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Oct. 31-Nov. 3 razor clam digs canceled due to marine toxins

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through at least Nov. 12 after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold (20 parts per million) set by state public health officials for safe consumption.  WDFW managers have cancelled digs...

Aberdeen and Hoquiam Schools Team up for Foodball 2020

Aberdeen and Hoquiam High Schools will be combining their efforts for Foodball this year. The Bobcats and Grizzlies have teamed up to safely collect monetary donations for the event and will be announcing a joint fundraising total on Monday, November 9th. Food banks in each town will be supported by the money...

Third Round of Free Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Dates Into November

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management and Grays Harbor County Public Health have extended their partnership with the Washington State National Guard to continue community-based COVID-19 tests in Grays Harbor County. During the 13 days of testing, 1,500 people have been tested for COVID-19. More dates, time, and locations are now available. There...
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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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Le Mays Garbage Truck Rolls Over in Hoquiam

On Wednesday 2/25/09 at about 1:00 PM Hoquiam police responded to the report of an overturned truck at Bay Avenue and 23rd Street. When officers arrived on the scene they saw a 1997 Le Mays garbage truck on his side against the fence on the south side of the roadway.

The driver of the Mack Truck, 51 year old William Karr of Cosmopolis, told officers he was rounding the corner from 23rd Street onto Bay Avenue when he felt the truck “jolt” and it began to slowly tip over.  Several witness told officers that the truck was not traveling very fast when it began to roll over. The truck was fully loaded with garbage at the time it rolled over.

Gov. Gregoire’s and Attorney Gen. McKenna’s statement on Oregon support of Hanford lawsuit

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna issued the following statement today on the decision by Oregon to join Washington in litigation to compel the U.S. Department of Energy to complete the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation “We’re pleased that Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has joined us in this important lawsuit. The federal cleanup at Hanford has been far too slow in achieving the critical environmental results mandated in the three-party cleanup agreement, which the federal government committed to.  Washington and Oregon depend on clean, safe water to support their economies and the health and well being of their citizens. In the Washington and Oregon counties south of Hanford, 57,000 companies rely on water to provide 780,000 jobs.

Grays Harbor Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for February is the Housing Authority of Grays Harbor

The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor was selected as the February Business of the Month by the Grays Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Dorothy Messmer, CEO, of the Housing Authority says the business has been serving Grays Harbor for 57 years. "The Chamber is a visible advocate for all businesses in the area," Messmer said. "The Chamber provides information, leadership and partnership opportunities."

Hoquiam Adds an Arborist to The Urban Forestry Board

What started as an inquiry into the costs involved in the City of Hoquiams efforts to become a Tree City USA for one resident during the public comment period of Mondays City Council meeting, turned into a recruitment effort; and a new Arborist on the City's board.
 Hoquiam Resident Mike Larson stepped up last night and asked what the efforts are costing the city, while Mayor Durney did not have exact numbers on hand, he said many of the projects were planned already, Larson vetted his concerns to the council.

Hoquiam City Council Approves “Non-Travel” travel expenses

The Hoquiam City Council on Monday night adopted the policy for Incidental Business Reimbursment it establishes guidlines for eligibility and payments of expenditures for meals, snacks, and incidental expenses not related to out-of-town business travel, City Finance Director Mike Folkers explained to some of the questioning councilmembers.
 
The City does still require approval by either an administrator or a superior.

Aberdeen Police Department Gets a “Car Seat Technician”

Officer Jeff Weiss of the Aberdeen Police Department recently attended training to be a Child Protection Seat Technician in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Officer Weiss became nationally certified through Safe Kids as a car seat technician.   This certification enable's Officer Weiss to install car seats, check installed car seats for any possible misuse, and evaluate children as to what level of protection they require . The training was a part of a grant funded by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission.  

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Oct. 31-Nov. 3 razor clam digs canceled due to marine toxins

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through at least Nov. 12 after test results on razor clams dug...

Aberdeen and Hoquiam Schools Team up for Foodball 2020

Aberdeen and Hoquiam High Schools will be combining their efforts for Foodball this year. The Bobcats and Grizzlies have teamed up to...

Third Round of Free Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Dates Into November

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management and Grays Harbor County Public Health have extended their partnership with the Washington State National Guard to...

Up to $10,000 Available to Elma Businesses with up to 50 Employees for COVID-Related Recovery

The City of Elma in partnership with Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) is accepting applications for the City of Elma Small Business...

Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine survey

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is preparing for a future COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, all potential vaccines are still in clinical...

CARES Act money will assist PUD customers impacted by COVID

Following an agreement with Grays Harbor County, the Grays Harbor PUD will begin using CARES Act dollars to aid customers impacted by...