Grays Harbor County, WA

Aberdeen man identified as victim in April 23 house fire

The victim who was found after an act of arson caused a fire to a vacant house at 215 N. H St., has been identified, according to Bob Kegel, coroner for Grays Harbor County. Aaron J. Buchanan, 31, of Aberdeen, was located inside the former two-story vacant house, which was set on fire a little after 5 a.m., on April 23. An autopsy is pending.
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Indigenous students at Hoquiam High School speak up

As the rain poured down on the morning of Thursday, May 5, it seemed to match the internal rhythm of the day’s events — pairing with the march of over 150 students and the beat of a drum, leading a song in prayer for all the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
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GHEMS gets financial boost from Quinault Nation

Help has come in the eleventh hour for Grays Harbor EMS & Trauma Care Council (GHEMS). The nonprofit, which provides emergency medical service training to county first responders, was set to close its office on Sumner Avenue on May 1, with a full closure in June. Thanks to some last-minute funding, GHEMS has pledged to keep its offices open and to continue coordinating the certification of all paramedics, EMTs, Emergency Medical Responders, and Advanced First Aid Personnel in the county.

2022 Filing Week: Day 1

A number of local and regional political offices are already up for contention after the first day of filing week. Locally, Grays Harbor Commissioner Vickie Raines is set to face Grays Harbor Republican Party Chair Lisa Zaborac as well as Retired Aberdeen Fire Department Captain JR Streifel in that race to represent the 3rd Commissioner District.

Wet, cold spring causing concern for farmers

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — Jay Gordon’s family has been farming in Grays Harbor County since 1872. Gordon said the 2022 harvest could be the worst. “We’re probably going to have this cold and wet at least through July,” said Gordon. Usually, by mid-May, Gordon said...