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Skull found in Westport crab pot unidentified

WESTPORT, Wash. (AP) — The Grays Harbor County sheriff’s office says the skull found in a crab pot off Westport doesn’t match anyone in a national DNA database…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Westport hosts meeting to discuss contract that would replace police force

City of Westport Centennial

The city of Westport will hold a Town Hall meeting next week to discuss a contract for police services with the County Sheriff’s Department.
Tim Hill is a commercial fisherman in Westport, he told the city council Monday night “I am ‘for’ having the Sheriff, and the drug task force come into Westport, and try to do something about this drug problem that we’ve got around town because everybody knows it, and it needs to be addressed.”
Mayor Michael Bruce said the meeting run from 6 to 8 PM Monday night at the Ocosta High School, with Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott on hand to talk about the policing services they could offer the city.

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Confirmed human skull found in Westport crab pot

What has been confirmed as a portion of a human skull has turned up in a crab pot near Westport. Undersheriff Dave Pimentel tells KBKW, a fisherman pulled it up Friday morning about 2 miles off the coast, he told officers that he had set the pot last week.

The King County Cornoer’s Officer confirmed later Friday that the skull was human, however they have not released a positive I.D.

Pimental said earlier Friday a crab fisherman found what appeared to be a human skull about 2.3 miles off of the coast.

The fisherman called the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office, who met him at the docks, and took the sample into evidence.

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Port of Grays Harbor to make repairs to West Hoquiam levee

Hoquiam Levee - Port of Grays Harbor
The Port of Grays Harbor will begin repairs to the Hoquiam levee this month. Port Commissioner last week approved a plan to move stockpiled rock from Westport to the South side of port property in Hoquiam. Director Marc Horton told Port Commissioners “The problem we’re having right now is that we’ve got a lot of erosion along water, specifically along the South side, and I think it’s severe enough that it’s actually threatening breaching of the dike.”
Horton said they’ll begin by rebuilding the access road at the end of Early Industrial Way. “So that we can get larger equipment and trucks out to replace rock as the second phase large rock along the face of this to protect the property.
Meanwhile repairs are being made to the rail bridge nearby over the Hoquiam river, funded by a $350,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration. Washington State Department of Transportation contractors will replace the mid-river pier, damaged in a 2009 flood, with a dolphin barrier that will prevent boats from hitting the bridge.
The port will also be using some of the Westport rock to improve a parcel on Commerce street, adding about 2 acres of lease space.
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Multiple fights prompt lockdown of Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Four separate fights broke out at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center on the Westport Highway Thursday. Cheri Izatt with SCC said yesterday that all medium- and minimum-custody units at Stafford Creek Corrections Center near Aberdeen were placed on lockdown after a series of multi-offender fights. No staff members were injured. One offender sustained injuries that were not life-threatening but required treatment at a local hospital.

The first fight occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the day room of one of the facility’s medium-custody units. A short time later, three other multi-offender fights occurred – one in the same medium-custody unit, one in another medium-custody unit and one in a minimum-custody unit.

Staff swiftly responded and prison administrators placed the facility on lockdown immediately following the fights. The offenders involved were placed in a segregation unit where they will be interviewed by staff investigators.

Stafford Creek Corrections Center houses about 2,000 offenders in minimum-, medium- and maximum-custody units.

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Call to artists for ’100 Birds on the Beach’ to celebrate Westport Centennial

City of Westport Centennial

Join the excitement of the City of Westport’s Centennial celebration. Gain exposure, sell your art and open a new market area. The South Beach Arts Association (SBAA) celebrates Westport, Washington’s Centennial with 100 Birds on the Beach, an artistic exhibit celebrating Westport’s 100 years as an incorporated city.
Community members, business owners, students, artists, and children are invited to create a bird or birds in the mediums of their choice — representative or fanciful, two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Your bird(s) will then be displayed throughout the City of Westport in secure settings for 100 days, with the opportunity for you to sell them if you wish to do so.
Exhibit-related events
• A ’100 Birds on the Beach’ citywide exhibit of submitted artworks will run for 100 days starting on City of Westport Founders Day – June 26, 2014. People’s choice awards will be voted on during the citywide exhibit.
• 100 Birds on the Beach will have an information booth at the Shorebird Festival April 25, 26 and 27 in Hoquiam.
• June 12: Westport business owners will select a bird to exhibit in their business.
• July 12, the SBAA will join the Kinnikinnick Garden Club for an “Art in the Garden” tour of beautiful lush gardens in our beach community that will include unique art exhibits at each location.
• A Scavenger hunt for community members and visitors will be announced and maintained on-line during the 100-day exhibit run with updates via Facebook.
Entry info
Enter your bird artwork(s) by submitting a letter of Intent by Feb. 28, 2014.
Scan and email your entry form to [email protected] or mail to SBAA, PO Box 2006, Westport, WA 98595.
Download the entry documents from Southbeacharts.org
Artists are welcome to enter as many works in the exhibit, space available, at a $5 per entry fee.
More info: [email protected] or by calling 206- 919-6743.

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Surfer rescued near Grays Harbor

WESTPORT, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew rescued an injured surfer from the south jetty at the entrance of Grays Harbor Saturday afternoon…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

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