Hoquiam pursuit ends with good samaritan’s intervention

On Sunday, June 29, 2014 at approximately 1128 hours, Officer Ryan Pearson was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Rayonier Avenue for a malicious mischief complaint.

Four vehicles

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Hoquiam School District grant puts $600,000 into repairs to 2 facilities

The Hoquiam School District will spend over $600-thousand on energy efficient and safety upgrades in the coming months. School Superintendent Mike Parker tells KBKW “Lincoln Elementary

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Hoquiam man arrested after walking into home and stealing iphone

A Hoquiam man already facing charges that he stole from a fire engine during a fireman’s funeral services was arrested over the weekend on new charges that he stole an iphone from a

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Hanford Whistleblower settles into Union President position at Grays Harbor Transit

The Grays Harbor Transit Authority last week met their new Union President, Hanford whistleblower Ed Bricker introduced himself at their regular meeting. Bricker became one of the  nuclear industry’s first whistle-blowers in the 1980’s when he worked with Congress to expose health hazards at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a federal facility in Eastern Washington that processed plutonium for the Department of Energy(DOE) at the time. Ed Bricker“I did tell a story when I was set apart as Union President where Abe Lincoln was walking down the street with two balling boys under both arms. Somebody yelled out ‘what’s the problem Abe?’ and he yelled back ‘same old problem since time began; two boys and one piece of candy’ and sometimes it’s the same thing with running a transit company or running a union. Now Union President for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1765, Bricker added “I’ve seen both sides of labor and management, and I’ve heard lots of good things about what you guys do down here.” General Manager Mark Carlin welcomed Bricker, also taking a moment to commend former president Karen Stites and the Union as a whole for their agreement to a wage freeze in the coming year “I know that the Transit Board over the summer was looking for the Union members to “buy in” and do something financial to help out our situation, and I feel that they have really stepped up.” The Transit Authority last year made drastic cuts to stay in the black, including dropping weekend bus service throughout the county.

Hoquiam School District Details Summer Lunch Program

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The Hoquiam School District announces the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children.  Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger.  All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Breakfast will be provided at Central Elementary in Hoquiam, WA from July 10, 2012 through August 23, 2012.  The meal will be served from 8:45-9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and is open to children 18 years or younger.

Lunch will be provided at 2 locations this year.  Central Elementary 310 Simpson Avenue, Monday through Friday from 11:30- 12:00 p.m. and Lincoln Elementary 700 Wood Avenue, Monday through Friday from 12:15- 12:45.  Lunch will be available June 20, 2012 through August 24, 2012.

Traffic Delays on Simpson Avenue Bridge Detour Route Today

HOQUIAM, Wash. - A traffic delay that will be experienced in Hoquiam at about 12:00 PM (Noon) on Monday October 11, 2010. Although the Hoquiam Police Department tells us could be a little later than noon.

Two trucks with trailers carrying loads of 170’ pilings for Terminal 3 at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam with travel through the Simpson Ave Bridge detour on Monday. Traffic along the entire traffic revision in Hoquiam will be stopped completely while the trucks traverse Sumner Avenue from the merge point, along Riverside Avenue and across the Riverside Bridge.

Once the trucks leave the bridge they will use Lincoln Street to Highway 101 and turn onto the 109 Spur. They will then use State Route 109 to Paulson Road and out to Terminal 3.

The trucks are traveling on permits issued by the Washington State Department of Transportation and because of the size of the loads they must travel between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

At this time, it is anticipated traffic will only be stopped for as long as it takes the trucks to exit the Riverside Bridge to Lincoln Street (Highway 101).

Hoquiam Arrest for DUI, Hit & Run, Felony Eluding and No Insurance

HOQUIAM, Wash. - At about 7:10 pm on Wednesday November 4, 2009 Hoquiam police were notified by dispatch of a recklessly driven vehicle eastbound on Simpson Avenue from 30th Street. A witness provided the dispatcher with an update that the vehicle had turned to southbound on Myrtle and had stopped in the parking lot at the Grocery Outlet, in Aberdeen. The vehicle was described as a blue Chevy pick-up.

Sgt. Krohn responded to the area and saw the vehicle leave the parking lot and drive onto Myrtle Street. Krohn followed the pick-up at it traveled northbound on Myrtle and watched it turn to westbound on Sumner Avenue, in Hoquiam.
As the pick-up traveled along Sumner the driver changed lanes without using the turn signal and then ran the right light at the intersection of 30th Street. Krohn turned on the emergency lights of the patrol car in an attempt to stop the driver but the vehicle continued along Sumner Avenue at about 35 mph. As the vehicle turned onto Riverside Avenue it accelerated to about 40 mph. The driver continued along the length of Riverside ignoring the emergency lights on the patrol car.

Raymond Man Arrested for Possible DUI, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Marijuana

MONTESANO, Wash. - A Raymond Man was arrested for Possible DUI and Possession of Marijuana Friday Afternoon after attempting to elude the arresting officer on Highway 12.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Stewart Intercepted the vehicle on State Route 107, failing to yield to the officer, 51 year old James Deward Melton turned Eastbound onto  Highway 12 in Montesano, striking the guardrail, then accelerated to a high rate of speed. The 1998 Lincoln Town car eventually pulled over, almost half way to Elma.

Melton was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Resisting Arrest, two firearms and an undisclosed amount of marijuana were also recovered from the vehicle.