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Grays Harbor College now offers ASE Certification for Auto Technicians

Grays Harbor College

For automotive technicians working in the area, Grays Harbor College now provides Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification and re-certification testing. Until recently, those working in auto mechanics fields had to travel to Longview or Puyallup for these exams. For those

Federal Emergency Management Agency releases Tribal Nations Pocket Guide

FEMA Tribal Guide

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a new tool to better inform tribes about FEMA policies and programs. The document, FEMA and Tribal Nations: A Pocket Guide, provides FEMA’s tribal partners readily accessible information about FEMA. FEMA and

Hoquiam outsources ambulance billing, drops resident write-off

We try harder in Hoquiam

No more special treatment for Hoquiam residents when it comes to ambulance billing. The Hoquiam City Council last night adopted a new ordinance that outsources that department, and standardizes rates. Resident Dave Forbes said during the public comment period “I

Denny’s Restaurant to open its doors in Aberdeen November 9th

Denny's is America's diner

On Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m., a new Denny’s will open its doors in Aberdeen (418 W. Heron Street), unveiling its all-new, locally-inspired design and diner menu with an all day celebration. To celebrate the opening of its newest location and thank the surrounding community for

Drug Takeback Day everyday at the Hoquiam Police Department

HPD Drug Takeback Box

Got Drugs? You can now drop off your unused or unwanted prescription drugs at the Hoquiam Police Department any time. Thanks in part to Jefferson County who donated the large metal drop box. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us they

WDFW seeks comment on Burrowing Shrimp in Grays Harbor

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The shellfish industry has requested to use the pesticide imidacloprid in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor to help control burrowing shrimp. Burrowing shrimp harm oyster production. They destabilize tidelands, causing oysters to sink into mud and sand, and

Hoquiam credit union receives coveted Northwest award

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Photo (L-R)

Denise Gabel, COO, Northwest Credit Union Association

Richard Hein, CEO, OSU Federal Credit Union (2013 winner)  

Ynette Gibbs, CEO, Newrizons Federal Credit Union

Troy Stang, CEO, Northwest Credit Union Association

Newrizons Federal Credit Union located in Hoquiam for nearly 50 years was recently awarded the highly competitive 2014 Credit Union Innovation and Impact award by the Northwest Credit Union Association. “This is like getting an Oscar. It’s a very big

Mason County Sheriff’s Office seeks tips on stolen generator

theft suspects

Sometime during the first week of October 2014, property owners in the Agate area reported that two unknown men were seen going onto the victim’s property and stealing a brand new generator.  The adult males were described as one white male

Retired Hoquiam couple $1,000,000 richer

Winning aires

A Hoquiam woman recently won a $1,000,000 jackpot playing Washington’s Lottery Mega Millions.   The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway located at 221 W Heron Street in Aberdeen on Monday, September 29. The woman returned to that same

Was John Tornow a murderous wildman or a misunderstood loner?

John Tornow Villain or Victim

Veteran newsman Bill Lindstrom has pursued the truth about John Tornow for almost 3 decades. Among the several outcomes of his work is a new book, “John Tornow: Villain or Victim?” Lindstrom will discuss the book, the research and the