GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. – Without Commissioner Herb Welch on the phone, the vote was stalled on vacating two roads in Oakville that provide access to a popular swimming hole on the Chehalis River. It would also ‘land-lock’ property owned by Eric Zome, he told the commissioners during the public hearing yesterday “The tribe already had signs up there telling us to stay off their road, but my property is on the end of their road.” Zome said “People have been using that road for recreation in the summer for the past 12 years that I’ve owned that property.”
The petition was filed by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis, and would affect portions of Pearson Road and Old Garrard Creek Road.
Mark White, Natural Resources Director for the Chehalis Tribe said that they were working to develop a dual-easement for the single property owner that would be affected by their request. After Commissioner Wes Cormier declined to make a motion, Chair pro-tem Frank Gordon said he’d make the motion himself at their next fully-staffed meeting.
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GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. – The Road to Recovery program is now available in Grays Harbor County, it offers patients fighting cancer free rides to their appointments. To volunteer, or use the service, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.
Many patients are unable to drive themselves to their cancer related appointments due to a number of reasons, and often forgo treatment because they have no transportation. Now, because of your hard work with Relay For Life, we are able to help these patients with FREE rides through the Road to Recovery Program.
Patients need to call the American Cancer Society toll-free number to request rides in advance: 1-800-227-2345.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a driver to help more patients get to their cancer related appointments, please call Jessie at 253-207-5155. The more drivers we have, the more patients we can get to their life saving treatments
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GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. – The state has officially named an Olympic National Forest mountain pass in north Grays Harbor County “Burlap Pass” to honor the late David “Burlap” Rabey.
Caleb Maki with the Committee on Geographic Names told the board earlier this month “This is a new name for an un-named pass in Grays Harbor. The name would honor David L. Rabey. He managed a local trucking company, and was involved in an elk hunting camp in the area. We did receive about 38 signatures in support, and the county has no objection and is supportive of this proposal.
Burlap Pass is on a US Forest Service road across a gap at elevation 3,215 feet between the East and West forks of the Humptulips River, about 5 miles southwest of Discovery Peak. It’s been unofficially known as “Windy Pass.” for years.
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