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Evergreen students ask for input

Evergreen State College students are asking citizen of Grays Harbor County for their opinions. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, residents of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and other Grays Harbor communities are invited to stop by the Aberdeen Revitalization Movement (ARM) office, any time between 2 and 7 p.m., for a 20-30-minute interview about the future of Grays Harbor. The ARM office is at 210 South I St., across from the D&R Theatre.

Satsop School Board has vacancy

The Satsop School District has a vacancy on its board of directors. All interested persons are invited to submit a letter of interest to Satsop School Board of Directors, P.O. Box 96, Satsop, WA 98583 or bring a letter of interest to the school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 15, or March 21 at 7 p.m.

Plans show first semblance of Gateway Center

Contractors have completed a feasibility study for the City of Aberdeen’s Gateway Center Redevelopment Project, which suggests the facility’s build-out could cost $8.1 million, and could provide a 20,000-square-foot structure to house an all-in-one Harborwide economic development and visitor information center.

Port: Even in an off year, business better than a decade ago

Port of Grays Harbor officials acknowledged that 2015 was a “tough year” for exports and they expect another small decline in 2016, but reminded guests at their annual business meeting Wednesday morning that because of what they’ve done to diversify the cargo base, even off years are a big improvement over business 10 years ago.

Dawn’s Early Light

The sun rises over Junction City on Wednesday morning, silhouetting the former Weyerhaeuser saw mill’s chip loading facility across the Chehalis River from Morrison Riverfront Park in Aberdeen. The light rain Wednesday on the Harbor is expected to continue today and Friday with new precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible Thursday and up to a half inch more tonight. A chance of rain remains in the forecast every day through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

WSU Extension offers Diabetes Prevention Program

Washington State University Extension is offering the national Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change program designed to help people lose weight by attending 16-weekly classes, followed by eight monthly meetings, led by a trained lifestyle coach. The program covers a variety of topics including; healthy eating habits, motivation techniques, how to incorporate light physical activity and manage stress.