Dan Hammock

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COURTESY WESTPORT MARITIME MUSEUM
                                The Westport commercial crab fleet and U.S. Coast Guard prep for the 2019 commercial crab season opener. This year’s opener north of Klipsan Beach is Saturday, Jan. 25.

Commercial crab season north of Klipsan Beach opens Saturday

The 2020 commercial Dungeness crab fishery north of Klipsan Beach will start…

  • Jan 21st, 2020 4:45pm
COURTESY WESTPORT MARITIME MUSEUM
                                The Westport commercial crab fleet and U.S. Coast Guard prep for the 2019 commercial crab season opener. This year’s opener north of Klipsan Beach is Saturday, Jan. 25.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Former Hoquiam Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff has taken on the job of manager at Shoppes at Riverside.

Former Hoquiam Mayor takes managerial role at Shoppes at Riverside

Former Hoquiam Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff has been named the property and marketing…

  • Jan 20th, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Former Hoquiam Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff has taken on the job of manager at Shoppes at Riverside.

Lady Grace still in the Hoquiam River

Still qualifies for 100% state-funded removal; contractor expected to be hired soon

  • Jan 17th, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Ben Winkelman was sworn in as Mayor of Hoquiam prior to the City Council meeting Monday. Finance Director Corri Schmid performed the swearing in.

HPD gets 7 percent hike and new longevity incentive

Monday’s Hoquiam City Council meeting saw the approval of a three-year contract…

  • Jan 14th, 2020 5:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Ben Winkelman was sworn in as Mayor of Hoquiam prior to the City Council meeting Monday. Finance Director Corri Schmid performed the swearing in.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Ocean Shores City Councilman Jon Martin speaks at the Greater Grays Harbor legislative send-off in Aberdeen Friday. Seated from left: 19th District Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim; 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen; 19th District Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles; 24th District Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim; 24th District Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen; and 24th District Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview.

Coastal Caucus talks transportation, schools at 2020 legislative send-off

The 2020 Legislative session kicks off Monday, and a topic that will…

  • Jan 12th, 2020 7:39pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Ocean Shores City Councilman Jon Martin speaks at the Greater Grays Harbor legislative send-off in Aberdeen Friday. Seated from left: 19th District Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim; 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen; 19th District Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles; 24th District Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim; 24th District Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen; and 24th District Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Daniel Stephen Heyting speaks before Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge David L. Edwards at Heyting’s sentencing hearing Wednesday. Heyting had pleaded guilty to the August 2018 second-degree murder of Andrew Detwiler, and was sentenced to 20 years.

Aberdeen man given 20-year sentence for August 2018 Humptulips boat launch murder

A 31-year-old Aberdeen man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison…

  • Jan 10th, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Daniel Stephen Heyting speaks before Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge David L. Edwards at Heyting’s sentencing hearing Wednesday. Heyting had pleaded guilty to the August 2018 second-degree murder of Andrew Detwiler, and was sentenced to 20 years.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Brayton Jay Pascoe was sentenced Friday to 7 1/2 years for the June 16 shooting death of David Alan Rhodes on Hagara Street in Junction City. At left is Prosecutor Katie Svoboda, at right is Pascoe’s attorney Christopher Baum.

Aberdeen man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for June 16 shooting death

An Aberdeen man was sentenced Friday morning to 7 ½ years in…

  • Jan 10th, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Brayton Jay Pascoe was sentenced Friday to 7 1/2 years for the June 16 shooting death of David Alan Rhodes on Hagara Street in Junction City. At left is Prosecutor Katie Svoboda, at right is Pascoe’s attorney Christopher Baum.
THORIN SPRANDEL | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Aberdeen City Council chambers.

Aberdeen City Council will have five new members

When the Aberdeen City Council meets Wednesday night for the first time…

  • Jan 6th, 2020 4:30pm
THORIN SPRANDEL | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Aberdeen City Council chambers.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Hoquiam Mayor Ben Winkelman stands by a photo of his dad, Mario Winkelman, and his youngest brother Bryce taken at Camp Grisdale the year it closed, which hangs in the Jitter House in Hoquiam. The Winkelman family had its roots in the logging camp.

