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Winners, Chowder, and “Clambo” highlight 8th annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza

Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

The winning guess was 1700 razor clam shells, 1701 was the actual count as Chris from Yelm Washington won himself “Clambo” the 5 foot wooden Razor Guardian seen at the 8th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza over the weekend. Dianne Hansen with the Chamber said Saturday’s passport program saw 769 votes…

High Wind Watch in effect for the coast Saturday afternoon

WA State

The National Weather Service In Seattle Has Issued A High Wind Watch…Which Is In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through Late Saturday Night. • Wind…Southerly 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts To 65 Mph Possible Saturday Afternoon And Night. • Some Affected Locations…Westport…Ocean Shores…Hoquiam… Forks…And La Push. • Timing…Very Strong…Possibly Damaging…Winds Are Expected To Develop Saturday…

Five years later Roanoke Conference in Ocean Shores continues to thrive

Roanoke Conference 2013

Ocean Shores, Washington – For the fifth year in a row right-leaning elected officials, young professionals, campaign operatives, policy advisers and grassroots activists will gather in Ocean Shores for 2014 Roanoke Conference. Organizers tell us early registration numbers are on track to beat 2013’s record-breaking conference which boasted over 500 participants. “I’m pleasantly surprised by…

Missing person found safe in Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – An 85 year old man with dimentia was found early this morning after he apparently wandered from his Ocean Shores condo overnight. Sergeant Grossi with the OSPD tells us he was discovered missing at around 5 this morning, although his family was unsure of when he left overnight with the dog. Officers found the man at another condo complex about a 1/4 mile North of his rental just before 7 this morning. He was cold and disoriented but otherwise unharmed and returned to his family.

GH PUD plans power outage in Ocean Shores November 7th

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD will be conducting a planned outage on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 10:00p.m. The outage is expected to last approximately 10 hours, and is necessary for system repairs to improve reliability.
Customers that will be affected are those located in Ocean Shores from the intersection of SR109 and SR115 to the south. Residents in Hogan’s Corner will not be affected.
In preparation for this outage, we recommend you take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items. You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored.

In addition, customers are advised that the length of the outage is an estimate and power could be restored at any time. For that reason, it is not safe to make repairs to your electrical system without having the power disconnected at your specific location.

Ocean Shores among town hall meetings with US Representative Derek Klimer

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – US Representative Derek Kilmer today announced that he will be holding three town halls around the region over the next several weeks. He’ll be in Sequim on Friday, Purdy on Monday, and at the Ocean Shores Elementary School on Friday November 8th.

Sequim Town Hall
Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Guy Cole Convention Center
202 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382

Purdy Town Hall
Monday, November 4, 2013 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Peninsula High School Auditorium
14105 Purdy Dr. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Grays Harbor Town Hall
Friday, November 8, 2013 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Ocean Shores Elementary School
300 Mt. Olympus Ave Ocean Shores, WA 95869

Doors open a half hour before the start of each town hall.

United Way announces distributions sites for Coat & Blanket Drive

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Community Distribution Sites for the 2013 Coat & Blanket Drive by the United Way/Les Schwab will open on Nov 5. All locations will be open Tuesday, November 5th from 10 am – 3:00 pm. Families, children and individuals in need are welcome to go to the following locations to get a coat or blanket at no charge while supplies last. 


Harbor City Church

1700 Cherry Street


Hoquiam Library

420 7th St


Simpson School, RM #22

519 W Simpson Ave


Elma Senior Center

100 W Main St

Ocean Shores

Church of Latter Day Saints

228 Albatross St


South Beach Fire & EMS

170 W Spokane St


United Way is working directly with elementary schools in our area to deliver coats and new tennis shoes to  the demand is overwhelming as many children are wearing shoes that no longer fit or are so worn that their feet are getting soaked.  We are still looking to fill those school ‘wish lists’. We will need 200 children’s coats and almost 300 pairs of new children’s tennis shoes to meet the need.


Donations are being accepted until Oct 31, there are boxes at many participating merchants including all Les Schwab, Dennis Company, Anchor Bank and Timberland Bank locations, Jodesha Broadcasting, Grays Harbor Radio and the Daily World .

