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Fourth cycle of SR 520 pontoons completed in Aberdeen

Several tugboats skillfully work to guide the newest six pontoons for the new SR 520 floating bridge as they float-out of the casting facility in Aberdeen.
Construction crews working on the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project took advantage of an extra-high tide April 15, 2014, to float six concrete pontoons into the Chehalis River. These six pontoons represent the fourth of six construction cycles being built in Aberdeen and are destined for Lake Washington to form the backbone of the new SR 520 floating bridge.

Another six State Route 520 bridge pontoons began floating out of the Aberdeen casting basin late Tuesday night, April 15, marking completion of the fourth of six cycles of pontoons being built in Grays Harbor. …read more

Permits filed for third Oil-by-rail terminal at Port of Grays Harbor

SEATTLE – U.S. Development Group is seeking permits to build an oil terminal on the Washington coast that could handle about 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The $80 million proposal at the Port of Grays Harbor is one of several in Washington that together would bring millions of barrels of oil by train from…

Phone scams targeting PUD customers continue

A phone scam in which Grays Harbor Public Utility District customers are targeted concerning overdue bills is continuing. Over the weekend, four Grays Harbor businesses reported receiving phone calls in which representatives claiming to work for the PUD aggressively demanded immediate payment on accounts they claimed were past due.

“This is an ongoing problem that our customers need to be aware of. If you receive an unsolicited phone call from a person claiming to work for the PUD and demanding money, do not under any circumstances assume that they are telling the truth and hand over financial information without checking with PUD Customer Service first,” said PUD General Manager Dave Ward.

PUD customers and local media were notified of a similar phone scam in February in which residential customers were contacted. Local law enforcement agencies have also reported a number of phone and mail scams in which the perpetrators demand money while threatening to cut off services.

Recipients of such fraudulent calls and mailings are advised to first contact company officials to verify the claim and to contact the office of your local law enforcement agency.

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Grays Harbor PUD says customers still getting scam phone calls

GH PUD

A phone scam in which Grays Harbor Public Utility District customers are targeted concerning overdue bills is continuing. Over the weekend, four Grays Harbor businesses reported receiving phone calls in which representatives claiming to work for the PUD aggressively demanded immediate payment on accounts they claimed were past due. “This is an ongoing problem that…

All Hazard Weather Radios to be distributed at three locations in Grays Harbor later this month

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management

The Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Program of the Washington State Emergency Management Division and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will be conducting All Hazard Weather Radio Programs at three locations this month. Monday, April 14th Ocean Shores Public Library – 573 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores WA 98569 – 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 16th Elma City Council…

Grays Harbor Community Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation celebrated their 20th Anniversary Friday night, March 28th, at the Aberdeen Museum of History.  The event included a dinner and a presentation detailing the work in Grays Harbor that the Community Foundation has accomplished over the years. Tom Quigg, Chair of the Foundation, welcomed everyone and read the letter delivered…

Failor Lake in Grays Harbor will open for kids-only fishing derby

Failor Lake Grays Harbor County

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Failor Lake North of Hoquiam will be opening early for the annual Grays Harbor Poggie Club’s Fishing Derby. But put the pole down dads, the 4 hour opening on April 19th begins at 8 AM, and will allow only juveniles 14 and younger to participate. The lake will then close again until…

Public Comment period extended on Grays Harbor navigation improvement

GH Navigation Channel

SEATTLE – A public comment period for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project draft limited reevaluation report including a draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been extended through April 8. The draft reevaluation report, draft supplemental EIS and appendices are available to review on line at: http://1.usa.gov/MS6jUw  or through Seattle…

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewmember 30 miles west of Grays Harbor

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured crewmember from a fishing vessel 30 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash., Wednesday. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Wash., received a medevac request on VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 7:13 p.m for a crewmember who had reportedly suffered a head injury aboard the Shirley R. A…

Special Weather Statement issued March 05 at 4:08PM PST by NWS

…HEAVY RAINFALL ON TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED THREAT OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON… THE RAINY PERIOD OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS AND THE RAINFALL OF 1 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE PAST 3 DAYS HAS INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO HIGH LEVELS ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO START THIS AFTERNOON AND TOTAL 1 TO 3 INCHES BY TOMORROW …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 05 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

…WET AND WINDY TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY… A STRONG LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM THE EAST PACIFIC TO NEAR VANCOUVER ISLAND OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE COAST LATER TODAY AND THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. ALONG THE COAST…RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINDS GUSTING 50 TO 60 MPH LATER TODAY AND THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL EASE BACK FOR A …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 04 at 7:49PM PST by NWS

…WINDY CONDITIONS AND PERIODS OF HEAVIER RAIN THIS WEEK… EXPECT WINDY CONDITIONS TO INCREASE ALONG THE COAST TONIGHT WITH WIDESPREAD WIND GUSTS LIKELY TO TOP OUT IN THE 45 TO 55 MPH RANGE BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6 AM. A SECOND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE A STRONGER ROUND OF WIND LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. WIND GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH APPEAR LIKELY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 04 at 3:31PM PST by NWS

