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Expect delays on 101 north of Hoquiam for paving project

Intermittent single lane closures starting May 30

Inslee heading to Iowa for fundraiser, prompting questions about a possible run for president

By Jim Camden The Spokesman-Review OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is headed…

  • May 22nd, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                The Blue Beacon lounge suffered significant damage when a patron rammed his pickup truck into the south side of the building.The lounge and restaurant will be closed until determined structurally sound.

Man drives pickup into Blue Beacon lounge, flees scene

Significant damage, restaurant and lounge temporarily closed

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                The Blue Beacon lounge suffered significant damage when a patron rammed his pickup truck into the south side of the building.The lounge and restaurant will be closed until determined structurally sound.

Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect in attempted abduction case

The man suspected of attempting to abduct and kidnap a 20-year-old woman…

  • May 22nd, 2018
(Courtesy Jessie Huggins, Cascadia Research) The remains of a juvenile female gray whale were discovered near the western shore of Bowerman Airport on Monday. It’s approximately 24-feet-long. There was no indication of entanglement, said Jessie Huggins from Cascadia Research. She said it had probably been dead for a couple weeks, and that it was likely one or two years old. You can view it from the furthest viewing point on the Sandpiper Trail with a good camera or binoculars.

Remains of gray whale wash up near Bowerman Airport

The remains of a juvenile female gray whale were discovered near the…

(Courtesy Jessie Huggins, Cascadia Research) The remains of a juvenile female gray whale were discovered near the western shore of Bowerman Airport on Monday. It’s approximately 24-feet-long. There was no indication of entanglement, said Jessie Huggins from Cascadia Research. She said it had probably been dead for a couple weeks, and that it was likely one or two years old. You can view it from the furthest viewing point on the Sandpiper Trail with a good camera or binoculars.

Council to make final decision on “lying down ordinance”

This will be the third and final reading for the ordinance to prohibit sitting in downtown Aberdeen

JEFF MYERS | HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Elma Troop 14 Eagle Scout candidate Matt Kimbrel speaks at the dedication of a first responders memorial in Elma Wednesday afternoon. The memorial is the Eagle Scout project for both Kimbrel and fellow candidate Evan Werner. Behind Kimbrel is Elma Police officer Josh Wheeler.

First responders memorial in Elma dedicated Wednesday

Two local Boy Scouts chose the memorial as their Eagle Scout project

  • May 21st, 2018
JEFF MYERS | HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Elma Troop 14 Eagle Scout candidate Matt Kimbrel speaks at the dedication of a first responders memorial in Elma Wednesday afternoon. The memorial is the Eagle Scout project for both Kimbrel and fellow candidate Evan Werner. Behind Kimbrel is Elma Police officer Josh Wheeler.

Free mental health training offered for anyone working with teens

A free training opportunity for community members working with youth will be…

  • May 21st, 2018

Long Beach area crabber reported missing, vessel found sunk in Willapa Bay

Search for missing man was suspended by the Coast Guard Sunday afternoon

  • May 21st, 2018

Lost hiker found safe in Lake Swano area Friday

Aberdeen police officers located the man in a swampy area south of the trailhead

  • May 21st, 2018
KITTITAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PHOTO
                                Investigators and searchers gather near the site where Lindsey Baum’s remains were found in western Kittitas County near Ellensburg. Dozens of investigators from 10 different agencies searched the site, about 20 miles west of Ellensburg, May 12, using K9 units and search and rescue personnel to scour the area for evidence in the abduction and murder of Baum, who went missing in 2009 at the age of 10 while walking home from a friend’s home in McCleary. The search area is vast and rugged and will require additional searches, according to Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott. Searches are being coordinated by the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

Searchers spent weekend combing for evidence in Baum case

Investigators from several agencies comb wooded area for clues

  • May 21st, 2018
KITTITAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PHOTO
                                Investigators and searchers gather near the site where Lindsey Baum’s remains were found in western Kittitas County near Ellensburg. Dozens of investigators from 10 different agencies searched the site, about 20 miles west of Ellensburg, May 12, using K9 units and search and rescue personnel to scour the area for evidence in the abduction and murder of Baum, who went missing in 2009 at the age of 10 while walking home from a friend’s home in McCleary. The search area is vast and rugged and will require additional searches, according to Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott. Searches are being coordinated by the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

Toxic algae warning lifted at Summit Lake

The Olympian Thurston County public health officials on Thursday lifted the toxic…

  • May 19th, 2018

AG seeks to keep habitual sex offender in custody beyond his release date

David Kyle Hunter was set to be released from Grays Harbor Jail May 15

  • May 18th, 2018

Barb Page selected as new Beacon Elementary principal

Central Park Elementary Principal Barb Page, who was told she would be…

Council pays debts with surplus, turns down Fan Fest

New website builder for Convention Center, no new pumper truck for Fire Department

Hoquiam mayor enters race for county auditor

Coroner Lane Youmans decides not to file for another term

  • May 18th, 2018

Monte Council to set on seeing abatements through

The City of Montesano plans to continue pursuing abatements of problem properties…

  • May 18th, 2018

Public records: Superior Court, April 26

Recent case list for Grays Harbor County Superior Court.

  • May 18th, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                From left: The Daily World Police Officer of the Year Joe Strong, from the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force; Citizen of the Year Margaret Carthum, a longtime special educator and current Ocosta principal; and Firefighter of the Year Steve Davis, a longtime volunteer with the Cosmopolis Fire Department.

Spirit of community service permeates 2018 Citizen of the Year banquet

More than 120 honor The Daily World citizen, firefighter and police officer of the year

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                From left: The Daily World Police Officer of the Year Joe Strong, from the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force; Citizen of the Year Margaret Carthum, a longtime special educator and current Ocosta principal; and Firefighter of the Year Steve Davis, a longtime volunteer with the Cosmopolis Fire Department.
LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD
                                These 20 students from Aberdeen and Hoquiam High School were honored for their commitment to community service at Thursday’s Silver and Gold Banquet:
                                Boys, from left, Skyler Murray, Nick Crocker, Brendan King, Eric Beard, Patric Haerle, Jake Gordon, Carlos Juarez, Walker Dunn, Naz Mazariegos, and Bryan Morales-Montes. Girls, from left, Rachel Tageant, Bailey Flores, Holland Bergeson, Bailee Green, Nadia Wirta, Chloe Graham-Briscoe, McKenna Boone, Mariah Fuller, Mercedes Pinnell, and Karlie Krohn (not pictured).

Students honored for their community service at Silver and Gold Banquet

These 20 students from Aberdeen and Hoquiam High School were honored for…

  • May 18th, 2018
LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD
                                These 20 students from Aberdeen and Hoquiam High School were honored for their commitment to community service at Thursday’s Silver and Gold Banquet:
                                Boys, from left, Skyler Murray, Nick Crocker, Brendan King, Eric Beard, Patric Haerle, Jake Gordon, Carlos Juarez, Walker Dunn, Naz Mazariegos, and Bryan Morales-Montes. Girls, from left, Rachel Tageant, Bailey Flores, Holland Bergeson, Bailee Green, Nadia Wirta, Chloe Graham-Briscoe, McKenna Boone, Mariah Fuller, Mercedes Pinnell, and Karlie Krohn (not pictured).