Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grays Harbor Paper Employees Get Time to Clean Out Their Lockers

HOQUIAM, Wash. - Former Grays Harbor Paper employees have 3 hours per day until Thursday to clean out their lockers at the mill. Rick Piercey, president of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers local 913 said that employees

Increased Charter Numbers Increasing Aquarium Numbers


WESTPORT, Wash. - With Bottom fishing booming, and Salmon Season later this month, the oddities are flying into the Westport Aquarium from local charter boats. Owner Marc Mercell said when charters catch the rare and unusual, they know who

State Patrol Throws Hoops at Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO, Wash. - The State tells Grays Harbor County that they need to do more to access a national database to check for illegal immigrants. After attempting to integrate with the Secure Communities Interoperability Initiative, Grays Harbor county Sheriff Mike

Insurance Coverage Dwindles for Paper Mill Employees

HOQUIAM, Wash. - According to Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney, also of Durney Insurance, health coverage for the 240 employees of Grays Harbor Paper affected by the recently announced closure will end tomorrow evening. Durney said recently "the medical insurance for

Grays Harbor EDC Seeks Help in Wake of Shutdown

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Grays Harbor Economic Development Council has formed an exploratory group to investigate all options available for the Grays Harbor Paper facility in Hoquiam, Washington.  Core members of this team include the City of Hoquiam, City of Aberdeen,

Revised Draft Wolf Plan Review Process

OLYMPIA —The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has revised a draft plan for state wolf recovery and management, and will conduct more public review later this year.


The draft state Wolf Conservation and


May 26th, 2011


For Immediate Release


Grays Harbor Paper, LLC, announced today the permanent shutdown of the Hoquiam, Washington facility effective immediately.  Patrick Quigg, President of Grays Harbor Paper (GHP), explained the continued high price of raw materials,


Sparks flew, expletives were not deleted, but in the end, Aberdeen joined other groups and municipalities last night as city council members passed a resolution by a vote of 8 to 3 to oppose the Wild Olympics campaign.  Opponents of


Up to 230 workers are out of work today following the shutdown of Grays Harbor Paper yesterday.  While we’ve been piecing together information for the past few days, it appears that paper production stopped around 11 am yesterday, after the

Feral Cat Program Receives Grant Funding

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project has received a $5000 grant award from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (“The Federation”), which

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