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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.

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

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

South Beach warrant sweep nets 21 arrests

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

  • Apr 4th, 2019
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
                                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 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

3/11/2019 — 3/17/2019

  • Mar 21st, 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.

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 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.
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

3/4/2019 — 3/10/2019

  • Mar 14th, 2019

6 Guitars in Raymond on Sunday

Musician, storyteller and comedian Chase Padgett will perform his one-man show, 6…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Jury convicts charter boat captains in halibut case

LONG BEACH — After an eight-day trial in a Pacific County District…

  • Mar 8th, 2019
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…

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.

Ocosta Booster Club crab feed Saturday

The 22nd annual Ocosta Booster Club all-you-can-eat crab feed fundraiser is Saturday…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

State will allow gillnets in lower Columbia this fall

SPOKANE – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has agreed to allow…

  • Mar 8th, 2019