Dan Hammock

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DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The lack of bear meat in the stew didn’t stop hundreds from nabbing a plateful at the McCleary Bear Festival Saturday.

60th annual McCleary Bear Festival packs the town Saturday

Hundreds of people of all ages lined Simpson and Third streets in…

  • Jul 17th, 2019 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The lack of bear meat in the stew didn’t stop hundreds from nabbing a plateful at the McCleary Bear Festival Saturday.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                A maintenance and operation levy for the South Beach Fire Authority appears on this year’s primary election ballot.

South Beach RFA maintenance and operation levy on ballot

South Beach voters will see a levy for the South Beach Regional…

  • Jul 16th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                A maintenance and operation levy for the South Beach Fire Authority appears on this year’s primary election ballot.

Hospital PR director resigns to take job at Astoria hospital

Nancee Long, director of marketing and public relations at Grays Harbor Community…

  • Jul 12th, 2019 5:30pm

Man charged with rape, kidnapping of Hoquiam girl he met online

Crimes allegedly committed in McCleary

  • Jul 12th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Trish Thompson stands between Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director Gary Nelson, left, and Port Commission President Stan Pinnick at the dedication of Jack Thompson Way in Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon.

Port road dedicated to former commissioner Jack Thompson

East Terminal Way at the Port of Grays Harbor gained the honorary…

  • Jul 12th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Trish Thompson stands between Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director Gary Nelson, left, and Port Commission President Stan Pinnick at the dedication of Jack Thompson Way in Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon.
photos by DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Family Promise van driver Micheal Schroeder holds young Family Promise resident Evelyn next to a van donated to the program by the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam.

Nonprofit helps families build new lives

Roberta Joseph, 42, sits with her 17-month-old daughter, Evelyn, in the safety…

  • Jul 10th, 2019 5:30pm
photos by DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Family Promise van driver Micheal Schroeder holds young Family Promise resident Evelyn next to a van donated to the program by the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam.

Hoquiam council wants traffic light near Central Elementary re-installed

The Hoquiam City Council agreed Monday to draft letters demanding the State…

  • Jul 9th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Aberdeen Fire Department Assistant Chief Rich Malizia takes photos of where the house fire in the 900 block of Duffy Street Thursday morning was believed to have originated, in a third-story bedroom.

Five injured in Thursday morning house fire on Duffy Street in Aberdeen

Two children, one adult sent to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment of burns

  • Jul 5th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Aberdeen Fire Department Assistant Chief Rich Malizia takes photos of where the house fire in the 900 block of Duffy Street Thursday morning was believed to have originated, in a third-story bedroom.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Elephant ears, kettle corn, corn dogs and snow cones were offered by vendors at the Aberdeen Splash Festival Thursday in Morrison Riverfront Park.

Making a Splash

Text and Photos by Dan Hammock The Five Star Dealerships Aberdeen Splash…

  • Jul 5th, 2019 10:20am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Elephant ears, kettle corn, corn dogs and snow cones were offered by vendors at the Aberdeen Splash Festival Thursday in Morrison Riverfront Park.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Honorees at the Daily World 2019 Citizen of the Year banquet included, from left, Firefighter of the Year Mike Pauley, Citizen of the Year Bette Worth, and Police Officer of the Year Sgt. Darrin King.

Century of service honored at Daily World Citizen of the Year banquet

More than a century of community service was honored at The Daily…

  • Jun 30th, 2019 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Honorees at the Daily World 2019 Citizen of the Year banquet included, from left, Firefighter of the Year Mike Pauley, Citizen of the Year Bette Worth, and Police Officer of the Year Sgt. Darrin King.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Dozens of community members attended the dedication of the Lindsey Baum remembrance garden at Beerbower Park in McCleary Wednesday, the 10-year mark of Lindsey’s disappearance.

A community remembers Lindsey Baum with a memorial garden

As lighting flashed and thunder roared in the skies over McCleary Wednesday…

  • Jun 27th, 2019 2:22pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Dozens of community members attended the dedication of the Lindsey Baum remembrance garden at Beerbower Park in McCleary Wednesday, the 10-year mark of Lindsey’s disappearance.

HPD gets city approval for a narcotics detecting canine

The Hoquiam Police Department wants to add a narcotics-detecting dog to the…

  • Jun 26th, 2019 5:30pm

Summer paving project through Hoquiam and Aberdeen delayed

A state paving project that would have gone from downtown Hoquiam into…

  • Jun 25th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Melissa Baum wears a pendant containing half of the cremated remains of her daughter, Lindsey Baum. The rest are in a locket given to Lindsey’s brother, Josh.

After a decade, knowing didn’t bring relief

Melissa Baum wears a silver necklace holding a small silver pendant with…

  • Jun 24th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Melissa Baum wears a pendant containing half of the cremated remains of her daughter, Lindsey Baum. The rest are in a locket given to Lindsey’s brother, Josh.
photos by DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Grays Harbor College Outstanding Student of 2019 Mary Valentine approaches the stage to claim her award at the college’s 89th commencement ceremony Friday at Stewart Field in Aberdeen. Valentine studied marine biology and received her Associate in Arts degree.

Graduates honored at Grays Harbor College commencement ceremony

The Grays Harbor College Class of 2019 and the outstanding student and…

  • Jun 24th, 2019 5:30pm
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                                Grays Harbor College Outstanding Student of 2019 Mary Valentine approaches the stage to claim her award at the college’s 89th commencement ceremony Friday at Stewart Field in Aberdeen. Valentine studied marine biology and received her Associate in Arts degree.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Students walk onto Stewart Field in Aberdeen at the 2019 Grays Harbor College commencement ceremony Friday evening.

Grays Harbor College honors record number of graduates at 89th commencement ceremony

Nearly 200 Grays Harbor College students were at Stewart Field in Aberdeen…

  • Jun 23rd, 2019 6:59am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Students walk onto Stewart Field in Aberdeen at the 2019 Grays Harbor College commencement ceremony Friday evening.
COURTESY MICHELLE AMES
                                A plaque was installed Wednesday at the Lindsey Baum memorial garden in McCleary. The garden will be dedicated at 7 p.m. June 26, the 10-year mark of her disappearance.

Memorial garden for Lindsey Baum to be dedicated in McCleary June 26

The Lindsey Baum memorial garden at Beerbower Park in McCleary will be…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 9:36pm
COURTESY MICHELLE AMES
                                A plaque was installed Wednesday at the Lindsey Baum memorial garden in McCleary. The garden will be dedicated at 7 p.m. June 26, the 10-year mark of her disappearance.
COURTESY LANE YOUMANS
                                Lindsey Baum and her brother, Josh, speak with then McCleary Police officer John Graham at the Shop with a Cop event in December 2008. A little more than 6 months later she disappeared blocks from her home in McCleary.

10 years later, still no arrest in the abduction, murder of Lindsey Baum

It was hot in McCleary June 26, 2009. Lindsey Baum, just weeks…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 5:30pm
COURTESY LANE YOUMANS
                                Lindsey Baum and her brother, Josh, speak with then McCleary Police officer John Graham at the Shop with a Cop event in December 2008. A little more than 6 months later she disappeared blocks from her home in McCleary.

Investigators: Altercation over heroin led to Junction City murder

Brayton Jay Pascoe, 25, of Aberdeen, is being held in the Grays…

  • Jun 21st, 2019 5:30pm

County funds homeless rent aid and low-barrier shelter study

The Grays Harbor County Board of Commissioners has approved two agreements for…

  • Jun 19th, 2019 5:30pm