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North Beach School District Superintendent Andrew Kelly made the decision to cancel school on Wednesday due to ongoing flooding throughout the county. Photo courtesy of Andrew Kelly

Weather raining on return for North Beach schools

Mother nature decided to extend winter break for students of the North…

  • Jan 17th, 2022

 

Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World
Wil Russoul, executive director of the Downtown Aberdeen Association, could hardly wait to receive the mileage sign that was posted on Highway 8 approximately 6 miles from Elma, 16 miles to Montesano and 26 miles from Aberdeen, because it’s a piece of music history. The sign will at some point help greet travelers as they enter downtown Aberdeen.

Nirvana ‘666’ sign leaves Highway 8

A piece of music history used as a photographic memento for fans…

  • Jan 15th, 2022

 

Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
The Hoquiam City Council approved the purchase of a new wastewater pump station, which will be built at 107 Lincoln St. The current wastewater pump station sits just south of Al’s Hum-dinger restaurant and is off the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Lincoln Street.

Hoquiam getting new pump station

The city of Hoquiam has agreed to purchase a new wastewater pump…

  • Jan 13th, 2022

 

Ocean Shores City Planner Marshall Read joined Monday's inspection of the Oyehut Ditch to discuss next steps for the project. Photo courtesy of Scott Andersen

Removing debris from Oyehut Ditch is complicated

Storm drainage and waterflow in Ocean Shores is set to see a…

  • Jan 14th, 2022
Ocean Shores City Planner Marshall Read joined Monday's inspection of the Oyehut Ditch to discuss next steps for the project. Photo courtesy of Scott Andersen
Gov. Jay Inslee during his State of the State address at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Photo courtesy of Washington Governor’s Office.

Gov. Inslee gives State of the State speech calling for action from lawmakers

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, Jan. 11, touted his…

  • Jan 13th, 2022
Gov. Jay Inslee during his State of the State address at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Photo courtesy of Washington Governor’s Office.

Grays Harbor man likely swept away in flood

Law enforcement personnel located the car keys and cellphone of a 39-year-old…

  • Jan 12th, 2022

Repairs scheduled for Westport Marina dock

The Port of Grays Harbor Commission voted Tuesday, Jan. 11, to move…

  • Jan 12th, 2022
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
Cars and trucks head west over Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam during rainfall Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, which was expected to continue until Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

‘In the thick of it’: Grays Harbor to get more rain, fog

Less than a week after record rainfall in Grays Harbor County that…

  • Jan 12th, 2022
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
Cars and trucks head west over Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam during rainfall Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, which was expected to continue until Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
Jon Martin, who was appointed Mayor of Ocean Shores following Crystal's death, shares stories of her dedication to the community and local government.

Ocean Shores honors late Mayor Dingler

Members of the Ocean Shores community gathered on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 8,…

  • Jan 11th, 2022
Jon Martin, who was appointed Mayor of Ocean Shores following Crystal's death, shares stories of her dedication to the community and local government.
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
Andrew “Drew” Carey plays his Epiphone acoustic guitar, with four working strings, on Friday Jan. 7, 2022, at the now non-sanctioned homeless encampment behind Aberdeen City Hall. The camp was closed after a narrow city council vote in November 2021.

Homeless man tells about lifestyle in Aberdeen

Andrew “Drew” Carey was a professional guitarist years ago, but now he…

  • Jan 11th, 2022
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
Andrew “Drew” Carey plays his Epiphone acoustic guitar, with four working strings, on Friday Jan. 7, 2022, at the now non-sanctioned homeless encampment behind Aberdeen City Hall. The camp was closed after a narrow city council vote in November 2021.
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World
Heavy rain and a high tide hit Aberdeen on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2022. The combination shuttered South M Street in Aberdeen. Floodwaters also closed numerous other streets in Grays Harbor County.

