Hoquiam man arrested trying to sneak contraband into city jail

In a continued attempt to keep ahead of the creative thinking of inmates, Hoquiam detectives launched a sting investigation regarding contraband to be dropped into the jail van while parked

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FEMA hosting briefings on National Flood Insurance Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Cities of Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, and Hoquiam, as well as Grays Harbor County is holding 3 briefings on the National Flood Insurance

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Hoquiam’s new Chief of Police tours jail, pilots tug

On Monday, August 19, 2014, Hoquiam Police Department’s “Chief for a Day”, Dylan Ellefson, was sworn-in at City Hall by Mayor Jack Durney. Chief Ellefson took the oath of office

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Battalion Chief Bill Mayne retires after 36 years with Aberdeen Fire Department

Aberdeen city staff said goodbye last night to Battalion Chief Bill Mayne, Fire Chief Tom Hubbard told the council “Battalion Chief Bill Mayne has dedicated his career to providing for

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Hoquiam firefighters rally for support

Hoquiam Fire Fighters are taking to the streets for support,  Local 315 President Doug Stankavich tells us they’re worried about response times and safety after recent reductions in staffing were announced earlier this month. Stankavich is standing with about 30 supporters on the corner of 8th and Simpson in downtown Hoquiam this morning. “We’re out here trying to drum up support and awareness for our citizens and the districts that we serve outside the city. We’d like everybody to contact their council members during this week and be aware of the council meeting next Tuesday at 7 P.M. Let’s crowd city hall and see if we can’t save our firefighter positions. The city earlier this month laid off 4 firefighters, citing a decrease in ambulance billing and call volume, Stankavich said they were given their 30 day’s notice earlier this month “The council meeting next week is their final week. The 30th will be the first day without those positions. What I’m told is that we have been ordered to run with 4 personnel that day.” adding that operating without that fifth person will greatly affect how the department can respond to fire and aid calls. Supporters plan to rally every morning in Hoquiam until the next city council meeting on the 27th. Hoquiam Firefighters signs of support
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David Quigg – Support formation of Grays Harbor Public Hospital District No. 2

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The GH Public Hospital District II Steering Committee will be holding it’s first series of Community Forums over the next two weeks!

Please attend to learn more and ask

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“Swift and Certain” proves reliable for Hoquiam City Jail as they celebrate 1 year opening

The Hoquiam Police Department celebrated the one year anniversary of the reopening of the city jail yesterday, April 1, 2014, and Chief Jeff Myers tells us business is booming. “As long as we have the contract with the DOC I have no doubt that we will continue to operate. In fact what we really need to do at this point is expand because there was one point last week where we had 27 inmates – remember we’re only bunked for 14 male 4 female, we were out of mattresses and the DOC was trying to bring in 6 more, which they had to divert to other facilities outside Grays Harbor.
Celebrating with a cake is (left) Chief Jeff Myers, Deputy Chief Don Wertanen, Police Services Officer Jared Spaur and DOC Supervisor Dave Thomson who supervises the community corrections offices in Grays Harbor in Pacific Counties.  And for the record, the prisoners did not partake in the cake.
Celebrating with a cake is (left) Chief Jeff Myers, Deputy Chief Don Wertanen, Police Services Officer Jared Spaur and DOC Supervisor Dave Thomson who supervises the community corrections offices in Grays Harbor in Pacific Counties.
And for the record, the prisoners did not partake in the cake.

Under a contract to hold state probation violators, the city was able to reopen the city jail to full-time 24-7 operation.  Myers added that the swift and certain program appears to be working

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Grays Harbor County approves marijuana businesses, meets first business

Marijuana shunned by the city of Hoquiam will be shipped through its downtown core later this summer. The Grays Harbor County Commissioners yesterday lifted their moratorium on marijuana production and sales, amending several ordinances that effectively implemented State Initiative 502. Bob Morse, Executive VP of The Green Harvest Corporation told the commissioners shortly after the adoption “Now that the moratorium has been lifted, our company is going to be producing and processing recreational marijuana in accordance with the state regulations, in accordance with the other state agency’s regulations, and of course with the county’s permission. The location of our 32,000 square foot facility is along highway 101, just North of the city limits of Hoquiam. Morse said they plan to spend about a million dollars to prepare the Mayr Brothers property to grow about 12,000 plants later this summer, they hope to employ about 25. The city of Hoquiam in February drafted a resolution that would make production or sales illegal until it’s federally legal. A public hearing on that matter starts at 10 this Thursday morning at City Hall.

Westport police chief retiring, city to begin hiring process for two officers

The city of Westport will be looking for a new Chief of Police soon, after William Gibson announced his retirement to city staff last month.
Westport's "mani-cop" position remains filled.
Westport’s “mani-cop” position remains filled.

Mayor Michael Bruce tells us they actually have a couple of job openings. “Late December, Judy Stiles longtime city employee and our Court Clerk retired. After vacation I go back to

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