Dan Hammock

Dan posted 382 stories to The Daily World.
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GRAYS HARBOR DRUG TASK FORCE PHOTO
                                Sgt. Joe Strong of the Hoquiam Police Department is also with the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force and coordinated the Green Jade illegal marijuana busts in late November. He is pictured in one of the many drug houses raided as part of the massive operation, which netted an estimated $80 million in plants alone. The face of the other officer has been obscured for security reasons.

Officer known for his tenacity

Sgt. Strong makes his living on some of the toughest cases in the county

  • Apr 25th, 2018 7:00pm
GRAYS HARBOR DRUG TASK FORCE PHOTO
                                Sgt. Joe Strong of the Hoquiam Police Department is also with the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force and coordinated the Green Jade illegal marijuana busts in late November. He is pictured in one of the many drug houses raided as part of the massive operation, which netted an estimated $80 million in plants alone. The face of the other officer has been obscured for security reasons.

2018 Firefighter of the Year Nominees

Other nominations for the 2018 Firefighter of the Year include: Cheryl Thompson,…

  • Apr 25th, 2018 1:30am

Hoquiam council votes to sell land to low income housing provider

Selling the gravel lot next to Hoquiam Brewing Co to Low Income Housing Institute

  • Apr 25th, 2018 10:10am
PHOTO BY KRISTINA DAVIS
                                Determination, dedication, a take charge attitude and commitment to his community has earned volunteer Cosmopolis firefighter the 2018 Firefighter of the Year honors from The Daily World.

Capt. Steve Davis selected as 2018 firefighter of the year

Total recall, take-charge attitude earns respect of his peers

  • Apr 24th, 2018 6:17pm
PHOTO BY KRISTINA DAVIS
                                Determination, dedication, a take charge attitude and commitment to his community has earned volunteer Cosmopolis firefighter the 2018 Firefighter of the Year honors from The Daily World.

Cosmopolis mulls new municipal services building

Existing facilities not adequate for police department, court

  • Apr 21st, 2018 1:30am
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                                Gloria Gilroy (left) and her daughter Davina made their first court appearance Monday after being charged with first degree theft earlier this year. Deputy Prosecutor Richard Peterson is at right.

Mother and daughter accused of theft from clinic group make first court appearance Monday

Two stand accused of stealing nearly half a million from Harbor Medical Group

  • Apr 18th, 2018 1:30am
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                                Gloria Gilroy (left) and her daughter Davina made their first court appearance Monday after being charged with first degree theft earlier this year. Deputy Prosecutor Richard Peterson is at right.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Alicia Marie Lamb of Hoquiam pleaded guilty to two counts in connection with a hatchet attack on an 82-year-old Hoquiam man in early January.

Hoquiam woman pleads guilty to hatchet attack on 82-year-old victim

Faces 12-plus years at sentencing next week

  • Apr 17th, 2018 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Alicia Marie Lamb of Hoquiam pleaded guilty to two counts in connection with a hatchet attack on an 82-year-old Hoquiam man in early January.
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                                A field full of mole hills in Cosmopolis prompted someone to plant a sign reading Chehalis National Mole Refuge. David Pehling with the Snohomish County WSU Extension is the go-to guy when it comes to moles and has a number of techniques that can help you protect your yard and garden from looking like this.

Moles and their hills: how to get rid of them

Moles doing a number on lawns, gardens across the county

  • Apr 17th, 2018 1:00am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                A field full of mole hills in Cosmopolis prompted someone to plant a sign reading Chehalis National Mole Refuge. David Pehling with the Snohomish County WSU Extension is the go-to guy when it comes to moles and has a number of techniques that can help you protect your yard and garden from looking like this.
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                                Students and guests at the Ocosta School take part in a tsunami drill Wednesday afternoon. The fortified gym building, the flat-roofed building over the buses, is designed to safely hold hundreds of people and to withstand a worst-case tsunami scenario.

Tsunami Road Show: ‘big one’ due any time, preparedness key to survival

Presentation at Ocosta gives locals possible scenarios, tips for getting through them

  • Apr 13th, 2018 8:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Students and guests at the Ocosta School take part in a tsunami drill Wednesday afternoon. The fortified gym building, the flat-roofed building over the buses, is designed to safely hold hundreds of people and to withstand a worst-case tsunami scenario.

