Dan Hammock

Dan posted 134 stories to The Vidette.
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DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Some of the 248 classic cars and hot rods that took part in the annual Historic Montesano Car Show Saturday.

Hot day, hotter cars Saturday at Historic Montesano Car Show

Almost 250 cars line streets, market, kids fest also help draw crowd.

  • Jul 23rd, 2019 11:10am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Some of the 248 classic cars and hot rods that took part in the annual Historic Montesano Car Show Saturday.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                No bear in the festival stew didn’t stop hundreds from nabbing a plateful at the McCleary Bear Festival Saturday.

60th annual McCleary Bear Festival packs the town Saturday

Hundreds of people, mostly families, lined West Simpson Avenue and Third Street…

  • Jul 18th, 2019 1:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                No bear in the festival stew didn’t stop hundreds from nabbing a plateful at the McCleary Bear Festival Saturday.

Man charged with rape, kidnapping of area 12-year-old

Crimes allegedly committed in McCleary

  • Jul 17th, 2019 10:00am

After a decade, knowing didn’t bring relief

Melissa Baum wears a silver necklace holding a small silver pendant with…

  • Jun 27th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Dozens of community members attended the dedication of the Lindsey Baum remembrance garden Wednesday at Beerbower Park in McCleary. Wednesday was the 10-year mark of Lindsey’s disappearance.

East County remembers Lindsey Baum with a memorial garden

As lighting flashed and thunder roared Wednesday evening in the skies over…

  • Jun 27th, 2019 3:04pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Dozens of community members attended the dedication of the Lindsey Baum remembrance garden Wednesday at Beerbower Park in McCleary. Wednesday was the 10-year mark of Lindsey’s disappearance.
COURTESY LANE YOUMANS
                                Lindsey Baum and her brother, Josh, speak with then McCleary Police officer John Graham at the Shop with a Cop event in December 2008. A little more than 6 months later she disappeared blocks from her home in McCleary.

10 years later, still no arrest in the abduction, murder of Lindsey Baum

It was hot in McCleary June 26, 2009. Lindsey Baum, just weeks…

  • Jun 26th, 2019 10:04am
COURTESY LANE YOUMANS
                                Lindsey Baum and her brother, Josh, speak with then McCleary Police officer John Graham at the Shop with a Cop event in December 2008. A little more than 6 months later she disappeared blocks from her home in McCleary.
COURTESY MICHELLE AMES
                                Landscape architect Gerald Mertl of Cosmopolis created the plans for the Lindsey Baum memorial garden and managed the landscaping. Mertl has gone above and beyond for this project, according to project lead Michelle Ames.

Memorial garden for Lindsey Baum to be dedicated Wednesday, June 26, in McCleary

The Lindsey Baum memorial garden at Beerbower Park in McCleary will be…

  • Jun 24th, 2019 11:02am
COURTESY MICHELLE AMES
                                Landscape architect Gerald Mertl of Cosmopolis created the plans for the Lindsey Baum memorial garden and managed the landscaping. Mertl has gone above and beyond for this project, according to project lead Michelle Ames.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                State Department of Transportation Multimodal Development Manager Theresa Turpin talks to attendees of a June 12 open house about the preferred option for the replacement of the Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen.

Pre-design work on Heron St. Bridge pushed back at least 5 years

Pre-design work on a replacement for the Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen…

  • Jun 20th, 2019 5:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                State Department of Transportation Multimodal Development Manager Theresa Turpin talks to attendees of a June 12 open house about the preferred option for the replacement of the Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold stands on the freshly-paved surface of the Westport boat launch parking area.

Westport boat launch parking area paved, other marina improvements near completion

The much-improved asphalt parking lot at the Westport Marina boat launch is…

  • Jun 20th, 2019 9:30am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold stands on the freshly-paved surface of the Westport boat launch parking area.

Latest ‘hold harmless’ one-time school funding estimates released

The Aberdeen School District will get about half of the “hold harmless”…

  • May 28th, 2019 11:24am
Dave Pimentel

Undersheriff Pimentel retires after 37 years with the county

With little fanfare, Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel retired Friday after…

  • May 21st, 2019 5:30pm
Dave Pimentel

Candidates list grows, especially in Ocean Shores

Still few contested races in county

  • May 15th, 2019 3:40pm
Pete Papac

Pete Papac, founder of Papac Logging, dies

Longtime Monte resident remembered as “hard worker and he expected everybody to work hard for him.”

  • May 14th, 2019 9:31am
Pete Papac
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                State Historian John Hughes, right, talks with Channel Point Village Executive Director Maggie Birmingham, foreground, Thursday. Also pictured is Grays Harbor County Commissioner Randy Ross, far left, and Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Tom Quigg.

Secretary of state, state historian talk living history in Hoquiam

State Historian: ‘There are a lot of stories here that need to be recorded’

  • May 10th, 2019 1:48pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                State Historian John Hughes, right, talks with Channel Point Village Executive Director Maggie Birmingham, foreground, Thursday. Also pictured is Grays Harbor County Commissioner Randy Ross, far left, and Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Tom Quigg.

$10 million for North Shore Levee in 2019-21 state capital budget

Hoquiam fared well in the recently passed 2019 state capital budget, with…

  • May 1st, 2019 3:59pm
Officers from several different departments respond to a standoff situation Tuesday at a home on Academy Street in Montesano. One man, who officers say charged at them with swords, was shot and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with what were described in the police statement as life-threatening injuries. (Josh Jessen photo)

Officer-involved shooting in Montesano

One man taken to hospital after police say he charged them with swords.

  • Apr 17th, 2019 9:55am
Officers from several different departments respond to a standoff situation Tuesday at a home on Academy Street in Montesano. One man, who officers say charged at them with swords, was shot and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with what were described in the police statement as life-threatening injuries. (Josh Jessen photo)
(Josh Jessen photo)Officers from several different departments responded to standoff situation at a Montesano home Tuesday afternoon.

Officer-involved shooting in Montesano

Story updated April 17 at 10 a.m. A man was shot by…

  • Apr 16th, 2019 8:57pm
(Josh Jessen photo)Officers from several different departments responded to standoff situation at a Montesano home Tuesday afternoon.
Ian Wagreich | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, left, accepts the Spirit of Enterprise Award April 4 from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue.

Congressman presented with national award for business support

Congressman Derek Kilmer received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of…

  • Apr 10th, 2019 11:22am
Ian Wagreich | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, left, accepts the Spirit of Enterprise Award April 4 from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Morck Hotel in Aberdeen is among the dozen buildings in downtown Aberdeen listed on a state database of structures that may be dangerous in the case of an earthquake.

Scores of buildings on Harbors may not be safe in quake, according to database

A interactive database launched in March identifies buildings across the state that…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019 3:51pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Morck Hotel in Aberdeen is among the dozen buildings in downtown Aberdeen listed on a state database of structures that may be dangerous in the case of an earthquake.

More than 100 local seats open for election this year

A loaded 2019 election is stacked with seven mayors, two Port of…

  • Mar 27th, 2019 1:09pm