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DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Construction on three Grays Harbor County state Department of Transportation projects, including the State Route 107 bridge in south Montesano, is expected to resume in the coming week.

Road work on 101, South Monte Bridge, Cosi Hill to resume this week

Work on three major state Department of Transportation projects in Grays Harbor…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Construction on three Grays Harbor County state Department of Transportation projects, including the State Route 107 bridge in south Montesano, is expected to resume in the coming week.

Election filing opens Monday

Two commission seats and three judges on the ballot, along with legislators

COVID case reported at Hoquiam skilled nursing facility

Number of cases stands at 14 in Grays Harbor County

46 teachers cut in Aberdeen district

The cuts will affect programs this time

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                The mast of the Lady Grace appears above the surface of the Hoquiam River as crews from Associated Underwater Services and Quigg Bros. attempt to winch the vessel off the bottom Thursday morning.

Lady Grace removal from Hoquiam River expected Friday

If you’ve crossed the Riverside Bridge in Hoquiam since Wednesday afternoon you’ve…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                The mast of the Lady Grace appears above the surface of the Hoquiam River as crews from Associated Underwater Services and Quigg Bros. attempt to winch the vessel off the bottom Thursday morning.
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Commissioner ‘frustrated’ by steps required for county variance on governor’s phased plan to re-open the state

Grays Harbor County Commissioners were briefed Tuesday about the county’s eligibility to…

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New Grays Harbor case of COVID-19 brings total to 13

After several weeks with no new cases of COVID-19 recorded on the Harbor, a resident tested positive on Wednesday.

  • May 7th, 2020

The grippe hits home: The 1918 influenza pandemic on Grays Harbor

A century later, similarities to the current pandemic are striking

  • May 7th, 2020
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                                About 25 people paraded through Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Montesano May 2 to thank COVID-19 frontline and essential workers.

“Caravan for Working Families” parades through Grays Harbor neighborhoods

Nurses, millworkers, teachers, grocery workers, small business owners, public health workers, and…

  • May 6th, 2020
COURTESY PHOTO 
                                About 25 people paraded through Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Montesano May 2 to thank COVID-19 frontline and essential workers.

Dear Journal: When the world seems big, try thinking small

Editor’s note: Karen Harris Tully is a writer who lives in Raymond…

  • May 6th, 2020
Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times 
                                Disney on Tuesday reported dismal second-quarter earnings, the first time the company has shared results since it closed Disneyland, above, and Walt Disney World.

Disney theme parks take a $1 billion hit amid coronavirus closures

Walt Disney Co., the world’s largest entertainment company, reported quarterly earnings for…

  • May 6th, 2020
Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times 
                                Disney on Tuesday reported dismal second-quarter earnings, the first time the company has shared results since it closed Disneyland, above, and Walt Disney World.

OS face mask order eased to ‘strongly recommended’

By Scott D. Johnston For The Daily World Late Tuesday afternoon, Ocean…

  • May 6th, 2020
photos by DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Anthony Blevins, of Montesano, left, and David Reinkens, of Westport, show off the big rainbow trout Reinkens caught out of Lake Sylvia Tuesday morning.

Outdoor enthusiasts find space as recreation reopens at Lake Sylvia, Highland Golf Course

As two state parks and golf courses opened in the county Tuesday…

photos by DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Anthony Blevins, of Montesano, left, and David Reinkens, of Westport, show off the big rainbow trout Reinkens caught out of Lake Sylvia Tuesday morning.

Text-to-911 services now available in Grays Harbor County

Text-to-911 services now available in Grays Harbor County The Grays Harbor Communications…

  • May 6th, 2020
COURTESY ABERDEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
                                A transient was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with this stick in Aberdeen Monday.

Domestic violence assault suspect arrested in downtown Aberdeen

A 25-year-old Grays Harbor transient was arrested in Aberdeen Monday morning after…

  • May 5th, 2020
COURTESY ABERDEEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
                                A transient was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with this stick in Aberdeen Monday.
COURTESY HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT 
                                The suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run collision east of the Simpson Avenue Bridge Monday traveled for miles on a tireless rim after the wreck, according to Hoquiam Police.

Hoquiam High seniors escape hit-and-run mostly unscathed

Two Hoquiam High School seniors, who had just placed their banners at…

  • May 5th, 2020
COURTESY HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT 
                                The suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run collision east of the Simpson Avenue Bridge Monday traveled for miles on a tireless rim after the wreck, according to Hoquiam Police.

Three new Pacific County COVID-19 cases believed tied to Astoria seafood processing plant

Three additional positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Pacific County Monday…

  • May 5th, 2020

In letter, Ocean Shores calls for reopening “balance”

Editor’s note: This is the full text of a letter sent by…

  • May 4th, 2020
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                                Hoquiam High School Class of 2020 honor graduate Kaleb Tarnowski poses with his banner at Art Pocklington Central Play Park Monday morning.

Celebrating Hoquiam High School seniors, pandemic-style

Anonymous donor pays for each graduating senior’s banner

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Hoquiam High School Class of 2020 honor graduate Kaleb Tarnowski poses with his banner at Art Pocklington Central Play Park Monday morning.

Cosi firefighters knock down motorhome fire on Blue Slough Road

Cosmopolis firefighters spent two hours Saturday night knocking down a motorhome fire…

  • May 4th, 2020