Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public discussions on the future of America’s waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America’s waterways. The Future of Navigation-21st Century Waterways public listening sessions will be held in several locations across the […]

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  • NewWood

    Satsop Business Park issues Request for Proposals for 255,000 square-foot manufacturing facility

    The Satsop Business Park plans to ask for proposals for their newly-purchased New Wood facility. – they’ve also sold off some of the old-new-wood crafted by the now shuttered mill. Constructed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, along with the patents to manufacture a sustainable building product, the Satsop Business Park issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) […]

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    Representative Derek Kilmer End of Year Report

    Since taking office in January, Representative Derek Kilmer has been active both at home and in Washington, DC to work for his constituents. The following report presents Representative Kilmer’s accessibility in the region, a snapshot of benefits secured for his constituents, and a summary of his legislative efforts and accomplishments in his first year in […]

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  • BBB already sick of Affordable Care Act scams

    DUPONT, Wash. – The Better Business Bureau is warning Washingtonians about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment period begins on Oct. 1, 2013, and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.


    BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington prescribes the following:

    • Don’t pay for free advice; trained and certified helpers are not allowed to charge for their services.
    • Hold onto current insurance cards; coverage will continue and there is no need for special new insurance or Medicare cards.
    • Learn the difference between medical discount plans and health insurance plans; discount plans alone will not satisfy the law’s minimum coverage requirements.
    • Hang up on “government officials” who call, text or email to “verify” personal information; government agencies will never make these types of requests.


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  • Grays Harbor Community Hospital acquires state of the art CT scan technology

    Aberdeen, Washington – Grays Harbor Community Hospital has worked with Toshiba International in upgrading its CT Scanning equipment with new cutting edge technology and software, making GHCH one of the first hospitals in Western Washington to have this advancement available to its patients.

    “This improvement offers physicians the ability to have a clearer quality image to assess their patients,” explained John J Simon III, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. “It’s like going from standard television to high-definition. It’s really an amazing tool.”

    Toshiba’s 128 slice CT scanner will enhance imaging and increase examination speed, while reducing radiation exposure to the patient by half.

    Simon concluded by stating “This is another example of the Hospital’s investment in technology, ensuring our patients have the best quality care, close to home.”

    CT Scanner

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  • House App Contest

    Kilmer announces STEM competition for local high school students

    Representative Derek Kilmer today invited high school students from Washington’s 6th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This new nationwide competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Local high school students […]

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    College Transfer Fair at Grays Harbor College

    Grays Harbor College hosts the annual College Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday (Jan 16) in the HUB on the main campus in Aberdeen. Representatives from 17 regional colleges and universities will be participating, including Oregon Institute of Technology, which has not visit the Harbor in many years. Other participants will […]

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  • Timberland Regional Library branches now offering access to Microsoft IT Academy

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Library has joined with Microsoft to present free access to anyone with a Timberland library card to its Microsoft IT Academy. This includes about 1700 courses–from the most basic (how to use a mouse and keyboard) through IT Professional training courses.

    The IT Academy offers technology courses on three levels – basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills and advanced skills for IT Professionals. Timberland Regional Library says they are able to offer free access to the Microsoft IT Academy for all Timberland patrons through a collaboration between Washington libraries, Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State and the Washington State Legislature.

    Microsoft IT Academy

    Visit to get signed up for the Microsoft IT Academy. All you need is an email address and a library card, they can also help you sign up at the library branches.

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  • Satsop Business Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Outstanding Performance Award

    ELMA, Wash. – For the fifth consecutive year, Satsop Business Park received the Washington State Department of Ecology’s “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award. 


    The award recognizes wastewater treatment plants that achieve full compliance with effluent limits, monitoring and reporting requirements, spill prevention planning, pretreatment, and overall operational demands of the National Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  


    “We are extremely proud of our employees that oversee the wastewater treatment plant’s operations.  They are truly dedicated to ensuring successful operation of the plant on a daily basis – which is no easy task when you factor in events such as storms, flooding and aging equipment.  The wastewater treatment plan is a valuable asset to our existing tenants and is important to attracting new business to the Park”, noted Alissa Shay, Manager of Business Development at the Park.

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