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Larry Tsunoda, of Shoreline, will get a $10,000 check Saturday for this Chinook, which is the largest in the 2021 Westport Charterboat Association derby.

Westport salmon derby winners will get checks Saturday

The Westport Charterboat Association will hand out $11,500 in prize money on…

  • Sep 16th, 2021 9:38am
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Larry Tsunoda, of Shoreline, will get a $10,000 check Saturday for this Chinook, which is the largest in the 2021 Westport Charterboat Association derby.
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The first nine days of razor clam digs for the 2021-22 season have been approved, starting with an early morning tide at Long Beach, Mocrocks and Twin Harbors beaches on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

It’s a go: razor clam digs begin Friday

The first series of razor clam digs in the 2021-22 season have…

  • Sep 15th, 2021 8:28am
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The first nine days of razor clam digs for the 2021-22 season have been approved, starting with an early morning tide at Long Beach, Mocrocks and Twin Harbors beaches on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.
photo by Ben Winkelman 
Johnny Boggs competes in the challenging and entertaining obstacle pole competition at the 2021 Hoquiam Loggers Payday competition Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Olympic Stadium.

Local loggers show their stuff at 2021 Hoquiam Loggers Playday

The 2021 Hoquiam Loggers Playday competition held Saturday, Sept. 11, at Olympic…

  • Sep 14th, 2021 8:04am
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Johnny Boggs competes in the challenging and entertaining obstacle pole competition at the 2021 Hoquiam Loggers Payday competition Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Olympic Stadium.
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Aberdeen/Hoquiam fire service consolidation video coming soon

With only a handful of people showing up to two public open…

  • Sep 13th, 2021 9:56am
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Kris Koski

Aberdeen City Engineer takes new job with Port of Grays Harbor

Aberdeen City Engineer Kris Koski, an instrumental player in big projects like…

  • Sep 13th, 2021 9:55am
Kris Koski
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More tents have been coming into the homeless tent camp adjacent to Aberdeen City Hall in the months since its apparent closure in July.

Despite closure, Aberdeen City Hall homeless tent camp grows

Despite its closure in July, the homeless tent camp adjacent to Aberdeen…

  • Sep 12th, 2021 11:40am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
More tents have been coming into the homeless tent camp adjacent to Aberdeen City Hall in the months since its apparent closure in July.
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Your 2021 Hoquiam Loggers Playday court: From left, Queen Kamryn Tate Krohn, Yesica Pena, Eva Cummings, Emily Watkins and Payton Pappan.

56th annual Hoquiam Loggers Playday roars back Saturday

Loud. That’s what you can expect from Hoquiam’s Loggers Playday on Saturday,…

  • Sep 11th, 2021 10:48am
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Your 2021 Hoquiam Loggers Playday court: From left, Queen Kamryn Tate Krohn, Yesica Pena, Eva Cummings, Emily Watkins and Payton Pappan.
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The Aberdeen Museum of History’s Old Tiger 1855 fire pumper was one of the many artifacts salvaged from the armory fire of June 2018. It, along with some other larger pieces, was moved into the current collection storage facility off Port Industrial Road in September 2018, where the recovered collection remains.

Aberdeen Museum of History’s future a hot topic

With the future of the Aberdeen Museum of History still in question…

  • Sep 9th, 2021 9:01pm
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The Aberdeen Museum of History’s Old Tiger 1855 fire pumper was one of the many artifacts salvaged from the armory fire of June 2018. It, along with some other larger pieces, was moved into the current collection storage facility off Port Industrial Road in September 2018, where the recovered collection remains.
photos by Judith Altruda 
Shoalwater Bay Tribe member Mary Downs with a portrait Eugene Landry painted of her in 1969. It will be part of the display of Landry’s works at the tribe’s museum starting Sept. 17, 2021.

Shoalwater Bay tribal artist’s long-missing works going on display

Shoalwater Bay community member Judith Altruda was researching an article she wanted…

  • Sep 8th, 2021 8:35am
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Shoalwater Bay Tribe member Mary Downs with a portrait Eugene Landry painted of her in 1969. It will be part of the display of Landry’s works at the tribe’s museum starting Sept. 17, 2021.
Workers put together the massive stage at the 1971 Satsop River music festival. 	courtesy of darrell Westmoreland

Music festival rocked the Satsop 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1971, tens of thousands of festivalgoers…

  • Sep 6th, 2021 4:42pm
Workers put together the massive stage at the 1971 Satsop River music festival. 	courtesy of darrell Westmoreland
COVID-19 cases by zip code, updated Sept. 3. (Courtesy Grays Harbor County Public Health)

349 new cases, five new COVID deaths as fifth wave washes through county

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pound Grays Harbor…

  • Sep 5th, 2021 10:04pm
COVID-19 cases by zip code, updated Sept. 3. (Courtesy Grays Harbor County Public Health)
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The grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum will be the place to be for seafood Saturday, not to mention arts and crafts vendors. The 74th annual seafood festival returns this year after a pandemic-related year off in 2020.

