• Habitat For Humanity Completes Home Number 12

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Francis family, of Hoquiam were given the keys to their new home Sunday afternoon. The Mother and Father of three will move in sometime this week.

    Habitat for Humanity Public Relations Chairperson Helen Haige tells us this home was designed with a wheelchair in mind, to accomodate the father Jaime “It shows that we do home design to fit the partner family, rather than just slapping something together and saying this is your house.”

    Habitat for Humanity began work on this home located in the 1100 block of Washington Street in Hoquiam 9 months ago with the help of the Carpentry Class at Grays Harbor College, Volunteers took over the project in June when college classes finished, this is Habitat’s 12th Grays Harbor home 

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  • Three Hoquiam Teens Get Their Workout Stealing Nintendo Wii

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – Police tracked down three juveniles that allegedly broke into a home and stole a Nintendo Wii yesterday.

    Deputy Chief Jim Malony tells us a woman’s daughter found the gate to their fenced yard open and the family dog running loose when she came home around 3pm Thursday. Investigators found evidence of forced entry to the back door, and a neighbor reported possible descriptions of three kids seen leaving the home on Washington Street. Based on those descriptions, Hoquiam Police detained three Hoquiam juveniles aged 15, 16, and 17 and found the stolen game system. The 15 year old was booked on an unrelated warrant, the two others were questioned and released.

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  • DNR sets open house meetings to discuss program that compensates small forest landowners for costs of regulation

    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced three open house meetings around the state to discuss improvements and changes to the selection process for the Forestry Riparian Easement Program (FREP). DNR will take the input from these meetings to draft recommendations that it will present to the state legislature by October 1, 2010.

    The Forestry Riparian Easement Program (FREP) compensates eligible small forest landowners for 50 percent to 80 percent of the marketable timber that they must leave unharvested due to state forest practices rules that protect forests and fish. The landowner still owns the property and retains full access, but has “leased” the trees and their important riparian functions, such as clean water and fish habitat, to the state.


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