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Aberdeen celebrates Kurt Cobain Day with Cement Resurrection

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The city of Aberdeen yesterday celebrated its first Kurt Cobain Day, honoring the Nirvana front man on his birthday, “A celebration of his, is not because he was a druggy, but because he was a great musician.”
Mayor Bill Simpson spoke to a crowd of over 200 before the unveiling of Randi Hubbard’s statue of Kurt Cobain, at the Aberdeen Museum last night “I’m proud to be able to put this thing on today, it’s been tough. I’ve had some people who were not very nice to me because of the fact that he was a druggy. But you know, I think Elvis was a druggy, I think Janis Joplin was a druggy too.”
We spoke with Simpson before the unveiling, as the band Gebular rocked the Museum; “Over the years there will be a lot more than this, I would like to see at least a couple of nights more. Maybe one here maybe one at the D&R Theater, and really make it a big success. It’s been a long time in coming and we needed to do this for the band, for Kurt Cobain, and for our community. To let them know what great people have come out of this community.”
Cobain would have been 47 yesterday, the band Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th – or if you’re in Hoquiam; on Nirvana Day.
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Multiple fights prompt lockdown of Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Four separate fights broke out at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center on the Westport Highway Thursday. Cheri Izatt with SCC said yesterday that all medium- and minimum-custody units at Stafford Creek Corrections Center near Aberdeen were placed on lockdown after a series of multi-offender fights. No staff members were injured. One offender sustained injuries that were not life-threatening but required treatment at a local hospital.

The first fight occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the day room of one of the facility’s medium-custody units. A short time later, three other multi-offender fights occurred – one in the same medium-custody unit, one in another medium-custody unit and one in a minimum-custody unit.

Staff swiftly responded and prison administrators placed the facility on lockdown immediately following the fights. The offenders involved were placed in a segregation unit where they will be interviewed by staff investigators.

Stafford Creek Corrections Center houses about 2,000 offenders in minimum-, medium- and maximum-custody units.

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4 multi-inmate fights at Wash. prison; 1 injured

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Corrections Department spokeswoman says all medium-security and minimum-security units at a state prison in Aberdeen are locked down after a series of multi-inmate fights…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen hometown

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — It’s Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, the hometown for the singer who led Nirvana to grunge rock fame…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Grays Harbor PUD reports total power outages down in 2013

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ABERDEEN – The Grays Harbor Public Utility District power infrastructure performed admirably in 2013. Working against recent trends, the total number of power outages and total number of customer hours without power were down in 2013, according to a report presented to the PUD commissioners on Tuesday.

“This is great news for the district and our customers,” said PUD Board President Russ Skolrood. “Having a reliable system is of the utmost importance and there are still improvements that can be made, but I am proud of the advances made by our maintenance crews in 2013.”

2013 saw PUD crews respond to 563 total outages, which is 11 percent lower than the five-year average and well below the 2012 total of 731. Those outages left customers without power for a total of 154,092 hours – 14 percent below the five-year average. September was the busiest month for PUD crews with 101 outages, while system burnouts (line fuse, transformer fuse or failed conductor) were the leading causes of outages with 87. Scheduled outages had the biggest impact on customer hours (53,045).

Weather related outages made up a large portion of the 2013 totals, with 49 outages attributed to broken or fallen trees, 35 attributed to lightning strikes, 24 attributed to storms and 19 attributed to wind.

“There are some power outages we can work to avoid through tree trimming and vegetation management,” said Skolrood. “Moving forward we will review these causes to ensure that we are improving data for tree trimming and asset management to build on system reliability.”

Some stations throughout the system were more impacted than others. The Montesano station suffered the highest number of outages with 68. Ocean Shores suffered 67, the Elma 12-Kv station had 64 outages and the Cedarville station reported 59.

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Plan for 15-minute delays over Chehalis River Bridge

ABERDEEN – Drivers who cross the US 101 Chehalis River Bridge should plan some extra time for their Wednesday morning commute. Washington State Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews will close the 59-year old bridge repeatedly to repair the bridge’s drive system.

The work is scheduled between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 19. During the repair, traffic in both directions of US 101 will be held for fifteen-minute increments while workers make the repairs.

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PUD power outages down in 2013

By [email protected] (Ian Cope)

ABERDEEN – The Grays Harbor Public Utility District power infrastructure performed admirably in 2013. Working against recent trends, the total number of power outages and total number of customer hours without power were down in 2013, according to a report presented to the PUD commissioners on Tuesday.

“This is great news for the district and our customers,” said PUD Board President Russ Skolrood. “Having a reliable system is of the utmost importance and there are still improvements that can be made, but I am proud of the advances made by our maintenance crews in 2013.”

2013 saw PUD crews respond to 563 total outages, which is 11 percent lower than the five-year average and well below the 2012 total of 731. Those outages left customers without power for a total of 154,092 hours – 14 percent below the five-year average. September was the busiest month for PUD crews with 101 outages, while system burnouts (line fuse, transformer fuse or failed conductor) were the leading causes of outages with 87. Scheduled outages had the biggest impact on customer hours (53,045).

Weather related outages made up a large portion of the 2013 totals, with 49 outages attributed …read more

From: Grays Harbor PUD

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