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Ecology releases draft EISs on proposed oil projects

Two thick studies from the state Department of Ecology weighing the impact of two crude oil storage facilities proposed for the Port of Grays Harbor were released on Monday, marking the beginning of a public comment period that could determine whether the facilities — and a new industry — will come to the area.

Summer on the corner

Ty Rodriguez, 12, left, balances on one leg on a “mini-Segway” while hanging out at the corner of 5th Street and M Street in Hoquiam Tuesday afternoon with Tristan Ford, 12, right, Novie Rodriguez, 11, middle, and Sadie Carlyle, 12.

City to help with $3M grant for Morck

The City of Aberdeen will help owners of the derelict Morck Hotel submit an application to the state Department of Commerce for a $3 million grant to help remodel the 91-year-old building after the City Council unanimously approved the move at Wednesday night’s meeting.

Kilmer talks business, industry on Harbor

Congressman Derek Kilmer was in Aberdeen Wednesday and spoke to the Aberdeen Rotary Club, touching on economic development on Grays Harbor, his quibbles with the way Congress sometimes handles business and the threat of a tsunami to coastal communities.

Sew-a-long announced

If you’ve ever wished you could make sewing an online community event, then Hoquiam’s Kelly Hogaboom has just the thing for you. Hogaboom is hosting her popular ‘Sew-a-longs’ starting on Oct. 1, making good use of any cuddle-worthy velour for fall and winter.