Archive for Dave Haviland

Dorothy Hoogeveen leaves unrestricted gift to Grays Harbor Community Foundation

Grays Harbor Community Foundation

Recently, the Estate of Dorothy Maude Hoogeveen provided the Grays Harbor Community Foundation a distribution that will allow approximately $10,000 – $12,000 annually for the benefit of Grays Harbor.

Dorothy had reached her 100th birthday. She remained independent in her home in Hoquiam, where she had resided since 1945 and where she passed on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

She was born on June 26, 1913, in Belgrade, Montana, graduated high school in McMinnville, Oregon, and received a B.A. Degree from Linfield College in 1935.  She worked in McMinnville until 1945 when she married Maarten Tommie Hoogeveen, and they moved to Hoquiam that same year. She was employed as business manager of Long Foundry Co. in Hoquiam for 31 years, retiring in 1978.

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FEMA Encourages Communities to Participate in National PrepareAthon! Day

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) encourages individuals, families, workplaces, schools and organizations across the nation to take part in America’s PrepareAthon!, a national day of action that will take place September 30. America’s PrepareAthon! is a community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through participation in hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises every fall and spring. To register, individuals and organizations can visit www.ready.gov/prepare.

According to a recent survey conducted by FEMA, 50 percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster. Additionally, nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill at their workplace, school or home in the past two years.

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Grayland woman struck by car South of Westport

Washington State Patrol

A Grayland woman that was hit by a car yesterday was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. The Washington State Patrol reports the 52 year old woman was wearing dark clothing and walking in an undetermined lane of State Route 105 just North of the Grayland Beach Road around 8:40 last night when she was struck by a 1997 Oldsmobile 4 door, driven by a 64 year old Aberdeen man. A cause and any charges from the accident are pending investigation, the driver was not injured.

Cleaning supply mix up evacuates Aberdeen City Jail

Aberdeen WA Police Department

Chlorine gas made by a Jail trustee evacuated the Aberdeen City Jail yesterday. Police Captain John Green said that at about 8:21 P.M. the trustee was performing cleaning duties inside the jail. The Trustee accidently mixed a toilet cleaner into a container of bleach water. A chemical vapor resulted from the two substances being accidently mixed. The Aberdeen Fire Department was called to assist, the inmates were evacuated while fans were used to help clear out the vapor. Green said the inmates were placed under continual supervision for about 30 minutes until the jail was again suitable to place inmates inside.

Two inmates were checked by AFD and found to be in good condition. One Corrections Officer and an Aberdeen Corporal were exposed to the vapor during there response to it. They were checked by AFD and found to be in good condition.

WDFW tentatively schedules razor clam digs through Dec. 31

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park. (This beach is closed to harvest until further notice)

The first razor clam dig of the season is tentatively scheduled next month with additional digs planned through New Year’s Eve.

 

In announcing the initial digging schedule, state fishery managers emphasized that final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests that show the clams are safe to eat.

 

“We’re announcing this proposed schedule to give people time to makes plans,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “However, none of the digs are confirmed until we announce the results of the toxin tests.”

 

During the first set of digs, scheduled Oct. 7 through Oct. 12, both Twin Harbors and Long Beach will be open all six days, with additional harvest opportunities at Mocrocks and Copalis. Through the end of the year, WDFW has tentatively scheduled a total of 41 days of razor clam digs.

 

Beach surveys indicate an average razor clam population at Copalis this year while Twin Harbors, Long Beach and Mocrocks show excellent numbers of clams, Ayres said.

 

“Overall, there are a lot of clams out there and we expect this to be another great season,” he said.

 

Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Diggers may not harvest any part of another person’s daily limit, unless they possess a designated harvester card.

 

Razor clam diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2014-15 fishing license to harvest razor clams on state beaches. Fishing licenses of various kinds are available on the department’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. A new WDFW video, which demonstrates how to teach your kids to harvest razor clams, is available at youtu.be/gl9p_PparVk.

