• Man Breaks Into Radio Station to Change The Channel

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A man tried to reprogram a radio station on the South side of Aberdeen for a Memorial Day treat to his listeners yesterday. Police Captain John Green tells KBKW on May 28th just before 4 PM officers were called to the report of a suspicious person in the 1300 block of Coolidge road. Green said the responding officer found a broken window, and circled the building. The suspect was found attempting to climb out of the broken window carrying food and a glass award of some kind.
    The 26 year old man later admitted to entering the empty radio station to “find some food and to change the channel,” he told officers he may have talked on the radio, and was trying to program a “full on rock block” Memorial Day weekend.

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  • Washington State Patrol Prepares for Memorial Day Weekend

    The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is reminding motorists that they will be patrolling the interstate and state routes aggressively enforcing traffic laws with special attention being paid to speed, aggressive driving, seatbelt violations and impaired driving during for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.

    Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and summer travel. If you are traveling, expect delays due to the heavier than usual traffic volume. Leave yourself plenty of time to make your destination. Ensure your vehicle is ready for the trip by checking your vehicles fluid levels and tires. Make sure your spare tire and jack are in good working order. Have food, water, and a first aid kit, in addition to a communication device in cases where an emergency might arise.

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  • Wildfire Prevention Tips For Memorial Day Weekend

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges everyone to help prevent wildland fires over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. While the weather remains on the cool side, the extended holiday weekend brings a higher-than-average number of visitors to the forests, raising wildfire concerns.

    Help prevent wildfires by clearing debris around campfire pits and using a shovel and water to completely extinguish your campfire. Everyone is urged to be cautious and only build campfires in approved pits, where allowed. Firefighters have responded to 51 wildland fires so far this year.

    We want everyone to enjoy their Memorial Day weekend, while being safe and taking simple steps to prevent an accidental wildfire, an escaped campfire can threaten lives, property, and drain scarce tax dollars. – Peter Goldmark, the Commissioner of Public Lands
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  • Opening Night at Grays Harbor Raceway

    Grays Harbor RacewayThe 2009 racing season gets under way this Saturday Night at the fast 3/8's clay oval located at the Fairgrounds in Elma.  Five of our local divisions will take to the track for their first points race of the year, Whitney's Auto Group 360 ASCS Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks and the Cruisers.
    All the champions, Jay Cole Sprint Cars,  Blair Shoemaker Modifieds, Jeff Bell Midgets, Zack Simpson  Hobby Stocks, and the driving duo of Aaron Hurd and Bryan Crawford in the Cruisers will be back to defend their championships.  Qualifying will be back for all local events in 2009 for the Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Midgets. The Cruisers and Hornets will once again line up their events by pill draw.

    The front gate will open at 4:30 pm, time trials at 5:45 pm, with racing to start at 7:00 pm.

    For more information please go to www.graysharborraceway.com or call the Raceway office at 360 482- 4374

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