Dan Hammock

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Magnitude 3.4 earthquake recorded east of Copalis Beach

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake centered 4 miles east of Copalis Beach was recorded by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • May 22nd, 2019 1:00pm
Dave Pimentel

Undersheriff Pimentel retires after 37 years with the county

With little fanfare, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel retired Friday after…

  • May 21st, 2019 9:18am
Dave Pimentel

Candidate filing ends with 20 offices still open

There are 20 offices that drew no candidates last week during the…

  • May 20th, 2019 5:30pm

Harbor homeless report: Many issues, limited funding

At any given time there are as many as 3,000 residents of…

  • May 20th, 2019 9:30am

Schools waiting for one-time funding fix

Grays Harbor school districts are in line to receive more than $3.3…

  • May 16th, 2019 10:00am

Road work to begin on State Route 109 north of Moclips

As early as Wednesday, State Department of Transportation maintenance crews were to…

  • May 15th, 2019 5:06pm

Candidates list grows, especially in Ocean Shores

Still few contested races in county

  • May 15th, 2019 3:40pm
Rep. Jim Walsh

Rep. Walsh: use of ghost bills to pass tax hikes ‘unconscionable’

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, isn’t happy with the way the Legislature passed…

  • May 14th, 2019 5:30pm
Rep. Jim Walsh

Candidates step forward as filing week opens

Story updated Monday at 5:30 p.m. Two candidates filed to challenge incumbent…

  • May 13th, 2019 5:49pm
Pete Papac

Pete Papac, founder of Papac Logging, dies

Pete Papac of Montesano, founder of Papac Logging and an internationally-known big…

  • May 13th, 2019 3:30pm
Pete Papac

Hoquiam teacher pleads guilty to charges related to false threat

This story was updated at 10:50 a.m. May 10, 2019. Robert P.…

  • May 10th, 2019 5:30pm
FILE PHOTO
                                The Hillier Union Building at Grays Harbor College was built in 1957, and the college continues to seek $41 million in state funding to build a 3-story replacement that would house most student services in one central location and include an events center.

New union building at GHC misses cut on state funding

Funds for the construction of a new student union building at Grays…

  • May 10th, 2019 5:30pm
FILE PHOTO
                                The Hillier Union Building at Grays Harbor College was built in 1957, and the college continues to seek $41 million in state funding to build a 3-story replacement that would house most student services in one central location and include an events center.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Executive Director Brandi Bednarik stands on the dock that normally hosts the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Contractors recently repaired a portion of the dock, which should allow the tall ships to return for the Aberdeen Splash Festival in July.

Historical Seaport dock repairs pave way for tall ships to return home in July

The dock at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is under repair and…

  • May 8th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Executive Director Brandi Bednarik stands on the dock that normally hosts the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Contractors recently repaired a portion of the dock, which should allow the tall ships to return for the Aberdeen Splash Festival in July.
COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                The “Heron Street Bridge” option was the favorite Heron Street Bridge replacement option among the 1,000 or so who completed a survey of four options in April. The Department of Transportation is hoping to officially announce its preferred option at a public forum in June.

DOT nearing ‘preferred option’ for Heron Street Bridge replacement

Predesign work due by the end of June

  • May 6th, 2019 5:30pm
COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                The “Heron Street Bridge” option was the favorite Heron Street Bridge replacement option among the 1,000 or so who completed a survey of four options in April. The Department of Transportation is hoping to officially announce its preferred option at a public forum in June.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Tom Flink and his wife, Wendy, with a wedding photo of Tom’s parents, John and Laura Flink. Laura Flink disappeared some time after leaving Aberdeen on a drive to Moclips 50 years ago.

Gone girl: the disappearance of Laura Flink

Laura Flink was 21 years old when she left her Aberdeen home…

  • May 4th, 2019 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Tom Flink and his wife, Wendy, with a wedding photo of Tom’s parents, John and Laura Flink. Laura Flink disappeared some time after leaving Aberdeen on a drive to Moclips 50 years ago.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks with a resident of the Channel Point Village retirement community after speaking there Thursday afternoon.

Secretary of state, state historian talk living history in Hoquiam

State Historian: ‘There are a lot of stories here that need to be recorded’

  • May 4th, 2019 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks with a resident of the Channel Point Village retirement community after speaking there Thursday afternoon.

$10 million for North Shore Levee in 2019-21 state capital budget

Hoquiam fared well in the recently passed 2019 state capital budget, with…

  • Apr 29th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP Hoquiam School District employees gathered at the Hoquiam High School library prior to Tuesdays special school board meeting. The board later voted 4-1 in favor of a resolution to cut 19 school positions in the face of a $2 million budget deficit in the 2019-20 school year.

Hoquiam school board approves cuts

The Hoquiam School Board approved the reduction of 19 school district positions…

  • Apr 24th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP Hoquiam School District employees gathered at the Hoquiam High School library prior to Tuesdays special school board meeting. The board later voted 4-1 in favor of a resolution to cut 19 school positions in the face of a $2 million budget deficit in the 2019-20 school year.
COURTESY VISUAL ENGINEERING RESOURCE GROUP
                                The latest visualization of the Shoalwater Bay tsunami evacuation tower. The structure would stand at least 50 feet tall and is designed to hold 486 people. Design work is underway and the permitting process is expected to start this spring, with hopes of completed construction by October 2020.

Design work underway for Shoalwater tsunami evacuation tower

With a lot of hard work by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, a…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019 6:00pm
COURTESY VISUAL ENGINEERING RESOURCE GROUP
                                The latest visualization of the Shoalwater Bay tsunami evacuation tower. The structure would stand at least 50 feet tall and is designed to hold 486 people. Design work is underway and the permitting process is expected to start this spring, with hopes of completed construction by October 2020.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Flames consume the Coast Seafood processing plant off State Route 105 behind the Ocean Spray plant Tuesday afternoon.

Seafood processing facility in Markham burns Tuesday

A fire ripped through the Coast Seafood processing facility off State Route…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019 5:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Flames consume the Coast Seafood processing plant off State Route 105 behind the Ocean Spray plant Tuesday afternoon.