Overlake Bridge in Ocean Shores closed to vehicles amid safety concerns

Overlake Bridge photo by Google maps

The City of Ocean Shores has closed the Overlake Bridge to vehicular traffic today due to immediate safety concerns.  Overlake Bridge crosses Duck Lake on Overlake Drive along Friendship Passage. The City’s bridge inspection team completed a new set of

Hoquiam Drug Take-Back box is a huge success

Hoquiam Police Department Drop Box Emptied

The drop box for prescription drugs just keeps overflowing in Hoquiam, in fact 12 times it has overflowed in two months. Police Chief Jeff Myers said today “Meaning up to the top, where you can’t get anything else in there.

Washington Ecology invites comment on updated oil spill contingency plans

Washington State Department of Ecology

Members of the public, local, and tribal governments are invited to review and comment on the updates to industry oil spill plans.  Washington Administration Code (WAC) 173-182 requires oil handling facilities, pipelines and vessels to have a state-approved oil spill

Drive times and class sizes could prompt change in middle school sports

Miller Bobkittens

Middle school sports schedules could be changing on the harbor. Hoquiam School District Superintendant Mike Parker told the school board at last night’s meeting. “There’s some discussions that the league might change, and we would prefer to play as much

Burglary suspect pulled from bathroom at Grays Harbor County fairgrounds

Grays Harbor County Fair 2014

A 16 year old Elma boy was pulled from the bathroom at the fairgrounds over the weekend, after he was found attempting to break into the new agriculture barn. Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel said around 4:30 Friday afternoon

Messiah Christmas Concert to benefit “Feed the Hungry”

Composer Ian Dorsch

On Saturday, Dec 20th, 2014 at 7:30 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, a select chamber ensemble of local singers and instrumentalists will join forces with Seattle’s Vestr Singers to present a concert of beautiful choral music for the Christmas

Raymond Police bring holiday cheer for 2014 “Shop With a Cop”

Raymond Police Department Shop With a Cop

The Raymond Police Department held their Shop With A Cop program over the weekend Chief Chuck Spoor thanked everyone involved, saying it makes such a big impact on the children. The chief said on facebook Saturday “I’m especially proud of our RPD

Federal highway funds to help replace Four Grays Harbor Bridges

Razor Clam Bridge in Ocean Shores

Four Grays Harbor bridges are among Thirty-Two statewide to receive more than Seventy million dollars in federal highway funds for repairs. Locally bridges being replaced are the Vesta Creek bridge in Cosmopolis, the Mox Chehalis Creek bridge in East county, Big Creek

Evening Razor Clam digs approved for mid-December

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers will get another chance to dig some fresh razor clams for the holidays during an opening Dec. 19-23 at several Washington beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening after marine toxin tests showed

Shellfish contamination in Mason County prompts closure and multi-state recall

CDC norovirus

State health officials issued an emergency closure for harvesting and ordered a recall for all shellfish originating from a portion of Mason County’s Hammersley Inlet after several people who ate raw oysters became ill. At least a dozen people who