Seafood and Corvettes: Two of Westport’s favorite festivals return Saturday

It’s going to be a busy Saturday in Westport. After both events…

  • Sep 3rd, 2021 6:48pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum will be the place to be for seafood Saturday, not to mention arts and crafts vendors. The 74th annual seafood festival returns this year after a pandemic-related year off in 2020.
Crews working under contract with the state Department of Transportation did some clearing work along the slide on Highway 101 Cosi Hill this week as they begin work to shore up the slide that’s kept the roadway to one lane since January 2020. (Courtesy Department of Transportation)

Work progressing on 101 slide area

Quigg Bros. Construction crews did some clearing work at the end of…

  • Sep 2nd, 2021 9:02am
Crews working under contract with the state Department of Transportation did some clearing work along the slide on Highway 101 Cosi Hill this week as they begin work to shore up the slide that’s kept the roadway to one lane since January 2020. (Courtesy Department of Transportation)
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KBKW’s longtime Coffee Talk morning radio personality Doug McDowell gave his last broadcast from the Hoquiam Farmer’s Market on Tuesday morning, Aug. 31, 2021. The place was packed with listeners and numerous former and current elected officials. Here McDowell is greeted by Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Tom Quigg. McDowell’s wife, Lorie, is in the foreground.

Longtime Harbor morning talk radio host signs off

After decades in the broadcast business, KBKW NewsTalk morning show host Doug…

  • Sep 1st, 2021 8:00am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
KBKW’s longtime Coffee Talk morning radio personality Doug McDowell gave his last broadcast from the Hoquiam Farmer’s Market on Tuesday morning, Aug. 31, 2021. The place was packed with listeners and numerous former and current elected officials. Here McDowell is greeted by Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Tom Quigg. McDowell’s wife, Lorie, is in the foreground.
The North Shore Levee would begin on the west side of the Wishkah River, protecting properties from flooding like that seen here in a photo from December 2018. (File photo)

Aberdeen commits $7 million to North Shore Levee

Council debates use of armory fire settlement funds while museum future remains undecided

  • Aug 29th, 2021 6:39pm
The North Shore Levee would begin on the west side of the Wishkah River, protecting properties from flooding like that seen here in a photo from December 2018. (File photo)
South County Fire paramedic Larry Hadland, left, hands a proof of vaccination card while emergency medical technician Kim Sharpe vaccinates Abel Cordova, 63, at his home on April 20, 2021. Cordova was unable to travel for a vaccination. Greg Gilbert |The Seattle Times

County public health director: unvaccinated population putting strain on county’s hospitals

The vast majority of COVID-19 cases during this fifth wave of the…

  • Aug 28th, 2021 8:12pm
South County Fire paramedic Larry Hadland, left, hands a proof of vaccination card while emergency medical technician Kim Sharpe vaccinates Abel Cordova, 63, at his home on April 20, 2021. Cordova was unable to travel for a vaccination. Greg Gilbert |The Seattle Times
The Westport Maritime Museum will be hosting an “ask the experts” forum on the main stage at the Grayland Community Hall Driftwood Festival Saturday and Sunday. Beachcombing and glass floats experts Alan Rammer (pictured) and Walt Pich will be on the panel. Visitors can learn about beachcombing and Japanese glass fishing floats, and can bring their own finds in to have the experts fill them on their origins. Pich has authored what are considered the definitive guides on glass floats and will have his books available for purchase at the event. (Courtesy Westport Maritime Museum)

Ask the experts about glass floats at Grayland Driftwood Festival

The Westport Maritime Museum will be hosting an “ask the experts” forum…

  • Aug 28th, 2021 11:38am
The Westport Maritime Museum will be hosting an “ask the experts” forum on the main stage at the Grayland Community Hall Driftwood Festival Saturday and Sunday. Beachcombing and glass floats experts Alan Rammer (pictured) and Walt Pich will be on the panel. Visitors can learn about beachcombing and Japanese glass fishing floats, and can bring their own finds in to have the experts fill them on their origins. Pich has authored what are considered the definitive guides on glass floats and will have his books available for purchase at the event. (Courtesy Westport Maritime Museum)
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Two historic Coast Guard motor lifeboats entered the Westport Marina on Aug. 16, 2021. Both boats were donated for display to the Westport South Beach Historical Society.

Historic Coast Guard vessels donated to Westport Maritime Museum

Two historic U.S. Coast Guard vessels left Astoria and Warrenton in Oregon…

  • Aug 27th, 2021 8:36am
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Two historic Coast Guard motor lifeboats entered the Westport Marina on Aug. 16, 2021. Both boats were donated for display to the Westport South Beach Historical Society.
The new waterfront park at Adams and Fifth Street in Hoquiam will be known as the Old Cannery Park, after the Haines Crown Packers fish cannery that once stood at the site. (File photo)

Two Hoquiam parks officially named

Hoquiam’s two new parks now have official names — one for a…

  • Aug 25th, 2021 1:26pm
The new waterfront park at Adams and Fifth Street in Hoquiam will be known as the Old Cannery Park, after the Haines Crown Packers fish cannery that once stood at the site. (File photo)
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille 
U.S. Air Force Col. Jack R. Arthaud, 33rd Wing commander, speaks for the first time as commander during his change of command ceremony, July 30, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Arthaud took command after serving as the Weapons School commander at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

High-flying Hoquiam native leads 33rd Fighter Wing

Hoquiam native Col. Jack R. Arthaud was recently named commander of the…

  • Aug 24th, 2021 8:28am
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille 
U.S. Air Force Col. Jack R. Arthaud, 33rd Wing commander, speaks for the first time as commander during his change of command ceremony, July 30, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Arthaud took command after serving as the Weapons School commander at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.