Dan Hammock

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CHRIS MAJORS | GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
Staff at the Grays Harbor County mass vaccination site caught up Thursday with second doses and delivered 850 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the site Friday.
CHRIS MAJORS | GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
Staff at the Grays Harbor County mass vaccination site caught up Thursday with second doses and delivered 850 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the site Friday.

Bench trial concludes in former Ocean Shores fire chief’s wrongful termination suit against the city

Both sides filing post-trial briefs, decision possible some time in April

  • Mar 5th, 2021 3:30pm

Superior Court jury trials to resume likely in early May at Satsop Business Park

Former Overstock.com space to be used

  • Mar 5th, 2021 3:30pm
Norma Tillotson

Tillotson appointed Grays Harbor County Prosecutor

Norma Tillotson, a seven-year veteran of the Grays Harbor County Prosecutor’s Office,…

  • Mar 5th, 2021 3:30pm
Norma Tillotson
COURTESY PHOTO 
A memorial service and procession for the line-of-duty death of Darlene Raffelson, who started her long fire service career as a volunteer in Ocosta in the late 70s, will be held Saturday in Grayland.

Line-of-service memorial, procession Saturday for South Beach EMT Raffelson

Updated March 4: South Beach Regional Fire Authority has created a link…

  • Mar 4th, 2021 9:21am
COURTESY PHOTO 
A memorial service and procession for the line-of-duty death of Darlene Raffelson, who started her long fire service career as a volunteer in Ocosta in the late 70s, will be held Saturday in Grayland.
COURTESY OCEAN SHORES FIRE DEPARTMENT 
A body was recovered from a residential fire on Octopus Avenue in Ocean Shores Tuesday.

Body recovered after Ocean Shores house fire

One person was found dead in the aftermath of a house fire…

  • Mar 3rd, 2021 4:00pm
COURTESY OCEAN SHORES FIRE DEPARTMENT 
A body was recovered from a residential fire on Octopus Avenue in Ocean Shores Tuesday.
WDFW photo
Stubbornly high domoic acid levels are continuing to make razor clams unsafe to eat, meaning scenes like this are likely to be few and far between this spring.

Little if any chance for razor clam digs for the remainder of the season

The outlook is bleak for any chance of opening razor clam digs…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021 3:30pm
WDFW photo
Stubbornly high domoic acid levels are continuing to make razor clams unsafe to eat, meaning scenes like this are likely to be few and far between this spring.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Signs outside the Shoppes at Riverside note the reason for the ongoing closure, which began Feb. 13, is due to roof issues caused by Feb. 13 snowfall.

Shoppes at Riverside remains closed, more information expected Friday

The Shoppes at Riverside mall in South Aberdeen closed abruptly Feb. 13…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021 3:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Signs outside the Shoppes at Riverside note the reason for the ongoing closure, which began Feb. 13, is due to roof issues caused by Feb. 13 snowfall.
CHARTERBOAT PREDATOR PHOTO
Robert Insley of East Wenatchee landed this 32.2-pound dressed weight Chinook while fishing out of the charterboat Predator Aug. 19, 2020. It wound up earning Insley the $10,000 first prize in the 2020 Westport Charterboat Association derby.

Another year of low salmon returns points toward 2021 season similar to 2020

Current salmon forecasts indicate 2021 sport and commercial fishing opportunities will be…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021 2:49pm
CHARTERBOAT PREDATOR PHOTO
Robert Insley of East Wenatchee landed this 32.2-pound dressed weight Chinook while fishing out of the charterboat Predator Aug. 19, 2020. It wound up earning Insley the $10,000 first prize in the 2020 Westport Charterboat Association derby.

Recreational crabbing closes again in Grays Harbor, except for the Westport Boat Basin

Just hours after the Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the reopening…

  • Mar 1st, 2021 4:30pm
COATES DESIGN ARCHITECTS 

The latest rough rendering of Aberdeen’s proposed Gateway Center, outside the cafeteria area. The Aberdeen City Council was updated on the latest design by architect Matthew Coates this week, which incorporated suggestions taken over the last several months from the council and the city’s Gateway steering committee. The latest design includes an entry vestibule on the west side with a kiosk for visitors and gift shop, with an event and exhibit space, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria. The second floor would include office and meeting space. The front entry to the building is a timber storefront and a lot of glass, and cross laminated timber (CLT) would be used inside for the elevator core and large movable panels in the display/event area. This is not a final design. The council at its March 10 meeting will be presented with a draft request for proposals for a Gateway Center project manager, someone who understands the vision of the building who will work with designers, the city, and downtown and regional partners to manage design and use suggestions as the design process continues.

