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Quake-Catcher Network Installed in Pacific County Schools

South Bend, Washington – Robert de Groot, Ph.D. of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), will lead a discussion with students, faculty, and staff about his recent work during February 18 – 21, 2014 installing Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) sensors  in Pacific County schools, museums, and other locations. He will discuss how QCN will add to…

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Animal Emergency Plan Workshop


South Bend, WA – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be coordinating an Animal Emergency Plan Workshop on February 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Pacific County Annex located at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive South Bend, WA 98586. Recent experiences from other areas around the nation have…

South Bend couple arrested on methamphetamine charges

Pacific County Sheriff's Office

South Bend, WA. – On January 1st, deputies with the Pacific County Drug Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant upon a residence located in the 100 block of Jackson Street in South Bend. Also assisting with the service of the warrant were deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the…

Ecology seeks comments on proposals to control non-native eelgrass and burrowing shrimp

OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to comment on the scope of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposal to control burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. Public comment is also sought on a draft permit for controlling non-native eelgrass in Willapa Bay only. Proposal to control burrowing…

South Bend Man and Woman Arrested For Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine

SOUTH BEND, Wash. – On November 5th, deputies with the Pacific County Drug Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant upon a residence located in the 100 block of Robert Bush Drive. Also assisting with the service of the warrant were deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the South Bend and Raymond Police Departments. A female subject identified as Jamie Cable, age 33, and a male subject identified as Misael Rodriguez Martinez, age 32 were arrested in conjunction with the investigation that led to the request for the search warrant.

The search warrant was granted as a result of a lengthy and ongoing investigation involving the alleged facilitation and delivery of methamphetamine by both Rodriguez Martinez and Cable. The pair resided together. During the searching and arresting process, investigators located a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine hidden within the residence, cash, digital weigh scales and drug related paraphernalia. 

St. Lawrence centennial celebration Sunday in Raymond

RAYMOND, Wash. – St. Lawrence Catholic Church will celebrate its centennial year with a bilingual mass scheduled at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, September 29th. Immediately following the service, a catered luncheon will be served in the social hall of the church. The church is located at 1112 Blake Street in Raymond.

The Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, archbishop of Seattle, will be the principle celebrant. Current Pastor, Fr. P.A. Kaech, and former pastors will concelebrate at the centennial mass. 

Sr. Virginia Miller, of the Sisters of Providence, who served as pastoral assistant (along with Sr. Elizabeth Joyce, Sp., since deceased) will be in attendance and will bring the gifts forward for the offertory procession.

Raymond & South Bend AHAB sirens begin monthly tests in Pacific County

South Bend, Wash. – The next monthly test of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) siren system is scheduled for Monday, October 7th at noon. AHAB sirens recently installed at the Raymond and South Bend Fire Departments will join the existing 16 sirens in Pacific County located in the areas of Ilwaco, Seaview, Long Beach, Surfside, Ocean Park, Bay Center, and North Cove. Additionally, there are two AHAB sirens located on the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation.

Sirens are not designed to be heard indoors and the sound may also be impacted by adverse weather. Residents are encouraged to have alternate methods of warning such as NOAA weather radios, which are tested weekly and can be heard indoors.

The procedure for the monthly test is for the sirens to sound the Westminster Chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15 second verbal message stating, “The following is a test of the siren warning system. It is only a test. This is a test of the siren warning system. If this had been a real emergency you should tune to your local radio station or listen to this system for further instructions. This was only a test.”

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency recommends that residents of Pacific County mark their calendars for the monthly AHAB siren system test which is scheduled for the first Monday of every month at noon. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at (360) 875-9340 or (360) 642-9340.

Pacific County Sheriff’s Office hiring E911 Dispatcher

SOUTH BEND, Wash. – The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for an E911 operator. Pat Matlock with the Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Correctionsdepartment tells us applicants must complete 3 different tests; a keyboarding skills test, a written examination, and an oral board exam. Compensation for the position of Telecommunicator begins at $2815.00 per month, plus benefits. Additional information may be obtained by calling Amy Dennis at 
360-875-9300, ext. 2244 or email

Pacific County Burn Ban Effective Immediately

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Pacific County is implementing a “Burn Ban” effective immediately and running through Sept. 30.
The Burn Ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires in approved fire pits that are limited to 3-feet in diameter and 2-feet in height. Fires for debris disposal are not considered recreational and are not allowed under any circumstances.

Contact your local fire district for more information. You can also contact the county office in Long Beach at 642-9382; or South Bend at 875-9356.

Earlier this month, Grays Harbor County implemented a burn ban as well.