Man charged with attempting to redirect Western Washington River

The Attorney General’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges today against a Tahuya man accused of using heavy machinery to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River near his home without any permits. William Cayo Sr. is charged in

Mason County Sheriff swears in Jail Officer and Deputy Sheriff

Newest members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office family,Officer Latch (red shirt) and Deputy Mercado (blue suit).

On Monday, October 27, 2014, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Jail Officer Trenton Latch and Deputy Sheriff Alfonso Mercado, the newest employees of the

Montesano acquires certified interpreter, says show will go on

Montesano Council Meeting

The Montesano City Council meeting will take place tonight, with a certified American Sign Language interpreter. The Tuesday night meeting was recessed just minutes into their agenda, after councilwoman Marisa Salzer said she was unable to understand her sign language

Coast Guard seeks public comment on waterways analysis study of Grays Harbor

USCG Study

  Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system review of Grays Harbor. Officials are seeking information from local mariners regarding the general use of the waterways and any issues with the visibility,

Montesano council meeting stalled over “Qualified” vs. “Certified” ASL interpreter

Montesano Council Meeting

The Montesano City Council meeting last night was postponed (actually recessed) until Thursday night, after city councilmember Marisa Salzer was unable to understand her sign language interpreter. Just minutes into the regular agenda, Salzer told the council “I’m not voting

Hoquiam house fire started near wood insert stove

Hoquiam house fire 600 block of Queen Ave

A stubborn house fire displaced a Hoquiam mother and two children yesterday. Captain John Bickar tells us they responded to the home in the 600 block of Queen Avenue around 10:30 Tuesday morning. “We showed up on scene, had quit

Raymond Junior/Senior High School Recognized As 2014 School Of Distinction

Raymond Junior/Senior High School

Raymond Junior/Senior High School has been recognized as a Washington State 2014 School of Distinction. This award acknowledges outstanding improvement in reading and math sustained over a five-year period, and is limited to schools in the top 5% of improvement

Hoquiam outsources ambulance billing, drops resident write-off

We try harder in Hoquiam

No more special treatment for Hoquiam residents when it comes to ambulance billing. The Hoquiam City Council last night adopted a new ordinance that outsources that department, and standardizes rates. Resident Dave Forbes said during the public comment period “I

Active Shooter Training at Miller Junior High School in Aberdeen – just a drill

Active Shooter Training

Police will storm Miller Junior High School in Aberdeen this weekend, over and over again. It’s part of Active Shooter Training for local departments. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us his department, in conjunction with the Aberdeen Fire Department

Missing hunter found dead

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office reports that the missing hunter Mr. Calimlin was located deceased in the area of the Donkey Creek by a Department of Fish and Wildlife officer.  The cause of death will be determined following the post-mortem