Aberdeen council reviews latest Gateway Center design

COATES DESIGN ARCHITECTS This is a view from some of the latest…

  • Feb 26th, 2021 5:00pm
COATES DESIGN ARCHITECTS 

The latest rough rendering of Aberdeen’s proposed Gateway Center, outside the cafeteria area. The Aberdeen City Council was updated on the latest design by architect Matthew Coates this week, which incorporated suggestions taken over the last several months from the council and the city’s Gateway steering committee. The latest design includes an entry vestibule on the west side with a kiosk for visitors and gift shop, with an event and exhibit space, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria. The second floor would include office and meeting space. The front entry to the building is a timber storefront and a lot of glass, and cross laminated timber (CLT) would be used inside for the elevator core and large movable panels in the display/event area. This is not a final design. The council at its March 10 meeting will be presented with a draft request for proposals for a Gateway Center project manager, someone who understands the vision of the building who will work with designers, the city, and downtown and regional partners to manage design and use suggestions as the design process continues.
COURTESY PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR 
The Port of Grays Harbor handled a record amount of cargo in 2020, with more than 3.2 million metric tons of cargo moving through its four terminals.

Port of Grays Harbor breaks cargo tonnage record in 2020

The Port of Grays Harbor set a new record for cargo tonnage…

  • Feb 26th, 2021 5:00pm
COURTESY PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR 
The Port of Grays Harbor handled a record amount of cargo in 2020, with more than 3.2 million metric tons of cargo moving through its four terminals.
The Adams Street waterfront park in Hoquiam should be complete by the end of May. During construction, the park will be made ready for possible future additions such as a restroom and viewing tower shown here. The picnic area is being donated by the Lions Club. Its location may vary from what is shown here.
The Adams Street waterfront park in Hoquiam should be complete by the end of May. During construction, the park will be made ready for possible future additions such as a restroom and viewing tower shown here. The picnic area is being donated by the Lions Club. Its location may vary from what is shown here.

Hoquiam slashes water, sewer fees for new construction

Mayor hopes reduced fees will encourage development

  • Feb 24th, 2021 4:00pm
REA HOLCOMB PHOTO 
A pile of rubble is all that remains of a residence in the Travel Inn RV Resort in Elma. Two people suffered burns in an explosion and fire at the residence Saturday and were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

Elma RV park explosion sends two to the hospital with burns Saturday

An explosion at an RV park in the 800 block of East…

  • Feb 23rd, 2021 4:30pm
REA HOLCOMB PHOTO 
A pile of rubble is all that remains of a residence in the Travel Inn RV Resort in Elma. Two people suffered burns in an explosion and fire at the residence Saturday and were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.
Grays Harbor County COVID-19 cases by zip code, map updated Feb. 19.

Second dose vaccinations this week at county mass vaccination site

Public health managers working to secure more first doses in the coming weeks

  • Feb 23rd, 2021 4:30pm
Grays Harbor County COVID-19 cases by zip code, map updated Feb. 19.
COURTESY PHOTO 
Freshman 19th District Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, addresses the Senate’s virtual session Thursday as his bill to allow local voter-approved public safety sales taxes to be used for emergency medical services passes unanimously.

Freshman 19th District senator’s first bill passes Senate, offers funding option for EMS training

Freshman 19th District Sen. Jeff Wilson’s first bill cleared the state Senate…

  • Feb 19th, 2021 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO 
Freshman 19th District Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, addresses the Senate’s virtual session Thursday as his bill to allow local voter-approved public safety sales taxes to be used for emergency medical services passes unanimously.

New case numbers dropping in Grays Harbor County

Four additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Grays Harbor County Tuesday, Feb.…

  • Feb 19th, 2021 4:30pm

Second dose vaccinations focus of mass vaccination site this week

The focus for next week at the county’s mass vaccination site will…

  • Feb 19th, 2021 4:30pm

Pacific County case rate drops, vaccinations scheduled this week

COVID-19 case rates continue to fall in Pacific County, and appointments are…

  • Feb 17th, 2021 3:45pm