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.
Grays Harbor County and Ocean Shores officials have been working together the past few weeks to wrap up a decade-long effort to bring a wastewater treatment system to the Hogan’s Corner area — from the intersection of State Routes 109 and 115 through the Illahee/Oyehut area.
Jim Daly, former commander of Aberdeen Post No. 224, and a regular editorial contributor to The Daily World, received the bronze award for “Best Feature Article” in the 2015 VFW National Publication Contest for an article published in the newspaper last year.
A 37-year-old Elma woman was transported to an Olympia-area hospital early last Thursday morning after her husband attacked her with an ax while she was sleeping, said Grays Harbor Undersheriff Dave Pimentel.
A 45-year-old Shelton man was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing an Elma man with what the victim says was a box knife, said Shelton Police Lieutenant Les Watson.
The driver of a motorcycle and its passenger were treated and released from Community Hospital early Thursday morning after their bike struck an elk shortly after midnight near Grayland.
The City of Aberdeen aims to give residents and visitors a July 4 filled with vendors, family activities, performances and fireworks at Saturday’s Splash Festival.
The remaining tenants at the Thunderbird Motel were “scrambling” to find alternative housing on short notice Thursday night as the city enforced the motel’s closure.
When it passed its capital budget for 2015 through 2017 on Tuesday night, the state Legislature granted $2.4 million for projects in Aberdeen, including part of the money needed for a visitors center. Lawmakers also included funds for fish habitat restoration work on the Quinault Indian Nation.
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.