 

WDFW recently sought public comments on the upcoming razor clam season.  Ayres said he appreciates that so many people sent in comments.

 

“We have done our best to incorporate as many of those suggestions as possible in the months ahead,” Ayres said.

 

Below is the schedule of proposed razor clam digs, along with evening low tides and beaches:

 

  • Oct. 7, 2014, Tuesday; 6:26 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 8, 2014, Wednesday; 7:13 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 9, 2014, Thursday; 7:58 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 10, 2014, Friday; 8:43 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 11, 2014, Saturday; 9:28 pm, -0.8 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
  • Oct. 12, 2014, Sunday; 10:15 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

 

  • Oct. 22, 2014, Wednesday; 6:31 p.m., 0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 23, 2014, Thursday; 7:07 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 24, 2014, Friday; 7:44 p.m., -0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 25, 2014, Saturday; 8:22 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
  • Oct. 26, 2014, Sunday; 9:03 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 27, 2014, Monday; 9:47 p.m., -0.4 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 28, 2014, Tuesday; 10:36 p.m., -0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors

 

  • Nov. 4, 2014, Tuesday; 4:26 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 5, 2014, Wednesday; 5:14 p.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 6, 2014, Thursday; 5:59 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 7, 2014, Friday; 6:42 p.m., -1.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 8, 2014, Saturday; 7:24 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
  • Nov. 9, 2014, Sunday; 8:05 p.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 10, 2014, Monday; 8:47 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 11, 2014, Tuesday; 9:31 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors

 

  • Nov. 20, 2014, Thursday; 5:06 p.m., 0.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 21, 2014, Friday; 5:45 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 22, 2014, Saturday; 6:24 p.m., -0.8 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
  • Nov. 23, 2014, Sunday; 7:05 p.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 24, 2014, Monday; 7:47 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 25, 2014, Tuesday; 8:32 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Nov. 26, 2014, Wednesday; 9:19 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors

 

  • Dec. 3, 2014, Wednesday; 4:14 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 4, 2014, Thursday; 5:02 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 5, 2014, Friday; 5:45 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 6, 2014, Saturday; 6:26 p.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
  • Dec. 7, 2014, Sunday; 7:05 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 8, 2014, Monday; 7:44 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 9, 2014, Tuesday; 8:21 pm, -0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors

 

  • Dec. 19, 2014, Friday; 4:41 p.m., 0.0.feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 20, 2014, Saturday, 5:23 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
  • Dec. 21, 2014, Sunday, 6:06 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 22, 2014, Monday, 6:48 p.m., -1.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 23, 2014, Tuesday, 7:31 p.m., -1.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors

 

  • Dec. 31, 2014, Wednesday, 3:05 p.m., 0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis

 

For more information on razor clam digging, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

Hoquiam police arrest “persistent runner” after spotted in his mom’s car

Hoquiam Police Department

Hoquiam police arrested a “persistent runner” after getting an anonymous tip this week, Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us around noon on Wednesday, September 24th, Hoquiam officers received an anonymous tip that Ramon Barragan could be located in a vehicle near a convenience store on Lincoln Street in Hoquiam. Barragan was wanted on a felony warrant from Grays Harbor County Superior Court, a felony probation warrant from the state Department of Corrections as well as a misdemeanor Hoquiam Municipal Court warrant.
Officers set up surveillance in the area to await the vehicle. Sgt. Dayton spotted the described car and attempted to stop it in the 100 block of Lincoln Street; the driver failed to stop and continued northbound.
In the 300-block, the driver started to pull over. As Sgt. Dayton attempted to approach the passenger side to arrest Barragan, the driver pulled back out into traffic.
In the area of Lincoln and Chenault Avenue, officers were able to block the car, at which point Barragan jumped out of the passenger side and ran away on foot. Officer Peterson attempted to deploy his TASER to stop Barragan after Barragan jumped a fence of a nearby yard.
The TASER application failed and Barragan ran into a residence in the 900 block of Chenault Avenue.
Officers surrounded the residence and urged Barragan to surrender. The homeowner claimed she did not know Barragan and secured her dogs so officers could enter.
Barragan was located upstairs hiding in a closet and arrested; he was transported to the Hoquiam City Jail.
The driver of the car was located nearby and later determined to be Barragan’s mother.
After arriving at the jail sally port, Sgt. Dayton discovered Barragan had moved his handcuffed arms from behind his back to his front. As Sgt. Dayton opened the jail door, Barragan bolted and ran south from the station and under the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
A TASER was again deployed but had little effect. Sgt. Dayton tackled Barragan near the Sweatman Trucking shop and he was escorted back to the Hoquiam City Jail.
In addition to the felony warrant from the Department of Corrections and the felony warrant from Grays Harbor County Superior Court, Barragan will be submitted for charges for entering the home to evade capture and felony escape for running from the City Jail.
Barragan is currently in custody at the Hoquiam City Jail.

