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Pete Papac, founder of Papac Logging, dies

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

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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.)
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                                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…

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                                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
COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                The “Heron Street Bridge” option was the favorite Heron Street Bridge replacement option among the 1,000 or so who completed a survey of four options in April. The Department of Transportation is hoping to officially announce its preferred option at a public forum in June.

DOT nearing ‘preferred option’ for Heron Street Bridge replacement

Predesign work due by the end of June

COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                The “Heron Street Bridge” option was the favorite Heron Street Bridge replacement option among the 1,000 or so who completed a survey of four options in April. The Department of Transportation is hoping to officially announce its preferred option at a public forum in June.
Courtesy Hoquiam Police Department
                                A car rolled on its side near the Simpson Avenue Bridge Saturday night.

Man arrested for DUI after rollover crash in Hoquiam

Accident near the Simpson Avenue Bridge

  • May 6th, 2019
Courtesy Hoquiam Police Department
                                A car rolled on its side near the Simpson Avenue Bridge Saturday night.