Wishkah superintendent placed on paid leave

Complaints heard at special meeting

  • Apr 11th, 2018 7:00pm

Hinchen tapped to fill Hoquiam Council Ward 6 vacancy

Navy vet currently serves as Quinault tribe water treatment plant supervisor

  • Apr 10th, 2018 7:00pm

Hoquiam council approves updated sign ordinance

Loosens restrictions on sandwich boards, allows blinking open signs

  • Apr 10th, 2018 7:00pm
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                                Aberdeen Art Center director Doug Orr holds one of the donated pieces to be sold Saturday. It was contributed by Kimmi Kerns of Havenwyld Ceramics in Westport.

Local works to be auctioned at annual Art Guild fundraiser

Event is Saturday at 200 W. Market St. starting at 7 p.m.

  • Apr 12th, 2018 7:53am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Aberdeen Art Center director Doug Orr holds one of the donated pieces to be sold Saturday. It was contributed by Kimmi Kerns of Havenwyld Ceramics in Westport.
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                                Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) fields a question from The Daily World city editor David Haerle Friday morning.

Kilmer bemoans nation’s partisan divide

Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) thinks his constituents are tired of partisan…

  • Apr 6th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) fields a question from The Daily World city editor David Haerle Friday morning.
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                                Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor is deep in its first rehab project in South Aberdeen. Huge hydraulic jacks were used to lift the home and a new foundation is about to be poured.

Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor rehabbing South Aberdeen home

First rehab project for group

  • Apr 4th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor is deep in its first rehab project in South Aberdeen. Huge hydraulic jacks were used to lift the home and a new foundation is about to be poured.

Affordable housing project hinges on availability of tax credits

Funding available but unattainable without tax credits

  • Apr 2nd, 2018 7:00pm
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                                Harbor Roots Farm, a 3-acre vegetable and herb garden in the Wynooche Valley, will break ground Tuesday. Three apprentices have been hired for the season. Here the group looks over the starts in a greenhouse adjacent to the farm. From left: Nita Cross, Janet Belles, James Petersen-Yeager, Hannah Jones, Reverend Sarah Monroe and Bishop Greg Rickel.

A fresh start: Harbor Roots Farm begins operation Tuesday

Harbor Roots Farm, which will offer farm apprenticeships with living wages and…

  • Mar 30th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Harbor Roots Farm, a 3-acre vegetable and herb garden in the Wynooche Valley, will break ground Tuesday. Three apprentices have been hired for the season. Here the group looks over the starts in a greenhouse adjacent to the farm. From left: Nita Cross, Janet Belles, James Petersen-Yeager, Hannah Jones, Reverend Sarah Monroe and Bishop Greg Rickel.
PORT OF WILLAPA HARBOR
                                An old hog fuel/wood waste chute attached to the dry kilns on Port of Willapa Harbor property in Raymond. Recent funding was made available to examine the feasibility of using wood waste from the soon to reopen Pacific Hardwoods mill in South Bend to provide heat for the kilns, which currently run on propane.

South Bend alder sawmill gets new life after $1.5 million infusion from state

Will offer more than 50 full-time, contract positions

  • Mar 28th, 2018 7:00pm
PORT OF WILLAPA HARBOR
                                An old hog fuel/wood waste chute attached to the dry kilns on Port of Willapa Harbor property in Raymond. Recent funding was made available to examine the feasibility of using wood waste from the soon to reopen Pacific Hardwoods mill in South Bend to provide heat for the kilns, which currently run on propane.
ZULILY PHOTO
                                Mrs. Grays Harbor 2018 Brandy Ross is raising funds and collecting school supplies for the McCleary School District.

Mrs. Grays Harbor raising funds for McCleary School

New mom will represent the county in the Mrs. Washington America pageant in June

  • Mar 27th, 2018 7:00pm
ZULILY PHOTO
                                Mrs. Grays Harbor 2018 Brandy Ross is raising funds and collecting school supplies for the McCleary School District.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Fen Shou Chen pleaded guilty to the illegal manufacture of marijuana Monday morning and was sentenced to six months, the maximum sentence allowable by law for a defendant with no prior felony convictions and with no sentencing enhancements.

Two plead guilty to illegal marijuana growing charges

Judge sentences both to six months in jail

  • Mar 26th, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Fen Shou Chen pleaded guilty to the illegal manufacture of marijuana Monday morning and was sentenced to six months, the maximum sentence allowable by law for a defendant with no prior felony convictions and with no sentencing enhancements.