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School levies passing throughout county

School levies from around the county were passing Tuesday night after initial ballots were tallied by the Grays Harbor Auditor’s Office, with the closest race being in Oakville, where the district’s levy was only passing by one vote.

Erosion watch continues at Westport by the Sea condominium complex

Homeowners at the Westport by the Sea condominium development, at the foot of W. Ocean Avenue in Westport, are continuing to watch the shoreline erode in front of their properties. Storm activity and extreme high tides this fall and winter have taken more than than 30 feet of frontage thus far. This past week offered a bit of a reprieve, however, with a slower rate of bankline crumbling to the beach below the now-nearly seven-foot drop.

Hoquiam in midst of labor negotiations

The City of Hoquiam is in the process of negotiating the terms of a new employment contract for its public works employees with a representative from the American Federation of State, County &Municipal Employees union, officials said Tuesday.