Imperium Renewables continues push to expand, create jobs in Grays Harbor

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Imperium Renewables will move ahead with plans to expand its business and create more jobs at the Port of Grays Harbor despite the Shoreline Hearings Board’s decision to require additional permitting work.
 
Although the board unanimously rejected many of the arguments that opponents sought to use to block the project, a majority did take the unprecedented position that the City of Hoquiam and the Washington Department of Ecology should have considered not only the potential cumulative impacts of Imperium’s bulk liquid project and a similar nearby proposal from Westway Terminals, but also a third project at another location that is in such early stages that no permit applications have even been filed.
 
“We respectfully disagree with the Board’s conclusion that any proposed project at another site -- anyone who can imagine doing something – provides the basis for denying our permit,” said John Plaza, CEO of Imperium Renewables. “Such an unfair standard if applied in Grays Harbor County and throughout Washington would effectively paralyze investment across the state.”

Water leak closes Grays Harbor College campus Thursday

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Evening classes at the Aberdeen campus of Grays Harbor College were cancelled yesterday afternoon due to a water main break during construction. College President Ed Brewster said yesterday that they expected the problem to be fixed overnight, and classes to resume today. Their facebook page reports "Crews were able to fix the water leak at 8:00 PM on Thursday. Thanks to everyone that was involved to get campus open again."

Washington DOC Now Tweets Visitation Cancellations

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington's Department of Corrections is now using Twitter to share information about visitation cancellations at it's prisons.
Follow @WADOCVisits to learn about visitation room closures and family friendly events. You can also stay informed about other DOC news by following @WADOCNews for information about current events, lockdowns, and news stories.

If you don’t have or don’t want a Twitter account you can Fast Follow with your personal cell phone by texting "follow WADOCVisits" to 40404 however standard text message rates may apply. 

Tall Ships Return to Aberdeen in May

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Grays Harbor’s tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, return to their home port in May after seven months of touring California and Oregon ports as goodwill ambassadors. Lady Washington is scheduled to arrive at Aberdeen Landing in Aberdeen the evening of May 4. Hawaiian Chieftain will follow on May 5. While in Aberdeen, the ships will conduct public sails, which feature special pricing for Mothers Day weekend.

 

At 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 (Mothers Day), Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will host passengers for a three-hour Battle Sail, which includes booming cannon and a recreation of a typical naval skirmish from the Napoleonic era. Tickets are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and under.

 

At 10 a.m. Sunday, May 8, both vessels will host guests for a three-hour Adventure Sail, featuring demonstrations of tall ship handling and an opportunity for guests to help sail a real tall ship. Tickets are $55 adults, $45 students/seniors/active military, $35 children 12 and under.

High Wind Warning CANCELED for North & Central Coast

The National Weather Service in Seattle has cancelled the High Wind Warning for the North & Central Coasts of Washington for Monday. High winds are still expected, the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management recommends that all citizens be alert for falling tree limbs and power lines and to be ready for possible power outages associated with strong wind gusts and rain conditions. Check your generators. DO NOT refuel portable generators or heaters indoors, and DO NOT run portable generators indoors.  NEVER go near downed power lines or tree limbs. DO NOT use your stove to heat your home. Become aware of the warning signs of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. 

High Wind Warning CANCELED for North & Central Coast

..HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST.

 

THE COLD FRONT WHICH BROUGHT HIGH WINDS EARLIER TODAY HAS MOVED INLAND AND WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED.

Peter Frampton Concerts Cancelled in WA and AZ Due to Midwest Flooding

SHELTON, Wash. - Concert Promoters at the Little Creek Casino confirm that the Peter Frampton Concert scheduled for May 21st has been cancelled due to damages incurred at Frampton's Nashville studios during the recent flooding in the mid-west. Promoters are contacting ticket holders for full refunds, for more information on refunds, please call 1-800-667-7711

Frampton was set to begin his summer tour promoting his newest album "Thank You Mr. Churchill", His management said that only the first two concerts will be cancelled, Frampton's first concert on the summer tour will be June 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida with Yes.

Crab Races and Feed Still on In Westport – Derby Cancelled

The Crabs will race, but they won't derby in Westport this weekend - the Annual Crab Derby in Westport has been cancelled for undisclosed reasons - the races and crab feed are still on... the Flyer from the Westport Chamber of Commerce says the marina has been seeded with ocean dungeness - the calendar of events only lists the races and feed events scheduled to take place this weekend. According to the Department of Health's website, all beaches in Grays Harbor are under an extended seasonal closure to all shellfish except Razor Clams due to marine biotoxin levels - Razor clams however are seasonal and the next dig is scheduled for....THIS WEEKEND....

High Wind Watch Cancelled, High Wind Warning Issued

   The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Southern Washington Coast beginning at 4pm today and lasting thru midnight tonight. Sustained winds are expected to be 35-45mph with gusts exceeding 70mph. The strongest winds are expected to begin between 5 & 8pm with a 2 hour period of the most powerful winds following.
 
   The High Wind Watch issued for the Central and Northern Washington Coast has been cancelled although the sustained winds are expected to be 25-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
 
   The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is warning all citizens to be alert for falling trees, branches and power lines. Be prepared for power outages due to the high winds. Check that all items are secure in your yard and to use safe practices in the event you use a generator. Never use a generator indoors!

WEATHER ADVISORY

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