For more information or to make a cash donation call United Way at 360.532.6260

5th Annual Non Profit Leadership Conference in Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The 5th Annual Nonprofit Leaders Conference for Coastal and Southwest Washington is right around the corner and includes some new and exciting features based on past participant feedback. The two-day conference will take place on Monday and Tuesday October 14th and 15th at the Ocean Shores Conference Center. Early Bird registration is $35 and Scholarships for Registration fees and accommodations are still available.

This year the Conference will focus many sessions on Grant Writing and finding available Grant Funds. With budgets tighter than ever and grant writing a mysterious talent to some, sessions will be offered on finding both federal and private funding streams and how to find funders that are right for you and your organization. With the smaller, local conference there is much one-on-one time available with speakers and other nonprofit leaders who are willing to help and offer continuing resources.

The Ocean Shores Friends of the Library conceived the conference during their on-going efforts to research and write grant applications to fund the capital project to expand their building in 2009. They found that there are few experienced “grant-writers and researchers” in Ocean Shores or even in Grays Harbor. Since then, the Conference is an independent entity. Crystal Dingler, now mayor of Ocean Shores, says: “The objective is to make training and networking available locally and to make it affordable for these small non-profits. We hope that it might help them be more effective and efficient.”

Ghost ship washes ashore in Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – A sailboat abandoned off the coast of Oregon has washed up on an Ocean Shores, Washington beach. Last weekend’s storm prompted the helicopter evacuation of “The Rock,” a 40-foot long sailboat beset by weather more than 14 miles off shore of Tillamook, Oregon on Saturday. That sailboat was discovered Wednesday morning by Ocean Shores police near the Shilo Inn beach approach.
Ocean Shore Officer Shawn Beebe tells us the only thing visible at the time was the ship’s mast around noon, police recovered what they could during low tide, including the vessel’s dinghy.

The Coast Guard confirms the ship is breaking up in the surf, it’s pilot house and gear washing ashore.
The potential pollution is 20 gallons of gas and 10 gallons of diesel. However the owner, an Oak Harbor, Washington resident, had left the engine engaged so it is believed all diesel was consumed. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Incident Management Division determined there is no recoverable pollution at this time. The owner and station have been notified, and the owner is en route this morning to see if possible to salvage anything else from the vessel.

Coastal Interpretive Center presents “Glimpses”

The Coastal Interpretive Center presents Glimpses, a series of six evening lectures. On Oct. 3, 2013, at 7 P.M., Joe Schumacker will speak about current marine research at Waves Restaurant in Ocean Shores. The title is “What’s Going On Out There?”

The speaker is a marine scientist who investigates resource issues.

Lectures continue the first Thursday of the month.

Tickets for each lecture are $8, $40 for the 6. Tickets are available at the Interpretive Center and will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the Coastal Interpretive Center.

The Waves Restaurant is located at 491 Damon Road, Ocean Shores.

Veteran’s Affairs Mobile Vet Center scheduled to come to Ocean Shores

Tacoma, WA — The Department of Veterans Affairs’(VA) Tacoma Vet Center will deploy a Mobile Outreach Team to Ocean Shores, WA from 8:00 AM Tuesday, October 15, to 12:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2013 to provide counseling services to local combat Veterans and their families and referrals for VA Benefits and community resources.  The mobile team will be located at The Quinault Beach Resort, 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores, WA and co-located with the VA’s Mobile Medical Unit.  Veterans can make an appointment by calling (253) 565-7038.  Veterans are also welcome for walk-in services. 

VA uses Mobile Outreach Teams as a way to increase access to counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country. If you are a veteran or active duty member who has served in a combat zone in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq or Afghanistan,  you may be eligible for free counseling. 

Ocean Shores band makes “top 3″ list, to perform locally

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – Local Christian band “About The Author,” made up of Derek Overton and Mark Shiner, has made it into the top 3 contestants in SPIRIT 105.3’s Local Music Project.

Coming from Christian roots, the band has been performing for less than 1 year. Their New song titled, “The Way I Love You” was selected from 312 music submissions throughout the Northwest.

The radio station, SPIRIT 105.3, is a Christian Radio station based out of Seattle, WA, and will announce the winner on-air September 30th.

