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Central Washington Coast Closed to Crab Fishing due to Marine Toxins

Effective immediately, the recreational Dungeness crab fisheries on the Central Washington coast will close due to elevated marine toxin levels, state shellfish managers announced Tuesday. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed crab fishing today (Nov. 24) in coastal waters stretching from the Queets River to Point Chehalis. This area includes Grays Harbor and the popular...

Washington State Unveils App for Viewing Public Lands

Recreation and conservation lands managed by local, state and federal governments now can be viewed easily online in a new mapping application, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced today. The Public Lands Inventory Web app displays more than 18.8 million acres of public lands used for recreation or wildlife habitat in Washington. Information also is displayed about the type of...

Deadline This Week as City of Hoquiam Urges Business to Apply for COVID-19 Relief Funds

The City of Hoquiam, in partnership with Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) is happy to announce the availability of business relief grants for City of Hoquiam businesses and non-profits. The grants are to support COVID-related response and recovery. Applications close on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 8 a.m.. There is a limited dollar amount available for such...
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Grays Harbor PUD Board approves 2021 budget

The Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners have approved a $127.6-million operating budget for 2021.  The spending plan will invest $10.5-million in the utility...
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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Central Washington Coast Closed to Crab Fishing due to Marine Toxins

Effective immediately, the recreational Dungeness crab fisheries on the Central Washington coast will close due to elevated marine toxin levels, state shellfish managers announced...

Grays Harbor PUD Board approves 2021 budget

The Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners have approved a $127.6-million operating budget for 2021.  The spending plan will invest $10.5-million in the utility...

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Grays Harbor County Public Health Department to Conduct Immunization Survey

  Local parents may have an opportunity to help public health officials understand how well local children are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.  The Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department will be attempting to contact the parents of 375 children born between  April 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007 to talk to them about issues related to childhood immunization.  In addition to an estimate of local infant immunization rates, Public Health hopes to learn more about why children may not be immunized.

Participants for the survey are chosen at random.  The information supplied by parents is considered private and will be protected.   A final report will detail the  findings and recommendations for actions that Public Health and local health care providers can take to improve local vaccination rates.

Press Conference with Guest Speaker Congressman Adam Smith to Promote Free Tax Help for WA Taxpayers

IRS e-fileThe Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) will host a press conference on Friday, March 27, with guest speaker Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) at Clover Park Technical College, to remind taxpayers of the availability of a public-private partnership aimed at helping lower and moderate income Washington taxpayers - including those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, active-duty military, students, and seniors - electronically prepare and e-file their federal tax return for FREE.

The program, called the Free File Alliance, is a partnership between the IRS (http://www.irs.gov/), and the nation's electronic tax software manufacturers, including Intuit, the maker of TurboTax Freedom Edition (http://www.taxfreedom.com/).  

 

Following the 10:00 a.m. press conference, community-based organization representatives will participate in an hour-long tax training workshop to learn how easy it is to use these programs, share ideas, and gain access to outreach materials to inform eligible taxpayers in the community. 

Drivers take note: studded tires need to be off by Tuesday, March 31

OLYMPIA - The last day drivers can legally use studded tires this season in Washington is Tuesday, March 31.

"We looked at the weather forecasts for the first two weeks of April. Based on what we're seeing, the likelihood of significant ice concerns on a majority of Washington state routes is minimal," said Chris Christopher, WSDOT Director of Maintenance Operations. "We also consulted with our colleagues in Oregon and they are keeping the April 1 deadline as well."

Christopher said the weather forecasts do call for possible snow in the mountains and drivers should be prepared for possible roadway snow and ice if they travel into the higher elevations.

"The mountains will likely get snow. However, we anticipate the snowy conditions will be confined to relatively small segments of the highways in the mountain pass areas. Our crews will be ready to respond."

APD Have Two in Custody Following Downtown Stabbing

A Stabbing in downtown Aberdeen yesterday sent one to community hosiptal, Aberdeen Officers have two persons of interest in custody.

The stabbing occured Wednesday afternoon before 3 o'clock in the alley near Wishkah and Broadway. Aberdeen Police Chief Bob Torgerson said in the attached audio that a wepaon was also recovered.

Aberdeen police tell KBKW the victim appeard to have non life-threatening injuries when he was transported to Community, the investigation continues in this incident.

United Way Seeks Nominees for Joel Wolff Community Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Joel Wolff Community Service Award, an annual recognition created in 2003 to honor community service in Grays Harbor County.  The recipient will be announced at the annual meeting of the United Way of Grays Harbor on June 11, 2009.  Nominations may be turned in to the United Way Office, 101 East Market Street, Suite 544 in Aberdeen. 

The Joel Wolff Community Service Award was established to recognize the contributions and examples of its namesake, Joel Wolff.  In addition to his numerous community affiliations and causes, Joel was instrumental in the organization and creation of United Ways of Grays Harbor's predecessor organizations, the Community Chest and United Good Neighbors of Grays Harbor County.  His involvement in our United Way and our annual campaigns has been constant and steadfast.  The Board of Directors of United Way of Grays Harbor have chosen to honor Joel by continuing the annual award that recognizes a volunteer or professional from the human services community that epitomizes Joel's example of caring, commitment, and dedication.

RESULTS of Grays Harbor County Child Car Seat Patrols!

Grays Harbor County is one of four counties in Washington State recently selected for a new pilot project focusing on child car seat violations. Started on February 27, extra grant-funded law enforcement patrols were on the lookout for unrestrained or improperly restrained children in vehicles. The law enforcement officers who are participating in the emphasis patrols have been through intensive child passenger safety training, some of whom are certified car seat technicians.

 

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The City of Hoquiam, in partnership with Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) is happy to announce the availability of business relief grants for City...

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One Arrested on Felony Eluding Charges After Speeding Car Wrecks South of Cosmopolis

A Grays Harbor County man is in custody, and two county patrol vehicles are damaged, after a high-speed chase ended in a car wreck...

Summit Pacific Enhancing Safety with the Addition of Infrared Scanners

Beginning today, Monday, November 23, Infrared Scanners at Summit Pacific Buildings Will Quickly Scan for Fever to Improve Safety On Monday, Nov. 23, Summit Pacific...