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

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

 

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.

 

State says salmon season starts June 22 — lots of coho

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – The ocean sports salmon season will see a…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

 

COURTESY WASH AWAY NO MORE
                                Efforts to preserve the shoreline in the North Cove area will be discussed at a meeting Wednesday at the Shoalwater Bay community center. Here a stretch protected by dynamic revetment stands up to the high tide and winds of April 6.

North Cove/Tokeland erosion solutions up for discussion

By Natalie St. John Chinook Observer TOKELAND — On Wednesday, at the…

  • Apr 12th, 2019
COURTESY WASH AWAY NO MORE
                                Efforts to preserve the shoreline in the North Cove area will be discussed at a meeting Wednesday at the Shoalwater Bay community center. Here a stretch protected by dynamic revetment stands up to the high tide and winds of April 6.

Westport Police on Patrol 3/25/2019 — 4/7/2019

Monday, March 25 3:43 a.m. — 100 Block N. Montesano. Subject stop.…

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Halibut fishing to open May 2 under higher halibut quotas

OLYMPIA – Anglers fishing for halibut in Washington waters will have more…

  • Apr 11th, 2019

PUD rate increase smaller than first expected

Improving financial conditions and a colder winter will allow the Grays Harbor…

  • Apr 11th, 2019
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…

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.

South Beach warrant sweep nets 21 arrests

A “warrant sweep” conducted by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and…

  • Apr 4th, 2019

57th annual Driftwood Show offers plenty of new elements

The Grayland Driftwood Show & Glass Float Hunt is taking on a whole new dimension for its 57th year.

  • Apr 4th, 2019

Westport Police on Patrol

3/11/2019 — 3/17/2019

  • Mar 21st, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Razor clam diggers enjoyed calm winds and near 70 degree weather March 16 at Twin Harbors. The next round of digs, March 21-24, has been approved, including three days at Kalaloch.

Razor clam digs approved March 21-24 at selected beaches

Switch from afternoon to morning tides starts Friday

  • Mar 21st, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Razor clam diggers enjoyed calm winds and near 70 degree weather March 16 at Twin Harbors. The next round of digs, March 21-24, has been approved, including three days at Kalaloch.
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…

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 Westport artist Kemi Strode painted this striking mural of Sublime’s 1992 “40 oz. to freedom” album cover inside the RocknBrews restaurant.

Rock and roll themed restaurant coming to Westport

When her grandson was born a year ago, Cindy Perry, owner of…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP Westport artist Kemi Strode painted this striking mural of Sublime’s 1992 “40 oz. to freedom” album cover inside the RocknBrews restaurant.

Westport Police on Patrol

3/4/2019 — 3/10/2019

  • Mar 14th, 2019
COURTESY PACIFIC COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Lt. Jim Bergstrom, center, retired from the Pacific County Sheriffs Office Feb. 28. His 30-plus years in law enforcement have not come to an end, he has accepted the position of Chief of the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Police. With him are Undersheriff Ron Davis, left, and Sheriff Robin Souvenir.

Sheriff’s Office loss is Shoalwater Bay’s gain

After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Pacific County Sheriff’s Office…

  • Mar 14th, 2019
COURTESY PACIFIC COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Lt. Jim Bergstrom, center, retired from the Pacific County Sheriffs Office Feb. 28. His 30-plus years in law enforcement have not come to an end, he has accepted the position of Chief of the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Police. With him are Undersheriff Ron Davis, left, and Sheriff Robin Souvenir.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will host a celebration of the passage of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Act at noon Saturday at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport.

Congressman Derek Kilmer to host celebration of Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act on Saturday in Westport

Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will host a celebration of the recent…

  • Mar 14th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will host a celebration of the passage of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Act at noon Saturday at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport.

Ocean Park man arrested for attempted manufacture of an explosive device

A 24-year-old Ocean Park man was arrested Saturday after a tip led…

  • Mar 14th, 2019
COURTESY JOHN SHAW
                                The Westport South Beach Historical Society’s quarterly potluck Friday will feature a presentation on a recent study of the Westport Lighthouse. Grounds cleanup at the lighthouse starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Westport Lighthouse study discussed at Friday historical society potluck

The Westport South Beach Historical Society’s quarterly potluck Friday at 6 p.m.…

  • Mar 14th, 2019
COURTESY JOHN SHAW
                                The Westport South Beach Historical Society’s quarterly potluck Friday will feature a presentation on a recent study of the Westport Lighthouse. Grounds cleanup at the lighthouse starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Westport Police on Patrol

2/25/2019 — 3/3/2019

  • Mar 8th, 2019