Teen Who Died in Mason County Crash Identified
An 18-year-old man who died in a single-vehicle wreck in Mason County Sunday morning has been identified, according to Washington State Patrol. Irving U. Bautista of Shelton was headed north on
Beachcombers alert! Rare tidal event will hit Olympia’s shores over next few days
Olympia’s waters will sink to its lowest so far this year, and July’s will be lower, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says.
Two arrested in Hoquiam drug bust
A nearly two-month investigation led to a pair of arrests on Friday as members of the county’s drug task force, aided by members of the Aberdeen and Hoquiam police departments, served a warrant at a Hoquiam residence. Jordan Newton-Foster, 32, and Christ August, 42, were taken into custody without...
Railroad trestle set on fire; police investigating
Police are investigating a possible arson that occurred Saturday afternoon when an unknown suspect set fire to a railway trestle belonging to Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad. A passerby called in the fire around 3 p.m., said Undersheriff Kevin Schrader of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. “Deputies arrived...
MultiSport 360 Removes Barriers for Athletes in Grays Harbor with their New Indoor Athletic Facility in Montesano
Thanks to the vision of a father and son team, Montesano is now home to a much-needed indoor athletic facility. Opening its doors in early 2022, MultiSport 360, Inc. (MS 360) equips Grays Harbor community members and children with a safe place to hone in their skills, filling a much-needed void in the area.
National Night Out Coming Up
The annual “get to know your neighbor” event known as National Night out is returning to Aberdeen on August 1st. The annual “get to know your neighbor” event known as National Night out is returning to Aberdeen on August 1st. This year, members of the Aberdeen Police Department, Aberdeen Explores and Aberdeen’s Volunteers in Police Service will be visiting identified community events to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement in an effort to bring police and community members together under positive circumstances. As the event gets closer more details about community activities and how you can get involved will be released.
Another Big Bust
The Grays Harbor Drug Task Force, with the assistance of officers and detectives from the Hoquiam and Aberdeen police departments, served a search warrant at a residence on Chenault Avenue Friday. The operation was the culmination of a two-month long investigation by the task force concerning the sale of fentanyl by two people that were said to live at the address. Both suspects were arrested and are currently being detained at the Hoquiam City Jail.
Aberdeen School Board Meeting Tonight
The next regular meeting of the Aberdeen school board is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School. The next regular meeting of the Aberdeen school board is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School. Those who attend regular meetings are welcome to sign up at the meeting to provide public comment on agenda items. Any comments or concerns not on the agenda can be brought to the attention of the district by contacting the Superintendent's Office or by contacting individual board members. Written public comments for the record can also be submitted up to noon today by emailing the school. That link can be found on our website. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live music thrills packed house at The Loading Dock
Luck, the heavy punk band with roots tied to The Melvins and Jimi Hendrix, headbanged their way through a furiously paced, closing setlist on Friday night at The Loading Dock — 202 E. Wishkah St., in Aberdeen. The Montesano-based trio was the loudest of the three acts, which included the softer, acoustic rock duo Patience and James and then heavy blues band Black Shepherd.
Aberdeen Fire Department Offering Students A Unique Opportunity
Students who want to learn more about firefighting and the science that goes into it have a unique opportunity. Students who want to learn more about firefighting and the science that goes into it have a unique opportunity. The Aberdeen Fire Department and the Twin Harbors Skills Center are teaming up to offer a Fire Science training course this summer. The program will cover basic firefighting techniques including personal protective equipment, portable fire extinguishers, water supply, use of self-contained breathing apparatus, and more. This course is offered free of charge to most students in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties, but you must register. Find out more through the link: https://www.smore.com/2ke6p-aberdeen-schools?fbclid=IwAR3aGp27qm26j1u_YPaVr3vlw0wLQgRiyQY8_klB6cY9mr4U96Bgc8g5R_Q.
Warm Weather and Clear Skies Continue in Western Washington
This Wednesday, Western Washington is set to enjoy another day of clear skies and high temperatures, with highs ranging from 72 degrees in Port Townsend to an impressive 90 degrees in the South Sound area. Residents have been relishing a stretch of warm and sunny days that showcase stunning sunrises and unobstructed views of Mount Rainier from various vantage points, including the University of Washington's Red Square and Granite Falls High School.
Teen dies after driving at high speeds and swerving near Shelton
While trying to pass, his car swerved and struck a cable barrier, causing it to roll over.
New plane will allow Washington crews to spot, start fighting fires more quickly
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state firefighters are getting help from high-tech eyes in the sky. The first of two Kodiak K-100s arrived in Olympia last month and has already flown above wildfires on Orcas Island and in Concrete. They travel faster and fly longer than most of the state’s...
Shoplifting arrest ends in busting identity theft scheme
What began as a simple arrest in Walmart in late February for shoplifting catapulted Aberdeen police down a rabbit hole as they investigated and got convictions on a man wanted for identity theft. Gabriel K. Palolo, 42, recently sentenced to 84 months imprisonment as a result of a plea deal...
Mystery Fire At Train Tracks
Crews say they do not know what started a fire on the train tracks this weekend in Grays Harbor. East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue were called out around 3pm Saturday for the fire on the tracks. The fire had spread to a 10 by 10 stretch of land near the tracks. Within the hour fire fighters had the flames out and were in clean up mode. East Grays Harbor Fire & Rescue would like to thank their mutual aid partners who helped out including Fire District 1, Fire District 12 and the McCleary Fire Department.
Hoquiam River salmon, city water supply to benefit from dam removal
The most imposing physical obstacle for salmon and steelhead entering the Hoquiam River lies 11 miles upstream from the river’s mouth. There, for the last 70 years, fish have met a wall of concrete and whitewater, to which first they are drawn and attempt to jump over, but after a tiresome effort yield to the right, where a series of ascending stone troughs might help them pass the dam to prime spawning grounds.
Independence Valley Chicken Races Set for June 25 in Rochester
The 43rd annual chicken races will be held at the Independence Valley Community Hall in Rochester Sunday, June 25. Lunch begins at noon with the chicken races scheduled to begin at 2
State of the State: Washington State Standard comes to Olympia
A month ago, a free internet publication began news coverage of state government in Olympia. Like a newspaper, it has new stories every day. On a recent day, you could read about Mark Mullet, Issaquah Democrat, announcing his campaign for governor, and about the House lawmaker who wants Mullet’s seat in the State Senate. You could read about state parks, water pollution, wildlife management, food stamps, a law against domestic violence, and the history of a statue honoring soldiers who died in World War I.
Mission Nonprofit Spotlight: Family Education & Support Services
Each month, Thurston Community Media (TCMedia)’s Mission Nonprofit connects with local organizations and agencies that are making positive impacts in our communities. This month, Mission Nonprofit host Robert Kam sat down with Shelly Willis, executive director, and Roger Jones, community engagement director, for Family Education & Support Services. Family...
Dry conditions creating an early fire hazard Red Flag Warning through Tuesday evening
For those planning to go and enjoy an outing in the warm and not humid days that are happening now. These conditions have caused an early red flag warning and special weather statement about fire safety risks affecting the areas surrounding Olympia and the Central Cascades. The National Weather Service...
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