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Partial State DOT funding approved for Beacon Hill Drive repairs

Beacon Hill Drive in Hoquiam

Repairs to Beacon Hill Drive in Hoquiam will be partially funded by the state. Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney said at the city council meeting last night “Our application for support from the State Department of Transportation on the work that

WDFW seeks public comments on proposed 2015-17 hunting seasons

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on proposed recommendations for the 2015-17 hunting seasons. Through Feb. 24, WDFW will accept written comments from the public to help finalize proposed hunting rules and regulations for

Two-way traffic restored on US 101 at Rock Crusher Hill

Rock Crusher Hill

Two-way traffic has been restored at a slide-prone section of US 101 near Artic in Grays Harbor County. US 101 had been reduced to one lane since heavy rainfall in early January reactivated an ancient slow-moving landslide and caused a

Taholah woman reports being held in apartment and assaulted for days

Aberdeen WA Police Department

A 57 year old Aberdeen man was arrested on investigation of rape charges after a Taholah woman reported being held against her will in his apartment for days. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us On 2/5/15, at 4:49 P.M.

Evening Razor Clam digs approved to start February 15, more digs proposed into March

Westport clam diggers

Razor clam diggers can count on an eight-day opener beginning Feb. 15 and start planning trips to Washington’s beaches in March, state shellfish managers said today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the upcoming dig, which runs

Local Incident Management Team update: funding available to help with cleanup efforts

January 5th flood damage

If you experienced mud or water damage from the January rainstorms and are still in need of assistance, please contact Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP) at 360-500-4551 or 1-800-828-4883, if you have not already done so. CCAP is located at

Governor Jay Inslee talks P-18 education with community college presidents

Grays Harbor College

Grays Harbor College President Ed Brewster met recently with Governor Jay Inslee in Olympia to discuss critical higher education issues. Joined by other community college presidents, the group focused on their support for full funding of P-18 education. Brewster, who

Bill in Olympia could provide faster state funding for natural disaster recovery

Baila Way House

A bill in Olympia could create an account for natural disaster recovery in Washington State, and free up emergency funds for victims of the Carlton Complex fire, as well as the heavy rains, flooding, and landslides that hit Western Washington

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to close this week

Grays Harbor County Severe Storms Flooding  Mudslides

District Director Nancy Porzio of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Seattle District Office announced today the closure of the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Aberdeen on Thursday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. SBA opened the center to provide

Quilcene Poacher sentenced to 5½ years in prison, illegally harvested more than $2 million worth of oysters and clams

G&R Quality Seafood in Quilcene

The former owner of a shellfish company based in Jefferson County was sentenced to 5½ years in prison after a poaching investigation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) proved he and his employees had stolen millions of