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.
A 14-year-old boy drowned in the Chehalis River Monday night near South Bank Road south of Porter while swimming with his brothers near their home, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Jerad Spaur of the Hoquiam Police Department graduated from the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien last week.
The Harbor turned out for a warm 4th of July over the weekend as Aberdeen hosted its annual Five Star Dealerships Splash Festival.
The Paradise Fire has been contained to Olympic National Park by firefighters and is not currently a threat to nearby residents or houses, said the fire’s incident commander.
Incumbent Jack Durney is proud of what he’s accomplished when it comes to infrastructure, community betterment programs and administrative hiring decisions during his 12-year term as mayor of Hoquiam and says he plans to build upon those projects if re-elected in November.
An Aberdeen man was sentenced to almost four and a half years in prison on Monday for possessing large quantities of drugs and leading police on a high speed chase last July.
At least two Grays Harbor banks, with the help of federal and local law enforcement, are investigating alleged ATM fraud in South Aberdeen and Hoquiam, as well as other Western Washington cities, amid reports of unauthorized withdrawals last week.
In anticipation of future changes to jail and court facilities on the Grays Harbor Courthouse campus, county crews have begun demolition on a long-unused county jail just behind the Courthouse.
Fireworks filled the air on the 4th of July over Aberdeen.
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.