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Hoquiam police arrest two after gun and purse stolen from vehicle


On April 7, 2014 at about 1600 hours, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to the Hoquiam 7-11 Food Store in the 200 Block of Lincoln Street reference a vehicle prowl with theft having just occurred. Two female cousins from Hoquiam, a 18 year old and 26 year old had left their purses in the younger cousin’s…

No broken bones after garage falls on Hoquiam man

Humptulips garage falls on man

No broken bones for a Hoquiam man after a garage collapsed on him in Humptulips. His wife tells us he was working on the empty 800 square foot building in the 400 block of Walker Rd Saturday when a friend was about to leave and noticed the building begin to buckle. The 52 year old…

Man ditches car in Aberdeen after hit-and-run in Hoquiam, arrested in foot

Hoquiam Police Department

A Hit and Run driver was reported early this morning at speeds of over 70 miles per hour between Hoquiam and Aberdeen. He was picked up after attempting to ditch his car near the Aberdeen Animal Shelter. Hoquiam Sgt. Mitchel tells us it started just after 1 this morning, when a silver car struck a…

Hoquiam cuts off non-trauma ambulance service to District 8 over fraud allegations

The City of Hoquiam has again cut off non-trauma ambulance service to Fire District 8 on the North shore. A letter was sent to the district, that serves the Moclips, Pacific Beach, Aloha and Seabrook areas yesterday terminating services on the basis of non-payment, and fraud. City Administrator Brian Shay tells us the district notified them…

Emerson Manor cleanup continues in Hoquiam, re-opening the Senior Center a priority

Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam

The clean-up at the Emerson Manor is in full swing with a large work force. Walls, ceilings and ductwork are being cleaned and dried. Work crews continue to inspect damaged areas of the building and are removing wet carpeting in hallways. Much work has been accomplished in the Senior Center as it has been made…

Alleged Hoquiam Bank Robber back in Grays Harbor County Jail

Jay Randall Gladden

The man wanted for the bank robbery of Twin Star Credit Union in Hoquiam, and an espresso stand in Aberdeen is back in a Grays Harbor jail cell this morning. Hoquiam Detective Sergeant Shane Krohn tells us he and Detective Jeff Weiss flew down to California where 31 year old Jay Randall Gladden was scheduled to be…

Hoquiam raises ambulance rates for non-residents


Ambulance rates are on the rise in Hoquiam, but only if you are a non-resident that needs help within city limits. Finance Director Mike Folkers said Monday “We’ve ran some numbers on the previous runs that we’ve had and if the pay amounts continue, as apposed to the amounts that are written off through medicare,…

Testing and clean-up efforts continue as Emerson Manor in Hoquiam remains closed

Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam

The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reports residents of the Emerson in Hoquiam have settled in to temporary housing, cleanup efforts continued today. Chuck Wallace said Wednesday afternoon “Mayor Jack Durney and his staff have worked very hard to lend assistance to the Emerson Manor Evacuation events and advised us today, they were able…

Local schools get continued Levee support as February special election results certified


Election results were certified last night for the February special election, locally all replacement Maintenance and Operations levies passed, with Oakville’s multi-county race passing by only 4 votes, 210 to 206 with 13 Lewis County voters. Grays Harbor’s voter turnout ended at 36.3%, while Pacific County reports 53.76% and Lewis 38.7% voter turnout. Hoquiam is…

60 evacuated from Hoquiam senior housing building

HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — More than 60 residents have been evacuated from a low-income senior housing apartment building in Hoquiam because of hazardous levels of bacteria…. …read more

Hoquiam council packed with public comment, as city moves forward with EIS

Port of Grays Harbor

Concerned citizens packed the city council chambers in Hoquiam last night, most wearing red, all opposed to any action by the council on two efforts to export Crude by Rail from Grays Harbor. As Judy Shirdal said “I am against Crude by Rail, and Crude oil storage in our community. If these projects pass, and…

Hoquiam Sergeant Jeff Salstrom receives life saving award

Hoquiam Police Sergeant Jeff Salstrom was honored last night, Chief Jeff Myers spoke before the city council meeting “The department is very proud today to present Sgt. Salstrom with the Life saving medal. This occurred back in October, Salstrom was first on the scene of what turned out to be a dog attacking three children…

Emerson Manor evacuated due to high bacteria levels

The Emerson Manor in Hoquiam was evacuated yesterday, over 60 tenants were told yesterday afternoon that they needed to collect their valuables as they were moved to the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam for the evening. As a result of the Thursday morning fire and extensive water damage in the Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam,…

