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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World Aberdeen City Councilman Frank Gordon says he will challenge two-term incumbent Mike Wilson for Wilson's county commissioner seat. Gordon, 69, owns Gordon Electric in Aberdeen and lost a bid for PUD commissioner last year. Filing for public office isn't open...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
BY DEBORAH TRACY The Daily World Outside the Aberdeen High School commons last night, it was a typical November evening -- blowing wind and sideways rain. It was not typical inside, where about 200 local people from across a broad spectrum of interests came together to discuss the future of the...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
BY ANGELO BRUSCAS The Daily World Energy Northwest and the remaining public utility districts backing the Radar Ridge wind farm have decided to abandon the project, largely because of costs associated with the environmental review process. The proposed 32-turbine facility in Pacific County would...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
Teams, sponsors and volunteers for Grays Harbor Relay for Life events will be gathering Saturday morning inside the SouthShore Mall in south Aberdeen to plan and launch next year's fundraising efforts to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Relay kick-off starts at 9 a.m. and will allow for...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
BY BRIONNA FRIEDRICH The Daily World Elma has remained relatively insulated from the budget tribulations hitting other cities and the county, according to a budget review held Monday. The Elma City Council met for about four hours to go over the 2012 budget line by line. Since last year, the...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World Community groups will no longer be able to use the large meeting room at the county owned Pearsall Building in Aberdeen due to budget cuts. Because of layoffs at the Public Health office, which had been in charge of scheduling the room, and cutbacks at the...
How will state cuts affect GHC?
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
BY DEBORAH TRACY The Daily World About 150 Grays Harbor College students and faculty members came out of the rain and into the Hillier Union Building Wednesday to participate in the college's first "Teach-In." The goal was to educate students about the impact state budget cuts may have on their...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
Ocean Shores fire crews quickly extinguished a small fire that damaged a wall at a construction company garage early this morning. No injuries were reported. Capt. Matt Krick reported crews responded at about 5:40 a.m. to the 200 block of Columbia Street Southeast after the east wall of the garage...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:08
A 40-year-old Centralia log truck driver escaped injury Wednesday morning when his trailer broke, rolling his truck and spilling his load along the highway north of Hoquiam. The State Patrol reported Nicholas R. Gibbons was driving south on Highway 101 near Dekay Road when the right walking beam...
New Elliott Building makes its debut
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
BY ANGELO BRUSCAS The Daily World A name change, a grand entryway and large light wells combine with Elton Bennett artwork and restored Jones Photo artifacts to bring new life to the Wishkah Street offices formerly known as the Aberdeen State Building. Already home to the state Department of Social...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
BY JACOB JONES The Daily World Newly filed first-degree murder charges allege the accused killer spoke with an elderly Humptulips man just before he fatally shot him in the back with a crossbow then attacked the man's wife with a hatchet earlier this month. The Grays Harbor Prosecutor's Office...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
BY STEVEN FRIEDERICH The Daily World If you thought the fiery debate over the Wild Olympics Campaign was starting to die out, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks just stirred the embers, siding mainly with environmental groups who want more protection for the land around Olympic...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
BY ANGELO BRUSCAS The Daily World The Grays Harbor PUD has delivered a check for just more than $4.43 million to the Grays Harbor County Superior Court Clerk's office to pay contractor Tim Spradlin for disputed work performed during and after the severe December 2007 storm. In a brief statement,...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
BY DEBORAH TRACY The Daily World If you haven't raked your fallen leaves yet, Mother Nature might take care of it for you today. There is a high wind advisory in effect that began at 10 a.m., with winds predicted in the 25 mph to 35 mph range with gusts of 50 mph, said Chris Burke, a forecaster for...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
BY BRIONNA FRIEDRICH The Daily World Elma residents could pay another $10 on their water bills next year. The emergency services fee charged by Fire District 5 for the city's ambulance service could go up $5 a month if the city agrees to the district's new contract request. Residents are billed...
Damon Point piling removal complete
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
The Daily World The project to remove the creosote-treated pilings off the beach at Damon Point in Ocean Shores is now complete. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday it has removed approximately 130 of the pilings from the frequently used public beach area and tidelands....
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
The Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office is working to form a volunteer search and rescue team to respond to a variety of potential incidents throughout the county. An informational meeting for interested residents is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the North Beach High School Library in Ocean Shores....
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
A "Speak Up" community forum to discuss the effects of proposed state budget cuts is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Aberdeen High School Commons, Aberdeen Presenting information on the impacts of cuts will be Grays Harbor College, K-12 education, WorkSource, Community Corrections, Health and...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
Weather forecasters and emergency management crews are already cautioning that the next few months will likely be wet and wild. In fact, a storm is expected to roll in today, with gusty winds creating the possibility of power outages. In partnership with Lewis, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties,...
Police searching for man missing since September
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:09
The Daily World Hoquiam authorities hope to locate a 64-year-old Hoquiam man who has been missing several weeks after he sold off much of his property. Daniel T. O'Rourke was last seen in September at his home on the 1000 block of Rayonier Avenue in Hoquiam. Police and neighbors have not been able...