City of Hoquiam re-opens Beacon Hill after landslides block access to hundreds of homes

Beacon Hill Drive

Beacon Hill Drive is cleared for traffic this afternoon. City Administrator Brian Shay said today that “Beacon Hill will be re-opened to normal traffic today, Wednesday January 21st at 4:00 pm.” Shay added that they still have work to do,

Aberdeen City Hall update: half of nearly 800 homes contacted show some damage

Aberdeen Flooding 2

Nearly half of the almost 800 homes contacted by city staff in Aberdeen were affected by the heavy rains. flooding, and landslides earlier this month. The latest update from the city says that damage ranges from landscaping to several feet

Mason County Sheriff says better North end coverage is lowering crime rates

Mason County Sheriff's Office

The Mason County Sheriff’s Department says better coverage on the North end of the county is beginning to show in the numbers, a press release from Detective William Adam says the culmination of a campaign promise made by Mason County Sheriff

Washington Senator Brian Hatfield’s Industrial Hemp bill clears Senate committee

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A bill that would create a path for the farming, production and sale of industrial hemp in Washington was cleared by the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 5012, sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield,

Rep. Kilmer to Hold 7th Telephone Town Hall on January 26th

Congressman Derek Kilmer

In order to connect with constituents while in Washington DC, Representative Derek Kilmer will hold his seventh telephone town hall with constituents on Monday, January 26th at 6pm PT.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask Representative Kilmer a question

CIZ startup prepares to double in size after 3 years with the Port of Grays Harbor

Hesco at the Port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, WA

Another business is expanding at the Port of Grays Harbor as one of their incubated tenants is almost doubling in size after only 3 years in the Coastal Innovation Zone. Executive Director Leonard Barnes told Port Commissioners last week that

Port of Grays Harbor will detail record year during 2nd Annual Business Report

John Ross of Lakeside Industries and Port Commissioner Stan Pinnick

The Port of Grays Harbor will host their second annual business report later this month, and they have some good news to share “We had a phenomenal 2014 in terms of investing with our customers, [and] developing relationships that led

Woman arrested for DUI after she’s found pinned under her own vehicle in Hoquiam

Ford Explorer wreck

A woman was found pinned under her own vehicle after it rolled several times on the Port Industrial route in Hoquiam over the weekend. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells KBKW on Sunday morning, January 18, 2015 at 0154 hours, Hoquiam

Damaged art in Aberdeen, small slide in Hoquiam as crews open Beacon Hill access to… more crews

Aberdeen Sky Sweeps broken

The winds picked up over the weekend, Bowerman Airfield in Hoquiam recorded a wind gust of 51 Mile Per Hour, while Westport saw 50 MPH. The Sky Sweeps in South Aberdeen, received some damage. One of the three giant oars that

Westport grocery store purchased at auction, fingers crossed to reopen next Monday

Ted's Red Apple closed

The Westport grocery store, formerly Ted’s Red Apple, has been sold at auction. Sonja Phillips with Shop N’ Kart tells us “We were the winning bidder at the auction, and we will have that store 100% stuffed with groceries, and