Hoquiam standoff ends peacefully, neighbor finds shooting suspect in garage

A Hoquiam man allegedly fired a shotgun at his neighbor then hid, prompting SWAT team response and a standoff at a home on Burns street in Hoquiam Friday night. Detective Sgt. Shane Krohn tells us just after 9 Friday, officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting incident in the 1400 block of Burns…

Port of Grays Harbor to make repairs to West Hoquiam levee

Hoquiam Levee - Port of Grays Harbor

The Port of Grays Harbor will begin repairs to the Hoquiam levee this month. Port Commissioner last week approved a plan to move stockpiled rock from Westport to the South side of port property in Hoquiam. Director Marc Horton told Port Commissioners “The problem we’re having right now is that we’ve got a lot of…

Hoquiam to begin Draft Environment Impact Statement for crude by rail projects

Port of Grays Harbor

The city of Hoquiam is moving forward on drafting an Environmental Impact Statement for two of three companies that want to export crude oil from Grays Harbor. “We’ve selected our top consultant, ICF Jones & Stokes.” City Administrator Brian Shay told the Port Commissioners last week that they are negotiating a contract with the firm…

High Wind Watch in effect for the coast Saturday afternoon

WA State

The National Weather Service In Seattle Has Issued A High Wind Watch…Which Is In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through Late Saturday Night. • Wind…Southerly 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts To 65 Mph Possible Saturday Afternoon And Night. • Some Affected Locations…Westport…Ocean Shores…Hoquiam… Forks…And La Push. • Timing…Very Strong…Possibly Damaging…Winds Are Expected To Develop Saturday…

All local school levies now passing as Oakville pulls within 1 vote


With a new batch of ballots counted Thursday, the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office reports Oakville School District is now passing their multi-county M&O Levy, by one vote. In Lewis County, the levy is failing 8-3, but Grays Harbor’s stronger support pushed yes votes over the top; 207 to 206 – total for the two…

Back to Health with Dr. Mark Van Hemert February 11, 2014

Preventing allergies naturally. Melatonin could reduce tumor growth, and slow Lou Gehrig’s disease. Car seats prevent auto deaths, and working out in short, intense bursts may be more effective.


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Contact Hoquiam Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic

320 23rd Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: (360) 533-6400

High Wind Warning In Effect From 6 PM This Evening To 4 AM Wednesday

  The National Weather Service In Seattle Has Issued A High Wind Warning…Which Is In Effect From 6 PM This Evening To 4 AM Pst Wednesday. The High Wind Watch Is No Longer In Effect. • Some Affected Locations…Westport…Ocean Shores…Pacific Beach…Hoquiam And Aberdeen. • Timing…Winds Will Increase This Afternoon. By Late This Evening Some Points…

Hoquiam extends moratorium on marijuana – public hearing planned, not scheduled

WA 502

The City of Hoquiam last night again extended their moratorium on medical Marijuana collective gardens, as well as a 6 month hold on the processing, production, or retail of the substance. Councilman Paul McMillain said it was only a technicality of sorts “We need to extend it, our other ordinance is going to end at…

Level 1 Registered Sex Offender upgraded to Level 2 after harassing Hoquiam neighbors

700 Block Polk Street, Hoquiam 

LEVEL II; CONVICTED 05/1995, Sex Abuse 2nd Degree, Marion County, Oregon Court Cause # 93C20564.

A Level 1 Registered Sex Offender who repeatedly harassed his elderly neighbor, and attempted to panhandle from other Hoquiam neighbors, has been upgraded to a Level 2. Detective Sgt Shane Krohn tells us As a Level 2 offender, 52 year old Christoper Grim was classified as likely to re-offend, his neighbors in the 700 Block Polk Street will…

Back to Health with Dr. Mark Van Hemert February 4, 2014

Good mental attitude, concussions, age spots and GMO, the Dr. also discusses Testosterone, statin drugs tied to sprains, and electromagnetic radiation.

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Contact Hoquiam Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic

320 23rd Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: (360) 533-6400

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…

Hoquiam police bag laundry room burglars


Hoquiam police arrested two men Friday morning, after finding one prying open the change box on an apartment’s washing machine. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us about 7 Friday morning, a citizen reported a burglary in progress in the laundry room of the apartment complex in the 400 block of Queen Avenue. Sgt. Mitchell responded to…