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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

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

Sound Community Bank Completes Acquisition of Three Columbia Bank Branches on the Olympic Peninsula

Sound Community Bank

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sound Community Bank (the Bank) (Nasdaq:SFBC) today announced the completed acquisition of three Columbia Bank branches on the North Olympic Peninsula. Sound Community Bank now offers banking services in Port Ludlow and expands

Humpback whale washes ashore on Grayland beach

The whale had been dead for probably about a week and just washed ashore in Grayland Sunday August 19th. 
The tail had some very sharp cuts on it as if something had lacerated it. This is a picture of the crew working on the tail of the whale. They were not able to determine whether the whale was female or male because of the way it washed in, it would have taken many hours and heavy equipment to move the whale to determine the sex and retrieve some of the other organs usually checked in a necropsy. 
Veronica Myrsell and Marc Myrsell from Westport Aquarium were also at the necropsy working  with Dyanna Lambourn from Fish and Wildlife and interns from Cascadia Research. Report by Kathryn Myrsell

A 30 foot humpback whale washed ashore in Grayland over the weekend. Kathryn Myrsell with the Westport Aquarium tells us it appears to have been dead for at least a week, and had lacerations on it’s tail. The way is

House mover to save Olympic National Park chalet

Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park

An historic Olympic National Park lodge teetering on the edge of the Quinault River should be moved next month before it falls into the water. The park has awarded a $124,000 contract to the Monroe House Moving company of Carlsborg

Grays Harbor PUD announces planned South Beach outage

Grays Harbor PUD

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District has announced a planned power outage which will impact PUD customers in the South Beach area of Grays Harbor County.  The outage will begin at 10:00 PM on September 11, 2014 and is expected

Grays Harbor E-911 Director recognized with APCO International Life Membership

Peggy Fouts APCO life member award

Grays Harbor E-911 Director Peggy Fouts has been recognized as a recipient of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO) International Life Member award at their annual meeting in August. The highest membership honor APCO International can bestow is

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson to resign at end of year

WDFW Director Phil Anderson

After nearly six years at the helm, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson has informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission he will resign from his position, effective Dec. 31. “Deciding when to move on is

Timber Group mulling legal action against Grays Harbor County over fee-for-access

Washington Forest Protection Association

Washington Forest Protection Association, the State’s oldest timber group, is taking legal action to protect private forest landowner’s property rights from Ordinance No. 412 adopted by Grays Harbor County Commissioners, July 7, 2014. The ordinance removes private timberland from its

Mason County search crews find missing 10-year old safe Friday morning

Hernandez family after Nathan was brought back to them

Search-and-rescue crews have located the 10-year old boy missing in Mason County overnight, spotted by helicopter around 9:30, he was reported safe shortly after. Searchers from Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pierce and Mason counties searched for the boy after he disappeared