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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.

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)
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.

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)
courtesy of John Shaw 
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
courtesy of John Shaw 
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.

Blue Slough road closure Wednesday

The Blue Slough Road cutoff between Cosmopolis and Montesano will be closed…

  • Aug 24th, 2021 1:30am
Seattle Firefighter and EMT Garth Stroyan administers a COVID-19 vaccination for Asya Strounine, 13, an eighth grader at Jane Addams Middle School, at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle on June 10, 2021. Strounine says she was a little nervous about the vaccination, but is looking forward to having more protection against COVID-19. Erika Schultz | The Seattle Times

Fifth COVID wave continues to roll through county

Grays Harbor County COVID-19 cases continued to climb the week of Aug.…

  • Aug 23rd, 2021 7:10pm
Seattle Firefighter and EMT Garth Stroyan administers a COVID-19 vaccination for Asya Strounine, 13, an eighth grader at Jane Addams Middle School, at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle on June 10, 2021. Strounine says she was a little nervous about the vaccination, but is looking forward to having more protection against COVID-19. Erika Schultz | The Seattle Times

Woman pleads guilty in 2019 controlled substance homicide

Admits to supplying heroin to man who died of overdose

  • Aug 22nd, 2021 11:49am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
A portion of the North Shore Levee West Segment would run along Levee Street in Hoquiam between the Riverside Bridge, visible in the background, and the Simpson Avenue Bridge.

$4 million approved by Chehalis Basin Board for Hoquiam levee

After about a month’s delay, the Chehalis Basin Board has approved the…

  • Aug 22nd, 2021 11:10am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
A portion of the North Shore Levee West Segment would run along Levee Street in Hoquiam between the Riverside Bridge, visible in the background, and the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
More than 50 vendors have signed up for the Westport Art Festival this weekend. You can expect it to look much like it did when this picture was taken at the 2019 festival.

Westport Art Festival will line Westhaven this weekend

More than 50 vendors will line Westhaven Drive along the Westport Marina…

  • Aug 21st, 2021 11:38am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
More than 50 vendors have signed up for the Westport Art Festival this weekend. You can expect it to look much like it did when this picture was taken at the 2019 festival.

Westport awarded $1.6 million for continued sewer system upgrades

The state Department of Commerce recently announced the city of Westport was…

  • Aug 20th, 2021 9:40am
Courtesy of Grays Harbor Fire District 2 
The driver of this semitruck fell asleep and crashed near Bryrwood Drive on Highway 12, blocking the westbound lanes for five hours on Tuesday.

Semi driver dozes off, blocks westbound Highway 12 for five hours

Traffic on Highway 12 east of Central Park was snarled for hours…

  • Aug 20th, 2021 7:46am
Courtesy of Grays Harbor Fire District 2 
The driver of this semitruck fell asleep and crashed near Bryrwood Drive on Highway 12, blocking the westbound lanes for five hours on Tuesday.
Courtesy of Port of Grays Harbor 
The upcoming drone club at Ocosta Junior/Senior High School will teach students how to assemble and fly drones, and how to capture images over Westport like this of the Westport Marina.

After-school drone club coming to Ocosta

Volunteers sought to drone instruction, other after-school activities

  • Aug 19th, 2021 6:01pm
Courtesy of Port of Grays Harbor 
The upcoming drone club at Ocosta Junior/Senior High School will teach students how to assemble and fly drones, and how to capture images over Westport like this of the Westport Marina.
Courtesy of Hoquiam Police Department 
A realistic-looking Glock knockoff air pistol was at the center of a reported shooting on Queets Avenue in Hoquiam Tuesday afternoon.

Shooting report draws large police response to Queets Avenue in Hoquiam

A large police response was prompted by a 911 call about a…

  • Aug 19th, 2021 5:46pm
Courtesy of Hoquiam Police Department 
A realistic-looking Glock knockoff air pistol was at the center of a reported shooting on Queets Avenue in Hoquiam Tuesday afternoon.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Sculpture artist Luke Gumaelius got word from local family about the Tokeland Woodfest and traveled north from his home in Los Osos, Calif., to participate this year.

Tokeland Woodfest draws big crowds

Tokeland was the center of the South Beach universe on Saturday as…

  • Aug 18th, 2021 8:36am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD 
Sculpture artist Luke Gumaelius got word from local family about the Tokeland Woodfest and traveled north from his home in Los Osos, Calif., to participate this year.
Courtesy Grays Harbor County Public Health

Fifth wave of COVID pandemic impacts Grays Harbor County

The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold in Grays…

  • Aug 17th, 2021 7:02pm
Courtesy Grays Harbor County Public Health