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Contract Worker Rescued Under Power Lines

ABERDEEN, Wash. - First responders had to get a man hoist working again before they could get to an electrocuted contract worker semi-conscious just below active lines on 1st street today. Captain Jr. Streifel tells us crews were able to get the motor to the man hoist working and get the patient half way from the power lines to the ground, rescue was accomplished with a 24 foot ladder and the patient's safety harness.
The Aberdeen Fire Department transported the man to Community Hospital with life threatening injuries, he was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.
Liz Anderson with the Grays Harbor PUD tells us crews were called to the area in response to an outage impacting about 40 customers around 11 Saturday morning. The PUD's preliminary investigation indicated that a contractor working on a lift in the area came into contact with a power line.
Power was restored to the area just before 2pm.

Grays Harbor PUD Power Outage Updates

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Power has been restored to the Grays Harbor City area west of Hoquiam after another brief outage in the area this afternoon. The outage occurred at about 11:30am and power was restored at about 1:55pm. Early this morning the area was impacted by an outage at 4:30am. Power was restored at  9:26am. It is believed the outages were due to tree branches impacting power lines. A tree trimming crew worked to clear branches.

Power was restored to the 20 customers on Porter Creek Road at 9:26 this morning.

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Satsop Business Park CEO Announces Retirement

ELMA, Wash. - After 11 years at the helm of the award-winning Satsop Business Park, Tami Garrow, CEO, officially gave notice of her decision to retire next spring, during Tuesday’s board meeting of the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, the Park’s governing board.

“This was a purely personal decision, but not a hard one,” said Garrow, 53. She and husband John Mertz, 64, plan to travel more, work less and spend time with parents, kids and grandkids.
“I love my job, my staff and this Park, but the time is right for me to move on, and I am blessed to be able to do so. I’ve worked since I was 13, manning the counter at the Red Rooster grocery store in Humptulips, waiting tables to pay for college, and, for the past 30 years, working in the ‘economic development trenches’ of rural Washington trying to make a difference, the last 13 here at the Park. It has been a terrific experience.”

I love my job, my staff and this Park, but the time is right for me to move on, and I am blessed to be able to do so. - Tammy Garrow

Garrow said that she plans to work through the end of March 2013, but wanted to give the board plenty of time to plan for her departure.

“She’s done an outstanding job, just an incredible job. She’s brought the Satsop Business Park into the 21st Century,” said Jack Thompson, a longtime board member who helped hire Garrow. “She has really been responsible for putting the Park on the map throughout the county, the state of Washington and beyond,” he said. 

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Grays Harbor PUD Commissioners approve 2018 budget

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