Port: Even in an off year, business better than a decade ago

Port of Grays Harbor officials acknowledged that 2015 was a “tough year” for exports and they expect another small decline in 2016, but reminded guests at their annual business meeting Wednesday morning that because of what they’ve done to diversify the cargo base, even off years are a big improvement over business 10 years ago.

Plans show first semblance of Gateway Center

Contractors have completed a feasibility study for the City of Aberdeen’s Gateway Center Redevelopment Project, which suggests the facility’s build-out could cost $8.1 million, and could provide a 20,000-square-foot structure to house an all-in-one Harborwide economic development and visitor information center.

Dawn’s Early Light

The sun rises over Junction City on Wednesday morning, silhouetting the former Weyerhaeuser saw mill’s chip loading facility across the Chehalis River from Morrison Riverfront Park in Aberdeen. The light rain Wednesday on the Harbor is expected to continue today and Friday with new precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible Thursday and up to a half inch more tonight. A chance of rain remains in the forecast every day through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Evergreen students ask for input

Evergreen State College students are asking citizen of Grays Harbor County for their opinions. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, residents of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and other Grays Harbor communities are invited to stop by the Aberdeen Revitalization Movement (ARM) office, any time between 2 and 7 p.m., for a 20-30-minute interview about the future of Grays Harbor. The ARM office is at 210 South I St., across from the D&R Theatre.

Alleged wallet thief booked into Aberdeen jail

A 25-year-old transient man was taken into Aberdeen police custody Thursday after allegedly stealing a wallet and keeping the credits cards inside it for more than a week, according to a statement from the department.

Assault on GH Transit bus caused by drugs, alcohol

Five people were injured and an Olympia man is facing four counts of fourth-degree assault after an altercation, fueled by alcohol and drugs, on a Grays Harbor Transit bus along State Route 8 in Thurston County, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol.

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