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Bill and Colleen Simpson during an Ocean Shores parade. (family photo)

Former Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson passes at 80

Decades of service on council and as mayor

 

Here’s how to get on the county’s vaccine list

Here’s some of what you need to know to get a Covid…

  • Mar 3rd, 2021

 

Popcorn to Go at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam

The 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam will again offer its popular, pandemic-prompted…

  • Mar 3rd, 2021

 

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…

COURTESY OCEAN SHORES FIRE DEPARTMENT 
A body was recovered from a residential fire on Octopus Avenue in Ocean Shores Tuesday.
Miller Junior High photo 
Bradyn Baesteri was the first eighth-grader spotted in the Miller Junior High School building in a year.

Aberdeen District continues to roll out return of in-person classes.

Students are walking the halls of Miller Junior High School in Aberdeen for the first time in over a year as in-person classes began earlier this week.

Miller Junior High photo 
Bradyn Baesteri was the first eighth-grader spotted in the Miller Junior High School building in a year.
Dave Haviland photo
Board members from the Downtown Aberdeen Association got together with members of the Bike Patrol from the Aberdeen Police Department Tuesday to mark the downtown business community’s donation of e-bikes to the city. Left to right are: officer Kyle Hoffman, Bette Worth, officer Dillon Mitchell, Wil Russoul, Officer George Kelley, Cathy Williams and Alan Richrod

Downtown businesses donate E-bikes

Aberdeen Bike Patrol

Dave Haviland photo
Board members from the Downtown Aberdeen Association got together with members of the Bike Patrol from the Aberdeen Police Department Tuesday to mark the downtown business community’s donation of e-bikes to the city. Left to right are: officer Kyle Hoffman, Bette Worth, officer Dillon Mitchell, Wil Russoul, Officer George Kelley, Cathy Williams and Alan Richrod
Locator map of deadly car crash in California.

15 killed in Calif. crash involving SUV packed with 27 people

LOS ANGELES — A collision between a semitruck and an SUV carrying…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
Locator map of deadly car crash in California.

Boy Scouts propose selling Rockwell paintings to fund sex-abuse settlements

By Kim Christensen Los Angeles Times The Boy Scouts of America, struggling…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
Bob Mandich

Hoquiam native aids Community Foundation in awarding $350,000 in grants

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation, with help from a major gift by…

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
Bob Mandich
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…

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.

Potential Covid exposure at Raymond Eagles

Pacific County Health is concerned that there was a high possibility of exposure to COVID-19.

  • Mar 1st, 2021

Ocean Shores flushing some hydrants this month

The City of Ocean Shores Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants…

  • Mar 1st, 2021

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…

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…

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.
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…

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.
Signs geared to protecting salmon habitat were damaged at the Fraser River near Chilliwack. (Facebook)

New signs for protecting Fraser River habitat near Chilliwack vandalized

Fishery officers want off-road users to enjoy river resource in the ‘least damaging way possible’

  • Mar 2nd, 2021
Signs geared to protecting salmon habitat were damaged at the Fraser River near Chilliwack. (Facebook)
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…

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.

Fire damages garage on Evans Street

Just after midnight Friday, Aberdeen firefighters were called to a fire in…

  • Feb 26th, 2021

Donations sought for people in need

Longshore Federal Credit Union

  • Feb 26th, 2021

Measures to limit executive powers die in Legislature

Would require governor to get input from Legislature during emergencies

  • Feb 26th, 2021