• Representative Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) speaks to business leaders in Aberdeen.

    Greater Grays Harbor Inc. Annual Legislative Sendoff – good food with good people

    Business leaders throughout Grays Harbor had lunch with state legislators at the annual Legislative Send-Off luncheon held in Aberdeen yesterday by Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.  VP of Operations at Imperium Renewables John Gillespie said things are looking up at the Port. “We’re excited about our future at Grays Harbor, with organizations like Greater Grays Harbor […]

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  • Flood Authority funds Montesano project, “more to do” on three others

    MONTESANO, Wash. – The Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority voted yesterday to shift about $4 million from three other projects to fund the Mary’s River Lumber project on the Chehalis River in Montesano.
    It will help protect the sawmill, and the city’s wastewater treatment plan across from State Route 107 from eroding riverbanks.
    Flood Authority Chairwoman Vickie Raines proposes to move the money because pre-construction work has been done and the project is “shovel ready.”
    The move pulls funding from the Satsop, Mill Creek and Wiskhah Road projects for the time being, Raines said this morning that they will move forward on the design and permitting stage for Wishkah and Cosmopolis projects to get them to shovel ready status.
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  • Copalis Crossing Fire District 16 irons out payment plan for service-stopping city debt

    COPALIS CROSSING, Wash. – The fire district that covers Copalis Crossing has reached a deal with the City of Hoquiam to pay off back bills and restore ambulance service to the North Grays Harbor area.

    Commissioners from district 16 met with Hoquiam officials and representatives from Senator Jim Hargrove’s office this week to iron out a payment plan for about $12-thousand owed. City Administrator Brian Shay tells us the arrangement should have them caught up within a year and a half. Shay commended the current leadership team of 16, and said that city staff are working on a new formal agreement to provide EMS service to the area.

    Fire District 16 has two levies on the November ballot, one for EMS, and one for Fire.

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  • Starlight Celebration reopens 7th Street Theatre Jan. 23

    Grays Harbor’s historic 7th Street Theatre will present a Grand Reopening for the second year in a row, this time a “Starlight Celebration” on Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
    The free reopening celebration at the downtown Hoquiam theatre follows a three-month project of restoration of the curved plaster ceiling and embedded, lighted stars, in addition to the restoration of all ornamental plaster and walls. The work was done by EverGreene Architectural Arts of New York City, who have restored historic buildings all over the country from the Radio City Music Hall to the Grand Opera House in Meridian, Mississippi.
    This reopening event follows by almost exactly a year the 2009 reopening, which took place after a closure for replacement of the stage rigging, seat restoration, and new stage curtain.
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