Election results were certified last night for the February special election, locally all replacement Maintenance and Operations levies passed, with Oakville’s multi-county race passing by only 4 votes, 210 to 206 with 13 Lewis County voters.
Grays Harbor’s voter turnout ended at 36.3%, while Pacific County reports 53.76% and Lewis 38.7% voter turnout.
Hoquiam is among 12 area school districts showing support for their levies School Superintendant Mike Parker said last week “I’d like to thank the Hoquiam community for supporting our school levee again. With a strong 66% ‘yes’ vote, we’ll continue to make you proud, thank you.
School Districts in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, North Beach, McCleary, Elma, Quinault, Cosmopolis, Wishkah, Ocosta, and Mary M Knight all passed their M&O Levies.
Elma Voters rejected the 8.4 million bond measure to replace the grandstands at Davis Field.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – A North Beach resident was able to play a pretty big part in one family’s celebration of the holidays, after an overnight tragedy sent them looking for a last minute puppy replacement.
North Beach Paws reports on Christmas Eve they received a call from local dispatchers that a Christmas Miracle was needed. A mother and grandmother had lost her K-9 companion of 14 years and the family planning to surprise her with a new puppy woke to find the puppy had passed away overnight.
Actual Pug may or may not be shown in photo.
(They have a lot of Pugs)
One of two Pugs being fostered by North Beach PAWS staff was later reported to be a perfect fit, and mutual love at first sight. Maggie the Pug was adopted from Harbor Rescue, and saved Christmas in time for one family. Her brother Max was adopted on Saturday.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The North Beach Chamber of Commerce in Ocean Shores tells us they have been advised that there is a large ring of people involved in a check writing scam who have hit 45 businesses from Grays Harbor to Pacific County and as far south as Astoria. Local businesses are circulating a list of names associated with the scam, the chamber says you should be suspicious of any large check amounts even if the name does not appear on the list.
North Beach PAWS still has room available for the November 2nd spay and neuter clinic. This service is offered to pet owners of the North Beach area who are low-income and otherwise unable to afford the cost of getting their pets altered. This service is free to qualifying applicants, but donations of any size are greatly appreciated to help fund this project. Those outside of the North Beach Area may also apply and will be put on an alternate list pending space available. There is a limit of two animals per household. Call 289-0409 to apply.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – PetSense in Aberdeen has some new kittens and cats up for adoption, thanks to a recent adoption of their own, that spawned a new partnership with North Beach PAWS. They supplied the furry orphans for the Petsense National Adoption event earlier this month. Brittanie, the new manager of the local PetSense adopted “Dexter,” and that got the ball rolling.
Molly High of North Beach PAWS tells us they are grateful for the opportunity and thanked PetSense for their hospitality. The cats will be rotated every 2-3 days so check back often. For each cat adopted, PetSense gives a cardboard carrier, a blanket, one month of flea treatment, and a goodie bag, as well as 10% off purchases the day of the adoption.
If you are looking for a kitten or a cat, we are now doing adoptions out of PetSense in Aberdeen as well as through the shelter! Please go see our purr-babies if you would like to add to your family. We have cats and kittens of all ages, sizes and color. Those who have not been adopted after a couple of days will return to the shelter for a break and others will take their place, so check back often. Or if you are looking for a particular kitty, let us know! We might have one just waiting at our shelter for the purr-fect fur-ever home with you! Due to the high numbers of kitties needing rehomed at this time, we are offering a special adoption fee of one for $80 or two for $100. When considering adopting, understand that kittens and teenage litter mates often do better in pairs as they will entertain each other and not rely on you (or your house) for their primary means of entertainment. They are less mischievous if they can wear each other out! They all come spayed/neutered and all vaccinations, deworming, and flea control is current. The shelter has invested up to $250 per kitty, so this is much more economical than getting a free kitten you have to pay for the altering, initial vaccinations, veterinary care and wellness check, as this has already been done! Your purr-fect feline companion awaits you!
With respect to the list below, investigators do look at trends and see if suspects from past burglaries have recently been released from incarceration, or are living in the area. At this time, some of the crimes have been solved however the majority are still active. As always, if anyone has information regarding any of the listed crimes, they are asked to call the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department.
Burglaries occurred on Copalis Beach Road, Ocean City, Powell Road, and SR 109 in Copalis Beach
Multiple burglaries have been reported on Johns River Road; one burglary in Ocosta, and two in Grayland
Multiple burglaries on East Hoquiam Road, one on the Wishkah Road, and one in Grays Harbor City Hills
Burglaries have occurred on Stamper Road (Elma), Alfredson Road (Oakville), South Union Road (Elma), Mox Chehalis Road (Malone),
Monte Brady Road, Chehalis Lane (Satsop), Garden Hill Road (Elma), Monte Elma Road, South Bank Road (Elma), and Elma McCleary Road (Elma)