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courtesy of Quinault Indian Nation 
Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation.

Enzler takes new COO position with Quinault Indian Nation

Tony Enzler, who has spent the last six-plus years as vice president…

  • Nov 30th, 2021 2:28pm
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Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation.
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The old WorkSource building at 511 W. Heron St. in Aberdeen is getting made over into a $20 million Quinault Indian Nation wellness clinic.

Quinault Nation’s Aberdeen wellness clinic will serve entire community

Construction expected to be completed in the spring or summer 2022

  • Nov 24th, 2021 9:02am
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The old WorkSource building at 511 W. Heron St. in Aberdeen is getting made over into a $20 million Quinault Indian Nation wellness clinic.
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One of the Aberdeen Fire Department’s new rigs (pictured) stood nose to nose with a Hoquiam engine at the 2021 Emergency Preparedness Expo at the Shoppes at Riverside in July 2021.

Aberdeen-Hoquiam RFA plan not dead

Both cities moving foward to bring the plan back to February special election ballot

  • Nov 22nd, 2021 8:51am
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One of the Aberdeen Fire Department’s new rigs (pictured) stood nose to nose with a Hoquiam engine at the 2021 Emergency Preparedness Expo at the Shoppes at Riverside in July 2021.
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As promised, six new birch trees have been planted at Old Cannery Park off the end of Fifth Street in Hoquiam. The original trees in the park were removed due to trunk rot, bringing some complaints from longtime users of the park.

New trees planted at Old Cannery Waterfront Park

After a slight uproar over the removal of the alder trees at…

  • Nov 19th, 2021 6:33pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
As promised, six new birch trees have been planted at Old Cannery Park off the end of Fifth Street in Hoquiam. The original trees in the park were removed due to trunk rot, bringing some complaints from longtime users of the park.
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An eastbound train heads into East Aberdeen. A massive project to separate the rail and vehicle traffic in the often-congested area got a shot in the arm in the form of a $2 million federal grant to complete project planning.

East Aberdeen rail separation project awarded $2 million federal grant

Will allow for completion of project planning phase

  • Nov 18th, 2021 9:28am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
An eastbound train heads into East Aberdeen. A massive project to separate the rail and vehicle traffic in the often-congested area got a shot in the arm in the form of a $2 million federal grant to complete project planning.
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A jackknifed log truck snarled traffic on East Heron Street in Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2021. A mechanical failure at the reach appears to have caused the incident.

Jackknifed logging truck snarls Aberdeen traffic

A jackknifed loaded log truck on East Heron Street snarled traffic through…

  • Nov 17th, 2021 8:42pm
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A jackknifed log truck snarled traffic on East Heron Street in Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2021. A mechanical failure at the reach appears to have caused the incident.
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The Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen in the foreground, with the Wishkah Street Bridge behind. The Heron Street Bridge is scheduled for predesign work on replacement in 2024. The recently passed federal infrastructure bill includes about $605 million for bridge replacement and repairs statewide over five years.

Local leaders react to passage of federal infrastructure bill

Updated Nov. 17 Local leaders are voicing their support after the passage…

  • Nov 17th, 2021 8:52am
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The Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen in the foreground, with the Wishkah Street Bridge behind. The Heron Street Bridge is scheduled for predesign work on replacement in 2024. The recently passed federal infrastructure bill includes about $605 million for bridge replacement and repairs statewide over five years.

Aberdeen Council narrowly passes camping ordinance

Adds misdemeanor charge for refusing to move camp from non-designated areas

  • Nov 16th, 2021 10:46am

Aberdeen/Hoquiam RFA measure defeated

With just 10 or so “cured” ballots — those missing a signature…

  • Nov 16th, 2021 10:45am
The 1902 Metropolitan steam pumper was one of the first modern pieces of firefighting equipment purchased in Aberdeen prior to the city’s major fire on Oct. 16, 1903. This was its condition shortly after it was recovered from the old armory building after the fire. (File photo)

Aberdeen approves $250,000 for museum fire apparatus rehab

Aberdeen will spend close to $250,000 to rehabilitate two historic pieces of…

  • Nov 13th, 2021 9:56pm
The 1902 Metropolitan steam pumper was one of the first modern pieces of firefighting equipment purchased in Aberdeen prior to the city’s major fire on Oct. 16, 1903. This was its condition shortly after it was recovered from the old armory building after the fire. (File photo)
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Log jacks protect the Montesano wastewater treatment plant from erosion along the bank of the Wynoochee River.

