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Quinault Indian Nation urges opposition to oil transport and shipment through Grays Harbor

Fawn Sharp Quinault Indian Nation President

The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) is adamantly opposed to increased oil train traffic in Grays Harbor County, the construction of new oil terminals, increased oil shipping from the port of Grays Harbor and dredging of the Chehalis River estuary. “We oppose all of these for both economic and environmental reasons,” said Fawn Sharp, QIN President.…

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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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…

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…

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

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

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