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Channel Point Village resumes normal operation after norovirus outbreak contained

Channel Point Village, a Village Concepts retirement and assisted living community in Hoquiam

Operations are back to normal at Channel Point Village in Hoquiam. Staff at the retirement and assisted living facility acted quickly to stop an outbreak of the norovirus earlier this month. Stuart Brown, COO of Village Concepts said in a statement that they “were able to quickly stop the spread throughout the community and significantly…

Hoquiam School District grant puts $600,000 into repairs to 2 facilities

Hoquiam High School

The Hoquiam School District will spend over $600-thousand on energy efficient and safety upgrades in the coming months. School Superintendent Mike Parker tells KBKW “Lincoln Elementary is going to get the bulk of the work. We’re going to put in brand new windows, new lighting in the multipurpose room. The High School [HVAC] system is…

High Surf Advisory issued April 20 at 3:05PM PDT until April 20 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING… * TIMING…LARGE WAVES WILL IMPACT THE NORTH AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST THROUGH THIS EVENING. * SEAS…A WESTERLY SWELL TRAIN OF 17 TO 20 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 15 SECONDS WILL IMPACT THE COAST THROUGH THIS EVENING. SWELL WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE THIS EVENING. …read more

Another milestone for new SR 520 floating bridge

SEATTLE – Construction of the new State Route 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington reaches another milestone this weekend with the first permanent placement of a bridge pontoon on the lake’s west side.

The 240-foot-long, 10,000-ton Pontoon A, with large roadway-support columns mounted atop its deck, will be the new bridge’s western-most pontoon. Pontoon A and Pontoon W, now anchored near the lake’s eastern shoreline, will bookend the floating bridge’s 21 longitudinal pontoons. The latte …read more

Special Weather Statement issued April 18 at 3:23PM PDT by NWS

…HIGH SURF IS EXPECTED ON THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY… LARGE WAVES…16 TO 19 FEET…ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. THIS WEEKEND IS A RAZOR CLAM DIGGING WEEKEND FOR THE TWIN HARBORS…COPALIS AND MOCLIPS BEACHES. THOSE PLANNING ON CLAM DIGGING SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY …read more

Special Weather Statement issued April 18 at 3:15AM PDT by NWS

…HIGH SURF IS EXPECTED ON THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY… LARGE WAVES…16 TO 19 FEET…ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. THIS WEEKEND IS A RAZOR CLAM DIGGING WEEKEND FOR THE TWIN HARBORS…COPALIS AND MOCROCKS BEACHES. THOSE PLANNING ON CLAM DIGGING SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY …read more

Wynoochee Valley Road Outage Restored

A broken tree has about 75 customers on the Wynoochee Valley Road in Montesano without power. Crews are making repairs but report that the outage may last into the early morning hours.

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Special Weather Statement issued April 17 at 5:07PM PDT by NWS

…HIGH SURF IS EXPECTED ON THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST LATE THIS WEEKEND… LARGE WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST LATE SATURDAY NIGHT OR EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE OCEAN WAVES ARE FORECAST TO PEAK IN THE 16 TO 19 FOOT RANGE BY MIDDAY SUNDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY SUBSIDING IN THE AFTERNOON. THOSE PLANNING ON CLAM DIGGING OR OTHER BEACH …read more

Hoquiam School Board selects Kathy Eddy for vacant Director position

Hoquiam High School

The Hoquiam School board tonight will swear in it’s newest member, School Superintendent Mike Parker says “The school board on Monday night interviewed two candidates for the vacant position left by Dr Dave Westby, and they selected Kathy Eddy.” Parker said Kathy Eddy, the wife of former Hoquiam councilman Jim Eddy, will be sworn in…

Several local schools to receive Washington Achievement Award for 3-year growth

Hoquiam High School has received an award from the state for their growth in reading, School Superintendent Mike Parker says “Just recently I was notified that the High School is one of only 5% of schools across the state to receive a very prestigious Washington Achievement Award for the work that they’ve don in improving…

Port of Grays Harbor to consider acquisition of Friends Landing and Sterling Landing near Montesano

Friends Landing, a 501(c)(3), has requested the Port of Grays Harbor consider incorporating its 152 acre handicap accessible recreation facility, along with the 30-acre Sterling Landing site on the Wynoochee River, into the Port’s property portfolio.

Aberdeen, Wash. – Popular recreation areas, Friends Landing and Sterling Landing, in eastern Grays Harbor County could soon be the newest waterfront public access facilities managed by the Port of Grays Harbor. At the April Commission meeting, the 501(c)(3) that owns and operates the facilities requested the Port Commissioners consider incorporating the facilities into the…

Burglary suspect identified when mom reports him missing

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office

Four Montesano teens were arrested in connection with a burglary at the Brady Food Mart early Tuesday morning, after one parent filed a missing persons report that matched the description of their suspect. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office reports on Tuesday April 15th at about 4:07 am, deputies…

Port of Grays Harbor making repairs to trail, road along West Hoquiam property

Hoquiam Levee - Port of Grays Harbor

The Port of Grays Harbor is making repairs to a popular dog walking path in West Hoquiam. Executive Director Gary Nelson said repairs to road near the Anderson/Middleton property will require No Trespassing signs for the time being “The road has severely deteriorated so we’re rebuilding the road which will allow us later to come…

Three local students receive highest academic honor from State of Washington

AWSP WSAC logo

OLYMPIA – Congratulations to local High School students Sadie Smith, Serena Ranney, and Carly Stauffer – their names were among a select few across the state to receive Washington’s highest academic honor announced by the Washington Student Achievement Council and Association of Washington School Principals Three high school students – plus one alternate, from each…

Timberland Regional Library schedules closures for spring training

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) employees will have a day of training at their local branches in May. Staff will participate in training to enhance their knowledge and skills in library service to the public. Each branch will close for one day on a rolling schedule beginning May 7th to ensure the public still has access to…

Fourth cycle of SR 520 pontoons completed in Aberdeen

Several tugboats skillfully work to guide the newest six pontoons for the new SR 520 floating bridge as they float-out of the casting facility in Aberdeen.
Construction crews working on the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project took advantage of an extra-high tide April 15, 2014, to float six concrete pontoons into the Chehalis River. These six pontoons represent the fourth of six construction cycles being built in Aberdeen and are destined for Lake Washington to form the backbone of the new SR 520 floating bridge.

Another six State Route 520 bridge pontoons began floating out of the Aberdeen casting basin late Tuesday night, April 15, marking completion of the fourth of six cycles of pontoons being built in Grays Harbor. …read more

Quinault Indian Nation to open Lake Quinault to regulated use

Lake Quinault

TAHOLAH, WA – The Quinault Indian Nation announced today they are reopening Lake Quinault to non-tribal use, under specified regulations and restrictions. President Fawn Sharp, said that since the lake was shut down in June of last year, to address pollution, invasive species and other issues, property and business owners in the area have spoken…

Pacific County accident sends four to hospital

A two vehicle accident sent four to the hospital yesterday morning, after an SUV drifted off of the road, over corrected, and slid sideways into an oncoming vehicle. The Washington State Patrol reports a 2000 Dodge Durango was headed West on State Route 6 about 8 miles East of Raymond, when it drifted into a…

Fourth cycle of State Route 520 pontoons leaving Aberdeen casting basin April 15

Six more SR 520 pontoons wait for high tide in Tacoma

The fourth cycle of pontoons headed for the State Route 520 bridge will be floating out of the Aberdeen casting basin late tonight. Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Grays Harbor Leonard Barnes told commissioners last week, the giant concrete structures will be floated to other terminals for inspection and preparation. Some are stored…