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Hoquiam mayor calls for moratorium on all future oil facilities in city

Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney has asked the Hoquiam City Council to impose a moratorium on future oil facilities in the city. In a memorandum to council members that was made public Wednesday afternoon. Durney also asks the council to consider amending the city’s land use plan “to forbid wholesale liquefied petroleum facilities in any zone within the city of Hoquiam.” The changes would not affect three oil storage proposals already being considered in Hoquiam.

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Buckaroo identified

Walt Hansen played Santa in Hoquiam in the 1950s, arriving at the 7th St. Theatre every year to meet children. His family has a few photos of him in full Santa garb, but none more treasured than this one, which they have dubbed “Santa and the Buckaroo.”

Confusion over Thunderbird ownership

In the wake of the state Department of Health filing an order to revoke the Thunderbird Motel’s Transient Accommodations License because of unsanitary conditions, it is unclear who owns the downtown Aberdeen motel. Records include at least three limited liability companies with a connection to the property or business.