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Forum focuses on taxes, hospital debt

Hospital debt and property taxes got most of the attention at a League of Women Voters forum Wednesday night regarding a ballot measure that would make Grays Harbor Community Hospital a public entity. Voters are deciding the issue now and ballots will be counted Aug. 5.

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Conveyor belt fire at Sierra Pacific

An early morning blaze Sunday at Sierra Pacific Industries in Junction City was apparently caused by a “bearing overheating where (a conveyor belt) drops down to the other belts,” said Assistant Fire Chief for Grays Harbor Fire District 10 Mike Pauley Monday.

100 years ago in the Washie

These stories were originally published in the Washingtonian 100 years ago this week. The “Washie,” Hoquiam’s paper, was published daily from 1903 to 1951 and for six more years as a weekly, folding in 1957. The stories are selected by Polson Museum Director John Larson and museum volunteer Sue Moyer.

Living Well workshop

“Olympic Area Agency on Aging has scheduled a free “Living Well With Chronic Conditions” workshop open to the public entitled “Chronic Pain Self-Management.” The Workshop will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, in collaboration with Grays Harbor Community Hospital at their East Campus location, 1006 North H Street in Aberdeen in Conference Room D , from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The workshop will continue each Wednesday for six weeks ending on Sept. 10.

Future of city’s airport up in the air

The future of the Ocean Shores Municipal Airport appears to be up in the air after the Federal Aviation Administration recently announced changes in how it certifies smaller airports, declassifying the Ocean Shores Airport.