Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Westport business leader, and Ocean Companies co-owner Dennis Rydman passes away

Ocean Companies co-owner Dennis Rydman

Ocean Companies co-owner Dennis Rydman passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning. Westport Mayor Michael Bruce said this morning “Dennis Rydman will be greatly missed. He was a strong driving force in Westport taking business risks, growing Ocean Gold into Ocean Companies

U.S. Marshall Task Force ends Northwest bank robbers spree

Anthony James Martinis

The United States Marshall Service has arrested a man wanted for a string of bank robberies in Southwestern Washington and Oregon. Acting United States Marshal David Miller said Anthony James Martinis was wanted by the Longview Washington Police Department on

Coast Guard rescues two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash., Saturday. The 67-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were safely transported to an airfield in Raymond, Wash., where they were met by local

US Coast Guard stresses Pacific Northwest boat safety following Labor Day rescue

A 12-foot skiff carrying eight people and a dog that capsized near Bainbridge Island, Wash., sits at Eagle Harbor Marina after being dewatered and towed by a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Aug. 31, 2014. The eight passengers were discovered in the water by a good Samaritan and transferred by the RB-M crew to the marina where they were treated by EMS for mild hypothermia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Quinten Allen)

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to make smart decisions while operating in the Pacific Northwest following the rescue of eight people from an overloaded vessel that capsized near Bainbridge Island over the Labor Day weekend. “Between the overloading of the

Race the Wave 5K fun run/walk to practice tsunami evacuation routes

Tsunami Evacuation Route

September is National Preparedness Month and Pacific Northwest coastal communities are leading by example. Cannon Beach, Oregon will host Race the Wave, their first hazard-themed fun run designed to blend awareness and action into a single activity. Race the Wave

U.S. Coast Guard advises strong caution to beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

Due to the recent number of fatalities the Coast Guard strongly cautions beachgoers to be aware of possible dangers to stay safe while enjoying the Oregon and Washington coasts. During the past two months, the Coast Guard has responded to

Grays Harbor Community Foundation reaches $50 million milestone

Grays Harbor Community Foundation

As of July 15, 2014, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation has exceeded a threshold of $50 million in assets, through a substantial distribution from the Estate of Ann R. Weatherwax.  This now makes GHCF the sixth largest Community Foundation of

Heal the Bay report scores Washington high in ocean water quality

Heal the Bay WA 2014

Seeking to keep Pacific Northwest ocean users healthy as they head to the shore this summer, environmental group Heal the Bay will be issuing water quality grades for over 200 beach monitoring locations in Oregon and Washington throughout the beachgoing

Lady Washington Adds Visit to Westport to Its June Schedule

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain

Lady Washington, the Official Ship of the State of Washington, will help the City of Westport celebrate its 100th birthday with a visit June 27-29. The vessel will offer walk-on tours and a special Fireworks Sail for viewing the city’s

DEA National Drug Take-Back day collects nearly 16 tons from Pacific Northwest

Hoquiam police report record turnout for DEA Drug Take Back Day

Americans nationwide showed their support for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program by dropping off more prescription pills than ever. After seven previous Take Back Days spread over almost four years, 780,158 pounds