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.
Fourth-degree assault charges have been dismissed against a 42-year-old Cosmopolis man who was accused of groping a woman’s breast in May of 2013 as the two stood in the doorway of a residence he was renting to the woman.
Four candidates are jockeying to claim the mayoral seat in Elma, including a three-term incumbent, a former mayor, a former Elma Police Department volunteer and a former city councilman.
Tacoma-based Murray Pacific Corp. announced the end of its 104 years in the timberland business Thursday.
Olympic National Park officials said firefighters are particularly concerned about the area around Paradise Creek on the flanks of Pelton Peak as they continue working to contain the Paradise Fire, which has now claimed more than 1,000 acres.
Grays Harbor residents plan to hold a memorial in Zelasko Park on Sunday to honor the 47 people killed in an oil train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, in 2013, according to a statement released on Monday.
Students from Grays Harbor made their mark at the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. last week, with junior Jonathon Ball winning a gold medal in the automotive service technology competition and recent Montesano graduate Jacob Izatt taking home the bronze medal in major appliance and refrigeration.
The Thunderbird Motel — a source of public outcry after a December health inspection revealed a litany of violations — has agreed to the state’s request to close voluntarily until it remedies the citations, according to state documents.
Looking past the steel doors and the barbed wire canopy over the entry way at a Stafford Creek visiting room one day last month, one might have had a hard time interpreting the atmosphere inside as reminiscent of a prison.
A conveyor system caught fire at the Sierra Pacific Mill Tuesday afternoon, injuring one mill worker, said Aberdeen Fire Captain Mike Kolodzie.
The Aberdeen City Council will weigh in on a ban on private aerial fireworks on July 4 at a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday night, the city announced Tuesday.
The Grays Harbor County commissioner agreed to hire another support specialist for the Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning. Commissioner Frank Gordon moved to approve the hire. Gordon and Commissioner Wes Cormier voted for the motion and Commissioner Vickie Raines abstained.
In the coming days, temperatures across the state are expected to set records. That’s why the Department of Labor &Industries is urging people working outdoors to take precautions against heat-related illness, a condition that can result in serious medical problems, including disability or death.