Dan Hammock

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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
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR DRUG TASK FORCE Along with thousands of plants, bags and boxes of marijuana buds were seized from homes and even some storage units, including some in Hoquiam after police found a receipt for a storage unit in one of the illegal grow houses.

Sales of seized Green Jade property can be used to fund future narcotics investigations

The sale of property seized in the Green Jade illegal marijuana grow…

  • Mar 13th, 2019 3:57pm
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR DRUG TASK FORCE Along with thousands of plants, bags and boxes of marijuana buds were seized from homes and even some storage units, including some in Hoquiam after police found a receipt for a storage unit in one of the illegal grow houses.
Ryan Michael Harless

McDermoth Elementary teacher accused of child rape

Incident with 11-year-old alleged to have happened in Marysville.

  • Feb 15th, 2019 6:00pm
Ryan Michael Harless
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott

Sheriff instructs deputies to take no enforcement action regarding I-1639

Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott has instructed his deputies to “take…

  • Feb 7th, 2019 9:43am
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott
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                                Bria Jessie Danner, 35 of Aberdeen, made her first court appearance Thursday, charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 53-year-old Sung Sil Kim at the GuestHouse Inn on West Heron Street Wednesday.

Suspect in GuestHouse Inn murder sent for mental health evaluation at Western State

Bail set at $500,000, mental health evaluation ordered

  • Feb 7th, 2019 9:42am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Bria Jessie Danner, 35 of Aberdeen, made her first court appearance Thursday, charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 53-year-old Sung Sil Kim at the GuestHouse Inn on West Heron Street Wednesday.
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) From left, Lila Erickson, Kendlynn Garmin and Deacon McCracken sled down a hill at Sam Benn Park Monday morning.

Cold, sunny weather expected most of the week after snowy Sunday night

Next chance of snow arrives in GH County Friday

  • Feb 7th, 2019 9:41am
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) From left, Lila Erickson, Kendlynn Garmin and Deacon McCracken sled down a hill at Sam Benn Park Monday morning.
MARCY MERRILL PHOTO
                                Pacific County Drainage District #1 commissioner David Cottrell, left, speaks with Paul Bayle, a researcher from the University of Bath in England in North Cove Wednesday. Bayle is researching dynamic revetment and is placing a lidar tower along the beach to track the work being done by locals to preserve the shoreline.

Agency to watch how rocks in ocean move

Department of Ecology will track movement of 140 rocks to gauge effectiveness of North Cove shoreline preservation efforts

  • Jan 18th, 2019 4:40pm
MARCY MERRILL PHOTO
                                Pacific County Drainage District #1 commissioner David Cottrell, left, speaks with Paul Bayle, a researcher from the University of Bath in England in North Cove Wednesday. Bayle is researching dynamic revetment and is placing a lidar tower along the beach to track the work being done by locals to preserve the shoreline.
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                                Chainsaw artist Brandon Levesque, owner of BAD Yard Art near Hoquiam, created many of his signature bears out of wood from trees felled by the tornado.

Chain-saw artists gather in Port Orchard to create joy from tornado’s devastation

On Dec. 18, a rare tornado struck Port Orchard, a community of…

  • Jan 16th, 2019 1:59pm
KAT BRYANT | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Chainsaw artist Brandon Levesque, owner of BAD Yard Art near Hoquiam, created many of his signature bears out of wood from trees felled by the tornado.
PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR
                                From left, PUD commissioners Dave Timmons, Russ Skolrood and Arie Callaghan joined Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac for a joint special meeting Tuesday to learn about the potential benefits a transoceanic fiber optic cable landing could have on the region. Also discussed was a plan to increase the power capacity at the Satsop Business Park.

Study: Schafer Island Beach best spot to land transoceanic fiber optic cable

Schafer Island Beach near Westport is the best location for receiving transoceanic…

  • Dec 24th, 2018 11:15am
PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR
                                From left, PUD commissioners Dave Timmons, Russ Skolrood and Arie Callaghan joined Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac for a joint special meeting Tuesday to learn about the potential benefits a transoceanic fiber optic cable landing could have on the region. Also discussed was a plan to increase the power capacity at the Satsop Business Park.

Aberdeen legislators draft bill to make the razor clam the official state clam

Call it bipartisan bivalve legislation. To celebrate the popularity of one of…

  • Dec 24th, 2018 11:14am

Potash public hearing postponed

A public hearing on a proposed potash facility at the Port of…

  • Dec 19th, 2018 12:46pm