The structure would stand at least 50 feet tall and is designed to hold 486 people. Design work is underway and the permitting process is expected to start this spring, with hopes of completed construction by October 2020.

Design work underway for Shoalwater tsunami evacuation tower

With a lot of hard work by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, a…

  • Apr 25th, 2019 12:30pm
COURTESY VISUAL ENGINEERING RESOURCE GROUP
                                The latest visualization of the Shoalwater Bay tsunami evacuation tower. The structure would stand at least 50 feet tall and is designed to hold 486 people. Design work is underway and the permitting process is expected to start this spring, with hopes of completed construction by October 2020.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Clare Conlan, left, Master of North Willapa Harbor Grange, explains how dynamic revetment protects shorelines from erosion with the help of an interactive model.

Dynamic revetment revealed as top choice for North Cove shoreline preservation

Dynamic revetment — the placement of cobble rock along coastal shorelines to…

  • Apr 25th, 2019 12:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Clare Conlan, left, Master of North Willapa Harbor Grange, explains how dynamic revetment protects shorelines from erosion with the help of an interactive model.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Flames consume the Coast Seafood processing plant off State Route 105 behind the Ocean Spray plant Tuesday afternoon.

Seafood processing facility in Markham burns Tuesday

A fire ripped through the Coast Seafood processing facility off State Route…

  • Apr 25th, 2019 12:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Flames consume the Coast Seafood processing plant off State Route 105 behind the Ocean Spray plant Tuesday afternoon.
COURTESY WESTPORT SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                There are still almost 200 Japanese glass fishing floats left to be found along the coast. A drawing for a premium 16-inch float will be held during the Whale of a Sale Saturday at noon.

Crab races, derby and more in Westport this weekend

A seafood feast, crab races, crab and clam derbies with cash prizes, and the annual Whale of a Sale are all on tap this weekend in Westport.

  • Apr 18th, 2019 11:00am
COURTESY WESTPORT SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                There are still almost 200 Japanese glass fishing floats left to be found along the coast. A drawing for a premium 16-inch float will be held during the Whale of a Sale Saturday at noon.

Grays Harbor, Mason counties explore possibility of shared regional detention center

Grays Harbor County is studying the development of a regional criminal justice…

  • Apr 18th, 2019 11:00am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Morck Hotel in Aberdeen is among the dozen buildings in downtown Aberdeen listed on a state database of structures that may be dangerous in the case of an earthquake.

Scores of buildings on Harbors may not be safe in quake, according to database

UPDATED APRIL 1, corrected link to database website A new interactive database…

  • Apr 11th, 2019 10:15am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Morck Hotel in Aberdeen is among the dozen buildings in downtown Aberdeen listed on a state database of structures that may be dangerous in the case of an earthquake.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, with microphone, talks about the recent passage of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act outside the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport Saturday. With him, from left, are State Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen; Grays Harbor County Commissioner Randy Ross; Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler; and Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson.

Kilmer calls Maritime Heritage Act ‘a powerful tool’ for local economic development

The passage of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act has created…

  • Mar 21st, 2019 10:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, with microphone, talks about the recent passage of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act outside the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport Saturday. With him, from left, are State Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen; Grays Harbor County Commissioner Randy Ross; Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler; and Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                South Beach Regional Fire Authority volunteers and paid responders have to be prepared for a wide range of calls, including beach rescues.

More than one year in, South Beach RFA benefits begin to show

A little more than a year in, the merger of four South…

  • Mar 8th, 2019 9:00am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                South Beach Regional Fire Authority volunteers and paid responders have to be prepared for a wide range of calls, including beach rescues.

1,100 acres of Grayland waterfowl habitat purchased by WDFW, Ducks Unlimited

Updated Feb. 21: The purchase has been approved by the Fish and…

  • Feb 28th, 2019 1:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Col. Mark A. Geraldi, commander of the Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, celebrates the completion of phase 2 of the Grays Harbor shipping channel dredging project during the Port of Grays Harbor annual business report Wednesday morning. At right is Port executive director Gary Nelson.

Port has a record-breaking story to tell

Prior infrastructure investments helped make 2018 a record-breaking year at the Port…

  • Feb 14th, 2019 11:15am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Col. Mark A. Geraldi, commander of the Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, celebrates the completion of phase 2 of the Grays Harbor shipping channel dredging project during the Port of Grays Harbor annual business report Wednesday morning. At right is Port executive director Gary Nelson.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport nonprofit WeFish is collecting donations to support Coast Guard families at Station Grays Harbor who arent receiving paychecks during the government shutdown.

“Fill Our Xtratuffs” Saturday to benefit Westport Coast Guard families

Nonprofit WeFish distributing donations to local Coast Guard families during government shutdown

  • Jan 24th, 2019 3:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport nonprofit WeFish is collecting donations to support Coast Guard families at Station Grays Harbor who arent receiving paychecks during the government shutdown.

County commissioners approve hi-tech cameras for juvenile detention facility

State-of-the-art surveillance cameras are coming soon to the Grays Harbor Juvenile Detention…

  • Jan 10th, 2019 11:10am
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNIE ALLEN
                                The North Cove shoreline at the end of Seamobile Drive was pounded by surf during the Dec. 20 storm, but the cobble piled up by locals to protect the rapidly eroding shoreline appeared to do its job, keeping the loss of land to a minimum.

Rock cobble beach at North Cove working as planned, so far

The North Cove shoreline in Pacific County took a beating from high…

  • Jan 10th, 2019 11:10am
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNIE ALLEN
                                The North Cove shoreline at the end of Seamobile Drive was pounded by surf during the Dec. 20 storm, but the cobble piled up by locals to protect the rapidly eroding shoreline appeared to do its job, keeping the loss of land to a minimum.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Tom Quigg, commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen, was selected Tuesday to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission.

UPDATED: Tom Quigg appointed to Port of Grays Harbor Commission

Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac selected Tom…

  • Nov 29th, 2018 1:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Tom Quigg, commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen, was selected Tuesday to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission.

Seven apply for Port of Grays Harbor commission seat

Seven people have applied for the vacant District 2 Port of Grays…

  • Nov 15th, 2018 3:00pm

Tsunami planning forum coming to Ocosta school Nov. 17

An interactive open house with students and faculty from the University of…

  • Nov 15th, 2018 3:00pm

Cantwell: Collaboration needed to right disruptive economy

For places such as Grays Harbor, that are navigating through a “disruptive…

  • Nov 1st, 2018 4:00pm