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Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 2 pets in Columbia River

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two people and their two dogs after their boat capsized on the Columbia River near Chinook, Wash., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., received a call stating a 17-foot pleasure craft was taking on water on the Columbia River near Fort Columbia State Park near McGowan, Wash., with two people and two dogs on board at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Sector Columbia River launched a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 3:40 p.m. to find the boat capsized and the people clinging to the boat and their dogs. Crewmembers threw heaving lines to the victims and pulled both people along with their dogs from the water. The people and dogs were transported to Chinook Marina in Chinook with no injuries.

Columbia River Coastal Tow plans to salvage the partially submerged vessel at high tide. Approximately 20 gallons of gasoline remain on board. No pollution has been reported.

Jamie Marie Floats Free After a day on the Beach in Ocean Shores

A fishing boat named the Jamie Marie was able to get off the beach overnight after spending a tense day about 1,000 feet North...

Washington State High School Equestrian Team District #3 Meet

Come on down to the Fairgrounds this weekend to watch the Washington State High School Equestrian Team District #3 meet this Thursday through Sunday,...

Grays Harbor College Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

Grays Harbor College is partnering with Beyond Survival and Grays Harbor Public Health and Social Services Department to achieve the goals outlined...

Aberdeen High School Radio Station Takes Third

GIG HARBOR, Wash. - KGHP from Peninsula High School took top honors in route to knocking off three-time state champion Nathan Hale at the Washington State High School Radio Awards held yesterday in Gig Harbor. Aberdeen High School’s KAHS radio station (106.5FM) collected many awards on their way to a third place overall finish in the fourth annual event. Students from all over the state submitted their best of works and were judged by professionals from industry professional throughout Washington State including KJET’s very own Johnny Manson.

Ocean Park Library Re-Opening Delayed

OCEAN PARK, Wash. - Due to construction delays, the Ocean Park Timberland Library is now scheduled to reopen on Thursday, December 20 at 10 a.m. The library originally planned to open on Tuesday.

Construction was completed by the Holmberg Company from Kirkland, Washington. The architect is Frank Densmore of the Olympia-based Archos Corporation. The address of the Ocean Park Timberland Library is 1308 256th Place, Ocean Park. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 665-4184 when the building reopens, or go to www.TRL.org.

Hoquiam Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The Hoquiam Farmers Market is bursting with business and we need more products to offer the steady stream of customers!
Specifically, we are in need of fresh local eggs, a candy maker, flowers, and locally grown produce.  Other local craft and food items are also in great demand.  If you have a home-produced specialty or hobby that you would like to market, we are interested in talking with you!
Last week I had to tell customers that we were sold out of fresh eggs- please, if you raise chickens and have extra eggs, we can sell them for you.  Contact Barbara at the market ph. 538-9747 or at home, 532-3235.

Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of Unconscious Woman

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Police were called to the Guesthouse Inn and Suites in Aberdeen Saturday to the report of a woman being dragged under the Heron street bridge. Police Captain John Green tells us officers located a 39 year old male having alleged sexual contact with an apparent unconscious 42 year old native American female in a camp spot inside brush near the Inn and Bridge. Green said the report was received at 11:07 Saturday morning.
The investigating officers had to tell the male suspect numerous times to step out of the wooded area.
Officers were initially unable to wake up the female. When they did wake her she was allegedly very intoxicated. She did tell officers that she was unaware of anyone having any physical contact with her and that no one had permission to have any physical sexual contact with her.
Officers arrested the male suspect for Indecent Liberties and Making a False Statement to a Public Servant. The male suspect had initially provided the investigating officers a false name.
The suspect also has a confirmed arrest warrant from Oregon for a parole violation from a previous sexual assault charge. He was identified as a Registered Sex Offender out of Oregon.
The suspect is currently in the City of Aberdeen jail.

Public Invited to Help Update Grays Harbor Spill Response Plan


GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. - The public is invited to help the state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) update and improve site-specific oil-spill response strategies used for Grays Harbor. These are called geographic response plans.

Ecology and the Coast Guard will hold a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

The workshop will give citizens, resource managers, spill response contractors and oil-industry representatives the opportunity to help the state and federal response agencies identify any new information that might make the geographic response plan strategies for Grays Harbor more effective.