Dan Hammock

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Map of Mocrocks Beach approaches. (Courtesy state Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Map of Mocrocks Beach approaches. (Courtesy state Department of Fish and Wildlife)
COURTESY TONKIN ARCHITECTURE 
A preliminary rendering of the Willapa Center, which will include 30 affordable housing units and a first-floor early learning center. A color scheme has not yet been decided.

Raymond’s Willapa Center will include 30 affordable housing units, licensed child care

The scene of a devastating downtown Raymond fire more than two decades…

  • May 12th, 2021 4:59pm
COURTESY TONKIN ARCHITECTURE 
A preliminary rendering of the Willapa Center, which will include 30 affordable housing units and a first-floor early learning center. A color scheme has not yet been decided.

Aberdeen, Hoquiam lobbyists working to have levee, rail projects construction-ready by 2023

A couple of big-ticket projects — the Aberdeen/Hoquiam flood protection levee and…

  • May 11th, 2021 4:55pm
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Failor Field, the Little League ballpark in south Aberdeen, will get a new, taller fence and a new ADA bathroom thanks in part to a $260,000 state grant.

State grant will help fund improvements at south Aberdeen Little League field

Failor Field, the Little League baseball field at Pioneer Park in South…

  • May 11th, 2021 4:55pm
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Failor Field, the Little League ballpark in south Aberdeen, will get a new, taller fence and a new ADA bathroom thanks in part to a $260,000 state grant.

Multiple city council seats up for grabs; filing week is May 17-21

There are 37 city council seats across Grays Harbor County up for…

  • May 10th, 2021 4:30pm

Local hospitals managing COVID patients, even with a surge in late April, early May

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital capacity has been a…

  • May 7th, 2021 6:15pm
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The State Route 107 Bridge over the Chehalis River south of Montesano

Two-way traffic reopens on State Route 107 Chehalis River Bridge in Montesano

After two years of one-way alternating traffic and a lot of concrete,…

  • May 6th, 2021 9:20am
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The State Route 107 Bridge over the Chehalis River south of Montesano
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Signs in the Westport Marina district encourage visitors to “experience Westport responsibly” by maintaining proper social distancing.

Harbor tourism trend: Life’s a beach during pandemic

There are a couple of takeaways from the pandemic for the Grays…

  • May 5th, 2021 4:59pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Signs in the Westport Marina district encourage visitors to “experience Westport responsibly” by maintaining proper social distancing.

Governor announces two-week pause in state’s phased reopening plan

All counties will remain in current phase for two weeks

  • May 4th, 2021 4:59pm

Lake Quinault Fishing Derby slated for May 29

Lake Quinault Fishing Derby slated for May 29 The Quinault Indian Nation…

  • May 4th, 2021 4:59pm
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The City of Aberdeen is moving ahead with plans to demolish the old Pioneer Paper Building at 419 E. Heron St.

Old Pioneer Paper Building in Aberdeen set for demolition

The City of Aberdeen is moving forward with plans to demolish the…

  • May 4th, 2021 4:59pm
DAVE HAVILAND | THE DAILY WORLD 
The City of Aberdeen is moving ahead with plans to demolish the old Pioneer Paper Building at 419 E. Heron St.
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Despite its name, the European green crabs distinguishing feature is not its color, but the five spines to the outside of the eye on the shell.

State, volunteers, tribes, shellfish growers work together to combat invasive European green crab

European green crab are growing in numbers in Grays Harbor, and volunteers,…

  • May 4th, 2021 4:59pm
EMILY GRASON / WASHINGTON SEA GRANT
Despite its name, the European green crabs distinguishing feature is not its color, but the five spines to the outside of the eye on the shell.

Aberdeen will not consider an ordinance for grocery worker hazard pay

An attempt by some Aberdeen City Council members to force larger grocery…

  • Apr 30th, 2021 4:30pm

County ends first-dose clinics at the COVID-19 mass vaccination site

Will hold regular clinics at the public health building, seeking to expand vaccine distribution

  • Apr 30th, 2021 4:30pm
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Joyce Thomasson, left, and Bette Jean “BJ” Fisher stand alongside the newly-restored Fort Chehalis monument, which will be re-dedicated Saturday, May 8 at Westport City Park.

Fort Chehalis Monument in Westport will be re-dedicated May 8

After a major cleaning by the Robert Gray Chapter of the Daughters…

  • Apr 30th, 2021 4:30pm
Photos COURTESY JOYCE THOMASSON 
Joyce Thomasson, left, and Bette Jean “BJ” Fisher stand alongside the newly-restored Fort Chehalis monument, which will be re-dedicated Saturday, May 8 at Westport City Park.

Lakewood man sentenced for 2019 sexual assault of 12-year-old Hoquiam girl

A Lakewood man arrested in 2019 for sexual assault of a 12-year-old…

  • Apr 29th, 2021 1:30am
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The current Hillier Union Building on the Grays Harbor College Campus as seen from the Gene Schermer Instructional Building. The new union building will be built north of the current building (to the right in the photo) overlooking Lake Swano.

GHC student union building and Y child care in state budget

$47.7 million to replace HUB

  • Apr 28th, 2021 8:27pm
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The current Hillier Union Building on the Grays Harbor College Campus as seen from the Gene Schermer Instructional Building. The new union building will be built north of the current building (to the right in the photo) overlooking Lake Swano.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The 2021 State Legislature’s compromise capital budget included just shy of $9 million for the construction of a new pump station on Fry Creek, an integral part of Aberdeen and Hoquiam’s flood protection plan.

Legislature approves nearly $9 million for new Fry Creek pump station

A critical component of Aberdeen and Hoquiam’s large-scale flood reduction project

  • Apr 27th, 2021 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The 2021 State Legislature’s compromise capital budget included just shy of $9 million for the construction of a new pump station on Fry Creek, an integral part of Aberdeen and Hoquiam’s flood protection plan.
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Architectural drawings of the new Cosmopolis municipal building done by Harbor Architects were released late last year. Construction has been delayed due to skyrocketing lumber prices.

Skyrocketing lumber prices delay construction of Cosi municipal building

Skyrocketing lumber prices have forced the City of Cosmopolis to delay construction…

  • Apr 27th, 2021 1:30am
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Architectural drawings of the new Cosmopolis municipal building done by Harbor Architects were released late last year. Construction has been delayed due to skyrocketing lumber prices.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Christine Peck has been cleaning the Illumination statue at the corner of East Wishkah and I Street in Aberdeen twice a year since 2014. Friday, she passed the torch to Downtown Aberdeen Association Director Wil Russoul. The installation was placed in 2005, the work of Gerard Tsutakawa, funded by the Kathryn N. Sherk bequest.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Christine Peck has been cleaning the Illumination statue at the corner of East Wishkah and I Street in Aberdeen twice a year since 2014. Friday, she passed the torch to Downtown Aberdeen Association Director Wil Russoul. The installation was placed in 2005, the work of Gerard Tsutakawa, funded by the Kathryn N. Sherk bequest.