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Second of three weekend-long closures in Montesano for SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge scheduled

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. That is exactly what contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will do beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, through 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at the State Route 107 Chehalis River Bridge – except no eating is involved. Crews will close the...

Summit Pacific CEO Josh Martin Elected to Washington State Hospital Association Board of Directors

Summit Pacific CEO Josh Martin has been elected to the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Board of Directors. Nominated over the summer by a subcommittee of the Board, Martin was voted in during the association’s Oct. 7 installment of its annual meeting by WSHA hospital and health system members. “We are excited to have Josh’s expertise in rural...

December razor clam digs canceled due to marine toxins

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through December 31 after test results on ocean beaches indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by state public health officials for safe consumption. “Domoic acid levels remain too high to re-open for razor clams on Washington’s ocean beaches,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager...
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Lakewood Woman Arrested With Counterfeit $100 Bills

A 42-year-old Lakewood woman was arrested last week after Aberdeen Police received multiple reports of counterfeit $100 bills being used at local businesses. Police were...

Former Grays Harbor College president dies of COVID-19

A former president of Grays Harbor College has died of COVID-19, college officials announced Sunday. Dr. Jewell C. Manspeaker served as president from 1989 until...

State Auditor compliments PUD financials and accountability

An annual examination and report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) has given the Grays Harbor PUD high marks on Financial Statements and...

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...

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...
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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Lakewood Woman Arrested With Counterfeit $100 Bills

A 42-year-old Lakewood woman was arrested last week after Aberdeen Police received multiple reports of counterfeit $100 bills being used at local businesses. Police were...

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Senator Pam Roach corrects Spokesman Review’s blog

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The blog incorrectly states Roach was the only legislator voting against this measure. Roach voted “Yes.”

Parks And Wrecked

The City of Montesano's Levy for Operations of the Parks and Recreations department has failed.
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Layoffs at Rayonier Incorporated

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