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Washington Department of Corrections: Identifying Solutions

A new program, called Identicards, has been implemented into Washington State's correctional facilities. Through a partnership between Department of Corrections, Department of Licensing (DOL),...

Wildlife Department will use Drone to Monitor Chehalis Basin Restoration Projects

Scientists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will fly a drone in the Chehalis Basin starting Monday, Sept. 23...

Washington Tsunami Sirens will get Satellite Upgrade

The coastal tsunami warning system is getting some upgrades thanks to a federal grant that will also pay for new tsunami animation,...

Montesano Police Investigate Unfounded Threats at High School

Montesano Police may have an extra officer on hand at the high school today after a student reported overhearing a possible threat...

WDFW schedules public meetings on simplified shellfish, marine fish, and forage fish rules

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment on proposed simplified fishing rules for shellfish, marine fish, and...

Annual Maintenance at Cosmo Specialty Fibers Could Stir Up Odors

Nearby residents may notice possible odor issues this week due to annual maintenance work at Cosmo Specialty Fibers Industrial Site in Cosmopolis.
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WDFW announces additional tentative razor clam digs through December

State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled additional razor clam digs on ocean beaches for dates in October, November and December. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) typically...

Toxic Algae Warning Issued for Ocean Shores Waters

Test results last week confirmed the presence of toxin in samples collected from the Grand Canal in Ocean Shores, and with areas of Duck Lake also showing signs of Algal blooms, Grays Harbor County Environmental Health is issuing a health advisory for all bodies of freshwater in and around the City of Ocean Shores.  The drier than...

August capture and translocation activities moved 101 mountain goats to Northern Cascades Mountains

Capture and translocation operations are now complete for 2019 with 101 mountain goats moved from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains. Since September 2018, a total of 275 mountain goats have been translocated.  An additional two-week capture and translocation period is planned for summer 2020. This effort is...

Sheriff’s Office releases photo and radio-traffic from controversial shooting video

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and the Region 3 CIIT today provided a photograph of the suspect involved in the September 9 shooting in Aberdeen along with radio-traffic audio from the incident and a typed description of the events on that audio. They also reported that a gun was recovered near the suspect as a part...

Get Red Cross Ready for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red Cross Ready too. “Disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, even in your home,” said Alex Dieffenbach, Northwest Region CEO. “During National...

City of Hoquiam Receives $50,000 Grant for New Cardiac Monitors

The City of Hoquiam has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants program (AFG FY 2018). This grant will fully fund the purchase of two new cardiac monitors in the Hoquiam Fire Department to replace aging cardiac monitors that are critical for providing advanced life support medical services.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $871.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events. “This...

Aberdeen School Board Considers Two Taxes on February 2020 Ballots

One new, and one renewal, the Aberdeen School District is considering two entries on the February ballots for support. First they plan to seek a February ballot for a bond to build a new Stevens Elementary School in South Aberdeen. The District will also request a Levy to continue support for music and athletics.

WDFW proposes three-day razor clam dig on Long Beach beginning Sept. 27

Razor clam diggers may be able to return to Long Beach for a three-day opening beginning Sept. 27, pending favorable marine toxin results later this month. The upcoming dig is proposed for the following dates and morning low tides: Sept. 27, Friday, 5:52 a.m. -0.9, Long Beach onlySept. 28, Saturday, 6:36 a.m....

WDFW and Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club hosts free National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration, Sept. 28

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club are hosting a free National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration on Saturday, Sept. 28. “This family-oriented event is a great way to introduce youth to target shooting, hunting, fishing, and conservation activities,” said David Whipple, WDFW hunter education division manager.

Suspect dies at hospital after officer involved shooting in Aberdeen

UPDATE: The Grays Harbor County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the shooting victim. Chief Deputy Coroner Tom Thompson said in a statement that 41-year-old Kristopher D. Fitzpatrick died yesterday afternoon at 12:26 PM at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.  An autopsy will be conducted Thursday to determine cause and manner of death.

Agreement reached to benefit coho salmon, steelhead in Wynoochee River basin

State and tribal leaders have agreed to a plan that will enhance coho salmon and steelhead populations diminished by the Wynoochee Dam in Grays Harbor County. A public meeting on the plan is scheduled at 6 p.m., Sept. 24, at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) regional office, located at 48 Devonshire...
News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993, and is proudly attending Grays Harbor College with his children.