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courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division
                                Debris from the 38-foot commercial fishing vessel Theron wash up on a beach along the northern side of Clatsop Spit, Oregon, May 13. The Theron grounded on the spit earlier that morning after the vessel master lost steering while attempting to cross the Columbia River Bar.

Skipper rescued, boat breaks apart

A 38-foot commercial fishing vessel lost steering as it tried to cross…

  • May 13th, 2019
courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division
                                Debris from the 38-foot commercial fishing vessel Theron wash up on a beach along the northern side of Clatsop Spit, Oregon, May 13. The Theron grounded on the spit earlier that morning after the vessel master lost steering while attempting to cross the Columbia River Bar.
RICK HORN PHOTO
                                Tall ships Lady Washington, left, and the Hawaiian Chieftain are coming to Westport May 16. Here they are shown during a Battle Sail, one of several different excursions available on weekends to the general public while the ships are in port.

Tall ships coming to Westport Marina

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are coming back to…

  • May 13th, 2019
RICK HORN PHOTO
                                Tall ships Lady Washington, left, and the Hawaiian Chieftain are coming to Westport May 16. Here they are shown during a Battle Sail, one of several different excursions available on weekends to the general public while the ships are in port.

Two from council challenge Larson in Aberdeen mayor race

Three people, including two city council members and the incumbent, Erik Larson,…

Pete Papac

Pete Papac, founder of Papac Logging, dies

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

Pete Papac
COURTESY COAST GUARD STATION GRAYS HARBOR
                                Crews from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor rescued a capsized kayaker near Westport’s south jetty Saturday.

Coast Guard rescues capsized kayaker near Westport south jetty Saturday

A kayaker caught against the rocks and crashing waves of the Westport…

  • May 13th, 2019
COURTESY COAST GUARD STATION GRAYS HARBOR
                                Crews from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor rescued a capsized kayaker near Westport’s south jetty Saturday.

Gov. Inslee signs vaccine bill in Vancouver

By Wyatt Stayner The Columbian Inside, there were cheers. Outside, there were…

  • May 12th, 2019

Standardized tests no longer a graduation requirement

By Alex Brown The Chronicle Starting next year, students in Washington will…

  • May 12th, 2019

City Council pushes back date to carry out homeless evictions

The Aberdeen City Council finalized the ordinance to clear the city’s riverfront…

Hoquiam teacher pleads guilty to charges related to false threat

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

Volunteer AJ Andrade helps repair a post May 4 at the McCleary VFW post as part of Comcast Corp.’s Comcast Cares Day. A post leader said about 200 people showed up to do work around the building. (Photo courtesy Comcast Corp.)

McCleary VFW post gets a face-lift

Nearby playground also benefits from Comcast Cares Day efforts

  • May 10th, 2019
Volunteer AJ Andrade helps repair a post May 4 at the McCleary VFW post as part of Comcast Corp.’s Comcast Cares Day. A post leader said about 200 people showed up to do work around the building. (Photo courtesy Comcast Corp.)
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…

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.

Police arrest fleeing domestic violence suspect

A 55-year old Hoquiam man suspected of involvement in eight domestic violence-related…

  • May 10th, 2019

State approves ‘bonus’ razor clam dig May 18-20 at Mocrocks

State shellfish managers have approved a “bonus” razor clam dig at Mocrocks…

  • May 10th, 2019
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group 
                                A group of priests and homeless advocates say a prayer with several plaintiffs involved in a lawsuit attempting to stop the City of Aberdeen from clearing the Chehalis River homeless camps.

Federal judge orders hold on Aberdeen homeless evictions

A federal judge in Tacoma granted a 30-day stay, or hold, on…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group 
                                A group of priests and homeless advocates say a prayer with several plaintiffs involved in a lawsuit attempting to stop the City of Aberdeen from clearing the Chehalis River homeless camps.

Fundraiser for local woman with MS who will have experimental procedure

In August 2004, Sara Johnson was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis. Four…

  • May 8th, 2019
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…

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.

Army Corps to explore alternatives as Chehalis River dam review moves forward

Proposed dam location is near Pe Ell

  • May 7th, 2019

Federal hearing held on homeless eviction suit

A federal court hearing was scheduled for the U.S. District Court in…

COURTESY ABERDEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Jay Staten, left, has been named Aberdeen Deputy Chief of Police, announced Police Chief Steve Shumate, right, Monday afternoon.

Former Aberdeen Police officer returns as new Deputy Chief

Former Aberdeen Police officer Jay Staten has been hired as the new…

  • May 7th, 2019
COURTESY ABERDEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Jay Staten, left, has been named Aberdeen Deputy Chief of Police, announced Police Chief Steve Shumate, right, Monday afternoon.

Free lunches for Hoquiam SD kids start June 17

The Hoquiam School District will once again offer free lunches to kids…

  • May 7th, 2019