The Winning act will receive a variety of prizes, including a 4 page Magazine-Cover spread & a guaranteed spot to perform live in front of thousands of people at an upcoming SPIRIT-sponsored concert this fall.

To say “thank you” for the community’s support, and to gain more supporters, the band will be performing a free show this week on Wednesday, September 25, in Aberdeen, WA.
Show starts at 7pm, at Harbor City Church – 1700 Cherry St Aberdeen, WA 98520. Doors open at 6:15pm

Participants can vote 2 times per day, once via text and once online at SPIRT 105.3’s official website.The voting ends on Friday, September 27, at 3:00pm, at which time the winner will also be announced.

To vote, text “LMP01” to 89419, and visit

Their new song, “The Way I Love You” can also be heard on the SPIRIT 105.3 website.

Ocean Shores dog passes away, after found in such poor health he bled when he walked

UPDATE: The Irish wolf hound mix that North Beach PAWS had named Adonis for their brief time with him passed away Monday afternoon. “Romeo” was brought in to their shelter Saturday in such poor health that he was given only a 50% chance to live.
Deputy Police Chief Russ Fitts with Ocean Shore PD tells us his owners “told investigators that they have been dealing with expensive, medical issues with the dog for years,” adding that “while it is unfortunate to see, the situation did not appear to fit the criteria for neglect.” The case remains under investigation.
North Beach PAWS reports an influx of donations toward his care will help to cover the vet bills.

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – North Beach PAWS operator Molly High tells us a malnourished Irish wolf hound mix was apparently found near the Ocean Shores Marina Saturday afternoon, infested with fleas, and yeast infections. High said  his face is covered in scabs. “His eyes are infected, and he’s miserable. His paws are swollen about twice the size of what they should be.” High said just walking makes him bleed.
On Sunday High talked with Ocean Shores Police and the owner, at that time they wanted to file charges against the shelter, and whoever had dropped him off. Molly said they talked the owner into relinquishing the dog to their care, and not filing charges. Police also declined charges against the owner.
Adonis recovering
if you’d like to help with animal rescue on the North beach,

Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon in Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – Saturday, August 31st the city of Ocean Shores kicks off the “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and a Paddle A Thon.” The Action Committee for Tourism and local business sponsors host this picnic and human powered boating event for all ages at North Bay Park near the Ocean Shores Airport. The Paddle A Thon kicks off at 9 a.m. with registration for the human powered boating events. The Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic starts at 11 a.m.


The Paddle A Thon requires participants to register and pay a $5 insurance fee, provide their own life jacket and a whistle, for safety. Once that is accomplished several races and events await the Human Powered Boat participants. These include: the 10 a.m. 6-Mile race, the Noon 2-Mile race, the 12:30 Poker Paddle. The racing day ends with a 3 p.m. Wacky boat race. Events will wind up at 3:30 p.m.


The Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic features live music, an old fashioned soap box for the “politically minded,” as well as a “Shower Splash” for those who want to comment on the state of the shower victims by splashing them with cold water. The Lighthouse Family Clinic is sponsoring the Shower Splash and will be on hand to offer free blood pressure checks and other health information for all ages. Raffle drawings will be held each half-hour for prizes and surprises.

Quinault Police work with Ocean Shores PD to cap stolen liquor, 3 arrested

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The Ocean Shores Police have determined that three teens visiting Ocean Shores were responsible for the recent burglary of the Martin Bruni Liquor Store on August 5th.
Deputy Chief Russ Fitts tells us at 3:17AM that day, officers were advised of a burglar alarm sounding at the Martin Bruni Liquor Store located at 172 West Chance ala Mer NW. Responding officers found that a large window had been broken out by a rock and it appeared that items were taken from the store. The storeowners responded and determined that vodka and other liquor was missing. The owners and Sgt. McManus viewed the store’s video surveillance footage and observed three male subjects, possibly juveniles, taking bottles of liquor and exiting the store.

At 6:45PM Ocean Shores officers received a telephone call from the Quinault Nation Police Department. The officers were advised that QNPD officers had stopped a vehicle on the reservation that they believed was involved with juveniles furnishing alcohol in the area.