OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — Police chased a stolen car across the beach and through Ocean Shores before they stopped it an arrested a 16-year-old from Olympia…. …read more
From: AP Washington News
A 16 year old male from Olympia was arrested after leading Ocean Shores Police Officers on a high speed chase throughout downtown and the beach. Sgt Don Grossi with Ocean Shores police tells KBKW the call originally came in as a vehicle stuck in the sand earlier Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Grossi responded and the vehicle was gone from the beach when he arrived. A vehicle that matched the description of the stuck vehicle was seen leaving the Ocean Lake Way Beach Approach as Sergeant Grossi was arriving on scene. Officers were later advised that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Olympia.
A short time later, Sergeant Grossi located the same vehicle on the beach spinning circles near the Damon Road Beach Approach. Sergeant Grossi caught up with the vehicle and the vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel. The vehicle then took off at a high rate and lead officers on a high speed chase throughout the downtown area and the beach. The chase ended at the end of Chickamin Street in Illahee. The two occupants fled the vehicle into the dune area behind the residence on Chickamin Street. Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department responded with a K-9 and one of the two subjects was apprehended without incident. That subject, a juvenile, was booked into the Grays Harbor Juvenile Detention facility. The second subject, also a juvenile, got away but has been identified and a case will be submitted to the Grays Harbor Prosecutor for charges against him.
Ocean Shores police confiscated an alligator from a man Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Donald S. Grossi tells KBKW investigators acting on several tips executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Ocean Shores Boulevard NW for an alligator that was reportedly living in an apartment at the complex. Officers from the Ocean Shores Police Department served the search warrant in the afternoon and discovered a four foot alligator just outside the apartment in the back seat of a 51 year old Ocean Shores resident’s vehicle, who was attempting to remove the alligator from the scene prior to the polices arrival. The alligator was seized and later turned over to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Grossi said a case has been sent to the City Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible charges. Washington state law classifies alligators as wild animals, and under RCW 16.30.030 does not allow owning a potentially dangerous wild animal.
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 for the best clam chowder. “And out of that our first second and third place there were four votes that made the difference.” Hansen added “The winner of the people’s choice was Emily’s number one, North Shore Grill second, and Bennet’s Fish Shack took third.”
With 7 competing “special recipes” North Shore Grill took First place in the Professional Chowder Cook-off, Chef Kieth Crovasie: What’s your secret? “This is a tried and true recipe of Mrs. Jenny Hill, she is now the Hotel Manager. One of the things that we got feedback on is this chowder has corn in it and others don’t. It’s also got a very little bit of a kick because of the Jalepano.”
North Shore Grill, located in front of the Ramada Inn in Ocean Shores, placed in every category.
Randy Dennis of the Dennis Company said the weekend ended with no better news than the approval of a razor clam dig. “It was a great festival here in Ocean Shores. I was here also promoting the Long Beach Festival April 19th and 20th, and clam digging starts up again here on Wednesday for the Twin Harbors.”
Visit www.denniscompany.com/clamming or www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com for details.
Do you enjoy live music throughout the day? Or do you enjoy cook offs? If so, Ocean Shores is the place to be, March 21-23rd. Friday from noon-5pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. It’s a great place to take your kids for the weekend, with face painting, mechanical shark rides, dance performances by the local “kids”, and pirates.
Artists and amateurs, young and old, decorate clam guns/shovels and create art from clam shells for auction. Don’t miss the Chowder Cook Off, as they are judged for prizes and displayed throughout the festival for viewing. The judges will decide who truly is the Chowder Cook-Off Champion and gets the boasting rights of having “The Best Chowder on the Washington Coast!” Chefs serve clam chowder that is served in our local restaurants. There’s a little of something for everybody!
Approximately 300 customers are without power in the areas of Ocean Beach Road and Powell Road in Ocean Shores due to a broken distribution wire. Crews are on scene making repairs.
Update 11:24 a.m. – Crews have restored power to all customers in Ocean Shores.
