• Pirates Invade Westport for 10th Annual Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze

    WESTPORT, Wash. – The 10th annual Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze to be held the weekend of June 22 is a family friendly festival where, pirates, wenches, and scallywags rub elbows with regular folks. Vendors, entertainers, dozens of pirate groups, and big ships and little have made this the largest pirate festival on the western coast.

    Rusty ScupperRusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze opens Friday with pirates invading Westport. Watch the Hawaiian Chieftain tall ship come into port and see her crew take over the town. Bands of pirates from over the northwest will sail to Westport from Aberdeen on the Hawaiian Chieftain, staging ‘sword fights’ and mini-brig sea battles in the marina between rival bands of pirates all weekend! New this year is a fireworks display Saturday night, preceded by music and Fire Dancers.

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    According to event coordinator, Rosie Litterer, hundreds of locals and visitors dress in pirate-period costumes for discounts and prizes, and to enter the ‘Wenches and Scalliwags’ costume contest and the Jack Sparrow look-alike contest. Entry fee for contests is a can of food for the local food bank (may be purchased at festival).

    Kids will love the games in Scallywag Alley, train rides all day, What-A-Croc sword balloons. Paying their first visit this year will be the Lost Boys Pirates, with Aayo the Barbarian Pirate, playing boffers with the children all weekend down by the tower. The Lost Boys also have a working blacksmith, there’s the traditional BOOM Black Powder demonstration, Scottie & the Grey Beards will perform acoustic music off the pirate ship, The Sun Of The Morning Star, plus lots of live music and entertainment for the whole family!

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  • Two Human West Nile Virus Infections Reported in Washington

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Two human cases of West Nile virus infection have been reported for the 2010 season. A Grant County resident likely acquired the illness in the state and a Chelan County resident was infected while traveling out of state.

    The Grant County resident is a woman in her 70s who experienced several symptoms of West Nile virus and is not currently hospitalized. The Chelan County woman in her 40s traveled to Colorado and was exposed in that state. She has since recovered.

    This is a big difference compared to the 2009 season when nearly 40 people were reported as cases and the state’s first death from the virus was confirmed in a Yakima County resident.

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  • Outlaws Coming to Grays Harbor Raceway for Big E Weekend

    This weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway located at the Fairgrounds in Elma, Washington, it’s the weekend everyone has been waiting for all year long.  Big E is back for three huge action packed nights of racing on the fast high banked 3/8’s mile clay oval.

    Highlighting the weekend will be the World of Outlaws on Labor Day, Monday September 6th, along with the final race of the Washington State Racing Series for the Ford Focus Midgets.  As well, on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM the Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame will induct it’s 2010 inductee’s, Dave Elhers, Doug Goble, Jason Longwith, Howard Carter, Harold Clevenger, Albert “Barney” Peetz.

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    JULY 31st 2010

    Olympic Stadium
    Hoquiam, WA


    Hometown Productions, LLC

    Eric Burdon

    Wishbone Ash

    Vicci Martinez

    Randy Hansen

    (The Music of Jimi Hendrix)

    The American Night

    (Tribute to the Doors)

    Grays Harbor All-Stars

    (Led By Maitland Ward)

    Battle of the Bands
    Final Round on the Main Stage at the Festival, featuring:

    Audrey’s On Fire

    Black Top Demon


    VIII Days Clean



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    Buy your tickets before July 5th and you’re automatically entered in the Satsop River Rock Festival Raffle! Also, check out the Six-Pack Ticket Special!

    See our listing on these festival websites:

    Craft Shows, Fairs, and Festivals Washington Festivals and Events

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  • Hoquiam Police Department

    Hoquiam Police Department gets accredited

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Hoquiam Police Department is heading into the New Year accredited by the Washington Association of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs. Hoquiam Chief Jeff Myers said they’ve worked for 7 years to complete this voluntary program. “It’s an opportunity for an agency to look top-to-bottom and meet 132 standards that are set forth […]

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  • Feed The Ducks, Wait For The Seals

     WESTPORT, Wash. – The seals could one day return to The Westport Aquarium, Owner Marc Mercell says they won’t be the same seals, and it might not be JUST seals. Mercell said the Aquarium hasn’t had seals since around 2002, now after two years, the new owners have an uphill battle to get seals back in the building “The issue at hand is that the seal facilities are circa:1956 and do not meet current federal standards.”
    Improvements would include a seal-only kitchen, larger containment area, and a staff bathroom “It’s a monumental project, but we have a plan of attack.” The Aquarium has been working closely with the state’s Marine Mammal stranding network, and hopes to one day become a regional location for storage and of stranded sea life. It could take three years with proper funding to get the permits required to house marine mammals again, in the meantime, the’ve been working to restore those circa 1950 hand-built aquariums, the touch tank, and Mercell says you can always stop by and feed the ducks instead.

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  • Last Opportunity to Sail on a Tall Ship This Year

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The last opportunity for Grays Harbor residents to sail on Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain in 2010 is Saturday, October 2 in Westport. The ships have scheduled their final Battle Sail of the summer season at 2 p.m., departing from the Westport Marina. A Battle Sail features a recreation of a typical 18th century naval action with close-quarters maneuvers and cannon fire (with blanks).


    Tickets for the three-hour living history experience are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239. Tickets may also be purchased at the boats.


    In addition to the Battle Sail, both vessels will be open for walk-on tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Crew in period costume will welcome visitors. An on-board gift shop will be open. A $3 donation per visitor is appreciated.

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  • Whitney’s Auto Group Fireworks Extravaganza at Grays Harbor Raceway

    ELMA, Wash. – This Saturday Night at Grays Harbor Raceway, Whitney’s Auto Group presents the Biggest Fireworks Show in Grays Harbor County. Grays Harbor Raceway is located at the Fairgrounds in Elma, all five ASA Track Member divisions will be in competition for Mid Season Championship. including, the Whitney’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks and the Hornets.

    Saturday Night’s program will be a little different as there will be no heat races, the top six in points in each class will not qualify, they will run a trophy dash, that will determine the first three rows of the main event. All other cars will qualify and start straight up on time, fast time will start seventh in each main.

    After Saturday’s main events fans will be treated to the best fireworks show in Grays Harbor County, last year’s attendee’s said it was the best fireworks show that they had ever seen.

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