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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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Washington State Unveils App for Viewing Public Lands

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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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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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Montesano School District to Hold Budget Forums

The Montesano School District will be holding two community budget forums on  March 12th at 4:00 p.m. and March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Montesano Jr/Sr High School Commons. If you are interested in understanding the district's financial condition, please plan on attending. The School Board is interested in gathering ideas for consideration.

Lucky Grays Harbor Couple Win a Mystery Get-Away Weekend hosted by the College Foundation

Nellie Miller of Neilton was the lucky winner of the Grays Harbor College Foundation’s Mystery Get-Away Weekend event, benefiting the Foundation’s World Class Scholars program. More than $7,000 was raised for the scholarship program with over 100 in attendance.  

Once her name was announced Thursday night, Nellie and her husband, Steve, were whisked away in a limousine and are enjoying a three-day getaway weekend in Seattle, including limo transportation, accommodations in the Belltown area of downtown Seattle, tasting tour of the Pike Place Market, musical tickets, lots of snacks and surprises, plus $500 spending money, all compliments of the GHC Foundation. Many students currently enrolled as World Class Scholars helped out at the event.

Potential State Park Closures Discussed In Montesano

The Washington State Parks and Recreations Department met with nearly 200 concerned citizens Thursday night in Montesano to discuss the state's intentions with Lake Sylvia and Schafer State Park.
 
Foreseeing a large State budget deficit, the Parks department has been asked to trim ten percent of it's budget, equating to 10 million dollars, State Parks planner Brian Hovis told the crowd "Parks has already cut $3.5 million out of headquarters and regional office budgets, and it has come down to reducing state parks." The department is also considering extending seasonal closures, and shelving needed repairs. The 3.5 million dollars trimmed so far does not help for the 2009-2011 budget, that covers shortfalls in the Parks department's budget ending in 2009.

Hovis, and Regional Director Steve Brand answered hand-written questions after a short presentation on the department's budget. Handouts explained how over 800-thousand dollars in operating expenses would be saved if the state were to either transfer or mothball both Lake Sylvia and Schafer State parks.

State Parks Commission to discuss budget reductions at Olympia meeting

OLYMPIA – Feb. 26, 2009 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hear public comment on proposed 2009-11 budget reductions that could result in park transfers or mothballing at its regular meeting in Olympia next week.

The regular Commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at Commission Headquarters, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Olympia. The budget proposal agenda item and public comment are scheduled for no earlier than 1 p.m., beginning with a budget report. A full meeting agenda is available online at www.parks.wa.gov/commtg.asp.

The Commission will hear a report on the status of agency work to potentially transfer 13 parks to other public operators as part of the Governor’s proposed 2009-11 budget, announced in December. The budget proposal, based on revenue forecasts predicting a state revenue shortfall of approximately $5.7 billion, would require State Parks to reduce expenditures by 10 percent or $10 million in General Fund support.

State Parks participated in the Governor’s freeze in August and early autumn expenditure reductions to save money in the current budget. To meet requirements of the Governor’s budget proposal for next Biennium, the Commission will make other cuts first in order to mitigate park transfers or closures.

Attorney General tells promoters of calorie-burning drink to shape up

Washington State has announced a settlement with the makers of Enviga, a green tea that was advertised as a kind of weight-loss elixir. Attorney General Rob McKenna says Enviga’s claims didn’t quite pan out.

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“They said that if you drank three cans a day you could burn 60 to 100 calories and start to lose weight. But you probably won’t be surprised to hear that those claims are bogus. If you want to lose weight, it’s better to take a brisk walk. “


The Attorney General says that a study cited by the drink manufacturer was a little questionable.

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“There was a three day study of 31 people who were already in pretty good shape. We raised serious questions about the validity of the study because even if the results can be realized by average people, you’d have to drink 105 bottles of Enviga over 35 days to burn a single pound.”

Level 1 Sex Offender Arrested for Assault In The Fourth Degree in Hoquiam

After responding to the report of an assault at a residence in the 900 block of Monroe Street at 1:35 PM on Wednesday 2/25/09 Hoquiam police arrested 24 year old Christopher E. M. Richardson for Assault 4th degree and for Failing to register as a sex offender.  He was booked into the Grays Harbor County jail on those charges.

 

The 20 year old girlfriend of the man told officers that she had not been assaulted on Wednesday but that she was afraid of the man because he had assaulted her several times recently.  The most recent assault had taken place on Tuesday 2/24/09.  On Tuesday the man had grabbed her by the throat and chocked her but she did not call police at that time.  She was not injured and did not request medical attention.

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