A new study on the impacts of crude oil transportation through Grays Harbor was released last month by Resource Dimensions of Gig Harbor. The group was retained by the local non-profit group Friends of Grays Harbor to conduct the independent study of two-year impacts of a hypothetical oil spill in our area in the year […]Continue Reading ...
Timberland Regional Bank is warning its customers of possible “skimming.” An email was sent to patrons warning that periodically, organized groups will pass through a specific geographic area with the intent of committing financial fraud. Such a group recently passed through the Northwest with a plan to steal money from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). The […]Continue Reading ...
While they didn’t give exact numbers, a retirement and assisted living community in Hoquiam is working to prevent an outbreak of norovirus. In a press release this morning they said “Channel Point Village has responded to the recent outbreak of the norovirus. Staff is taking all necessary precautions to keep the virus contained, including serving meals […]Continue Reading ...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. – US Representative Derek Kilmer today announced that he will be holding three town halls around the region over the next several weeks. He’ll be in Sequim on Friday, Purdy on Monday, and at the Ocean Shores Elementary School on Friday November 8th.
Sequim Town Hall
Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Guy Cole Convention Center
202 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382
Purdy Town Hall
Monday, November 4, 2013 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Peninsula High School Auditorium
14105 Purdy Dr. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Grays Harbor Town Hall
Friday, November 8, 2013 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Ocean Shores Elementary School
300 Mt. Olympus Ave Ocean Shores, WA 95869
Doors open a half hour before the start of each town hall.Continue Reading ...
UPDATE: Driver told witnesses that he wanted to kill himself and intentionally crossed over the center line.
HOQUIAM, Wash. – A two-vehicle collision eight miles north of Hoqiam, that sent three to the hospital, may have been intentional. The Washington State Patrol reports A 63 year old Gig Harbor man’s 2007 Ford Escape crossed the southbound center line of State Road 109 around 7 p.m., colliding with a northbound 2012 Toyota Scion. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office adds that he made statements to witnesses that he wanted to kill himself and intentionally crossed over the center line striking the other vehicle. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us once interviewed by a deputy, the man made the same statement, claiming voices in his head told him to do this.
The other driver, a 52 year old Aberdeen woman, and her passenger, a 53 year old Aberdeen man, -as well as a 51 year old Tacoma man from the Escape, were transported to Community Hospital and released. The Gig Harbor man was not injured.
No charges have been filed. The Grays Harbor County Sheriffs Office is investigating the cause of the accident.Continue Reading ...
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.Continue Reading ...
ELMA, Wash. – This Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway a ASA Member Track located at the Fairgrounds in Elma, Harbor Pacific Bottling distributors of Mountain Dew and AMP Energy along with Cut Rate Auto Parts will bring to you the DAA Northwest Spec Motor Late Model Series presented by Sherwin Williams and the Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby/Street Stock Challenge that will bring cars from all over the Northwest. Other classes that will be in action include the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds and Hornets.
The DAA Northwest Spec Motor Late Model Series presented by Sherwin Williams will make their seventh start in the 22 race series at Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday Night in the first of two stops on the fast 3/8’s mile clay oval this year. Many time Sunset Speedway Park Champion and current points leader Greg Walters from Banks, Oregon will lead the way. Walters can expect tough competition from several drivers including Brownsville, Oregon star driver and many time Willamette Speedway Outlaw Late Model Champion Russ Sell, Sell trails Walters by 5 points 222 to 217.Continue Reading ...
OLYMPIA – The Board of Natural Resources today authorized the purchase of an 80-acre parcel of forestland on the Olympic Peninsula. The parcel, which is zoned as commercial forest, will be purchased from a private seller for $250,000. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will manage the acreage for plant and wildlife habitat […]Continue Reading ...
Representative Derek Kilmer today invited high school students from Washington’s 6th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This new nationwide competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Local high school students […]Continue Reading ...
The Washington State Patrol is looking for a dark colored passenger car that was involved in a car vs. pedestrian hit and run collision that occurred just after 8pm on September 24, 2013. The collision took place on State Route 302 just south of 154th Street NW in Gig Harbor. The driver of the dark colored passenger car struck a pedestrian then fled the scene. The vehicle should have a broken right passenger side mirror and possible damage to the right front area of the vehicle.If you have any information about this collision or know the possible whereabouts of the vehicle involved please call WSP Detectives at (253) 538-3174.Continue Reading ...
ABERDEEN, Wash. – After being beat by Peninsula High School last year, Nathan Hale High School of Seattle recaptured the state title in overall radio excellence at the 2012 Washington State High School Radio Awards Thursday May 17th in Gig Harbor WA. Aberdeen High School’s very own KAHS placed second, while Peninsula placed third. Students from all over the state submitted their best of works and were judged by professionals from industry professional throughout Washington State including KJET’s very own Johnny Manson.
Leading the way for the KAHS was AHS Junior Jenna Prater. Jenna took second at state in “Best Feature Story,” “Best Underwriter Announcement” and was part of the second place “Team Newscast,” which also featured fellow classmates Nicole Tanselli, Bubba Mullikin and Sidney Fenn. Jenna also placed third at state in “Best Sports Broadcast.”
Also garnering honors were Bobcat freshman Daniel Sipe, who took second at state in “Best Commentary,” and Senior Karmen Ayres taking third at state in “Best Individual Newscast.”Continue Reading ...
This Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway located at the Fairgrounds in Elma, will be 93.7 Bigfoot Country Night. Four ASA Track Member divisions will be in competition including, the Whitney’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, and Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks.Continue Reading ...
Sprint car points leader Seth Bergman will be gunning for his fourth win of the year in the Whitney’s Auto Group Sprint Car division. Bergman leads Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam by 52 points 582 to 530, Shelton’s Jay Cole moved into third position in the standings with 496 points, Raymond’s Glenn Borden Jr the 2009 Champion sits 1 point back with 495 points. Tacoma’s Shawn Rice holds down the fifth position with 468 points.
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