Alternative plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in rural areas

Reducing the state’s carbon emissions has been a focus of the governor and several lawmakers since before the legislative session began in January. On Monday, Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam offered an alternative plan that would benefit the environment, K-12 education, and rural economic development.

Sen. Jim Hargrove

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Hoquiam council sets workshop for zoning restrictions on wholesale liquefied petroleum products

The Hoquiam City Council last night delayed a decision on zoning restrictions for petroleum-based products. Mayor Jack Durney suggested a June 1st workshop “This is where we decide, and we make a decision and legacy for what the town is going to look like. What the waterfront is going to look like, and I think

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Motorcycle hits car in heavy fog on Highway 12 near Montesano

A motorcycle rear ended a car in heavy fog early Saturday morning. The Washington State Patrol reports a 56 year old Hoquiam man was riding his 1981 Kawasaki 650 on Highway 12 just after 2 AM when he rear ended a Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by a 52 year old Centralia man, about 1 mile East of Montesano. The rider was thrown

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South Whidbey Island State Park campground closed for 2015 season

Washington State Parks is taking action to ensure public safety by closing the campground and group camp at South Whidbey Island State Park for the 2015 season. The action addresses concerns posed by failing and diseased old-growth trees in the campground portion of the park.

Park staff preparing for the upcoming camping

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Calm response to fire serves as reminder for families to practice their escape plan

A cool headed response insured no injuries after an Aberdeen family smelled smoke in their bathroom, shut the door and evacuated from a small fire attic Friday morning. Battalion Chief Dave Golding tells us at 9:54 Am on Friday May 8, 2015 the Aberdeen Fire Department, along with the Hoquiam Fire Department, was

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Grays Harbor Emergency Management Agency looking for volunteers to improve earthquake and tsunami awareness

Improving the response capacity of coastal communities at risk to tsunami presents an on-going challenge. To meet this challenge all Coastal communities in cooperation with Washington State Emergency Management have supported the development of an evaluation program since 2001 to monitor and improve the earthquake and

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