Monthly Archives: November 2013

Outgoing councilman challenges city to stop airing dirty laundry

MONTESANO, Wash. - It may be time to bring in the laundry and "make Montesano what it used to be." Outgoing city councilman Doug Streeter last night issued the challenge to fellow council, city staff, and residents to make my

Former councilman wins posthumously, Transit tax finishes with over 70% support

MONTESANO, Wash. - With results certified at the county auditor's office, Voter turnout for Grays Harbor finished at 48.35% for the November General Election.
In Aberdeen, Incumbent city councilman John Smith trails to Tawni Andrews by 9 votes, while incumbent Alice

Montesano softens changes to water bill, may reconsider strict leak policy

MONTESANO, Wash. - After taking heat over a drastic change to the city's water leak policy, Montesano Mayor Ken Estes said last night that they will phase in the new policy that offers no forgiveness for leaks that

Rural fire districts work out payment plan, sign new agreement with City of Hoquiam

HOQUIAM, Wash. - Three fire districts that cover remote areas of Grays Harbor county have come to separate agreements with the City of Hoquiam to pay back debt and maintain ALS service.
The fire districts in Copalis Crossing, Humptulips, and Pacific

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over patrols running through New Year

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Hopefully 2013 will be different than the last five holiday seasons. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. DUI is still the leading cause of

Grays Harbor’s reluctant Prosecutor-appointee worries Superior Court Judge

MONTESANO, Wash. - Grays Harbor County still doesn't have a prosecutor, commissioners yesterday asked appointee Vini Samuel to take the oath of office, she replied at the podium "While I appreciate the question, I am going to defer that question

First December razor clam dig approved for “exceptional” digging

OLYMPIA - State fishery managers have approved an evening razor-clam dig on ocean beaches starting Saturday, Nov. 30, and running for eight days on the lowest tides so far this season.

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Grays Harbor PUD conducts outage in Crane Creek, Quinault area

The Grays Harbor PUD conducted an emergency outage Monday, November 25, 2013, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in order to make repairs to a transmission line. Affecting customers in the Quinault, Crane Creek, and Wynoochee Dam areas, it lasted less than

Multi-state challenge: Arrive Alive on I-5 this holiday weekend

Leaders of the three state police agencies along the west coast are issuing a challenge to drivers: Arrive Alive on I-5 this holiday weekend.

 

On Monday, November 25, 2013, the leaders from California Highway Patrol (CHP), Washington State Patrol (WSP), and

County eager to lease Grays Harbor Raceway, seeking promoters

ELMA, Wash. - The Grays Harbor County Commissioners are hoping to open the gates on the Race track in Elma by early next year, but for right now, they're under a red flag until they figure out what they own.