Record rainfall leads to flooding in Aberdeen and Hoquiam

A record-setting day of rain contributed mightily to flooding in Hoquiam and…

  • Jan 11th, 2022
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World
Heavy rain and a high tide hit Aberdeen on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2022. The combination shuttered South M Street in Aberdeen. Floodwaters also closed numerous other streets in Grays Harbor County.
A 72-year-old Cosmopolis man was killed after he attempted to move his vehicle because of rapidly rising floodwaters on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. TNS, File Photo

Cosmopolis man dies in flood

The body of a 72-year-old Cosmopolis man was found on Saturday, Jan.…

  • Jan 11th, 2022
A 72-year-old Cosmopolis man was killed after he attempted to move his vehicle because of rapidly rising floodwaters on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. TNS, File Photo

Grays Harbor legislators address local concerns in annual ‘Send-Off’

Greater Grays Harbor Inc. hosted its annual Coastal Caucus Legislative Send-Off on…

  • Jan 10th, 2022
A driver in a white pickup truck sprays floodwater Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2022, just outside of Denny’s, 418 W. Heron St., in Aberdeen. Countless other vehicles did the same thing as they made their way on and through Heron Street. Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World

Flooding on Thursday harries Aberdeen drivers

Rain, rain, go away, come again when it’s dry isn’t the exact…

  • Jan 6th, 2022
A driver in a white pickup truck sprays floodwater Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2022, just outside of Denny’s, 418 W. Heron St., in Aberdeen. Countless other vehicles did the same thing as they made their way on and through Heron Street. Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World
Artifacts will be moved from the warehouse in the Port Industrial area to the recently-purchased building on West Whiskah street following improvements.

Aberdeen Board of Museum and History seeking public feedback on new location

People are going to get a chance to share their visions for…

  • Jan 10th, 2022
Artifacts will be moved from the warehouse in the Port Industrial area to the recently-purchased building on West Whiskah street following improvements.
Skiers ride the Rainier Express at Crystal Mountain ski resort on Dec. 2, 2020. Erika Schultz | Seattle Times, File Photo

Crystal Mountain changes course, will now require parking reservations to access the slopes

Three days after announcing the return of lift reservations as a proactive…

  • Jan 6th, 2022
Skiers ride the Rainier Express at Crystal Mountain ski resort on Dec. 2, 2020. Erika Schultz | Seattle Times, File Photo
The area just before the intersection and at the intersection of B Street and Market St., was covered with water to the point where cars were making wakes during their morning drives into work on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World
The area just before the intersection and at the intersection of B Street and Market St., was covered with water to the point where cars were making wakes during their morning drives into work on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
A Pontiac sedan causes a wake after high tide on Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2022, down East 1st Street and North F Street in Aberdeen. Flooding throughout Aberdeen and Hoquiam caused plenty of turnarounds.

Floodwaters wreak havoc in Grays Harbor County

An unexpected flood that diverted traffic and flooded streets, as well as…

  • Jan 5th, 2022
Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World 
A Pontiac sedan causes a wake after high tide on Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2022, down East 1st Street and North F Street in Aberdeen. Flooding throughout Aberdeen and Hoquiam caused plenty of turnarounds.
Hoquiam Fire Department personnel went door-to-door to help evacuate homes on Lincoln Street. Photo courtesy of Jeff Myers

Hoquiam River spills over

Coastal flooding affected Hoquiam on Monday afternoon as the river spilled over…

  • Jan 3rd, 2022
Hoquiam Fire Department personnel went door-to-door to help evacuate homes on Lincoln Street. Photo courtesy of Jeff Myers
Joe Raedle | Getty Images | TNS
Travelers make their way through Miami International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.

Airlines cancel more than 1,000 flights on day before New Year’s Eve

Tony Robinson and Thomas Black Bloomberg News Airline cancellations are already piling…

  • Jan 1st, 2022
Joe Raedle | Getty Images | TNS
Travelers make their way through Miami International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.