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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

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

Heal the Bay report scores Washington high in ocean water quality

Heal the Bay WA 2014

Seeking to keep Pacific Northwest ocean users healthy as they head to the shore this summer, environmental group Heal the Bay will be issuing water quality grades for over 200 beach monitoring locations in Oregon and Washington throughout the beachgoing

Hoquiam Bike Rodeo teaches bike safety at Central Elementary

Hoquiam Police Department Bike Rodeo at Central Elementary School

Hoquiam Police are hosting a Bike Rodeo at Central Elementary School today Chief Jeff Myers said this morning;”This is something we started a couple of years ago, and has turned into an annual event right before school gets out. This

WSDOT will curb road construction to keep traffic moving over Memorial weekend

WSDOT Traffic

Using the Washington State Department of Transportation predicted travel volumes and online tools is the key to starting roadway travel for Memorial Day 2014. With summer travel season getting underway and weather reports calling for just a few scattered rain

Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond receive 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Howard and Katie Auble

Following their nomination by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond were recently selected as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for in recognition of their work as amateur radio operators with the Pacific

Humpback whale freed from fishing gear near Grays Harbor

Humpback whale rescued

Three marine mammal researchers freed a young humpback whale tangled in crab pot gear off the entrance to Grays Harbor. Tuesday’s rescue off Westport Harbor took nearly three hours, with a Coast Guard crew in a 47-foot boat assisting the

Hoquiam turns on the spray park, Weather Service warns of cold rivers in hot weather

Hoquiam Spray Park

The city of Hoquiam has energized the spray park for the next couple days so kids can enjoy some early summer.  The park will be active from about 12-7 today and tomorrow, and will re-open again around Memorial Day weekend.

New SR 6 Willapa River Bridge in Pacific County opens to traffic April 30th

December 2013 - Pouring concrete for the new bridge deck.

Six weeks after setting girders, crews complete the rebar framework for the new bridge deck and start pouring concrete.

MENLO – As long as dry weather forecast in Pacific County holds, travelers on State Route 6 will start using the new, wider Willapa River Bridge by Wednesday, April 30. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor Rotschy Inc. plans to

Hoquiam police arrest two after gun and purse stolen from vehicle

HPD SHOULDER PATCH

On April 7, 2014 at about 1600 hours, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to the Hoquiam 7-11 Food Store in the 200 Block of Lincoln Street reference a vehicle prowl with theft having just occurred. Two female cousins from Hoquiam, a