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More than $400,000 in cash and gold was confiscated by law enforcement during Tuesday’s multi-county raid on suspected illegal marijuana grow operations.

Tuesday drug bust nets $400,000 in cash and gold, more than 32,000 marijuana plants

Sheriff’s Office estimates the value of the plants confiscated at $80 million

  • Nov 29th, 2017
More than $400,000 in cash and gold was confiscated by law enforcement during Tuesday’s multi-county raid on suspected illegal marijuana grow operations.
Todd Bennington | The Vidette Yong Juan Wu, 38, in an initial court appearance at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse on Nov. 29.

Weed busts begin producing court appearances

Judge Edwards sets bail at $2 million

Todd Bennington | The Vidette Yong Juan Wu, 38, in an initial court appearance at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse on Nov. 29.

Winterfest 2017 coming to Zelasko Park on Friday

Festivities shift from downtown to the Historical Seaport on Saturday afternoon

  • Nov 29th, 2017
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                                A massive crack caused by heavy rains has closed Blue Slough Road indefinitely.

Blue Slough Road closed indefinitely

Heavy rain has caused the road to sink

  • Nov 28th, 2017
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                A massive crack caused by heavy rains has closed Blue Slough Road indefinitely.

County nipping away at 2018 general fund red ink

Cormier wants a balanced budget

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Final election results in; some close, but no recount

34.7 percent turnout considered better than expected

  • Nov 28th, 2017
Play it Forward co-founder Wil Russoul poses with Mykenzie Flink after she was named the non-profit’s latest scholarship award winner at the Bishop Center Friday evening. The $1,000 award will go toward Flink’s education in music and arts at Grays Harbor College.

Flink awarded Play it Forward $1,000 music and arts scholarship

Nonprofit organization supports local artists through cash and equipment donations

  • Nov 28th, 2017
Play it Forward co-founder Wil Russoul poses with Mykenzie Flink after she was named the non-profit’s latest scholarship award winner at the Bishop Center Friday evening. The $1,000 award will go toward Flink’s education in music and arts at Grays Harbor College.

Funds available for Broadway Ave. project in Hoquiam

Problematic stretch along the river prone to slide will be repaired

The Hoquiam Police Department was presented an accreditation award from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Nov. 15. Hoquiam previously got the award in 2013, which is given to police agencies that prove they have followed state police operating standards for four years in a row.

Hoquiam Police Department achieves state accreditation status

Awarded to departments that follow police operation standards for four years

  • Nov 28th, 2017
The Hoquiam Police Department was presented an accreditation award from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Nov. 15. Hoquiam previously got the award in 2013, which is given to police agencies that prove they have followed state police operating standards for four years in a row.

PUD’s 2018 budget anticipates 3 percent rate increase starting in April

Rate increase offsets higher BPA charges

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Suspected illegal pot grow operations busted in GH, Thurston and King counties

Investigation goes back to last summer

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Commissioners disagree on flood rating system

Cormier said it would mean giving up local control

  • Nov 27th, 2017

E911 board narrowly passes 2018 budget

Cities will pay amount based on population and number of calls

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                                The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport will open its new gift shop to the public at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 as part of the 2017 Aberdeen Winterfest. Seaport Executive Director Brandi Bogdanovich is shown here with some of the shelves where patrons can purchase T-shirts, prints and other items.

Historical Seaport staff, volunteers sprucing up for Winterfest

South Aberdeen site will serve as the ‘South Pole’ Dec. 2

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport will open its new gift shop to the public at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 as part of the 2017 Aberdeen Winterfest. Seaport Executive Director Brandi Bogdanovich is shown here with some of the shelves where patrons can purchase T-shirts, prints and other items.

Mushroom picker lost near Humptulips found unharmed

The 59-year-old spent the night in the woods before walking out

  • Nov 27th, 2017

County will apply for funds for Copalis area water system

Cormier objects to county ownership

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Aberdeen woman killed in collision on Ocean Beach Road Tuesday

Sheriff’s Office investigating cause, name of victim has not yet been released

  • Nov 24th, 2017
From left, Central Elementary students Eli Lavallee, Blake Anderson, James Young and teacher Chase Taylor stand in front of a student-made collage of what kindness means to them. The school in Hoquiam is participating in a month-long project to encourage students to conduct random acts of Kindness. (Courtesy Denise Pearl)

Central Elementary reinforces kindness with “Wonder” novel

By students incentives to do good deeds, the Hoquiam school is reshaping its atmosphere

From left, Central Elementary students Eli Lavallee, Blake Anderson, James Young and teacher Chase Taylor stand in front of a student-made collage of what kindness means to them. The school in Hoquiam is participating in a month-long project to encourage students to conduct random acts of Kindness. (Courtesy Denise Pearl)
(Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/MCT) Washington State’s Andrew Furney kicks a 27-yard field goal in overtime to upset Washington, 31-28, on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The host Cougars rallied from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to claim the Apple Cup for the first time in nine years.
(Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/MCT) Washington State’s Andrew Furney kicks a 27-yard field goal in overtime to upset Washington, 31-28, on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The host Cougars rallied from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to claim the Apple Cup for the first time in nine years.
Laura and Ben Brannon make their Gaia Blend organic salves, soaps and other products at their home in Ocean Shores.

Home is where their business is for this creative Ocean Shores couple

They make organic soaps and salves

  • Nov 24th, 2017
Laura and Ben Brannon make their Gaia Blend organic salves, soaps and other products at their home in Ocean Shores.