…HEAVY RAINFALL WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WILL LEAD TO INCREASE RISK OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON… SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS HAS INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO HIGH LEVELS ACROSS THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE LOWLANDS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES AND 2 TO 4 INCHES ALONG THE COAST AND FOOTHILLS …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 04 at 3:21PM PST by NWS

…WINDY CONDITIONS AND PERIODS OF HEAVIER RAIN THIS WEEK… A PERIOD OF WET…MILD…AND OCCASIONALLY WINDY WEATHER IS IN STORE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON. A COMBINATION OF HIGH SNOW LEVELS AND HEAVY RAIN MAY BE ENOUGH TO BRING SOME FLOODING TO AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS BY THURSDAY. …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 03 at 9:36PM PST by NWS

…WINDY CONDITIONS AND PERIODS OF HEAVIER RAIN THIS WEEK… A PERIOD OF WET…MILD AND OCCASIONALLY WINDY WEATHER IS IN STORE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON. A COMBINATION OF HIGH SNOW LEVELS AND HEAVY RAIN MAY BE ENOUGH TO BRING SOME FLOODING TO AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS BY THURSDAY. …read more

PUD announces hiring of new Engineering Manager

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District has filled a key spot on its senior leadership team by hiring Schuyler Burkhart to serve as the District’s Engineering Manager. Burkhart comes to Grays Harbor from Tacoma Power, where he serves as a senior supervisor in the Transmission & Distribution section. His first day with the District will be March 31st.

“This is a great day for the Grays Harbor PUD. The hiring of Schuyler Burkhart is a tremendous addition for the District and for Grays Harbor and finalizes the team that will lead the PUD for the foreseeable future,” said Commission President Russ Skolrood. “Schuyler brings with him a track record of success as both an engineer and a supervisor. I think he is a great fit for Grays Harbor and I can’t wait to begin working with him.”

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Special Weather Statement issued March 03 at 3:20PM PST by NWS

…HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE LATER THIS WEEK… A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WET…MILD…AND OCCASIONALLY WINDY WEATHER IS TAKING SHAPE FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THIS WEEK. RAIN MAY BECOME HEAVY ENOUGH TO BRING THE THREAT OF FLOODING ON SOME STREAMS AND RIVERS BY THURSDAY…POSSIBLY SOONER. THE GROUND WILL BE VERY WET WHEN STRONGER WINDS COME IN…WHICH WILL MAKE …read more

Hydrologic Outlook issued March 03 at 12:17PM PST by NWS

…HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE OVER THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY COULD LEAD TO FLOODING ON A FEW RIVERS BEGINNING THURSDAY… RECENT RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES OF WESTERN WASHINGTON HAS LEAD TO RISES ON AREAS RIVERS. CHANCE LOOK GOOD THAT ANOTHER WET STORM SYSTEM COULD BRING SIMILAR …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 03 at 11:37AM PST by NWS

…HEAVY RAINFALL WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WILL LEAD TO INCREASE RISK OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON… RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS HAS INCREASED SOIL MOISTURE TO HIGH LEVELS ACROSS THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF INCHES 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL PUT …read more

Freezing Rain Advisory issued March 03 at 9:25AM PST until March 03 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY FOR THE CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE… THE FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY. * TIMING…SOME AREAS NEAR HOOD RIVER HAVE WARMED JUST ABOVE FREEZING AT 9 AM. HOWEVER…SEVERAL POCKETS OF FREEZING AIR WILL REMAIN UNTIL ABOUT NOON. A BAND OF STEADY PRECIPITATION …read more

Special Weather Statement issued March 03 at 5:15AM PST by NWS

…HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE LATER THIS WEEK… A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WET…MILD…AND OCCASIONALLY WINDY WEATHER IS TAKING SHAPE FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THIS WEEK. RAIN MAY BECOME HEAVY ENOUGH TO BRING THE THREAT OF FLOODING ON SOME STREAMS AND RIVERS BY THURSDAY…POSSIBLY SOONER. THE PACIFIC STORM TRACK IS AIMED SQUARELY AT THE PACIFIC …read more

Freezing Rain Advisory issued March 03 at 3:34AM PST until March 03 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REPLACED BY A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING FOR THE CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING. THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WARNING THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY IN …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued March 02 at 12:54PM PST until March 02 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON. * TIMING…FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued March 02 at 9:27AM PST until March 02 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON. * TIMING…FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR …read more

Winter Storm Warning issued March 02 at 3:57AM PST until March 02 at 10:00PM PST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING FOR THE CENTRAL COLUMBIA GORGE AND HOOD RIVER VALLEY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS UPGRADED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TO A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING. * TIMING…SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING WILL CHANGEOVER TO SLEET AND …read more