Friends craft sandwiches at new deli in Hoquiam
There’s a new deli in town and it’s owned and operated by two friends who have called Hoquiam home for a long time. Shelly Dixon, who has run Lana’s Hangar Cafe and Simpson Avenue Grill and Lounge, combines her culinary experience with that of her friend Diane Johnson in order to start their new business: Two Broke Chics Deli.
SR 109 work finishes early; road open
Travelers between Hoquiam and the North Beach no longer need to take a detour around work on State Route 109. The Washington State Department of Transportation announced that SR 109 between Hoquiam and Grays Harbor City has reopened, as of Thursday, March 30. On March 22, contractor crews working for...
Nonprofit working on big housing goal
Nearly one year after its arrival in Aberdeen, The Moore Wright Group is working toward a plan to expand affordable housing availability that includes the purchase of a motel and construction of a major housing development. Those two projects combined will add a total 120 units of long-term supportive and...
Happy hour for the whole family
For many Harborites, the Harborena in Hoquiam is mostly used by kids, teens, and even adults who wish to roller skate. However, it could soon be known as a place for individuals and families who need assistance building community connections and spreading joy. On Tuesday, March 28, the Harborena, in...
Channel Point Village unveils new memory care facility
In cooperation with Greater Grays Harbor Inc., Channel Point Village in Hoquiam held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its newly remodeled memory care facility on Thursday, March 23. The wing is designed to accommodate individuals diagnosed with dementia who need around-the-clock care. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured a small crowd of...
ALS fundraiser for local Harborite set for Friday
Many people know ALS as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player who got the illness and had to retire in 1939 because of it. ALS is a disease that affects the nerve cells that make muscles work in both the upper and lower parts of the body.
Mermaids, ‘Madness’ and Minions among entertainment offerings this weekend
Looking for weekend plans in and around Thurston County? Consider adding these to your calendar.
Domestic violence suspect arrested in Aberdeen
A 51-year-old man is in custody for Domestic Violence/Assault 2nd degree following an incident in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen Police Department tells KXRO that at about 4:33 pm on Tuesday, Aberdeen Officers were dispatched to a 911 open-line from a residence in South Aberdeen. Police say that a woman was heard...
Police investigating death of man found in river
The Aberdeen Police Department is investigating the death of an 86-year-old Aberdeen man found in the Wishkah River on Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call for a welfare check received at 10:08 a.m. on Tuesday, said Cmdr. Steve Timmons. Upon arriving, police searched the area for the 86-year-old man, who they had received the call about.
Proposed house budget allocates $20 million fewer locally than senate
The Washington House of Representatives on Monday released its proposed capital budget for the 2023-2025 biennium, which includes nearly $80 million in funding for projects in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties, proposing about $20 million fewer, in total, for the two counties combined than the Senate’s budget one week ago.
Polson Museum to reopen its doors Saturday
Three months after closing in order to start a restoration, Polson Museum is just about ready for company. On Saturday, John Larson, executive director at Polson Museum, will open up the two-story 99-year-old brown and white house — 1611 Riverside Ave., in Hoquiam. The Daily World took a short...
Second suspect found guilty in Oakville equipment theft
The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office provided an update on an Oakville equipment theft from 2022 after a second suspect was found guilty. On June 6, 2022 Grays Harbor County deputies were dispatched to the Oakville School after a contractor who was working at the school notified authorities that his company’s $80,000 John Deere skid steer was stolen from the location overnight.
North Thurston’s Deb Clemens is a finalist for top job at Capital Region ESD 113
Finalists are set to be interviewed on Friday.
A river for us all: Historical Seaport hosts bilingual community day
A community day at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport saw the introduction of a Spanish translator in step with presentations and Spanish-language materials as the organization seeks to include more of the community. The community day, in partnership with Twin Harbors Waterkeepers, was a success for all, said Lee First,...
Fire department extinguishes campfire in empty building
The Aberdeen Fire Department responded in force Monday morning to a structure fire call in an abandoned building on West Wishkah Street, knocking out a campfire before it could become a threat. Sixteen firefighters from Aberdeen and Hoquiam responded to the fire, which occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning,...
City of Aberdeen opens community survey on homelessness response
The City of Aberdeen has opened a Homelessness Response Community Survey for Aberdeen residents and they are asking for community input. Mayor Schave appointed a Homelessness Response Committee, tasked with developing and implementing a plan to enhance the community’s current response to the immediate homelessness crisis as well as long-term prevention strategies.
Grays Harbor dredging begins April 5
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct Grays Harbor maintenance dredging in the Outer Harbor starting on April 5, with the USACE hopper dredge vessels Yaquina and Essayons. The Yaquina is expected to start dredging in the outer harbor of Grays Harbor around April 5 and will dredge...
McCleary firefighters slap down early-season brushfire
The McCleary Fire Department responded to a brushfire north out of town on Tuesday morning after a yard burn was fanned by high winds. “I think we were toned somewhere around 11:30 to a fire somewhere off of Elma Hicklin Road,” said McCleary Fire Chief Paul Nott in a phone interview. “A property owner was out there burning and it got away from them.”
Hoquiam edges Montesano in key league-opener
Hoquiam drew first blood in the race for 1A Evergreen League supremacy with a 3-2 win over Montesano on Tuesday at Montesano High School. The Grizzlies (5-2 overall, 1-0 1A Evergreen) got a solid pitching performance from senior starter Carron Blood, timely hitting and some impressive defense to pick up the key league-opening victory.
Grays Harbor remains in top ten highest unemployment; Pacific moves to 12th
Grays Harbor’s unemployment rate rose in February, but the county remained at 7th highest statewide. The local unemployment rate rose to 9.2% for the month, according to the Employment Security Department. Pacific County remained steady on their unemployment rate at 8.4%, while at the same time dropping from 10th...
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