One dead in log truck crash in Grays Harbor County
A crash between an automobile and log truck on Friday morning resulted in the death of one driver, a 76-year-old man who lived in the area. The call came in at 9:53 a.m., said Trooper Katherine
WSP investigates deadly crash involving log truck in Grays Harbor County
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating a deadly crash involving a log truck that happened in Grays Harbor County on Friday. At around 10:13 a.m., WSP Trooper Katherine Weatherwax announced that US-101 was blocked in both directions at Hensel Rd. due to the crash.
Weekly Safety Report: Hit-and-run, Car Fire, and Officer Retirement in Aberdeen, Washington
This week in Aberdeen, Washington, there were three notable incidents. A 63-year-old man was arrested after a hit-and-run incident where he struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a car fire on state Route 105, which was quickly extinguished with no injuries. Officer Ron Bradbury retired from the Aberdeen Police Department after 28 years of service.
Weather-Related Road Safety: A Call for Vigilance and Preparedness
A recent road incident involving a 55-year-old Raymond man starkly highlights the dangers lurking on our roads, especially under harsh weather conditions. The accident occurred on a Wednesday afternoon on the stretch of road between Cosmopolis and Raymond, where the driver, in his 2015 Honda, lost control and collided with a power pole. This severe crash, ejecting him from the vehicle, underscores the alarming reality that road safety measures like seatbelt use are life-saving necessities. The victim, not having worn his seatbelt according to the Washington State Patrol, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital for urgent care. Drugs or alcohol were thankfully not factors in this event.
One medevac’d following single-vehicle crash on 101
A Raymond man was airlifted following a motor vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon between Cosmopolis and Raymond. The 55-year-old man was traveling southbound in a 2015 Honda, according to a Washington State Patrol report, before leaving the roadway and striking a power pole, and being ejected from the vehicle. The man...
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in hoquiam, WA?
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near hoquiam.
Tragic Accident on US 101 Highlights Dangers of Speeding and Non-Use of Seatbelts
On a recent Wednesday evening, a serious traffic accident occurred on US 101 near Pacific County, involving a 55-year-old man from Raymond. The individual was driving a 2015 Honda Accord when he lost control around milepost 70, resulting in a violent collision with a pole and the vehicle coming to rest on an embankment. Tragically, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, intensifying the severity of his injuries.
Winter Weather Expected
Active weather events are expected to start today with rain and snow predicted through Wednesday of next week. Grays Harbor Emergency Management officials are reminding you to stay safe as one of the first rounds of winter weather is expected to move through starting today in parts of western Washington. Active weather events are expected to start today with rain and snow predicted through Wednesday of next week. A Winter Storm Watch goes into effect this morning for the Olympics and will last until Sunday. Local officials are reminding you to be ready for power outages. Have smoke and CO alarm batteries changed, and if you use alternate heat sources, make sure all equipment is operating properly. For more winter weather safety tips, go to the Grays Harbor Emergency Management Facebook page.
Cosmopolis council race added to recount list
The Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office next week will recount the votes cast in the race for Cosmopolis City Council Position 4. Election officials Tuesday afternoon certified the results in that race, with Mark Collett leading Sue Darcy by two votes, 287-285. As previously reported by The Daily World, the office did not call for a recount at that time. Grays Harbor County Auditor Joe Maclean said on Wednesday morning, however, that further calculations confirmed the close race will indeed require a recount by machine.
Sheriff’s office seeking info following raceway break-in
The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at the Grays Harbor Raceway over the weekend. The raceway has provided camera footage of a man breaking in, posted on social media, but the sheriff’s office doesn’t have an ID for him yet, said Chief Criminal Deputy Jason Wecker.
Details About Hit And Run This Week
According to police, just before 4pm Tuesday, a vehicle vs pedestrian crash was reported at Broadway and 1st. More details about a hit and run earlier this week in Aberdeen. According to police, just before 4pm Tuesday, a vehicle vs pedestrian crash was reported at Broadway and 1st. A witness then reported the vehicle involved was leaving the scene. That witness followed the white chevy van, giving police updates about the driver’s location. Police were able to locate and arrest a 63-year-old Aberdeen resident for felony hit and run and the man’s van was seized as evidence. The victim was last listed in critical condition at the hospital. You can read the full report at the Aberdeen Police Facebook page.