Interactive local flood control project map unveiled

The Chehalis Basin Strategy has unveiled a new interactive map that provides…

  • Nov 11th, 2021 12:41pm
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Log jacks protect the Montesano wastewater treatment plant from erosion along the bank of the Wynoochee River.
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A shortage of school bus drivers had Aberdeen and Hoquiam schools Transportation Supervisor Ernie Lott driving this route himself on Monday morning.

Aberdeen, Hoquiam school bus drivers desperately needed

Route cancellations possible as school bus driver shortage reaches critical levels

  • Nov 9th, 2021 11:50am
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A shortage of school bus drivers had Aberdeen and Hoquiam schools Transportation Supervisor Ernie Lott driving this route himself on Monday morning.
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Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler speaks at the 2020 Greater Grays Harbor Lunch with the Mayors event at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.

Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler dies

Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler, who helped guide the city through the…

  • Nov 8th, 2021 7:31pm
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Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler speaks at the 2020 Greater Grays Harbor Lunch with the Mayors event at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.
The 1927 Ahrens-Fox pumper truck was recovered from the Aberdeen armory fire in June 2018. Charred as it was, the engine still worked and it drove the Founder’s Day parade route a few weeks later. (John Shaw photo)

Offer accepted on Aberdeen Museum of History location

The Aberdeen Museum of History is zeroing in on a new home.…

  • Nov 7th, 2021 9:43am
The 1927 Ahrens-Fox pumper truck was recovered from the Aberdeen armory fire in June 2018. Charred as it was, the engine still worked and it drove the Founder’s Day parade route a few weeks later. (John Shaw photo)
The Aberdeen-Hoquiam RFA measure is passing by a slight margin in Aberdeen and failing in Hoquiam after the second round of general election ballots were counted Friday, Nov. 5. Both cities’ firefighters unions support the measure. (Courtesy image)

Regional Fire Authority vote gains in Aberdeen, loses ground in Hoquiam

Most council races decided, two incumbents fall in Aberdeen

  • Nov 5th, 2021 5:50pm
The Aberdeen-Hoquiam RFA measure is passing by a slight margin in Aberdeen and failing in Hoquiam after the second round of general election ballots were counted Friday, Nov. 5. Both cities’ firefighters unions support the measure. (Courtesy image)
photo by Lee First 
A temporary conveyor system was put in place at the AGP terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, with the hope that the system allows for the loading of ships for the first time in two months.

Conveyor breakdown impacts vessel, rail traffic at Port of Grays Harbor

Story updated Nov. 5 While the Port of Grays Harbor isn’t experiencing…

  • Nov 5th, 2021 12:15pm
photo by Lee First 
A temporary conveyor system was put in place at the AGP terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, with the hope that the system allows for the loading of ships for the first time in two months.
Tribune News Service

Two Aberdeen men killed in Wynoochee River Bridge crash

Two Aberdeen residents were killed Wednesday evening in a three-vehicle crash on…

  • Nov 4th, 2021 6:56pm
Tribune News Service
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Some homeless encampments can be pretty elaborate, like this one under the north end of the Chehalis River Bridge in Aberdeen.

Low-barrier homeless shelter in Aberdeen fails — again — to gain county commission support

Grays Harbor County Commissioner Vickie Raines made another impassioned plea with her…

  • Nov 3rd, 2021 7:41pm
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Some homeless encampments can be pretty elaborate, like this one under the north end of the Chehalis River Bridge in Aberdeen.
Ballots are taken from a Hoquiam ballot drop box. (File photo)

Aberdeen-Hoquiam RFA measure failing by slim margins

Incumbents finding mixed results in Aberdeen Council races

  • Nov 2nd, 2021 9:40pm
Ballots are taken from a Hoquiam ballot drop box. (File photo)
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Aberdeen students participate in the annual Great Shakeout earthquake and tsunami drill Oct. 21.

Kids and COVID

Miminal risks for kids from COVID means keeping schools open the best practice

  • Nov 2nd, 2021 3:14am
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Aberdeen students participate in the annual Great Shakeout earthquake and tsunami drill Oct. 21.