From: Grays Harbor PUD
You might see a familiar booth at the Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo, February 28 to March 2, at Century Link Field Center. The city of Ocean Shores will have staff in a booth under the banner “Ocean Shores, Something Fun!”
Dozens of businesses and organizations have come together to re-introduce Ocean Shores as a vacation destination to people in western Washington. “Whenever we gather any kind of statistics on who is visiting Ocean Shores, the Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia areas always top that list,” says Charlie Baer, Executive Director of the Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“Many of our businesses and associations have come together to let people know that Ocean Shores is here to provide memories and smiles,” say Mike Doolittle of Playtime family fun. Some of these include Hotels such as the Canterbury Inn, the Polynesian Resort, Ramada Inn, and the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino and the people who work with travelers every day such as Ginny Hill, Ken Elgin, Julius Kazen and Melissa Davis.
“We know that people meeting people with real smiles and a friendly attitude are the real keys to creating fun and excitement,” say Dianne Hansen of the Dusty Trunk. Shops like hers and Buddy and Howie’s Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe often go the extra mile to create great experiences. And restaurants like Bennett’s Fish Shack, the North Shore Grill, Sipping Serendipity Wine Shop, and Alec’s By the Sea provide great places and good food to eat, talk, and plan the next step in your vacation. Those next steps could well include the Ocean Shores Cinema, the Ocean Shores Bowling Alley, the singular experience of the Ocean Shores Golf Course or even a drive on six miles of sandy beach.
“Don’t forget the large and talented artist community,” reminds Judy Horn of Horn Fine Art. Art of all kinds is on display in three galleries and many of our other business establishments in town. Dennis Irby and Darla Skrei from Puget Sound Trade Shows are often helping to manage some of the great festivals and trade shows in Ocean Shores. Ena and Marty Myers of Mojovation and the Plackett’s of Plackett Enterprises are also part of this supporting cast that provide up to date information and social media that means you can find out what is going on before you even get to Ocean Shores. For more information call Charlie Baer at 360 289-2451.
So join us that booth with the banner “Ocean Shores, Something Fun!” at the Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo at the Centurylink Field Event Center from February 28 through March 2. Enter a chance to win a fun-packed two-night stay worth over $850. You can choose where to Shop, Dine, Play or Stay on your next Trip to Ocean Shores.
ABERDEEN – The Grays Harbor Public Utility District power infrastructure performed admirably in 2013. Working against recent trends, the total number of power outages and total number of customer hours without power were down in 2013, according to a report presented to the PUD commissioners on Tuesday.
“This is great news for the district and our customers,” said PUD Board President Russ Skolrood. “Having a reliable system is of the utmost importance and there are still improvements that can be made, but I am proud of the advances made by our maintenance crews in 2013.”
2013 saw PUD crews respond to 563 total outages, which is 11 percent lower than the five-year average and well below the 2012 total of 731. Those outages left customers without power for a total of 154,092 hours – 14 percent below the five-year average. September was the busiest month for PUD crews with 101 outages, while system burnouts (line fuse, transformer fuse or failed conductor) were the leading causes of outages with 87. Scheduled outages had the biggest impact on customer hours (53,045).
Weather related outages made up a large portion of the 2013 totals, with 49 outages attributed to broken or fallen trees, 35 attributed to lightning strikes, 24 attributed to storms and 19 attributed to wind.
“There are some power outages we can work to avoid through tree trimming and vegetation management,” said Skolrood. “Moving forward we will review these causes to ensure that we are improving data for tree trimming and asset management to build on system reliability.”
Some stations throughout the system were more impacted than others. The Montesano station suffered the highest number of outages with 68. Ocean Shores suffered 67, the Elma 12-Kv station had 64 outages and the Cedarville station reported 59.
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 Afternoon…With The Highest Speeds Anticipated Late In The Day Saturday Or Early Saturday Evening.
• Impacts…High Winds Can Down Trees And Power Lines As Well As Damage Property And Cause Power Outages.
A High Wind Watch Means There Is The Potential For A Damaging Wind Event. Sustained Winds Of At Least 40 Mph And/Or Gusts Of 58 Mph Or Stronger May Occur.