Election Recounts Next Week
Two city council races and a mayoral race in Grays Harbor will have a ballot recount next week. Two city council races and a mayoral race in Grays Harbor will have a ballot recount next week. By law, a recount is required when the results of a race are separated by less than .5, or less than half a percentage point. The three races that will have recounts are a Cosmopolis city council race, an Ocean Shores council seat, and the Aberdeen mayoral contest. Per election law, since all three races have margins of less than .5 percent, but more than .25 percent, the recounts can be done by machine. County officials say rarely does a recount change the certified results. The recount will happen Wednesday December 9th at 9am.
Stunning Ocean Shores Home Sells for $975K
A stunning 3-story house near Ocean Shores, Washington recently sold for an impressive $975,000 on November 30th. Located at 1169 Ocean Shores Blvd SW, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569, this custom-built gem offers breathtaking panoramic ocean views that are sure to captivate any homeowner.
4 Votes Separate Mayor Race
In the neck and neck race for Aberdeen’s next mayor, Douglas Orr has been certified the winner over Debi Pieraccini by a margin of 4 votes. The 2023 General Election results have been certified and the leaders in all the races from the last report have won their respective seats, although in some cases in Grays Harbor, it was very close. In the neck and neck race for Aberdeen’s next mayor, Douglas Orr has been certified the winner over Debi Pieraccini by a margin of 4 votes. By Washington law, there must be a machine recount if the margin between candidates is less than a half of one percent. In Grays Harbor, just over 15,800 residents cast a ballot, which represented just under 33 percent of the county’s total registered voters.
Keefer triumphant, Raiders put 7 in top-3 at Grays Harbor tourney
ABERDEEN, Wash. – Junior 143-pounder Sophie Keefer won a 143-pound title to lead the Southern Oregon women's wrestling team's seven top-three placers on Saturday at the Grays Harbor C.C. Choker Invite. In what served as a showcase of the No. 4-ranked Raiders' depth, Keefer pinned all three of her...
Survey asks what is needed for Raymond revitalization
A survey is open now for the Raymond area for residents to give their thoughts on future needs. The Pacific County Economic Development Council launched the survey for the Raymond community to gather input on downtown revitalization. According to the survey, “the future of Raymond depends on the presence of...
Hoquiam firefighters responds to fire in empty house
The Hoquiam Fire Department responded to a fire Sunday evening that broke out while the homeowner was away. The call came in not long before 9 p.m. from multiple neighbors, said Fire Chief Matt Miller. “It came in as smoke coming from the rear of the structure,” Miller said. “Residence...
Sailing Through History: The Lady Washington's Voyage from Past to Present
The majestic Lady Washington sails not only across the Pacific but also through the annals of time, bringing to life America's storied maritime past. Launched by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport on March 7, 1989, as a highlight of Washington State's centennial celebrations, this full-scale replica echoes the voyages of its namesake—the pioneering 18th-century ship that opened trade routes between America and Asia. With each sail, she honors the trailblazing spirit of the original vessel, which was the first American ship to touch the shores of the Pacific Northwest, Honolulu, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Washington Coast Winter Steelhead Seasons Announced
Just as was previewed earlier this week, there will be more boat angling opportunities on the Washington Coast this winter steelhead season, but the Grays Harbor system will be closed to all fishing as of Friday, December 1 – though perhaps only temporarily as WDFW meets with tribal comanagers to try and come to an agreement about hatchery-directed fisheries on four rivers there.
Tis the season to celebrate
The old man in the sleigh and his eight reindeer are weeks out from approaching Grays Harbor County, but that doesn’t mean people here have to wait until then to start celebrating the holiday season. The celebrations start this weekend. While one is Winterfest in Aberdeen, there are so...