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Your Shot — Eclipse

The moon temporarily moved in front of the sun on Thursday producing a spectacular partial solar eclipse (as seen between between clouds and rain squalls). Photo was taken with a safe solar filter and a zoom lens. There are some thin clouds, but if you look closely, you can see one gigantic grouping of sun spots close to the center and several additional small sun spots scattered across the disc. This photo was taken near the end of the eclipse. Maximum coverage of the sun by the moon from our location was over 50 percent. 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 photo@thedailyworld.com . 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.

Elma Council against oil trains

On a 4-1 vote, the Elma City Council approved a resolution Monday night requesting that the commissioners of the Port of Grays Harbor “reconsider their proposal to allow the construction of three marine terminals for the transfer of Bakken, tar sands and other crude oil,” which would travel on the rail tracks running through the middle of Elma. The Elma council becomes the fourth city on the Harbor to make the request, with approval already coming from the councils in Westport, Aberdeen and Montesano.

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New lineup, venue for coastal lectures

The Coastal Interpretive Center Board has set new lectures for the 2014-15 Glimpses Series, which includes five lectures on the first Wednesday of the month. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the talks will take place at Ocean Beach Roasters, 841 Pt. Brown Ave.

Will assessor software work? A question of confidence

The issue of confidence is proving key in the Assessor’s Office election between incumbent Rick Hole and challenger Dan Lindgren, especially whether there’s confidence in Hole’s management style and confidence in his ability and decision-making regarding a critical software package necessary in figuring out the value of homes all across the Harbor.