Local News in Brief

  • Mon Sep 16th, 2019 4:30pm
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Oregon driver killed in wreck west of Naselle

A 22-year-old Warrenton, Oregon, driver was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 west of Naselle Friday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Oregon man was driving a 2000 Nissan pickup southbound when he stopped at the intersection of State Route 4 about 5 miles west of Naselle shortly before 1:30 p.m. According to the State Patrol, he pulled out to make left turn and was struck by a 1999 Kenworth dump truck driven by a 67-year-old Naselle man, according to the Patrol.

The Warrenton man was dead at the scene. The dump truck driver was not injured.

The State Patrol said the cause of the crash was the Nissan driver’s failure to yield to the dump truck.

Annual maintenance could cause odor issue at Cosmo

The annual maintenance shutdown at Cosmo Specialty Fibers could create some odor issues for the Cosmopolis plant’s neighbors.

The weeklong outage starts Monday, Sept. 23, said Craig McKinney, the company’s environmental engineer.

Maintenance includes inspection of the wastewater treatment plant, located at 1201 1st St. There is a possibility of odors from the treatment plant during the shutdown.

“Cosmo Specialty Fibers maintains continuous air monitors in the area and the data from these monitors will be reviewed daily,” said McKinney. “The treatment plant will be refilled as soon as the inspection is complete.”

Herrera Beutler votes to permanently protect coast from offshore drilling

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, voted this week to support a bill to permanently block offshore oil drilling on the Washington and Oregon coasts.

H.R. 1941, which passed the U.S. House 238-189, amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently remove from consideration acreage for offshore leasing on both the Atlantic and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf.

“Washington residents do not believe that drilling off our coast is in our best economic interest, or in the best interest of our coastal ecosystem. I have supported specific solutions to maintain domestic supplies of energy and achieve energy independence, but those efforts shouldn’t include offshore drilling near communities and citizens who don’t support it. Washington supports a $50 billion maritime economy and 191,000 maritime-related jobs and I want to be sure those coastal economies are not put at risk,” Herrera Beutler said.

Emergency preparedness expo Oct. 5 in Aberdeen

Grays Harbor Emergency Management will host an Emergency Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Shoppes at Riverside.

There will be displays of emergency response vehicles, interactive booths, child ID fingerprinting, CPR for the family, volunteer opportunities and emergency supply vendors.

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the National Weather Service will conduct Skywarn Storm Spotter Training.

For more information, call 360-249-3911 or contact GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us