WDFW seeks comment on Burrowing Shrimp in Grays Harbor

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The shellfish industry has requested to use the pesticide imidacloprid in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor to help control burrowing shrimp. Burrowing shrimp harm oyster production. They destabilize tidelands, causing oysters to sink into mud and sand, and

One killed, another injured after car wreck North of Shelton

Washington State Patrol

One woman is dead, another was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center Sunday morning, after a head-on collision on State Route 3 about 5 miles North of Shelton. The Washington State Patrol reports a 23 year old Shelton woman was attempting

Elma barn fire visible from Highway 12 fueled by 300 bails of hay

Grays Harbor Fire District 5

A barn fire alongside Highway 12 in Elma could smolder for days. Over 300 wrapped-round bails of hay and the barn were reduced to fuel this morning after multiple agencies responded around 1 A.M.. Fire District 5 tells KBKW they

Wreck South of Cosmopolis sends two to hospital

Washington State Patrol

Driving too fast for conditions was the cause of a wreck South of Cosmopolis yesterday. The Washington State Patrol reports that just after 11 Sunday morning a 54 year old Hoquiam man lost control of his 1997 Toyota Pickup on

High wind warning issued, Grays Harbor Emergency Management warns clam diggers

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park. (This beach is closed to harvest until further notice)

CLAM DIG ALERT – HIGH WIND WARNING ISSUED The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING for much of Western Washington, including Grays Harbor County from 5pm Saturday afternoon to 11pm Saturday evening. Some Affected Locations,

Public invited to comment on oil transportation study

Crude by rail in Washington State

The public is invited to provide feedback on a preliminary study assessing risks associated with increased transportation of oil through Washington state. Public meetings are scheduled next week in Spokane and Olympia to accept comments regarding the study and recommendations.

Hoquiam credit union receives coveted Northwest award

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Denise Gabel, COO, Northwest Credit Union Association

Richard Hein, CEO, OSU Federal Credit Union (2013 winner)  

Ynette Gibbs, CEO, Newrizons Federal Credit Union

Troy Stang, CEO, Northwest Credit Union Association

Newrizons Federal Credit Union located in Hoquiam for nearly 50 years was recently awarded the highly competitive 2014 Credit Union Innovation and Impact award by the Northwest Credit Union Association. “This is like getting an Oscar. It’s a very big

City of Aberdeen to reconsider fluoridation of water supply

City of Aberdeen WA

The city of Aberdeen will review whether they should continue adding fluoride to their water in the coming months, after several public comments on the matter North Aberdeen resident Karla Eilers spoke last night. “There are many out there that believe

No foul play expected in Hoquiam death investigation

Hoquiam Police Department

Hoquiam police do not expect foul play in the investigation of a death yesterday. Several neighbors in the 2000 block of Broadway Avenue reported a woman outside of a trailer screaming about a man laying in bed with a gun.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office seeks tips on stolen generator

theft suspects

Sometime during the first week of October 2014, property owners in the Agate area reported that two unknown men were seen going onto the victim’s property and stealing a brand new generator.  The adult males were described as one white male