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Monte Council meeting canceled for lack of certified interpreter

The Montesano City Council was forced to recess its meeting Tuesday night, just minutes after starting, after Councilwoman Marisa Salzer informed the council and city staff that the sign language interpreter provided for her was not certified and she couldn’t understand her. Mayor Ken Estes said a new interpreter and a new council meeting has been set for Thursday night.

District moving forward to take over hospital

Grays Harbor Public Hospital District 2 is moving forward with plans to take over Grays Harbor Community Hospital by becoming the “sole member” of the current non-profit corporation, though it has yet to get an official thumbs up from the state for that plan.

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Domestic Violence Center is ready to help

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Grays Harbor Domestic Violence Center legal advocate Kelly Toomey and Director Gloria Callaghan want people to know that the issue is preventable and something that needs to be talked about.

Teen injured when car hits a bear

A 16-year-old Aberdeen male is in satisfactory condition after being airlifted to Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver Saturday night when the vehicle he was in struck a black bear on Highway 12 two miles east of Oakville, the Washington State Patrol reports. The victim was a passenger in a Ford Focus that was traveling westbound when the car’s driver, a 16-year-old female, struck a black bear that was standing in the middle of vthe road near mile post 38. The State Patrol reports that the victim was wearing his seatbelt, but it failed to restrain him. The driver suffered no injuries.

Navy provides detail on impacts to Pacific Beach

In response to a North Coast News report last week on the Navy’s plan to build a fixed emitter communications tower and base mobile emitter vehicles at Pacific Beach for use in the Olympic National Forest as part of its Electronic Warfare (EW) Range, the Navy issued follow-up answers to questions about the impacts to the North Beach community and environment.

Disaster seminar set for Nov. 12

History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government’s ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances.

Search warrant yields guns, stolen motorcycles

A search warrant executed on Wednesday in the 100 block of Ocean Beach Road north of Hoquiam recovered guns and ammunition, two stolen motorcycles, over $2,500 and significant evidence of heroin and methamphetamine sales, according to Grays Harbor County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate.