Dan Hammock

Dan posted 415 stories to The Daily World.
Page 1 of 21

Nearly 200 graduates take to Stewart Field for GHC graduation ceremony

Friday evening event featured a first for GHC, the presentation of four-year degrees

  • Jun 23rd, 2018 11:32am
DAN HAMMOCK | TWIN HARBORS NEWSPAPER GROUP
                                Brenda Orffer was recently appointed McClearys first female mayor. She had previously served on the City Council since her election in 2015.

Orffer selected as McCleary’s first female mayor

Has lived, worked and raised her family in the area for 25 years

  • Jun 22nd, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | TWIN HARBORS NEWSPAPER GROUP
                                Brenda Orffer was recently appointed McClearys first female mayor. She had previously served on the City Council since her election in 2015.
FILE PHOTO
                                Fen Shou Chen, who pleaded guilty March 23 to manufacturing a controlled substance after his arrest in the Green Jade illegal marijuana grow busts late last year, has filed a motion to withdraw his plea after discovering his felony conviction would lead to deportation to his native China.

Green Jade pot bust defendant asks to withdraw his plea

Said lack of proper interpreter led to unexpected deportation jeopardy

  • Jun 19th, 2018 7:00pm
FILE PHOTO
                                Fen Shou Chen, who pleaded guilty March 23 to manufacturing a controlled substance after his arrest in the Green Jade illegal marijuana grow busts late last year, has filed a motion to withdraw his plea after discovering his felony conviction would lead to deportation to his native China.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Grays Harbor County Therapeutic Court Judge Stephen Brown discusses the progress made by one of the six current “clients,” as they are known, at the Grays Harbor County juvenile detention center in Junction City Tuesday afternoon.

New drug court aims to put offenders on a new path

Judge Stephen Brown looked across the bench to one of the six…

  • Jun 18th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Grays Harbor County Therapeutic Court Judge Stephen Brown discusses the progress made by one of the six current “clients,” as they are known, at the Grays Harbor County juvenile detention center in Junction City Tuesday afternoon.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Melissa Baum, the mother of Lindsey Baum who was abducted from McCleary in 2009, praised the efforts of local law enforcement that led to the discovery of her daughter’s remains last fall in Kittitas County. “Monsters do exist,” she said Thursday. “When you tell your kids they don’t, you are lying to them.”

Melissa Baum: ‘Monsters do exist’

Mother of murdered 10-year-old Lindsey Baum speaks at press conference in McCleary

  • Jun 15th, 2018 8:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Melissa Baum, the mother of Lindsey Baum who was abducted from McCleary in 2009, praised the efforts of local law enforcement that led to the discovery of her daughter’s remains last fall in Kittitas County. “Monsters do exist,” she said Thursday. “When you tell your kids they don’t, you are lying to them.”
LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD Executive Director Craig Dublanko from the Coastal Community Action Program (black jacket) tours the new temporary space for the organization’s services.

CCAP finds temporary digs in old Seafirst bank building

Hopes to be operational by Wednesday morning

  • Jun 11th, 2018 7:00pm
LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD Executive Director Craig Dublanko from the Coastal Community Action Program (black jacket) tours the new temporary space for the organization’s services.

Time key to saving historical documents from the fire

Mold is the enemy, quick retrieval and freezing the key to preservation

  • Jun 11th, 2018 7:00pm

More photos from the Armory fire

Photos by Dan Hammock Here are some additional photos from Saturday morning’s…

  • Jun 9th, 2018 4:47pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Isaac J. Gusman pleaded not guilty in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday to two felony charges relating to an attempted kidnapping in Montesano on May 16. At left is defense lawyer David Arcuri. At right is county Prosecutor Katie Svoboda.

Not guilty plea in attempted Monte abduction

Isaac J. Gusman, charged for an attempted abduction in Montesano last month,…

  • Jun 4th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Isaac J. Gusman pleaded not guilty in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday to two felony charges relating to an attempted kidnapping in Montesano on May 16. At left is defense lawyer David Arcuri. At right is county Prosecutor Katie Svoboda.

Suspect surrenders in Cosi hit-and-run

The suspect wanted in a hit-and-run collision in Cosmopolis late Wednesday turned…

  • Jun 1st, 2018 11:00pm

Wrongful death suit against Summit Pacific

Woman was sent home from medical center, collapsed and died a few hours later

  • Jun 1st, 2018 11:00pm

Hoquiam man gets 10 years after being convicted of child rape

Jury sided with prosecution; defendant has maintained his innocence throughout

  • May 30th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Officers from several agencies take a break and cool their engines in between courses at a tactical driving course held at the old Bay City sorting yard in South Aberdeen May 24. From left are Elma Police chief Susan Schultz, an unidentified Police Explorer, instructor and Hoquiam officer David Peterson, and Ocean Shores Police Sgt. David McManus.

Pressure’s on at emergency vehicle training course in South Aberdeen

Course includes high and low speed maneuvers, spike strip deployment

  • May 29th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Officers from several agencies take a break and cool their engines in between courses at a tactical driving course held at the old Bay City sorting yard in South Aberdeen May 24. From left are Elma Police chief Susan Schultz, an unidentified Police Explorer, instructor and Hoquiam officer David Peterson, and Ocean Shores Police Sgt. David McManus.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Passengers ready to board a 4:20 p.m. bus at the Hoquiam transit center earlier this week. Grays Harbor Transit has brought back region-wide Sunday service and has expanded other routes this season.

GH Transit expands Sunday and other services

Services now back to full pre-2013 levels

  • May 28th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Passengers ready to board a 4:20 p.m. bus at the Hoquiam transit center earlier this week. Grays Harbor Transit has brought back region-wide Sunday service and has expanded other routes this season.

Cougar sighted just north of Aberdeen High School Friday

Follows similar sighting on 9th Street Thursday

  • May 25th, 2018 7:00pm

Everyone’s invited to Weatherwax all-class reunion Aug. 4

This is a corrected version of the story that ran in Thursday’s…

  • May 24th, 2018 8:39am

Expect delays on 101 north of Hoquiam for paving project

Intermittent single lane closures starting May 30

  • May 22nd, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                The Blue Beacon lounge suffered significant damage when a patron rammed his pickup truck into the south side of the building.The lounge and restaurant will be closed until determined structurally sound.

Man drives pickup into Blue Beacon lounge, flees scene

Significant damage, restaurant and lounge temporarily closed

  • May 22nd, 2018 6:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                The Blue Beacon lounge suffered significant damage when a patron rammed his pickup truck into the south side of the building.The lounge and restaurant will be closed until determined structurally sound.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                From left: The Daily World Police Officer of the Year Joe Strong, from the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force; Citizen of the Year Margaret Carthum, a longtime special educator and current Ocosta principal; and Firefighter of the Year Steve Davis, a longtime volunteer with the Cosmopolis Fire Department.

Spirit of community service permeates 2018 Citizen of the Year banquet

More than 120 honor The Daily World citizen, firefighter and police officer of the year

  • May 18th, 2018 8:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                From left: The Daily World Police Officer of the Year Joe Strong, from the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force; Citizen of the Year Margaret Carthum, a longtime special educator and current Ocosta principal; and Firefighter of the Year Steve Davis, a longtime volunteer with the Cosmopolis Fire Department.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Work has already begun sprucing up the Hoquiam Library. In the foreground is the computer lab, which will be expanded to allow more room for indivuals to work and feature more electrical outlets. In the background in the red shirt is library manager Mary Thornton, rearranging the DVD section. On the left in the background is the reading fort in the juvenile nonfiction section, which is also being updated.

Hoquiam library to get a major makeover

$1 million project paid for by grants, state money, local donors

  • May 16th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Work has already begun sprucing up the Hoquiam Library. In the foreground is the computer lab, which will be expanded to allow more room for indivuals to work and feature more electrical outlets. In the background in the red shirt is library manager Mary Thornton, rearranging the DVD section. On the left in the background is the reading fort in the juvenile nonfiction section, which is also being updated.