Grays Harbor College offering ‘EDventure’ voyage on Lady Washington

Lady Washington at sunset

The EDventure with Grays Harbor College Continuing Education Department and Grays Harbor Historical Seaport begins on September 17th at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, 500 N Custer Street, in Aberdeen.  Meet us at 9:30 am for a tour of this historical landmark, lunch, and a two hour cruise on the Lady Washington.  Perhaps we can convince the Captain to do a cannon salute.

Cost of the trip is $68.25, which includes cruise, tour, lunch, and snack.  Sign up today online at www.ghc.edu/ce or in-person at Whiteside Continuing Education Center, 418 E First Street, in Aberdeen.  Please contact Bethany Barnard at [email protected] or 360.533.9733 for further information.  Pre-registration is required.

Summit Pacific Medical Center mandates flu shots for employees

Summit Pacific Regional Medical Center

Elma, WA – Summit Pacific Medical Center has decided to require all staff to receive their flu shot this fall, and will begin letting new hires know that their employment with Summit Pacific is reliant on them receiving the vaccine. There are two opt out options available for those with allergies and religious objections. Both reasoning’s will need to be backed up with documentation from their primary care provider and/or their religious organization’s leader.

“Over 96% of our staff have already been receiving their flu shot,” Employee Health Nurse Vicki Cambern shared, “However, in line with our vision to be the national model for patient centered care, our goal has always been for our staff to be 100% compliant. We do not want anyone coming to Summit Pacific and contracting the flu from one of our employees, and we want to make sure our employees are protected and not getting sick because they are offering care to somebody with the flu.”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend all those over the age of 6 months receive their flu shots as soon as they are available, preferably by October (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm). Starting September 2nd, Summit Pacific Healthcare Clinic, Elma Family Medicine, and Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic will begin providing flu vaccines for their patients. To schedule an appointment to receive your flu shot at any one of the clinics, call 360-346-2222.

Gun background check expansion foes start ads

By By RACHEL LA CORTE OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday…. …read more

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Warm waters send salmon to Canada, not Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of the sockeye salmon run to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets…. …read more

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Tacoma burglar employs false lost dog story

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police are seeking a burglar who picks homes to rob by going door-to-door with a fake sob-story about a lost dog…. …read more

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Police recover stolen SUV with baby inside

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police on have arrested a man suspected of stealing an SUV with a 10-month-old child inside…. …read more

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Pacific County Deputies assist commercial gillnet vessel with engine failure

Mason County Sheriff's Office

South Bend, WA. – On August 25th at approximately 6:10 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the operator of a commercial gillnetting vessel that had experienced engine failure. The vessel was forced to anchor in Willapa Bay near Bay Center. Deputies responded from the South Bend area in the Sheriff’s Office patrol and search and rescue vessel to assist.

 

Deputies successfully provided safe passage and tow for the vessel and the operator back to the South Bend boat launch. Sheriff Scott Johnson stated, “I am very pleased with the quick response that our office was able to provide in this situation. We have been working very hard to increase our services to the public. Our marine services division is one example of a service that didn’t exist in years past. We recognize that our public’s safety is equally important on or within our waterways.”

 

Sheriff Johnson also added, “We are grateful for the positive support that we have received from the Board of County Commissioners, helping to aid us with jumpstarting the marine program”.

Bomb threat prompts brief Hood bridge shutdown

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Law officers briefly shut down the Hood River toll bridge after a bomb threat was received…. …read more

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WDFW seeks public participation in planning for Klickitat Wildlife Area

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Anglers can soon retain hatchery and wild coho salmon in marine areas 2, 3 and 4

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