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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…

Beer “tasting” with Doug McDowell and Warren Johanness

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Joan Brewster – Director, Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services

Forming a strong public hospital district.

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Jack Durney – Hoquiam Mayor

Zoning on Marijuana, historic preservation, and volunteer recognition.


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David Quigg – Support formation of Grays Harbor Public Hospital District No. 2

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The GH Public Hospital District II Steering Committee will be holding it’s first series of Community Forums over the next two weeks!

Please attend to learn more and ask questions.

Monday April 21st – 6:30 to 7:30pm
Montesano City Hall

Tuesday April 22nd – 6:30 to 7:30pm
Hoquiam High School Student Center

Wednesday, April 23rd – 6:30 to 7:30pm
Aberdeen High School Commons

Friday, April 25th – 12:00 noon to 1pm
Grays Harbor Community Hospital – Conference Room C

Monday, April 28th – 6:30 to 7:30pm
North Beach High School Commons

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


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…

Back to Health with Dr. Mark Van Hemert April 14, 2014

Social dancing; bullying scars adult bullies and victims; bladder infections; childhood obesity is on the decline; and diet soda is unhealthy for the heart.

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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…

Longview man sentenced to 27 months for illegal sewage dumping

A Longview septic tank pumping business and its owner were sentenced today for multiple felony criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  RAY CALDWELL, 60, and his company, ALL-OUT SEWER AND DRAIN SERVICE, INC., were found guilty in December 2013, following a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Benjamin…

Wildlife Commission adopts new hunting rules, reduces cost of some special permits


OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took action to expand the number of big-game hunting permits available this year and reduce the cost of several types of permits during a public meeting April 11-12 in Olympia.   The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife…

Grays Harbor E-911 celebrates Telecommunicator Week with local awards

From left to right (standing) Shawna Ashlock, Katie Johnson, Sarah Saunders, Montesano Police Chief Brett Vance, and Katie Woods

National Telecommunicator Week began on April 13th, and this year four local operators were honored at the Grays Harbor E-911 Center’s board meeting on Tuesday. Director Peggy Fouts said “Every year the dispatch staff take the opportunity to recognize their peers, they vote amongst (sp) themselves to select the winners.” Fouts told the E-911 board “We…

Wes Cormier – Grays Harbor County Commissioner

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Rick Scott – Grays Harbor County Sheriff

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The Wellness Connection – Sports Injury Prevention

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Measles update: WA case count grows to 12, extending to third county

Measles continues to spread in Washington as cases in San Juan County have extended to a Kitsap County resident. A man in his 40s from Kitsap visited several places in Friday Harbor, including a restaurant where a contagious San Juan County man was at the same time. San Juan County’s case count is now five,…

Jim Daily – Grays Harbor Community Foundation

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While a community foundation can be used to support very specific causes, its core mission is to serve a community as a whole. We strive to make connections between donors and philanthropic opportunities in our community over many years.  Accordingly, a core of our work is the investing of funds held for the long-term benefit of local communities…Learn more