Triple Threat brings drag, drift, and autocross to the SouthShore Mall

Northwest Autosports Association - Triple Threat

They’ll be drag racing, drifting, and autocross racing all over the South Shore Mall parking lot this coming weekend….. This time it’s sanctioned! Racer, and event organizer Brittany Starheim says It’s free to watch, and you might get to ride along “I think people are going to be a little shocked at first, and surprised, but I think they’ll have fun. On Sunday when we do the autocross, people are welcome to ride, that’s free too, you have to be at least 13 years of age.”

Races get started at 9 Saturday morning – sorry Southside neighbors, but they don’t expect to run later than 6 or 7 either night. Anyone can compete, you just need a driver’s license and to enter two of three events either drift, drag, or autocross. You can sign up to race for $75, do that online at motorsportreg.com – you can find their club at nwautox.org

 

September 27-28th
Saturday Events
Registration Begins: 7-8am
Drivers Meeting: 8-8:30am
Grids: 8:30am
Drag: 9am
Lunch: 12-1pm
Drift: 1pm

Sunday- Autocross
Course is Hot: 9am

Illegal burn pile in Elma prompts structure fire response

Grays Harbor Fire District 5

Crews quickly dowsed an illegal burn pile near an Elma home this morning. Grays Harbor Fire District #5 Chief Dan Prater tells us it was reported as structure fire, responding units found that a neighbor had lit a rubbish pile near the home on 18th street around 7:30 this morning.
No injuries were reported, and the home was not damaged. Prater said they warned the neighbor about the continued burn ban, and about the proximity of the burn pile to a structure.

Grays Harbor PUD to celebrate Public Power Week

Grays Harbor PUD

Public Power Week is October 5th through the 11th, Grays Harbor PUD General Manager Dave Ward told the Hoquiam City Council last night “There are over 2,000 Public Utilities across the nation, these include public utility districts like the Grays Harbor PUD. Public Power week is a chance for us to talk to [our] customers about public power, and to emphasis our mission; serve our customers with high value utility service at the lowest practical cost.”

The public owned utility will celebrate with a drive-through event in front of their building at 2720 Sumner Ave in Aberdeen from 6-10 Wednesday October 8th.

Pacific Beach Fire District seeks mock victims

Pacific Beach Fire District 8

The Pacific Beach Fire District is performing a mass casualty training this Saturday and they need mock-victims of all ages.
Community Liaison for District #8, Stephanie Allestad tells us kids will needs parents signature, and wear some old clothes because you’re going to get mock-bloody. You can download the permission form here, or call Stephanie for details at 360-276-0009.

Grays Harbor Fire District #8 serves Moclips, Pacific Beach, Aloha and Seabrook, Washington.

A few tips for volunteers

 Wear old clothing and shoes. You may be wearing adhesives, stage make-up and fake blood. The blood will stain.
 If you have any physical issues, i.e.: no long term standing, please note it on the form.
 You may be asked to role play a severe injury or mental status, if this makes you uncomfortable please indicate so.