The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Freeze Warning for Pacific County. The warning will be in effect from midnight through 8:00 a.m. Thursday October 10, 2019. Sub-freezing temperatures around 30 degrees are forecast with temperatures dropping into the 20’s in colder wind sheltered valleys. Sensitive vegetation may be killed or damaged by […]

A man was arrested on multiple counts of burglary and assault after a spree early this morning in Elma. Police Chief Susan Shultz said in a press release this morning that at approximately 3:00 am, an Elma Officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of W. Main Street, for a reported burglary in progress. The […]

A dangerous fire erupted on the Tacoma tideflats in 2018 after a company mismanaged hazardous waste. That fire and other compliance problems at the Stericycle-Tacoma hazardous waste facility spurred a $1.9 million fine from the Washington Department of Ecology. Stericycle-Tacoma, which operates under the name “Burlington Environmental,” is one of two businesses in the state […]

Police are investigating a burglary at the North Beach Community TV studios in Ocean Shores. It was reported yesterday afternoon, sometime between yesterday and Monday someone had broken into the building next to the Ocean Shores Lion’s club and stolen thousands of dollars in broadcast and camera equipment. North Beach TV is a non-profit and […]

There is good news for travelers who use the eastbound State Route 8 Elma safety rest area in Grays Harbor County. The rest area’s portable water services, restroom facilities and RV dumping services have been restored. The rest area’s water services were temporarily unavailable after Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews discovered water issues […]

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded grants totaling more than $9.8 million to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Western Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  The grants run for the next one to three years, and some are supporting services in Tribal and Latino communities, as well as in […]

Ten Indian Tribes in Western Washington have been awarded nearly $13 million in U.S. Department of Justice grant funding to enhance criminal justice and safety in their communities, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  One notable grant will fund a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to work with the FBI’s Northwestern Washington Safe Trails Task Force […]

A total closure of a portion of State Route 108 between McCleary and Shelton is planned for next weekend. The Washington State Department of Transportation reports travelers will need to give themselves extra time and use detour routes during an upcoming around-the-clock closure. From 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, […]

Police removed a suspicious device from the scene of a house fire in Hoquiam early this morning. Captain Matt Miller with the Hoquiam Fire Department reported no injuries. He said, “We showed up to a small 1-story, light smoke showing from the back of the house. Threw us all for a loop, in the beginning, […]

The Grays Harbor County Department of Tourism is now accepting applications for four tourism-related grant programs.  The grant programs and their deadlines: ·         Festival and Event Grants (deadline Oct. 25, 2019) Tourism Hospitality and Special Projects Grants) (deadline Oct. 25, 2019) Major Tourism Projects (deadline Oct. 25, 2019) Special Marketing Partnership Grants (Deadline December 16, 2019) Under State […]

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