Grays Harbor residents had local issues in mind, including struggles facing small businesses, and the Navy’s plans for electronic warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula, when they got a chance to address Congressman Derek Kilmer at his town hall gathering Saturday afternoon in Westport.
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The Grays Harbor County commissioners terminated their clerk to the board, Donna McCallum, during a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, by a 2-1 vote. Commissioner Frank Gordon voted against the termination of employment.
As Harborites deal with the aftermath of the flooding and landslides that occurred a week ago, the recovery process may include an insurance claim. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents to get in contact with their insurance agents as soon as possible to see what damages are covered.
Hoquiam will be temporarily changed to “Hawkuiam” for the week of Jan. 26 through Feb. 1 in recognition of the Seattle Seahawks making it to the Super Bowl this year.
As residents from both Aberdeen and Hoquiam are still recovering from the torrential rain and landslides that affected the area in early January, various groups and organizations have stepped up to help victims. Listed are some of these efforts.
Grays Harbor has recruited the Homeland Security Region 3 Incident Management Team to help coordinate flood relief efforts after receiving requests from both Aberdeen and Hoquiam officials for assistance.
Grays Harbor County will be the last stop for Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., in a series of meetings his office is hosting with constituents this week, according to a statement from Kilmer’s office.
Timberland Bank President Mike Sand, right, presents a $10,000 check to community leader John Warring (middle) and Jim Daly, executive director of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation. The foundation has established an ad-hoc committee to administer funds received specifically for January 2015 storm relief efforts.
An Aberdeen man pleaded not guilty this week to child pornography and molestation charges in connection with accusations that he had been molesting a minor over the span of two years, from April of 2011 to November of 2013.
Wind-based sports and passions have long inspired coastal enthusiasts with every sort of kite contraption from wind surfing to stunt kites often dancing across our local beaches.
A second Grays Harbor resident has contracted the measles virus.
Contrary to a press release from County Commissioner Wes Cormier, the Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency will continue collecting fees for any and all demolition or removal of structures or building materials, be it flood related or otherwise.
With about 200 people singing his favorite tune — the North Beach High School fight song — Jaen Henry was honored and remembered in a celebration of his years of service to the local school district and scores of students.
About 30 Elma High School students walked out of class Friday after learning a classmate was a convicted sex offender.
State Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, is spearheading a bill aimed at legalizing the production of hemp throughout the state.