With temperatures expected to soar in inland Western Washington, expect people to flock toward the coast, and there are a number of fun options around Grays Harbor this weekend. Here’s a brief roundup of the major events:
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The Shell Station in Elma was evacuated for a short time Thursday afternoon after a car caught fire near the station’s gas pumps. No one was injured during the fire, said Elma Fire Battalion Chief Tyson Boling.
The Aberdeen City Council voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday night to adopt a six-month moratorium on auto-racing events within the city limits.
A single tenant remains in the Thunderbird Motel, which owners plan to remodel following their voluntary closure earlier this week, a city official said.
Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish a wildfire near the intersection of Front and Perry streets in South Aberdeen on Wednesday, said Aberdeen Fire Battalion Chief Dave Golding.
The Grays Harbor PUD will receive $2.6 million to help cover cleanup costs for the former Harbor Paper mill site in Hoquiam as part of the 2015-17 capital budget approved by the state.
Because of the Independence Day holiday, your weekend edition of The Daily World will be delivered Friday this week, instead of Saturday.
Grays Harbor County will be closing Minkler Road at milepost 2.3 from Monday, July 13, to Saturday, July 25.
Two men were taken into custody this week for drug and burglary charges after stolen property and controlled substances were found in a car and residence linked to them.
The City of Aberdeen will receive $1 million to go toward a property for its Gateway Center Redevelopment Project, Lisa Scott, the city’s community development director said Wednesday.
The Paradise Fire continues to creep slowly up the slope of the 5,301-foot Pelton Peak in Olympic National Park and has now reached an elevation of 3,000 feet.
During the Fourth of July weekend, local law enforcement agencies are reminding residents to be careful when engaging in holiday festivities. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s are expected through Sunday, and dry conditions mean a higher possibility of fires.
At a special City Council meeting last night, Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson decided he would not enact an emergency proclamation banning private aerial fireworks. The meeting drew both opponents and proponents of the ban.
Aberdeen Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night in the 500 block of East First Street. It’s the second shooting in that part of Aberdeen in about the past two weeks. The first occurred near Aberdeen High School on June 14.
Fourth-degree assault charges have been dismissed against a 42-year-old Cosmopolis man who was accused of groping a woman’s breast in May of 2013 as the two stood in the doorway of a residence he was renting to the woman.