If the Quinault Indian Nation has its way, the final decision on crude oil storage facilities proposed by Westway Terminals and Imperium Renewables in Hoquiam could be in the hands of Gov. Jay Inslee.
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MONTESANO — Grays Harbor County has sent a bill to the state for $4,425, seeking compensation for the time Grays Harbor District Court spent dealing with citations involving the Discover Pass last year.
The sentencing date of Patrick Parnel, who was convicted of aggravated second-degree murder last month for killing his newborn daughter, has been pushed back to Dec. 5.
Staff at the two North Olympic Peninsula marine life centers hope a study pinpointing a variety of densovirus as the likely cause of sea star wasting syndrome is only the beginning.
A drug drop-box used to collect unwanted or unused medications that was installed at the Hoquiam Police Department in late October has been a success, said Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.
A level two sex offender is now living in Hoquiam, according to the Hoquiam Police Department.
Hoquiam Councilman Darrin Moir is relocating to Spokane, opening up a Fifth Ward seat on the council. His last council meeting was on Monday and his position will be filled by Jan. 1. To be considered, send a letter to the city council by Dec. 15 briefly describing your qualifications and background.
The Republican majority on the county commission stuck together during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to refuse another road levy shift and authorized cuts of nearly 3 percent to the county’s operating budget.
Clam diggers search for clams on Nov. 9 in Ocean Shores. If you have a photo that helps show what life is like here on the Twin Harbors and you want to share it with the rest of the community, email a high resolution version to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include your daytime phone number, the name of the photographer, a description of what’s happening in the photo, when and where it was taken and the names of the people who are prominent in the shot.
PACIFIC BEACH — The town with the most direct impact from the Navy’s proposal to expand electronic warfare training in the Olympic National Forest finally had a public meeting on the plan Wednesday night with more than 175 people in attendance and citizens largely voicing their opposition.
An early morning house fire in the 500 block of Makah Street in Ocean Shores temporarily displaced the home’s residents and sent one person to the hospital, said Ocean Shores Fire Chief Tom Lique.
An Aberdeen man who led police on a high speed chase in his vehicle before fleeing on foot was apprehended at gunpoint by a homeowner in West Aberdeen Tuesday night. The man was book into the Aberdeen Jail for attempting to elude a police officer, driving while his license was suspended and resisting arrest.
Grays Harbor PUD commissioners unanimously adopted a 2015 budget Monday that maintains current staffing and internal expense levels.
Inside the Grays Harbor PUD, as he has for the past 20 years, accountant Harold Warren pecked away at his calculator late Monday afternoon after receiving cash and checks from Aberdeen and Hoquiam high school students who have spent the past two weeks scouring the community for donations to help people who can’t afford all the food they need. Students and faculty from both schools sat in chairs and stood around the room, anxiously awaiting the results.
MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners on Monday narrowed seven candidates for the vacant District Court judge position to three finalists. In no particular order, the commissioners have invited former deputy prosecutor Andrea Vingo and defense attorneys Kyle Imler and David Mistachkin in for public interviews on Wednesday.