Dan Hammock

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State audit finds misuse of funds by former Grays Harbor Fire District 5 chief

The State Auditor’s Office in December published its findings into the investigation…

  • Jan 5th, 2021 4:00pm
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
Grays Harbor Community Hospital has installed its ultra-cold freezer to accommodate the necessary -75 degrees celsius needed for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Here pharmacy technician Katie Francis unboxes and stores the first Pfizer vaccine.

Stafford Creek corrections officer dies from complications of COVID-19

GHCH: Despite surge, hospital has staff to isolate COVID cases, serve other community needs

  • Jan 5th, 2021 11:26am
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
Grays Harbor Community Hospital has installed its ultra-cold freezer to accommodate the necessary -75 degrees celsius needed for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Here pharmacy technician Katie Francis unboxes and stores the first Pfizer vaccine.
COURTESY HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT 
A 40-year-old Aberdeen man was reportedly “huffing” while driving when he crashed into a house on Sumner Avenue before colliding with a railroad crossing on Port Industrial Road Saturday morning. The driver later turned himself in to police.

Police say ‘huffing’ leads to several wrecks Monday morning

“Huffing” — the breathing in of vapors to produce a high —…

  • Jan 4th, 2021 4:15pm
COURTESY HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT 
A 40-year-old Aberdeen man was reportedly “huffing” while driving when he crashed into a house on Sumner Avenue before colliding with a railroad crossing on Port Industrial Road Saturday morning. The driver later turned himself in to police.
COURTESY PHOTO 
The proposed location of Aberdeen’s first dog park in Garley Park. It will be split into two parts, one for smaller dogs, one for larger dogs.

Plans for Aberdeen’s first dog park proceeding

Improvements coming to Garley Park in South Aberdeen

  • Dec 31st, 2020 4:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO 
The proposed location of Aberdeen’s first dog park in Garley Park. It will be split into two parts, one for smaller dogs, one for larger dogs.
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
An Aberdeen first responder receives a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

First reponders get COVID-19 vaccinations at Grays Harbor Community Hospital

Grays Harbor Community Hospital began administration of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Monday to…

  • Dec 30th, 2020 4:15pm
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 
An Aberdeen first responder receives a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

Grays Harbor College awarded nearly $200,000 in federal COVID relief money

Grays Harbor College was awarded just shy of $200,000 in federal CARES…

  • Dec 29th, 2020 3:30pm
High levels of domoic acid have extended the recreational Dungeness crab closure north to the Queets River.

Recreational crab fishing halted in Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay

And areas north of Point Chehalis to Queets River

  • Dec 29th, 2020 3:30pm
High levels of domoic acid have extended the recreational Dungeness crab closure north to the Queets River.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Congressman Derek Kilmer at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in March 2019, discussing the recently-passed Maritime Washington National Heritage Act. Public forums to discuss a plan for the National Heritage Area created by the Act, which includes the Grays Harbor County coast, begin in January.

Public input sought on Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

In March 2019, Congressman Derek Kilmer stood alongside the Grays Harbor Lighthouse…

  • Dec 29th, 2020 9:45am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Congressman Derek Kilmer at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse in March 2019, discussing the recently-passed Maritime Washington National Heritage Act. Public forums to discuss a plan for the National Heritage Area created by the Act, which includes the Grays Harbor County coast, begin in January.

Work on combining Aberdeen, Hoquiam fire departments into regional fire authority continues

Committee to vote on potential name — Central Grays Harbor Regional Fire Authority — in January

  • Dec 26th, 2020 1:30am

Aberdeen looks to fund up to $100,000 in additional small business relief grants

Additional relief for Aberdeen small businesses suffering through COVID-related state-mandated shutdowns and…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020 3:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
A consultant has been hired to develop a plan for Aberdeen fire station upgrades that will, among other things, allow for proper storage of the department’s two new fire apparatus, delivered earlier this year.

Consultants selected to assess Aberdeen fire, police, jail, court facility upgrades

Aberdeen Mayor Pete Schave looks at the fire and police stations, municipal…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020 3:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
A consultant has been hired to develop a plan for Aberdeen fire station upgrades that will, among other things, allow for proper storage of the department’s two new fire apparatus, delivered earlier this year.

Grays Harbor COVID cases near 1,700, active cases at 313

Another 21 COVID-19 cases were reported in Grays Harbor County Wednesday, bringing…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020 3:30pm

Unused 2020 lodging tax funds used to fully fund 2021 Aberdeen events

The Aberdeen Lodging Tax Advisory Committee used funds left over from events…

  • Dec 23rd, 2020 3:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Santa and Mrs. Claus — BJ and Neal Fisher — stand beside the Hoquiam Police Department giving tree before heading out to deliver toys to families throughout the town. Below, Mrs. Claus and elves from the Hoquiam police and fire departments delivered gifts to this family on Chenault Avenue on Monday.

Hoquiam Police Officers Association delivers the good(ies)

Delivered gifts to families across town Monday

  • Dec 22nd, 2020 3:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Santa and Mrs. Claus — BJ and Neal Fisher — stand beside the Hoquiam Police Department giving tree before heading out to deliver toys to families throughout the town. Below, Mrs. Claus and elves from the Hoquiam police and fire departments delivered gifts to this family on Chenault Avenue on Monday.
COURTESY HOUSE DEMOCRATS 
Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, on the State House floor.

24th District Rep’s priority as chair of key House committee: ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’

Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, said his focus as the new chairman…

  • Dec 21st, 2020 3:30pm
COURTESY HOUSE DEMOCRATS 
Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, on the State House floor.

Pacific County COVID rates falling after November spike, but still high

COVID-19 case rates are falling in Pacific County after a November surge,…

  • Dec 18th, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
The long-awaited dredging of the Westport Marina, which began in August 2019, is complete. The Port of Grays Harbor said it's the first time the boat basin has been dredged"to proper depth" in 40 years.

Westport Marina dredging project complete

The Westport Marina dredging project, which began in August 2019, has wrapped…

  • Dec 16th, 2020 4:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
The long-awaited dredging of the Westport Marina, which began in August 2019, is complete. The Port of Grays Harbor said it's the first time the boat basin has been dredged"to proper depth" in 40 years.
Superior Court Judge Stephen Brown

Retiring Superior Court judge leaves legacy of therapeutic drug and family recovery courts

When he was sworn in as Grays Harbor County Superior Court judge…

  • Dec 15th, 2020 3:30pm
Superior Court Judge Stephen Brown
Katie Svoboda

Another first: County’s first female prosecutor will now be its first female Superior Court judge

Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda will scratch off another “first” for…

  • Dec 14th, 2020 3:30pm
Katie Svoboda
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The Aberdeen City Council has approved the hiring of a full-time employee to catalog and manage the collection of the Aberdeen Museum of History. Items large and small, some recovered from the fire and others previously housed in an annex building, are currently stored in a warehouse on Port Industrial Road.

Aberdeen museum board request for a collection registrar gets approval

The Aberdeen City Council has approved the Aberdeen Museum of History board’s…

  • Dec 11th, 2020 6:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
The Aberdeen City Council has approved the hiring of a full-time employee to catalog and manage the collection of the Aberdeen Museum of History. Items large and small, some recovered from the fire and others previously housed in an annex building, are currently stored in a warehouse on Port Industrial Road.