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Agencies make several arrests in Grays Harbor County, break up suspected drug ring

Several search warrants executed Wednesday in Grays Harbor were related to a federal investigation involving Aberdeen stores being used to traffic heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars in suspected drug proceeds to Mexico and other Latin-American countries. Drug Enforcement Agency spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said this afternoon that federal […]

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  • Landscape

    Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

    The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced funding yesterday for more than 60 projects in a dozen states. As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary […]

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  • Dia De Los Muertos Party at Westport Aquarium

    We are having a Dia De Los Muertos Party here at the Aquarium from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday evening November 1st 2013. The focus is remembering fisherman of the past and fish we have caught that were so beautiful that they deserve a special memory. We will have recipes, and cooking demonstrations for how cook with fish meat on the bone (fish carcasses) and lots of good food and live music. There will be Art displayed and for sale by local artists. There will be a pumpkin carving contest. Admission to the aquarium is free for this event. Artists of all ages and home cooks as well as chefs are encouraged to submit recipes and art for this event. If they would like to participate in our exhibit call 360-268-7070.

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  • Red Bull Schlitentag This Weekend

    The weekend of Schlitentag is upon us. Bold thinkers will be flocking to the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, where three person teams build the fastest sled, then launch one of those team members down a a snow-covered hill and over a jump.

    2011 Red Bull SchlittentagFirst place wins a team trip to Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles in May.



    Red Bull: Schlittentag is the German word for “sledding day”. Put simply, it translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a snow-covered hill and over a jump on a sled they built themselves”.

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  • Cosmopolis Pulp Mill Sells

    COSMOPOLIS, Wash. – The Gores Group, LLC, a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm, today announced that it led an investor group that includes Dermot Smurfit, a paper and packaging industry veteran, in the acquisition of the Cosmopolis high purity cellulose mill from Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The Cosmopolis mill has a wonderful heritage of producing very high quality products and we are delighted to operate this mill alongside a management team that has substantial experience restarting and managing similar mills,” said Jordan W. Katz, managing director of The Gores Group. “We are proud to be leveraging our resources to restore the Cosmopolis mill and create new jobs in the Cosmopolis area.”

    Located in Cosmopolis, Washington, the high purity cellulose (also known as dissolving wood pulp) mill will operate under the name of Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Inc. Gores will commence a complete refurbishment and restart of the mill, the closure of which was announced by Weyerhaeuser in October 2005.

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  • Hoquiam High School Takes Top Prize in National “Feed the Need” Program

    LOS ANGELES – (Business Wire) Over 1.2 million pounds of food were collected from food drives around the country under Participant Media’s and DoSomething.org’s “Feed the Need” program, in which more than 26,000 young people took part. Participant Media, the leading provider of content that inspires and compels social change, and DoSomething.org, an organization dedicated to empowering young people to take action in their communities, partnered for the social action initiative inspired by the upcoming film The Soloist.

    Throughout November and December, young people across the country registered their local food drives on DoSomething.org. Over 400 schools nationwide signed up, with individual schools collecting over 40,000 pounds of food. The five highest-collecting drives won $1,000 grants for an arts or music program for young people in their school or community and one grand prize winner also won a screening of The Soloist for their group.

    Hoquiam High School, in Hoquiam, Washington took the top prize. “It’s amazing to see the community pull together in needy times,” says Keaton Bradley, a junior at Hoquiam High. “Everyone was so supportive.”

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  • Harborcrest program at Grays Harbor Community Hospital dedicated to M.D. Bruce Worth

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The behavioral health program located at Grays Harbor Community Hospital’s East Campus was recently dedicated to R. Bruce Worth, M.D. after 30 years as Medical Director of the facility. The dedication took place on Thursday, September 19th, 2013.

    Originally opened in February of 1983 as the CareUnit at St. Joseph Hospital, this Chemical Dependency program delivers a comprehensive system of treatment specifically designed to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the alcoholic or “chemically dependent” patient. “Chemically dependent” patients are defined as those with a condition in which the use of mood altering chemicals is associated with problems in any area of life, on a more or less continuing basis. The program currently offers group therapy sessions, one-on-one sessions with therapists, psychologists, and nursing staff as well as support programs for families and others affected by alcoholism.

    Worth has overseen this unit as the Medical Director since its opening in 1983. His interest in assisting those struggling with addiction grew when he learned of his own sister’s announcement to their family that she was an alcoholic. What he once considered a temporary assignment turned into something more. He has remained Medical Director at HarborCrest through the present day.

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  • Santa Claus comes to Ken Schoenfeld Furniture

    Saturday, December 18th Santa Claus comes to Ken Schoenfeld Furniture from 1 until 5!

    Get your leg lamp raffle tickets while visiting with Santa



    Shopping discounts all over Hoquiam all day long!  Shop Hometown Hoquiam for a relaxed, old fashioned bargain hunters paradise.


     Restaurants are offering great specials; The Golden Dragon is giving a free order of their new appetizer, Crab and Cream Cheese filled Won-Tons, with every dinner entree; The Oriole will give a free beverage ( soft drink, coffee, tea hot chocolate) with every meal, except the Bridge Closure Special, and at Los Arcos if you buy two dinners you get a free appetizer valued at up to $9.95


    Ralphie Look-alike Contest winner wins an official replica of the Red Ryder BB Gun, so get your pink bunny suit out of the closet!


    Have a good dinner in Hoquiam, then stroll over to the 7th Street Theater for A Christmas Story!


    Movie: A Christmas Story (1983)

    Location:7th Street Theatre

    Time:7:30PM Saturday, December 18th

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