Dan Hammock

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DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The officially-closed TASL homeless tent camp in a parking lot at Aberdeen City Hall has grown to hold about 20 people in the last month, and the city has little legal authority to clear it.

Frustration shows during homeless discussion at Aberdeen council meeting

What began as a first reading of an ordinance regarding state-mandated requirements…

  • Sep 24th, 2021 11:29pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD The officially-closed TASL homeless tent camp in a parking lot at Aberdeen City Hall has grown to hold about 20 people in the last month, and the city has little legal authority to clear it.
RYAN SPARKS | THE DAILY WORLD 
Young fairgoers pet a goat at the 2021 Grays Harbor County Fair. Fairgrounds managers are currently seeking grants to make improvements, including one for a feasibility study on a new livestock barn.

Fairgrounds seek grants for improvements

A number of infrastructure and renovation projects could be in store for…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021 9:36am
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Young fairgoers pet a goat at the 2021 Grays Harbor County Fair. Fairgrounds managers are currently seeking grants to make improvements, including one for a feasibility study on a new livestock barn.
Heart by Heart will play a free concert Saturday at Olympic Stadium. (Courtesy photo)

Free concert at Olympic Stadium Saturday

Heart by Heart will be performing classic Heart songs at a free…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021 2:44pm
Heart by Heart will play a free concert Saturday at Olympic Stadium. (Courtesy photo)

Ocean Shores firefighters union endorses City Council candidates

The Ocean Shores firefighters union has made its endorsements for Ocean Shores…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021 2:43pm
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Grays Harbor County Emergency Management has been recognized by the National Weather Service for its work in making sure Grays Harbor County is prepared for severe weather events, like heavy rains that created flooding near Satsop in January 2020.

Grays Harbor Emergency Management recognized

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management has been selected as a Weather Ready…

  • Sep 22nd, 2021 8:42am
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Grays Harbor County Emergency Management has been recognized by the National Weather Service for its work in making sure Grays Harbor County is prepared for severe weather events, like heavy rains that created flooding near Satsop in January 2020.
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Two classrooms at McDermoth Elementary School in Aberdeen have been quarantined after positive COVID-19 cases.

Aberdeen, Hoquiam schools adjust to rising COVID cases

Hoquiam High School and middle school students returned to online learning on…

  • Sep 21st, 2021 8:48am
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Two classrooms at McDermoth Elementary School in Aberdeen have been quarantined after positive COVID-19 cases.
Grays Harbor Transit said weekend service could return in January 2022. (File photo)

Grays Harbor weekend transit service unlikely until 2022

The lack of qualified drivers has led Grays Harbor Transit to announce…

  • Sep 20th, 2021 7:36pm
Grays Harbor Transit said weekend service could return in January 2022. (File photo)
Matt Talavera, a pharmacist for CVS, fills a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine outside the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where some employees were vaccinated on Dec. 28, 2020. Steve Ringman | The Seattle Times

Pandemic’s fifth wave roars on

COVID-19 case counts in Grays Harbor County shot up again this week,…

  • Sep 18th, 2021 11:24am
Matt Talavera, a pharmacist for CVS, fills a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine outside the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where some employees were vaccinated on Dec. 28, 2020. Steve Ringman | The Seattle Times
Chinook salmon swim up a fish ladder at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Feather River Hatchery just below the Lake Oroville dam during the California drought emergency on May 27, 2021, in Oroville, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images

Hot, dry summer impacts Chehalis Basin Chinook

Dead and dying spring Chinook salmon were found in the Newaukum River…

  • Sep 17th, 2021 8:54am
Chinook salmon swim up a fish ladder at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Feather River Hatchery just below the Lake Oroville dam during the California drought emergency on May 27, 2021, in Oroville, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images
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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
photo by Gold Rush 
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.
photo by washington department of Fish and Wildlife 
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)