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City changes direction on property purchase after learning it was already sold

Downtown Aberdeen purchase

The city of Aberdeen won’t be buying an empty lot downtown after all, Mayor Bill Simpson said they learned something new when they announced the city’s plans to build a downtown “visitor’s center” around the former site of a Chevron

Battalion Chief Bill Mayne retires after 36 years with Aberdeen Fire Department

Battalion Chief Bill Mayne retires after 36 years with Aberdeen Fire Department

Aberdeen city staff said goodbye last night to Battalion Chief Bill Mayne, Fire Chief Tom Hubbard told the council “Battalion Chief Bill Mayne has dedicated his career to providing for the safety of the citizens we serve, and the firefighters

Aberdeen looks to purchase former Chevron gas station site on Wishkah Street

Downtown Aberdeen purchase

The City of Aberdeen has agreed to pursue the option to purchase some new property downtown, Mayor Bill Simpson tells us the council last night approved the purchase in the 400 block of Wishkah street “Our goal has been to

Discussion but no action on crude by rail at Aberdeen Council meeting

Port of Grays Harbor ariel view

Any plans to streamline crude oil exports through Grays Harbor are beginning to come off the rails, at a slow and safe speed. The Aberdeen city council last night discussed the potential impacts of crude oil exports, but they did

Aberdeen and Hoquiam discussing merger of Fire Departments

AFD Stock

Aberdeen and Hoquiam have begun exploring the process of consolidation their fire and paramedic services, Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson told his city council last night “Over the last couple of weeks we have been meeting with [Hoquiam City Administrator] Brian

Council Kathy Hoder – in for Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson

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Grays Harbor Transit denies bus ads against crude-by-rail

Grays Harbor Transit denies Crude by Rail ads

Grays Harbor Transit will not weigh in on the crude by rail debate. Citing their current policy on political ads, the Transit Authority Board last night declined to authorize a request  made by Aberdeen resident Tori Kovach to advertise on their

Aberdeen city staff hosting another town meeting tonight

City of Aberdeen, WA

Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson has set Monday, March 17, as the next community meeting date. It will be held at the Aberdeen High School Commons from 6:30 till 8 pm, topics will include updates on current activities as well as

Aberdeen to hire consultant Cary Bozeman for downtown development

Cary Bozeman

Aberdeen has a new consultant to invigorate development of the downtown core. Mayor Bill Simpson said this morning that we might see some changes coming with consultant Cary Bozeman at the helm. “We’ve already seen changes downtown with the theater

Aberdeen celebrates Kurt Cobain Day with Cement Resurrection

Cement Resurrection

The city of Aberdeen yesterday celebrated its first Kurt Cobain Day, honoring the Nirvana front man on his birthday, “A celebration of his, is not because he was a druggy, but because he was a great musician.” Mayor Bill Simpson