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DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, speaks at the 2019 legislative sendoff Friday. Seated from left are 24th District legislators Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles; Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Port Townsend; and Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim. At right are 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen; and Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview.

Area legislators see salmon stocks as major regional issue this session

The six state legislators who represent districts that include Grays Harbor and…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, speaks at the 2019 legislative sendoff Friday. Seated from left are 24th District legislators Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles; Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Port Townsend; and Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim. At right are 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen; and Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview.

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…

Death Notice

Frankin Butz OLYMPIA — Franklin J. Butz, lifetime Raymond resident, died Saturday,…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
The parking lot of the Barge Restaurant, just off of Hwy. 101 in Raymond, during the Dec. 20 storm. (Photo courtesy of James Samplawski)

Raymond king tide event meant as education on sea level rise

To highlight the impacts of sea level rise and how it could…

The parking lot of the Barge Restaurant, just off of Hwy. 101 in Raymond, during the Dec. 20 storm. (Photo courtesy of James Samplawski)
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…

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.
(Photo by Marc Sterling) Westport Marina ranked 11th in the nation for commercial seafood landings in 2017 with more than 150 million pounds of crab, salmon, hake and other seafood landed.

Westport Marina ranks 11th nationally in commercial seafood landings

Westport Marina ranked 11th in the nation for commercial seafood landings in…

  • Jan 10th, 2019
(Photo by Marc Sterling) Westport Marina ranked 11th in the nation for commercial seafood landings in 2017 with more than 150 million pounds of crab, salmon, hake and other seafood landed.

Westport Police on Patrol

Sunday, December 23 10:01 a.m. — 100 Block S. Montesano. Suspicious circumstances.…

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Grayland Players present Christmas show

On Sunday afternoon, the Grayland Players will present “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

  • Dec 13th, 2018

A Day with Santa comes to Grayland Dec. 22

Santa Claus is coming to Grayland. The South Beach Regional Fire Authority…

  • Dec 13th, 2018

Santa arrives at VFW annual Christmas Party

December 15

  • Dec 13th, 2018

More wind, rain headed for the coast

6 inches or more of rain forecast in GH, Pacific counties through Tuesday

  • Dec 13th, 2018

Police on Patrol

12/2/2018 — 12/8/2018

  • Dec 13th, 2018

Christmas tuba concert coming to Ilwaco

December 8

  • Dec 6th, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Gusts to more than 50 mph, a high tide of 10-plus feet and 13-foot offshore swells put the shoreline preservation efforts in North Cove to their first test of the season Nov. 26. The cobble protecting the eroding banks held up well according to local sources. This is a shot looking north toward Tamarack Street from the end of Old State Route 105.

North Cove shoreline protection efforts hold up well to first test of the season

Fundraiser to benefit shoreline revetment efforts Dec. 8 at North Willapa Harbor Grange

  • Dec 6th, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Gusts to more than 50 mph, a high tide of 10-plus feet and 13-foot offshore swells put the shoreline preservation efforts in North Cove to their first test of the season Nov. 26. The cobble protecting the eroding banks held up well according to local sources. This is a shot looking north toward Tamarack Street from the end of Old State Route 105.
JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                Santa sits beneath the Destruction Island lighthouse lens in the Westport Maritime Museum Saturday. He was there to greet children and their families having arrived earlier in the day at the Westport Marina for the annual Santa by the Sea celebration.
JOHN SHAW | WESTPORT-SOUTH BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                Santa sits beneath the Destruction Island lighthouse lens in the Westport Maritime Museum Saturday. He was there to greet children and their families having arrived earlier in the day at the Westport Marina for the annual Santa by the Sea celebration.

Westport Police on Patrol

11/25/2018 — 12/1/2018

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Four days of razor clam digs approved

Dec. 6-9 on select beaches

  • Dec 6th, 2018

Pacific County board nixed paying sheriff’s dad $77,600 a year

By Natalie St. John The Chinook Observer SOUTH BEND — Sheriff Scott…

  • Nov 29th, 2018
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                                Visit downtown Hoquiam businesses Saturday between 4 and 7 p.m. during the Ho Ho Hoquiam celebration, vote for your favorite tree and take the ballot to the 7th Street Theatre for this free ornament.

Santa by the Sea celebration Saturday in Westport

One of Westport’s great traditions, Santa’s annual arrival by boat at the…

  • Nov 29th, 2018
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                                Visit downtown Hoquiam businesses Saturday between 4 and 7 p.m. during the Ho Ho Hoquiam celebration, vote for your favorite tree and take the ballot to the 7th Street Theatre for this free ornament.
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                                South Beach area firefighters were able to purchase more than 100 new winter coats for local kids by participating in Operation Warm, a program where participants get deep discounts on the coats to donate to children within the community.

South Beach firefighters donate more than 100 coats to local kids

South Beach firefighters and their community partners were able to purchase more…

  • Nov 29th, 2018
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                                South Beach area firefighters were able to purchase more than 100 new winter coats for local kids by participating in Operation Warm, a program where participants get deep discounts on the coats to donate to children within the community.