Tag Archives: Westport

Westport business leader, and Ocean Companies co-owner Dennis Rydman passes away

Ocean Companies co-owner Dennis Rydman

Ocean Companies co-owner Dennis Rydman passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning. Westport Mayor Michael Bruce said this morning “Dennis Rydman will be greatly missed. He was a strong driving force in Westport taking business risks, growing Ocean Gold into Ocean Companies

Westport Aquarium to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Pescado)

Westport Aquarium

The Westport Aquarium is celebrating Dia de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead this Saturday evening, curator Kathryn Mersell tells it’s part of a grant to promote leaving less meat on the bone, decrease fish waste, and to keep

Westport woman dies after wreck near Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Washington State Patrol

A Westport woman died this morning after pulling out in front of a truck on State Route 105. The Washington State Patrol reports they have notified family of 59 year old Geri Lee Robbins, her 2003 Toyota Corolla was struck

FEMA to review Grays Harbor County Risk Report at October meeting

FEMA Region 10 AE 12

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed a detailed risk assessment for Grays Harbor County to include all Cities within the County which has been summarized in a report which can be downloaded here. The risk assessment includes a detailed assessment

Board of Natural Resources acts to reimburse Pacific and Wahkiakum counties for marbled murrelet restrictions

The state Board of Natural Resources yesterday authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer about 66 acres of forestland, managed for the benefit of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, into conservation status. The parcels were selected because

EPA settles with Washington Crab Producers, Inc., for “Community- Right-to-Know” violations at Westport, WA Processing Facility

Washington Crab Producers, Inc.

Washington Crab Producers, Inc., owner and operator of a seafood processing facility in Westport, Washington, will pay a $16,551 penalty and provide a high-tech thermal imaging camera to the Westport Fire Department to settle alleged violations of the federal Emergency Planning and

Earthquake & Tsunami Preparedness event at the Westport Timberland Library

Timberland Regional Library

Local naturalist, author and educator Julie Tennis will talk about earthquakes and tsunamis at the Westport Timberland Library, Saturday, September 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. On her website, Tennis writes, “my mission is to help people develop a deeper

Grays Harbor tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain return to port in September

Lady Washington at sunset

Grays Harbor’s two tall ships return to their home port of Aberdeen next month for public tours and sailings before heading to California for their 2014-2015 tour of Golden State ports. Hawaiian Chieftain arrives at Seaport Landing on Sept. 4

Humpback whale washes ashore on Grayland beach

The whale had been dead for probably about a week and just washed ashore in Grayland Sunday August 19th. 
The tail had some very sharp cuts on it as if something had lacerated it. This is a picture of the crew working on the tail of the whale. They were not able to determine whether the whale was female or male because of the way it washed in, it would have taken many hours and heavy equipment to move the whale to determine the sex and retrieve some of the other organs usually checked in a necropsy. 
Veronica Myrsell and Marc Myrsell from Westport Aquarium were also at the necropsy working  with Dyanna Lambourn from Fish and Wildlife and interns from Cascadia Research. Report by Kathryn Myrsell

A 30 foot humpback whale washed ashore in Grayland over the weekend. Kathryn Myrsell with the Westport Aquarium tells us it appears to have been dead for at least a week, and had lacerations on it’s tail. The way is

Anglers can keep two Chinook off Westport beginning August 18th

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Starting Monday, Aug. 18, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit. With that change, anglers will be allowed to keep two chinook per day in ocean