Grays Harbor Unemployment numbers improve, still worst in the state

September 2014 Washington County unemployment rates

The latest unemployment numbers from the state show Grays Harbor percentages climbed from a seasonally adjusted 8.4% in September to an unseasonably adjusted 9.9% for October 2014… once again the highest in the state. Lewis and Pacific Counties are not

Ellensburg angler breaks Pacific bluefin tuna record in Westport

Sam Ellinger of Ellensburg in Westport

OLYMPIA – Sam Ellinger of Ellensburg has set a new state record for the largest Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the coast of Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed on Tuesday. The 39.20 pound fish measured

Chinook and Cayuse Passes close for the Winter

Washington Mountain Passes

After a temporary closure of Chinook and Cayuses passes over the weekend, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews have decided to keep the passes closed for the season as of Monday, Nov. 24. WSDOT has determined the avalanche risk

Grays Harbor County Commissioners consider Admissions Tax

Grays Harbor County Commissioners

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners yesterday looked at the idea of reinstating the county’s Admissions Tax. The Revised Code of Washington state says that counties can charge up to 5% tax on an admission charge, and requires the business to

Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority has a new member, for a month or so

Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners yesterday voted Frank Gordon in as their representative on the Flood Authority Board, taking the place of Wes Cormier.  Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines says it won’t affect her board chair seat – until January. “The Commissioners

Supervisory Directive lifted from Anchor Bancorp

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(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Anchor Bancorp (Nasdaq:ANCB) (“Company”), the holding company for Anchor Bank (“Bank”), announced the termination of the Supervisory Directive that the Bank had entered into with the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) on September 4, 2012. The

Washington State Patrol reminds drivers to stay safe this holiday season

WSP Emphasis Patrols

The season of visiting family, celebrating holidays and snow is upon us, which means many drivers will be travelling over the passes. We want to remind travelers that driving conditions change rapidly. Mountain passes can change from clear dry roads

Denny’s in Aberdeen moves Grand Opening to late December, soft opening soon™

Aberdeen Denny's Restaurant

The rumors of Denny’s opening have been mildly exaggerated. We may be just as much at fault, it started around this time last year when previous owners said they just needed some Spackle and some permits and I could get eggs

Seattle and Portland Weather Service warning of strong winds for the coast today

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The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory from 10 am Friday morning until 6 pm Friday evening. The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning in effect from noon today to 7:00

U.S. Coast Guard turns to social media for Pacific Northwest bar closure announcements

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

The Coast Guard 13th District will use social media for all future river bar closure information announcements along the Pacific Northwest coast beginning Thursday. Bar closure announcements have historically been sent out using press releases and posted to the Coast