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Westport City Administrator accepts position with Port of Grays Harbor

Longtime Westport City Administrator, Randy Lewis, informed Mayor Michael Bruce late last week that he has accepted a position with the Port of Grays Harbor’s senior management team as its new Director of Environmental and Engineering Services. Lewis replaces Marc Horton, who retired at the end of December after holding the position since April, 2011.

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Two-way traffic at Rock Crusher Hill on 101 again

Two-way traffic has been restored at a slide-prone section of Highway 101 near Artic, says the state Department of Transportation. The road had been reduced to one lane since heavy rainfall in early January reactivated an ancient slow-moving landslide and caused a 160-foot section of the northbound lane to sink more than two feet, the department said.

Girls organize Mad Hatter tea party at assisted living center

Three Willapa Valley FCCLA members last week hosted a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the residents of Alder House, an assisted living facility in South Bend. The girls and their adviser are, from left, Cami Swartz, Chloe Konigsberger, adviser Laura Rohr and Ellie Sliva. Ellie Sliva was the mad hatter, Chloe Konigsberger was Alice, and Cami Swartz was the white rabbit. The three planned and hosted the tea party for 28 people. They came up with the idea after doing a social studies project.

Commissioners amend zoning ordinance to allow marijuana production

The Grays Harbor County Code and Ordinance affecting commercial zoning now will allow for the production of marijuana in an additional zone, a move County Commissioner Wes Cormier said was essentially a housekeeping effort, while advocates for the change had hired legal representation and had attended the county’s Monday meeting in anticipation of a decision.