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Grays Harbor PUD investigating after employee injury

The Grays Harbor PUD is investigating an incident of electrical contact involving a PUD employee, however not many details are being released about the incident yet.

A press release from the PUD said “Due to privacy concerns, the PUD is not releasing any information on the identity of the employee at this time. 

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Enchanted Valley to remain closed to camping due to bear-human interactions

Black bears have approached hikers in Enchanted Valley and have acquired and eaten human food, according to recent visitor reports. Park staff have opted to close some area to camping due to the bear-human interactions.

“Bears that eat human food come to consider people as a food source, and are extremely dangerous,&#8221

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Road work scheduled for Highway 101 at Lake Crescent to prep for resurfacing

Minor Traffic Delays Anticipated from May 26 – June 4

Workers with two drill rigs will begin gathering road core samples on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent on Tuesday, May 26. Work is expected to continue daily, including weekend days, through Thursday, June 4.

The core samples are being collected as part of the continuing

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Permit to help control mosquitoes in Washington now updated

Mosquitoes are the number one transmitter of diseases to people and animals worldwide. And spraying to control mosquitoes is an important tool that helps protect public health.

The Washington Department of Ecology has updated and re-issued a water quality permit that allows the use of pesticides to control mosquitoes

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Grays Harbor PUD cancels North coast planned outage

Due to unanticipated circumstances, the Grays Harbor Public Utility District has announced it is cancelling the planned power outage scheduled for Thursday night and Friday morning.  The outage will be rescheduled at a later date.  Prior warning will be given.

The outage was to impact roughly 2150 Grays Harbor PUD customers

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Vehicle prowl suspect arrested in Aberdeen, more victims sought

Aberdeen Police are asking neighbors near Tecumseh street to check their vehicles, Captain John Green tells us at about 6:42 this morning, officers responded to the 1100 block of Tecumseh street as a person was reporting interrupting a suspect in a vehicle prowl.  Officers were given a description of the male suspect who fled on a bike. Responding Corporal Parkinson located a male matching the description fleeing the area on a bike as a vehicle alarm was sounding in the area. Officers responded to the area as Corporal Parkinson gave chase. The suspect, a 21 year old Aberdeen male, fled onto the Robert Gray School area.  The suspect was caught in the 1100 block of Arthur Street where he was taken into custody for two counts of vehicle prowl.  The suspect was transported to the City of Aberdeen jail where he was booked  for two counts of vehicle prowl. Property located from the suspect leads the investigating officer to believe that other vehicle prowls or thefts may of occurred.  Anyone who was a victim of a vehicle prowl or other theft in the last few days is asked to report the incident to the Aberdeen Police.

Transient man attacked near Aberdeen campsite along Chehalis River

An Aberdeen transient was attacked by another near the Chehalis River Bridge this week. Captain John Green with the the Aberdeen Police Department reports they were called to Safeway on 5/20/15 at about 8:10 A.M. on the report that a 50 year old transient male subject was reporting being assaulted. It was reported that the victim had injuries to his head and left arm.  Aberdeen Fire Department paramedics were on scene treating the victim. Officers were told that a 59 year old transient had attacked the victim over a alleged failure of repaying a debt to the suspect.  The victim said he was attacked by the suspect who hit repeatedly with a stick. The Aberdeen Police responded to an area 300 feet South of River Street, between L and M Street where it was reported that the assault had occurred.  This area is generally occupied by homeless persons and is near the Chehalis River. The suspect was located at the GH Mission and was taken into custody.  He was transported to the City of Aberdeen jail where he was booked for Assault 2nd. The investigation is continuing.

Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced funding yesterday for more than 60 projects in a dozen states.

As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to western communities

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Oregon Amber alert ends in arrest in Washington

Olympia – Around 2:00 p.m. today the Nampa Idaho Police Department requested an AMBER alert issued in Idaho on May 19, 2015, be extended into Washington and Oregon.  The Nampa Police Department received information that the suspect

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Washington state employees take a break to make a point

State workers in more than 80 locations across Washington are planning what might be seen as a mini-strike today at noon.

They’re calling the 15-minute walkout a “Unity Break,” saying the goal is to get state lawmakers’ attention and reinforce the importance of the work done by state employees

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