Monthly Archives: April 2014

City of Hoquiam to lay off 4 firefighters

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The City of Hoquiam is laying off four firefighters. City Administrator Brian Shay said they gave formal notice to the department early Tuesday. Staff said in a press release Tuesday “The City of Hoquiam has been able to manage its way through

Hoquiam turns on the spray park, Weather Service warns of cold rivers in hot weather

Hoquiam Spray Park

The city of Hoquiam has energized the spray park for the next couple days so kids can enjoy some early summer.  The park will be active from about 12-7 today and tomorrow, and will re-open again around Memorial Day weekend.

Grays Harbor PUD partners with City of Hoquiam to begin cleanup at Harbor Paper

Grays Harbor PUD

The Grays Harbor PUD has taken a significant step to fulfill its responsibilities to clean and remove bi-products from the former Harbor Paper mill site.  In the next three weeks, over 28-million gallons of treated water will be pumped from

Invenergy completes purchase of 620 Megawatt power plant in Grays Harbor

Invenergy Grays Harbor Plant

Invenergy Development Company, LLC announced the successful refinancing of its 620 MW Grays Harbor Energy Center (“Grays Harbor”), a natural gas-fueled power generation project in Elma, Washington. The plant began commercial operations in 2008, approximately thirty miles west of Olympia,

Hoquiam police arrest one, searching for another after stolen car crash overnight

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Hoquiam Police recovered a couple of stolen cars overnight, after a car chase ended in a car wreck, then a foot chase at Washington Street. Police have one person in custody, another who is known to police remains at large.

Tracks repaired at the scene of Aberdeen train derailment

Aberdeen train derailment

Puget Sound and Pacific crews completed repairs overnight to the tracks at the site of a train derailment in Aberdeen. The good weather should give them time to install new pavement over the intersection at South Washington street today. Gary Nelson, Executive Director

Shelton felon arrested for plotting to blow up store and gas station as bank robbery diversion

A recently released prison inmate was arrested on Monday for plotting to blow up a large store and gas station as part of his bank robbery scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. LARRY GILLETTE, 53, of Shelton, Washington, is

Repairs being made to tracks, roadway in Aberdeen after train derails early Tuesday

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Crews delivered lights and generators this evening to the site of a train derailment in Aberdeen, Puget Sound and Pacific plans to have the line open again by tomorrow. The cars have been up righted, and one cleared from traffic across

Jack Durney – Hoquiam Mayor

Jack Durney talks marijuana ordinances, train derailments, and lowest bidders. Part 1 Part 2

Family argument nets Aberdeen arrest after man allegedly holds knife to his sister’s throat

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Aberdeen police arrested a man who allegedly held a knife to his sister’s throat during an argument Sunday evening. Police Captain John Green tells us they were called to a home in the 2100 block of Cherry street just after 6