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State to fine owners of Mason County water system for neglect

The Washington State Department of Health intends to issue a $17,640 penalty to the investor-owners of Ripplewood Tracts water system in Mason County. The planned fine is for violating a state directive to bring the water system into compliance with

Denny’s Restaurant to open its doors in Aberdeen November 9th

Denny's is America's diner

On Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m., a new Denny’s will open its doors in Aberdeen (418 W. Heron Street), unveiling its all-new, locally-inspired design and diner menu with an all day celebration. To celebrate the opening of its newest location and thank the surrounding community for

Historical Seaport revises individual and business membership programs

Lady Washington at sunset

Aberdeen – Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is pleased to announce significant revisions to its membership program for individuals and businesses. From its earliest years, GHHSA has invited supporters of education programs and its tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain,

Campfires prohibited in all Washington state parks

Washington State Parks 100

Washington State Parks announced today that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. The prohibition on campfires in state

President Obama signs Washington emergency declaration for wildfires

Washington State Emergency Management Division

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state and local response efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on

Boating Program urges boaters to be safe this Fourth of July weekend

Washington State Parks Boating Program

Thousands of boaters will hit the water this July 4th holiday to enjoy the weather and to get the best views of waterfront fireworks shows. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Boating Program urges boaters to stay safe and pack

No major damage after ghost boat drifts into Riverside Bridge

Boat strikes Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

The Washington State Department of Transportation said they saw no damage besides a broken light to the Riverside bridge in Hoquiam yesterday, after a 75 foot boat broke loose from its mooring and drifted into the bridge yesterday morning. Sgt

Northbound US 101 drivers near Olympia should plan ahead to avoid a lengthy detour

WSDOT Travel Advisory 06142014

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on both Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday June 18, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 for asphalt grinding and paving. Motorists will detour around the closure via State

Traffic delays expected as WSDOT inspects damaged Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

Boat strikes Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam

The Washington State Department of Transportation is inspecting damage to the Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam, after a 75 foot boat drifted into the structure earlier this morning. Sgt Mitchell with the Hoquiam Police Department tells us the Coast Guard was

Public invited to weigh in on Washington state marine parks use and fees

Adventure Awaits

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is asking the boating public to help the agency better understand how boaters use state marine parks and provide their views on possible changes to fees and policies for next year. Boaters are