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Shelton one of three Districts to share $10 Million Federal Grant

Shelton Schoold District - Bordeaux 12th Man

About one out of every six students in Washington have at least one emotional, behavioral or developmental condition. A federal grant recently awarded to the state will target those students, as well as any others, for help. The five-year federal

Anglers, beachcombers asked to watch for transponders from Japan

Sam Chan, a watershed health specialist with Oregon State University Extension and Oregon Sea Grant said “These transponders have recorded a lot of important data that will help us better understand the movement of tsunami and marine debris throughout the Pacific Ocean,” adding “Everyone’s help in recovering these instruments is greatly appreciated.”

Some transponders have reportedly been washing up along the WA Coast. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency reports these floating instruments are about the size of a 2-liter soda bottle and were set in the ocean from different ports off Japan

Hoquiam driver makes his own detour through one-way traffic

Semi truck hits Simpson Avenue bridge

Traffic backed up through Hoquiam yesterday after the driver of a loaded chip truck sideswiped the guard rail on the Simpson Avenue Bridge, breaking the front axle and flattening several tires on the truck. It happened just after 8 Monday

Harborview Medical Center ready to accept Ebola patients

Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center has volunteered to become one of the hospitals willing to consider receiving U.S. patients evacuated from Western Africa for treatment of Ebola. The decision follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s request last week to find

Fishing vessel crew saves 2 near Grays Harbor

The crew of a fishing vessel rescued two men from the water near buoy 24 in Grays Harbor, Washington, Sunday. The men, one 72-year-old and one 53-year-old, both Tacoma residents, were safely transferred to a Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor

Wreck near Westport sends two to hospital

Washington State Patrol

A three-vehicle wreck at the Twin Harbors Beach State Park approach South of Westport last night sent two to the hospital. The Washington State Patrol reports a 70 year old North Vancouver resident failed to yield the right of way

New to be artwork unveiled at Hoquiam Timberland Library

Jenny Fisher

On Wednesday, October 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hoquiam Timberland Library, artist Jenny Fisher will unveil her latest work – two large murals depicting many of the most beloved icons from children’s and teen literature.   Library

Olympic National Park says no recreational Razor Clam Harvest at Kalaloch this season

Trail to Kalaloch Beach

Based on continued low population estimates and a downward trend in the Kalaloch razor clam population over the past five years, Olympic National Park will not hold a recreational razor clam harvest this year. Biologists from Olympic National Park, Quinault

Washington razor clam digs approved, starting Tuesday

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The first razor clam dig of the season will get under way Oct. 7 at Twin Harbors and Long Beach, with additional opportunities the following weekend at two other beaches.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the

FEMA Honors Achievement in Community Preparedness to the Ocosta School District Community

vertical evacuation tsunami refuge in Westport, WA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the winners of the 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies. The community