Montesano man in custody after brief high-speed chase

A 23-year-old Montesano man is back in custody after a high-speed chase from Hoquiam into Aberdeen. Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us the man was at Grays Harbor Community Hospital

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Stolen statue honoring fallen soldier Tim Davis is returned to mother’s porch

A statue honoring fallen U.S. Airman Tim Davis has been returned to the porch from where it vanished in late September. The soldier’s mother, Sally Sheldon tells us the statue was stolen from her front porch “And today they returned it. It was on my front porch when I opened the door. I’m so thankful.” Sally’s son Tim was killed during combat operations five years ago near Bagram, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. “my brother Jim Sheldon of Montesano had given me a carving of an eagle, perched on the Air Force insignia and it said ‘Tim Davis: Hero’ on it.” The statue vanished in late September, and without as much as a note it was returned this morning. “I don’t know what to say I’m so thankful, I’m so very thankful.” The Eagle is missing his marble eyes, and it doesn’t say “Tim Davis: Hero” on it anymore. The carving looks as if someone was trying to rebrand it to sell as a chainsaw carving, but the lightning bolt and jolly green feet were still visible on the Special Tactics insignia. The 1999 Montesano High School graduate was killed His mother Sally pled with the burglar(s) in September through the Aberdeen Daily World, and just under a week before Veteran’s Day, the statue was returned. Tim Davis Aberdeen

 

Montesano acquires certified interpreter, says show will go on

The Montesano City Council meeting will take place tonight, with a certified American Sign Language interpreter. The Tuesday night meeting was recessed just minutes into their agenda, after councilwoman Marisa Salzer said she was unable to understand her sign language interpreter. City Attorney Dan Glenn said the meeting could not go on if they could not provide effective communication for Salzer. City Administrator Kristy Powell said that they didn’t know Salzer had troubles understanding Alice Akrish, the woman who interpreted for the October 13th meeting. The second interpreter at that meeting; Brenda House, contacted the city before the November 27th meeting to tell Powell that Salzer could not understand the other interpreter because she was not certified. House is certified, but was unavailable for the 27th meeting. Powell confirmed this morning that the city has a certified interpreter to cover the meeting that begins at 7 tonight. Related: Montesano council meeting stalled over “Qualified” vs. “Certified” ASL interpreter

Montesano council meeting stalled over “Qualified” vs. “Certified” ASL interpreter

The Montesano City Council meeting last night was postponed (actually recessed) until Thursday night, after city councilmember Marisa Salzer was unable to understand her sign language interpreter. Just minutes into the regular agenda, Salzer told the council “I’m not voting tonight because I can’t understand my interpreter, she’s not certified.” City Administrator Kristy Powell said that while she wasn’t certified, she was qualified and was one of two interpreters provided at Montesano’s last council meeting.
ASL Interpreter Alice Akrish
“I have never had, in my lifetime, a deaf person not understand me, ever.”

Last night’s interpreter, Alice Akrish, has been %85 deaf all of her life, with her deaf father at her side, she said after the meeting “I have never had, in my lifetime, a deaf

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FEMA to review Grays Harbor County Risk Report at October meeting

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed a detailed risk assessment for Grays Harbor County to include all Cities within the County which has been summarized in a report which

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Community Foundation awards $128,900 in Discretionary Grants and $40,000 in After School Program Fund Grants

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is pleased to be able to invest $128,900 into the community through its third quarter discretionary grants cycle. The Foundation has long been a resource

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Don’t let a DUI ruin your Summer fun, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Summer is a time for parties and picnics in the sun, but don’t let a DUI ruin your fun.  Even though Washington legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older, it is still illegal and dangerous

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Washington Primary Election deadline is today

Washington state voters this week will decide who advances to the general election in 10 congressional races including our 6th District, and dozens of legislative races including our 19th

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