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.
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.
The Grays Harbor Community Foundation announced today the hiring of Jessica Hoover, who will act as the program officer with staff responsibility for the grant and scholarship programs. Hoover began at the Foundation on June 29 and will also be cross trained in all areas of operations.
Robert C Rockett has been named a member of the 2015 Chairman’s Club of Manhattan Insurance Group. Rockett is one of the top-10 producers for Western United Life Assurance Company and will be awarded a trip to Prague, Czech Republic, and Berlin, Germany, for a week.
Tons of concrete rubble from the former Harbor Paper mill site have found a second life, shoring up Aberdeen hillsides that were damaged during winter rainstorms and flooding. Originally destined for a landfill, the concrete remains of the mills primary and secondary clarifiers will be used by the City of Aberdeen for a number of public works projects, benefitting both the city and the Grays Harbor PUD.
Monique Preston, accused of first-degree murder in the killing of a 70-year-old McCleary man outside her Aberdeen home, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday.
OLYMPIA — The threat of a government shutdown dissipated Monday as state lawmakers passed a $38.2 billion budget for government operations in the next two years.
Local governments are warning about the danger of fireworks in historically warm and dry conditions, but so far none have attempted to ban them.
A 31-year-old Elma man was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday for physically abusing a child over a three-week period in January.
Tim Quigg, a well-known businessman on Grays Harbor, said he has directed his attorneys to drop the lawsuit he filed against downtown Aberdeen developer John Yonich and his wife that claimed the two failed to pay back a $200,ooo loan to Quigg.
Dear Abby: My father is expecting his seventh child with his current “fiancee.” I am the oldest of six girls; this child is expected to be a son. His fiancee is 11 years my junior — 33 years younger than my father.
The Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze festival continues through Sunday with lots of activities and entertainment. More than 60 vendors will be setting up tents to offer food and wares during the festival. Continuous daily entertainment includes pirate crews roaming the streets, merriment, black powder weapons demonstrations, a climbing wall and lots of inflatable amusements and games for children. Live music will be offered with great entertainers scheduled every day on two stages and streetside throughout the event grounds. Along Westhaven Drive at 3 p.m. Sunday will be the annual Pirate parade.