Ben Winkelman: From Grisdale roots to Mayor of Hometown Hoquiam

The closure of Camp Grisdale in 1985 had far-reaching effects on the…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Hoquiam Mayor Ben Winkelman stands by a photo of his dad, Mario Winkelman, and his youngest brother Bryce taken at Camp Grisdale the year it closed, which hangs in the Jitter House in Hoquiam. The Winkelman family had its roots in the logging camp.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Multiple agencies investigated an officer-involved shooting on West State Street near the Chehalis River Bridge onramp in early September.

What’s next for some of 2019’s top stories?

A mayoral election decided by three votes, a teachers strike, and a…

  • Dec 31st, 2019 8:44am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Multiple agencies investigated an officer-involved shooting on West State Street near the Chehalis River Bridge onramp in early September.

Local legislators to speak at Greater Grays Harbor legislative send-off Jan. 10

Local legislators to speak at Greater Grays Harbor legislative send-off Jan. 10…

  • Dec 30th, 2019 4:30pm
KAT BRYANT | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Lady Grace, an 80-foot commercial fishing vessel that sank in the Hoquiam River in March 2018, has disappeared as contractors were bidding for its removal.

Where is the Lady Grace?

Sunken vessel in Hoquiam River slated for removal nowhere to be found

  • Dec 25th, 2019 4:35pm
KAT BRYANT | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Lady Grace, an 80-foot commercial fishing vessel that sank in the Hoquiam River in March 2018, has disappeared as contractors were bidding for its removal.
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR PUD
                                This map shows the area between Malone and the Chehalis Indian Reservation, denoted by a green line, where a $50,000 state grant will allow Grays Harbor PUD to conduct a fiber extension feasibility study.

Grant allows PUD to study fiber expansion to Oakville, Chehalis Indian Reservation

Grays Harbor PUD is exploring an extension of its fiber network to…

  • Dec 21st, 2019 1:30am
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR PUD
                                This map shows the area between Malone and the Chehalis Indian Reservation, denoted by a green line, where a $50,000 state grant will allow Grays Harbor PUD to conduct a fiber extension feasibility study.
COURTESY U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
                                The Army Corps of Engineers is making emergency repairs to the flood reduction berm near Tokeland.

UPDATED Friday afternoon: Army Corps of Engineers making emergency repairs to Shoalwater barrier

The Corps direct assistance team and equipment arrived Thursday and began working during low tide cycles.

  • Dec 20th, 2019 4:58pm
COURTESY U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
                                The Army Corps of Engineers is making emergency repairs to the flood reduction berm near Tokeland.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                A car plows through water crossing the roadway a few miles up the Wishkah north of Aberdeen Thursday. Heavy rains and high tides caused some localized flooding in the region, and a flood watch remains in effect in Grays Harbor County through 10 p.m. Sunday.

Flood watch in effect through 10 p.m. Sunday

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP A car plows through water…

  • Dec 20th, 2019 12:45pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                A car plows through water crossing the roadway a few miles up the Wishkah north of Aberdeen Thursday. Heavy rains and high tides caused some localized flooding in the region, and a flood watch remains in effect in Grays Harbor County through 10 p.m. Sunday.
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                                A satellite image from Thursday, Dec. 19 shows the “atmospheric river” coming toward the Pacific Northwest, bringing heavy rain and the potential for some flooding.

Risk lessens, but still potential for flooding through Saturday morning

The chance for river flooding has decreased — but remains a possibility…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 2:07pm
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                                A satellite image from Thursday, Dec. 19 shows the “atmospheric river” coming toward the Pacific Northwest, bringing heavy rain and the potential for some flooding.

County taking steps toward streamlined process for warming shelters

With nighttime temperatures expected to drop to 35 degrees and lower around…

  • Dec 18th, 2019 4:00pm
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
                                Up to six inches of rain could fall in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties through the weekend, possibly more over the Olympics and Willapa Hills.

Heavy rain expected later this week

Most of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties could see up to six…

  • Dec 17th, 2019 5:00pm
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
                                Up to six inches of rain could fall in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties through the weekend, possibly more over the Olympics and Willapa Hills.

Wild Olympics Act won’t be heard in the U.S. House this year

The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act will not…

  • Dec 17th, 2019 5:00pm

Aberdeen mayor, mayor-elect weigh in on Supreme Court homeless decision

Because the City of Aberdeen has what is considered a suitable place…

  • Dec 16th, 2019 4:30pm