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City of Hoquiam awarded $900,000 Community Development Block Grant to preserve Olympic Stadium

The Washington Department of Commerce has awarded the City of Hoquiam a $900,000 Community Development Block Grant to preserve Olympic Stadium. City Administrator Brian Shay said yesterday that the grant builds on the $504,000 grant the Washington Legislature in 2018 and future funding to complete all of the repairs, restoration work and future enhancements.

WDFW seeks comment on periodic status reviews for Gray and Humpback Whales

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on its draft periodic status reviews for Gray and Humpback Whales. WDFW prepares recovery plans to guide conservation and recovery efforts and periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. Recommendations in the reviews include...

Cantwell Announces $1.37M Grant for Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad for Elma Junction Project

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, this week announced that Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad (PSAP) will receive $1,374,399 from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the Elma Junction Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency Project. The federal funding will be used construct a new double-ended...
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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 recently graduated from Grays Harbor College with his General Associate in Arts.

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Grays Harbor Geographic Response Plan Update and Workshop

Members of the public and the oil spill response community have an opportunity to attend a Geographic Response Plan (GRP) Workshop for Grays Harbor. The meeting will be held:

10:30am-12pm, (ending before noon if Q&A ends early)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Timberland Library

121 E Market Street, Aberdeen, 98520

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), U.S. Coast Guard and other partners involved in oil spill prevention, preparedness and response will host the workshop.

Fallen Soldier Aaron Fairbairn Returns to Grays Harbor

Aaron Fairbairn arrives at Bowerman Airfield

Private First Class Aaron Fairbairn returned home Tuesday afternoon. Supporters lined Simpson Avenue from Hoquiam to Aberdeen, waving flags and showing their support. Fairbairn's body was taken to Harrison Family Mortuary, after arriving by plane at Bowerman Airfield. Fairbairn will be presented for a public viewing at 9am on Saturday at Aberdeen High School, he will be laid to rest later that day with full military honors.

Transportation Secretary Hammond leads western states in highlighting progress on stimulus project spending

SEATTLE- Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond and state department of transportation directors from 17 states hosted a news conference today highlighting the rapid pace of delivering federal Recovery Act jobs and highway projects bolstering the nation's economic recovery.

Nationwide 2,000 construction projects with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are already underway with more to come in the months ahead.  Hammond, Caltrans Director Will Kempton, and Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director John Njord each conveyed how thousands of projects were approved by states in record time, and below budget estimates.

 

Shark Survivors Rally to Save their Attackers

SEATTLE - Sharks are in danger in the Pacific and all the world's oceans, and after tangling with sharks and living to tell about it, a group of shark attack survivors is in the nation's capital today, asking the Senate to pass a bill to protect sharks. Scientists say that, like many other fish species, sharks have been over-fished and many are endangered.

Here in the Northwest, there are at least 18 shark species on the Pacific coast. Shark sightings are common but attacks are extremely rare, according to Matt Rand, director of Global Shark Conservation, a project of the Pew Environment Group.

Longview port to receive Hawaiian garbage

     LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - The Port of Longview will process garbage from Hawaii heading to Washington landfills under an agreement recently reached with a shipping company.

Port officials say the deal reached with Daybreak Transportation and Rail Transfer will create more hours for local longshoremen and more work for the little-used crane.

The Longview Daily News reports the garbage, shrink-wrapped in plastic and stored in steel shipping containers, will be unloaded at the port to trucks or trains.

Man hoisted from cliff near La Push

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard hoisted a 22-year-old man from a cliff on Little James Island near La Push, Wash., Tuesday.

Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, Wash., received a call from the La Push Police Department at approximately 12:46 p.m. requesting a helicopter with hoist capabilities for a man suspended 150 feet on a cliff.  

Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles launched an MH-65C helicopter crew at 1:37 p.m., which arrived on scene at approximately 2:00 p.m.

The man was taken to a waiting emergency medical service crew in Quillayute.

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