Hoquiam preps again for Simpson Avenue Bridge closures

Simpson Avenue Bridge Hoquiam, WA

A closure of the Simpson Avenue Bridge later this summer will affect Hoquiam businesses again as highway traffic is diverted over the Riverside Bridge. The City council last night suspended their sign ordinance to allow businesses to use sign boards

Hoquiam council sets workshop for zoning restrictions on Liquefied Petroleum Storage

Hoquiam CBR

The City of Hoquiam last night held their second public hearing on a moratorium adopted earlier this month that halts new oil export facilities on their side of the Port of Grays Harbor. “There are many reasons why oil and

Mason County head-on collision claims one driver, sends second to hospital

Mason County wreck

A head on collision on the Johns Prairie Road in Mason County claimed the life of one driver yesterday. The Sheriff’s Office had initially said on their twitter page that alcohol may have been involved, however later said that a

Washington Nonprofits provide over 7 percent of the state’s jobs and wages

Washington Nonprofits

If the nonprofit sector had its own industrial classification, it would be the fourth largest private sector employer in the state, according to a new report released this week by Washington Nonprofits. Washington Nonprofits (WN), the state association for the nonprofit

Hoquiam business owner expands to include U-Haul, celebrates 22 years living the American Dream

Uhaul at Sunshine Deli in Hoquiam

John Ham came to America more than 22 years ago from Seoul, South Korea with plenty of entrepreneurial ambition and the goal of achieving a successful career. Ham has made the most of his opportunities as a gas station and

Cantwell, Heitkamp Lead 20 Other Senators in Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments

Cantwell speaks on CBR

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today led a letter with 20 other Senators calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to support robust investment for a Safe Transportation of Energy Products program to address increasing safety concerns

Aberdeen and Washington DOT plan changes to downtown traffic

Wishkah street changes

Eight blocks of the one-way Wishkah Street in downtown Aberdeen will be changing from three to two lanes later this year. Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson said in February. “”They’re going to reduce the lanes from Rite Aid to Alder [Street]

Attempted robbery at Aberdeen Safeway

Aberdeen WA Police Department

The Aberdeen Police responded to Safeway on March 22nd at 7:55 A.M. on the report of a lone male had attempted to rob a cashier at the store. The suspect had left the store on foot.   Officers were provided

Scuba diver dies while getting certified in Hoodsport

Mason County Sheriff's Office

A novice scuba diver died over the weekend while trying to get certified. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was called to Hoodsport just before 10 Sunday morning to the report of a diver pulling another diver to the dock, yelling

Aberdeen could purchase waterfront park with help from Public Land Trust

Proposed Aberdeen Waterfront Park and zoning

The City of Aberdeen is getting closer to owning a waterfront park underneath the Chehalis River Bridge. Public Works Director Malcolm Bowie said yesterday that the group Trust for Public Land has obtained an option on about 9 acres of the