Standing at 6-foot-3 behind the plate, it is hard to miss Ken Juarez.
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For those who have seen a musical on the Harbor over the past year, there is a good chance one Hoquiam resident had a hand in it. Alex Eddy, by day a writing consultant and English tutor at Grays Harbor College, is part of the theater community, just like his grandfather Bud, and father, Jim Eddy, before him.
When honeybee hives started disappearing in the mid-’90s, beekeepers knew there was a serious problem. Hive boxes that should have contained tens of thousands of honeybees were completely empty, without any clue as to what happened to their honey-producing inhabitants. The cause? Colony collapse disorder — a mysterious phenomenon that has devastated huge sectors of the agriculture industry and left scientists and apiarists scratching their heads to this day.
Decades after hanging up her pointe shoes — seemingly for good — Jill Smith donned a leotard again and reconnected with one of her true loves: ballet.
Carleen Gulke’s 7-year-old triplets are excited for the newest addition to their family.
The nameplate outside Candi Bachtell’s classroom at Aberdeen High School bears the inscription “Chef Bachtell.”
Light filters through the windows covered with clear images of purple flowers on a bright green backdrop. The warm glow gives depth to the dark wood making up the walls of the open living room, built around a natural tree trunk that seems to hold up the whole house. There is enough seating for many in this room, which graciously gives way to the dining area and kitchen. It’s the perfect downstairs setup for the seven tenants living upstairs in addition to Jill Warber and her husband, Andy, who renovated this home with help from friends.
Growing up in Raymond, brothers Kaley and Joe Hanson made tree forts and played army together on what they describe as “a glorified farm surrounded by 40 acres.”
Kurtis Dawson is all Grays Harbor, all the time.
“It takes a village to raise a child,” the African proverb goes.
Ask Ben Winkelman what he does, and he’ll tell you, “I do a little bit of everything.”
MONTESANO — One day, Montesano’s wastewater treatment plant manager Kevin Hegel was sitting on the couch. On television, the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, was on.
The wire figure, a purple heart held above her head, wobbles slightly in the breeze. Her curvy figure is made of miles of intertwined chicken and electric fence wire. Bright purple clay lavender stems set upon bright green wire stems dance to the same beat as the rest of the body. They never bend too far due to the heavy cement heart that weighs them to the rich earth below.
For many traveling along State Route 105 in Westport the big, bright-red barn-shaped warehouse that is home to the Cranberry Road Winery is an alluring place to stop and rest.
Ed McGowan is a kid person. Given half a chance, he’ll beam with pride in his own four sons and two grandchildren, or his time coaching Little League or helping out as a Montesano High School Football Booster.