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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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  • New Satsop Company to Employ 150

    SATSOP, Wash. – A company planning to rennovate the closed Boise-Cascade plant in Satsop will employ 150.

    NewWood Manufacturing creates wood-plastic composite building materials, and plans to operate the plant 24 hours a day. Beginning with crates for fruit bins, the company plans to expand to a worldwide market, combining waiste wood fibers and recycled plastics.

    NewWood purchased the closed plant with the help of Enterprise Cascadia, whos name may sound familiar, they played a big part in helping to fund the 5.5 million dollar wind turbine project with Coastal Community Action Program.

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  • Grays Harbor College Speakers’ Committee Hosts “Jeff Salz”

    Jeff Salz, a world-class explorer, anthropologist, author and TV personality, will present a motivational speech Thursday, April 23, at the Bishop Center for Performing Arts.

    A frequent host for the Discovery Network, Salz has appeared as the guest "adventure expert" on the CBS Early Show, and two of his most recent adventures are currently airing on The Travel Channel.  There will be no admission for his appearance at the Bishop Center, organized by the Grays Harbor College Speakers' Committee.

    Jeff SalzSalz will lead the audience on an exploration using adventure as a strategy for dealing with the uncertainties of today's changing world. His presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.; however, representatives of resources from the Harbor community will be available in the Bishop Center foyer beginning at 6 p.m.

    "Our Speakers' Committee at Grays Harbor College is hosting this appearance as a way to help our community," explains Tom Kuester, who chairs the committee.  "With the uncertainties of the economy, unemployed workers are frustrated and looking to Grays Harbor College for direction. We see this as more and more students enroll at the College.

    "Hopefully, the message presented by Jeff Salz will help us all accept that ‘change is an adventure'," Kuester adds.

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  • Washington Department of Ecology Energy Department

    Washington Energy Department seeks businesses for energy-efficiency program

    OLYMPIA – Fifty-four Washington businesses saved millions by reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas they use. These businesses increased their bottom lines by collaborating with Department of Ecology engineers in the Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) program.   Since 2008, Ecology has offered energy-efficiency consulting and is now seeking new projects for […]

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  • Cantwell, FAA Announce Groundbreaking Hub to Launch New Era in Jet Biofuels Development

    SEATTLE – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the creation of a national Center of Excellence for jet biofuel research, to be headquartered at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

    The Center of Excellence in Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment will be based at WSU with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Washington among 16 university partners. The Center will bring together research universities and industry leaders to focus on developing and testing aviation biofuels. The Center of Excellence will work to develop ‘drop in’ aviation biofuel that meets industry standards and is cost-competitive with current jet fuel.

    America’s aviation economy supports 10 million jobs and $1 trillion in economic activity. But America’s leadership in aviation is threatened by the increasing cost and volatility of jet fuel. Fuel is the top cost to airlines, making up 35 percent of operating costs. Jet fuel costs have risen 267 percent over the last 11 years, causing airlines to shut down routes and increase ticket prices.

    “This landmark investment will help the jet biofuels industry take flight,” Cantwell said. “From farms to airports, green jet fuel means jobs for Americans. This investment impacts every sector of the American economy. It secures and grows our aviation competitiveness by controlling the costs of jet fuel, protects our environment by reducing carbon emissions, and keeps our nation safer by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. And this investment will support aerospace jobs. More than 10 million Americans work in our aviation economy and this is Center will provide the innovation needed to support jobs and keep America ahead in the global aviation economy.”

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  • Longtime Washington state Patrol Communications Officer Retiring

    Grays Harbor County – A long time Washington State Patrol Communications Officer is set to retire after dedicating more than 37 years to the agency. 
    Communications Officer 3 Lawrence “Larry” Evans began his career with the patrol on July 24, 1972.  He sat behind his console accompanied by a boom mike, one telephone and a mechanical teletype terminal.  No computer screens, no printers – just a pencil and pad of paper to take calls. 
    Larry started his communications career in Everett as a Communications Officer 1.  On January 1, 1977 he promoted to Communications Officer 2 and transferred to Bellevue Communications. In March 1978, he transferred back to Everett. 
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