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Thomas Rhett to headline Grays Harbor County Fair

Thomas Rhett

 The Grays Harbor County Fair is August 6-10, 2014. Fair staff announced this year’s entertainment will be rising star and American Country Music Award nominee for New Artist of the Year, Thomas Rhett. Expect a show “Every night we play a show and we decide to do something crazy on stage,” Thomas said recently.

 

“It Goes Like This”… Golden Circle tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 8th, from 9am-2pm at the Fairgrounds, and will be $40, which includes Fair Admission. If you can’t make it in on the 8th, don’t sweat it, tickets will be available for purchase in the fairgrounds office, while tickets last. Get your reserved seats while you can!

For more information or to purchase please contact the Grays Harbor County Fair & Event Center at 360-482-2651 or stop by the Fair office located at
32 Elma-McCleary RD
Elma, WA
98541

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Top Dog Agility at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds

Join us in watching our four-legged friends work their tails off in the Agility Dog Trials at the Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd from 8am-6pm. Dog agility is a fun, fast moving sport in which the handler must direct their dog through and over a series of obstacles. So, see what all the woof is about this weekend!

 

For more information, call the fair office at 360-482-2651 or check out our website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com

 

Grays Harbor County Fair

P.O. Box 1229

Elma, WA  98541

 

For more information contact

(360)482-2651 Fax (360)482-3297

[email protected]

www.ghcfairgrounds.com

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Indoor swap meet at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds

Find that one of a kind treasure and get out of the weather at the Indoor Swap Meet at the Fairgrounds!

The Swap Meet will be held Saturday and Sunday March 1st & 2nd. Saturday’s hours are from 9am-4pm and Sunday’s hours are from 10am-3pm.  We are accepting new vendors, so if you have some items that you want to sell give us a call! 

If you’re looking for that one of a kind items, you can browse through bargains including jewelry, antiques, books, tools, toys, furniture, household goods, and much more.   There’s always something you just can’t live without at the Swap Meet, and it’s usually a bargain!  Plus the snack bar will be open all day.  Come to where your neighbors are.  See you there!

For more information, call the fair office at 360-482-2651 or check out our website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

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Flood warnings in parts of Western Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings Tuesday for Chehalis River near Grand Mound in Thurston County and Porter in Grays Harbor County. Also for the Skookumchuck River near Bucoda in Lewis and Thurston counties, and the Skokomish River near Potlatch in Mason County…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Grays Harbor wetlands among three awarded federal grant funding for restoration

Lower Naselle River

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology, in partnership with the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust was recently awarded $310,000 to permanently protect 175 acres of high quality coastal surge plain and six miles of sloughs at the head of Grays Harbor, in Grays Harbor County. The department was awarded $2.2 million in grant funding by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support three critical coastal wetland projects in Washington state. Washington was one of 12 states and Puerto Rico to receive funding under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program.

“The projects selected for the grant funds will help restore and enhance our wetlands which are vital habitat for fish and wildlife,” said Lauren Driscoll, wetlands manager for Ecology’s shorelands and environmental assistance program. “This is a significant opportunity for the selected communities to leverage their local dollars with matching federal grant funds. These projects will help preserve our wetlands for future generations.”

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program is a matching grants program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). The program is designed to acquire, restore and enhance wetlands, which are experiencing a dramatic annual loss according to a new study by the Service. Using matching funds from this grant program, Ecology has partnered with tribes, cities, counties, federal and state agencies and others to acquire, restore and enhance coastal wetlands throughout Washington.

About the projects

Elliott Slough Acquisition: Ecology, in partnership with the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust was awarded $310,000 to permanently protect 175 acres of high quality coastal surge plain and six miles of sloughs at the head of Grays Harbor, in Grays Harbor County. This acquisition is part of a larger effort to conserve the Chehalis River Surge Plain and is located next to a State Natural Area Preserve and an Audubon Society preserve.

Lower Naselle – Ellsworth Creek Acquisition: Ecology, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), was awarded $921,767 to conserve 386 acres of estuarine wetlands and adjacent uplands at Willapa Bay in Pacific County. This project includes estuarine tidal lands along the Lower Naselle River and within TNC’s adjacent Ellsworth Creek Preserve. The project supports ongoing conservation efforts of a large number of agencies and partners, including the nearby Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge, to protect and restore the bay.

Skokomish Estuary Restoration: Ecology, in partnership with the Mason Conservation District and Skokomish Tribe, was awarded $1 million to complete the restoration of estuarine wetlands located on the Skokomish Reservation at the mouth of the Skokomish River in Mason County. The project builds upon the successful work of Phase 1, with the goal of restoring natural processes, functions, and species to an 825-acre area of the Skokomish estuary, which contains a variety of nationally declining wetland types.

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County amends code to allow larger buildings without permit

Grays Harbor County residents can now build larger outbuildings thanks to an amendment adopted yesterday that eases restrictions from 200 to 800 square foot single story buildings before needing a permit.
Public comment included rural property owners looking to build larger sheds. Commissioners Frank Gordon and Herb Welch expressed concerns; Gordon over their ability to assess properties, and Welch over project planning. The commissioners adopted the amendment, with plans to ‘amend the amendments’ later on.

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Aberdeen man sells nearly 5k in stolen metal for $139.60, shipping label included

Stolen Metal

Hoquiam investigators are working to identify a second person responsible for nearly $5,000 in metal cuttings heads and brackets that were scrapped for 139.60 recently. Chief Jeff Myers tells us a scrap processing company in Hoquiam notified Officer Hergert after a suspicious purchase last week. The cutting heads were still in bubble wrap, and a box of brackets still had a shipping label addressed to Vaughn Pump in Montesano.

Antonio B. Sarabia, age 22 of Aberdeen, was arrested and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st Degree after he sold $4,500 in machine cutting-heads stolen from Vaughn Pump for $139.60 in scrap.

Myers said on January 30, 2014 at about 10 A.M. employees at a scrap processing company in Hoquiam notified Officer Hergert of a suspicious purchase which had come in just prior to closing the day before.

Stolen MetalOfficer Hergert examined a brass propeller, a box of orange shelf brackets and another box of machined solid metal pipe boring cutting heads. The cutting heads appeared to be new as they were still in a box in bubble wrap. The box of shelf brackets still had a shipping label attached for Vaughn Pump in Montesano.

The propeller, shelf brackets and cutter heads had been sold by Antonio Sarabia for a total of $139.60 in scrap.

Officer Hergert contacted Vaughn Pump which verified the shelf brackets and cutting heads were from the company. They reported a series of ongoing thefts where these sort of industrial items had come up missing. No one knew Sarabia nor had he been given permission to possess or sell the equipment.

The 140 shelf brackets had a total value of around $280 while the 19 cutter heads were valued at $4,500. Ownership of the propeller was not determined.

Sarabia admitted he knew the items were stolen. He indicated he was tasked to sell the stolen items and split the proceeds with another person. Sarabia denied he had stolen the items himself.

Sarabia was booked for Trafficking in Stolen Property in the First Degree which is a Class B felony. The investigation is ongoing to identify the other person involved.

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