Former Clerk of the Board Donna McCollum has filed a $350-thousand wrongful termination claim against the county. The claim has been forwarded to the county’s risk pool for review. The Grays Harbor County Commissioners terminated McCallum in January after she refused to work with newly-elected commissioner, Vickie Raines. Commissioner Wes Cormier said yesterday “the charges against […]Continue Reading ...
The vehicle of a missing Seattle woman was located last week in the Olympic National Forest, 33 year old Donna Van Zandt was not. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells KBKW last Friday evening, United States Forrest Service notified the Sheriff’s Department of an abandoned 2000 Honda Civic that had been located by hunters scouting an […]Continue Reading ...
The 15th Annual United Way Gala was a huge success thanks to the support and generosity of the community. There were well over the 300 people at the event. “The Gala raised over $75,000 for programs that reach thousands of people throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties each year”, said Nora LeBlanc, Executive Director. “We […]Continue Reading ...
Olympia, WA – Fire managers at Olympic National Forest will soon begin their annual schedule of prescribed fire activities on both the Hood Canal and Pacific Ranger Districts. Prescribed fires are planned ignitions designed with specific objectives in mind. They are implemented only when environmental conditions such as wind, fuel moisture levels, and relative humidity are favorable. Safety, for firefighters as well as the public, is the top priority at every prescribed fire.
This year’s planned ignitions are pile burns designed to reduce hazardous fuels in areas that have experienced recent logging activity. The fires can begin as early as next week and may continue as late as November this year, depending on local weather conditions. The fires will be monitored closely by qualified personnel. Local authorities will be notified prior to ignition and kept informed throughout the burn.
Residents and visitors may see or smell smoke and glowing embers may be visible at night. Smoke may settle into lower elevation areas, particularly at night and in the early morning hours, and visitors are advised to use extreme caution at these times since visibility may be impacted.Continue Reading ...
The Grays Harbor County Commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of an audio and video recording system for the Commissioner meeting room, County Commissioners’ Administrative Assistant Donna Caton is quoted in the attached audio.
A subscription fee will cost the county $340 per month, plus a $5,571 camera installation fee, which includes software, and support, as well as the webspace and storage fees associated. The letter seeking authorization also states that funds are available through the Facilities Improvement Fund.Continue Reading ...
Tim Gibbs, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., tendered his resignation to the board at last night’s meeting, citing his need to be closer to his family in Kentucky. “It has been a great privilege to lead this organization,” Gibbs said. “This is not a choice I made lightly, and I will miss Grays Harbor.” […]Continue Reading ...
SEATTLE (AP) – Politicians and administrators launching Washington’s new health care exchange on Tuesday say nothing will stop the state from signing people up for health insurance.
They’re not concerned about technical glitches or being overwhelmed by consumer phone calls and web traffic. They are prepared to take comments and complaints from the public. And they say the debate in the other Washington won’t affect Washington Healthplanfinder, even if there is a federal government shutdown.
State Sen. Karen Keiser says the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and nothing that happens in Washington, D.C., this week will change that. She doesn’t expect protests to disrupt the launch. She adds, however, that the first open enrollment period will last six months, so early protests will not stop what she calls this landmark in history.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
Associated PressStarting today, uninsured residents in Grays Harbor County can enroll in quality, affordable health plans simply by calling or visiting www.wahealthplanfinder.org Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.
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Art-about…Hoquiam’s progressive art stroll is October 23rd from 2-8 and October 24th from 10-6. Enjoy local art, free refreshments and visit with artists displaying their talents.
Many artists will be available both friday and saturday for questions and sales.
The Harbor Art Guild invites you to vist their Six Rivers Gallery at 210 6th street. Many artists on display featuring Robin Harlow and David Quamme. Visit the giftshop for handmade wooden boxes, fabric art, cards and more. enjoy the festivities in Hoquiam as the friendliest city celebrates Art About and the Rain Festival.
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