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Drug drop box a success

A drug drop-box used to collect unwanted or unused medications that was installed at the Hoquiam Police Department in late October has been a success, said Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.

Hoquiam looks to fill fifth ward council vacancy

Hoquiam Councilman Darrin Moir is relocating to Spokane, opening up a Fifth Ward seat on the council. His last council meeting was on Monday and his position will be filled by Jan. 1. To be considered, send a letter to the city council by Dec. 15 briefly describing your qualifications and background.

Pre-holiday clam dig starts today

Clam diggers search for clams on Nov. 9 in Ocean Shores. If you have a photo that helps show what life is like here on the Twin Harbors and you want to share it with the rest of the community, email a high resolution version to . Include your daytime phone number, the name of the photographer, a description of what’s happening in the photo, when and where it was taken and the names of the people who are prominent in the shot.

County narrows District Court candidates to three

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners on Monday narrowed seven candidates for the vacant District Court judge position to three finalists. In no particular order, the commissioners have invited former deputy prosecutor Andrea Vingo and defense attorneys Kyle Imler and David Mistachkin in for public interviews on Wednesday.

Master Gardener workshop in Elma Dec. 6

Grays Harbor Master Gardeners will host a public workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 6, on how to make a live wreath using succulents. Each participant will learn how to make a wreath of their own design that they can take home. A variety of succulent plants has been donated by many Master Gardeners for this purpose.

Port passes 2015 budget

While nearby communities are struggling to stay afloat, the Port of Grays Harbor is looking at a steady income and a 2015 budget that foresees an ending balance of more than $6.8 million in the general fund.

Truck drivers in short supply

A lack of interest in the profession, coupled with new industry regulations that have made hiring difficult for trucking companies, has resulted in a shortage of truck drivers across the nation and on the Twin Harbors, say sources familiar with the industry.