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Grays Harbor College Class of 2016 top students

Grays Harbor College Class of 2016 celebrates graduation on Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., outside on the main campus in Aberdeen. Retiring GHC President Ed Brewster will deliver the keynote address, while Sandy Lloyd, who retires as the chief of information technology, will welcome graduates and the audience. More than 330 graduates are being granted degrees from the college this year, and approximately 175 plan on participating in the traditional outdoor ceremony.

Swashbucklers to swarm Westport

Friday marks the kickoff for the 14th Annual Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze. Whatever you’re looking for in the way of entertainment, you’ll be sure to find fun at this free admission event that runs from noon Friday through Sunday afternoon along Westhaven Drive in Westport’s Marina District.

Threats by student prompt lockdown at GHC

A student upset over problems with his schedule and financial aid sent threatening emails to staff members at Grays Harbor College on Tuesday, prompting administrators to close down the campus and send students and faculty home in the middle of the day.

Firefighters call upon governor to halt oil trains

In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee last week, the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters called for the US Department of Transportation to prohibit rail transport of Bakken crude oil, “until there has been a full investigation into the cause of the Mosier oil train derailment.” In addition, the organization wants Inslee to reject plans for proposed oil terminals and investigate his use of emergency powers “to prohibit the continued rail transportation of this dangerous fuel.”

Hoquiam passes homeless camp ordinance

The Hoquiam City Council passed an ordinance Monday night setting a 120-day limit to the establishment of a homeless camp inside the city. Such camps have been hosted by churches in the town for the past year or so and in the past week one has relocated at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church.

ILWACO — Steve McConnell, Chair of the Craft3 Board of Directors, released the following statement on the passing yesterday of Craft3 Founder and CEO John Berdes after a battle with lung cancer: