• Two arrested in Hoquiam hunter’s homicide investigation

    CHESAW, Wash. – Two Chesaw men have been arrested in connection with the September shooting death of Hoquiam hunter Michael Carrigan.

    Okanogan County Undersheriff Joe Somday said 27 year old Adam Shaun Jennings, and 57 year old John Wayne Jennings were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder, the younger Jennings also was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm. His father was arrested on suspicion of delivery of a firearm to an ineligible person.

    Fivety-two year old Carrigan died September second, his hunting partner told deputies that when Carrigan walked into a field to shoot at a grouse, he heard a shot from a different direction then saw Carrigan turn around bloodied and fall to the ground. An autopsy determined he died of a gunshot wound to the back.

    As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, law enforcement officers were still on the scene executing a search warrant on the Jennings property and home, Somday said.

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  • Coastal Interpretive Center presents “Glimpses”

    The Coastal Interpretive Center presents Glimpses, a series of six evening lectures. On Oct. 3, 2013, at 7 P.M., Joe Schumacker will speak about current marine research at Waves Restaurant in Ocean Shores. The title is “What’s Going On Out There?”

    The speaker is a marine scientist who investigates resource issues.

    Lectures continue the first Thursday of the month.

    Tickets for each lecture are $8, $40 for the 6. Tickets are available at the Interpretive Center and will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the Coastal Interpretive Center.

    The Waves Restaurant is located at 491 Damon Road, Ocean Shores.

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  • Hoquiam Farmer’s Market News – Rhubarb Edition

    The Best of Twin Harbors winners were announced this week- guess what?
    Nancy’s Bakery and Deidra’s Deli walked away with the top prize in their categories! This is the 2nd year running that the voters have shown exemplary taste and discernment in their choices. Good job and applause for you loyal and fastidious judges of great food- and huge thanks from us at the market. We know quite well what a good thing we have going. It’s pretty exciting to see that others share our appreciation for Deidra and Nancy.
    I officially declare that this week is Rhubarb Week! We have an abundance of great Rhubarb, all grown here on Grays Harbor , and I’m marking the price down to $1.99 per pound. Such a deal! Nancy is busy making more rhubarb jam this morning, and rhubarb pies came out of the oven earlier.
    So you may be wondering what you can do to make use of this extraordinary vegetable which masquerades as a fruit. Wonder no more. I have recipes.
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  • Lady Washington at sunset

    Historical Seaport revises individual and business membership programs

    Aberdeen – Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is pleased to announce significant revisions to its membership program for individuals and businesses. From its earliest years, GHHSA has invited supporters of education programs and its tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, to become members of the organization. Annual memberships help pay ongoing operating expenses, including fuel, […]

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  • Multi-state challenge: Arrive Alive on I-5 this holiday weekend

    Leaders of the three state police agencies along the west coast are issuing a challenge to drivers: Arrive Alive on I-5 this holiday weekend.


    On Monday, November 25, 2013, the leaders from California Highway Patrol (CHP), Washington State Patrol (WSP), and Oregon State Police (OSP) announced they are joining forces for the “I-5 Challenge” encouraging drivers to get through the Thanksgiving Holiday extended weekend with zero fatalities on Interstate 5.


    Starting Wednesday evening, November 27, state law enforcement officers from San Diego, California, through Oregon, and up to Bellingham, Washington, will be targeting education and enforcement efforts on the road. Using a mix of education outreach and enforcement to get voluntary compliance of traffic laws, the message will kick off one of the busiest travel times of the year on our nation’s highways during the Thanksgiving Holiday (6 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 1).


    CHP, WSP and OSP officers will focus on traffic collision-causing violations that are known to be factors that often lead to tragedies and end in people not arriving safely to their destinations. Speed, aggressive and distracted driving often top the list, along with driving while impaired and failing to use safety belts and child safety seats.

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  • Aberdeen man dies after motorcycle collides with SUV

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A motorcycle rider that died Sunday evening on second street has been identified as 43 year old Robert James Jenkins of Aberdeen.

    Police Captain John Green tells us a Ford Explorer was turning into a driveway when the Harley Davidson apparently tried to pass him on the right and the two collided. The rider was taken to Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Explorer was not injured, speed and alcohol appear to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

    Green said they were called to the scene at about 6:53 Sunday night. The initial investigation indicates a 54 year old Aberdeen man was driving his white 1994 Ford Explorer westbound on W. 2nd St. At the same time, a 43 year old Aberdeen man was riding his black 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle also westbound on W. 2nd St. 

    As the vehicle began slowing to make a right turn into the driveway of his residence, the motorcyclist accelerated and began making a pass on the right. The vehicle driver was unaware of the passing motorcycle, and as he began the turn the two collided.

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  • Hoquiam Farmer’s Market News – Spooner Strawberry Edition

    Okay, so it’s raining. Again. But- the June Gloom is soon going to pass and the sun is going to emerge in full glory! I Promise! So, because I know this is just around the corner, I ordered up a massive amount of plants for your garden. All of your favorites, plus ones that you really need to try. The lettuce and Swiss chard starts will fir in beautifully among all the bright flowers, and hanging baskets will cheer up the porch instantly.
    Red Charm Peonies continue to arrive from Elma, bringing their luxuriant and grandiose beauty to brighten up a rainy day or to help celebrate a graduate in your family. I love their adundance- the stem is so heavy with petals that it finally must droop, which looks even more inviting.
    I’ve saved my best for last. Every so often we at the market become privy to hush hush insider information. Things that are spoken of only in hopeful whispers, carefully guarded secrets. I’m talking about Spooner’s Strawberries. Yes, I know! I heard your gasp of joy. The head Mrs. Strawberry herself, Sue Spooner, has informed us that we should have strawberries by Father’s Day! Big, juicy, succulent, bursting with flavor, fully ripe- REAL strawberries! 
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