The Grays Harbor County commissioners paid off an interfund loan from 2012 on Monday, and also approved expanding a contract for grant writing to pay for proposed culvert projects.
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The cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam have agreed to plan, design and build a groundbreaking flood mitigation project to encompass both cities that’s been publicly in the works since earlier this month.
The Hoquiam City Council approved a $2 million supplemental budget on Monday night along with a 1 percent tax levy increase for collection in 2016.
The Aberdeen City Council is one step closer to adopting its $49.9 million 2016 budget after unanimously passing its second reading on Monday night amid a plethora of other budget-related decisions.
Grays Harbor Superior Court is not usually a place geared toward celebration, but last Friday courtrooms in Montesano saw an atmosphere of festivity and hope as the county celebrated National Adoption Month.
Destructive weather conditions including persistent flooding, severe storms, intense storm surge and continued drought are placing coastal heritage sites and tribal culture at risk, Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation, recently told members of U.S. House Natural Resources Indian, Insular, and Alaska Natives Subcommittee.
Ag Processing Inc.’s plans to expand grain processing plants in the Midwest will eventually translate to additional facilities and more work for Longshoremen at AGP’s shipping facilities at the Port of Grays Harbor, Port Executive Director Gary Nelson said Friday.
The Grays Harbor County commissioners, at a special meeting on Thursday, unanimously selected a preliminary 2016 budget for the county’s general fund.
The Aberdeen Police Department has completed a facility lighting retrofit project, converting all incandescent and florescent lights inside and outside the building and the courtroom to light-emitting diode, or LED.
A Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s deputy was assaulted Wednesday morning by a 49-year-old Elma man who had tried to break into a residence and assault a neighbor before allegedly attacking the deputy.
The Quinault Indian Nation opened its crab fishery Thursday in Grays Harbor and the adjacent ocean area.
Newly appointed state Legislative District 19 Rep. J.D. Rossetti, a Democrat, will serve on the House’s Education, Transportation and Technology &Economic Development committees, according to a statement from Rossetti’s office.
Randy Ross, a banker and former chairman of the Greater Grays Harbor Inc. economic development organization, announced Friday that he is running for the Grays Harbor County Commission seat now held by Frank Gordon.
Wes Cormier, just finishing the third year of his first term as a Grays Harbor County commissioner, announced Thursday that he is running for re-election next fall.