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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…

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…

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…

(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Alex Lebbert, left, from Westport, plays guitar with Wil Russoul above the D&R Theatre Friday as part of Bloom Day.

Aberdeen turns pink for Bloom Day

Here are some of the sights from Friday’s Bloom Day event in…

  • Jun 21st, 2019
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Alex Lebbert, left, from Westport, plays guitar with Wil Russoul above the D&R Theatre Friday as part of Bloom Day.
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Grays Harbor College’s 13 top scholars stand for a photo with President Jim Minkler, sixth from left. They are, from left to right: Michael Urbaniak, Lucius Veiga, Nolan Palmer, Joshua Latimer, Raven A. Stoney, Minkler, Kamryn Adkins, Dakota Ross, Adrian Greenway, Sierra Templeton, Zoe Templeton, Cain McCulloug, Kaiden Coty, and Emma Nitahara (not pictured).

Grays Harbor College’s Top 13 Scholars for 2019

Graduation ceremony is Friday evening

  • Jun 20th, 2019
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Grays Harbor College’s 13 top scholars stand for a photo with President Jim Minkler, sixth from left. They are, from left to right: Michael Urbaniak, Lucius Veiga, Nolan Palmer, Joshua Latimer, Raven A. Stoney, Minkler, Kamryn Adkins, Dakota Ross, Adrian Greenway, Sierra Templeton, Zoe Templeton, Cain McCulloug, Kaiden Coty, and Emma Nitahara (not pictured).

County funds homeless rent aid and low-barrier shelter study

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

GHC’s new programs see first graduating class

With a total of 433 diplomas set to be awarded at Friday’s…

  • Jun 19th, 2019

Computer issues force hospital to use paper documentation

Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group have been experiencing issues…

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport to host open house Wednesday

The public is invited to an open house Wednesday at the Grays…

  • Jun 19th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Kim Roberts stands on the grounds of the Westport Winery. Behind her is the building that will hold the craft distillery she and her family are hoping to have up and running this fall.

Pirates and scalawags welcome: Westport Winery working to add craft distillery

Ocean’s Daughter Distillery and Mermaid Room tasting lounge set to open in the fall

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Kim Roberts stands on the grounds of the Westport Winery. Behind her is the building that will hold the craft distillery she and her family are hoping to have up and running this fall.

Two days added to La Push, Neah Bay rec halibut season

Recreational halibut anglers looking to stretch a few extra days out of…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

‘Stranger Things’ Whopper is literally just the burger served upside down

Burger King has partnered with Netflix to offer a limited-time sandwich at select locations.

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Aberdeen man arrested for Junction City murder

A 25-year-old Aberdeen man has been arrested on charges that include second-degree…

  • Jun 17th, 2019
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) A crane prepares to place one of the train cars that derailed Saturday in Aberdeen back onto the tracks.

Aberdeen train derailment still under investigation

Three empty train cars that had been used to carry canola oil…

(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) A crane prepares to place one of the train cars that derailed Saturday in Aberdeen back onto the tracks.

Washington lags the country in preschool, and child poverty is growing, new study says

By Katherine Long The Seattle Times Less than half of Washington’s 3-…

  • Jun 17th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold stands on the freshly-paved surface of the Westport boat launch parking area. Behind her construction continues on new restrooms and a fish cleaning station.

Westport boat launch parking area paved, other marina improvements near completion

The much-improved asphalt parking lot at the Westport Marina boat launch is…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold stands on the freshly-paved surface of the Westport boat launch parking area. Behind her construction continues on new restrooms and a fish cleaning station.
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Three train cars derailed Saturday in Aberdeen near South Alder Street, with one car perpendicular to the tracks.

Train derails Saturday in Aberdeen

Several tanker train cars derailed Saturday in Aberdeen near the end of…

(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Three train cars derailed Saturday in Aberdeen near South Alder Street, with one car perpendicular to the tracks.

Coastal recreational salmon season opens June 22 with higher coho quota

All four marine areas off the coast open daily to fishing for…

  • Jun 14th, 2019
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Bobbi McCracken, left, stands next to Downtown Aberdeen Association Executive Director Wil Russoul, Harbor Blooms owner Sheril Woodruff, and Bette Worth in front of the Harbor Blooms store.

Downtown Aberdeen set to turn pink for Bloom Day next Friday

Downtown Aberdeen will be noticeably pink this coming Friday, June 21, as…

(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) Bobbi McCracken, left, stands next to Downtown Aberdeen Association Executive Director Wil Russoul, Harbor Blooms owner Sheril Woodruff, and Bette Worth in front of the Harbor Blooms store.

Emerson kids meet some big wheels

One of the last days of school for Emerson Elementary School in…