Dan Hammock

Dan posted 114 stories to The Vidette.
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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
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.

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

Oakville School evacuated Monday due to bomb threat

The Oakville School was evacuated Monday afternoon after a person called the…

  • Dec 18th, 2018 11:17am

Port could become fiber-optic hub as transoceanic cable landing is considered

The Port of Grays Harbor and the Grays Harbor PUD have joined forces to study building a coastal “landing station” for transoceanic fiber optic cable.

  • Dec 18th, 2018 10:16am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP Hundreds of people lined Main Street and Pioneer Avenue in Montesano Saturday evening for the annual Festival of Lights parade.

Hundreds pack downtown Montesano for annual Festival of Lights parade

Awards handed out for top parade entries.

  • Dec 12th, 2018 10:56am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP Hundreds of people lined Main Street and Pioneer Avenue in Montesano Saturday evening for the annual Festival of Lights parade.
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                                Shana Hope Soliz was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for the stabbing death of her roommate, Paul Mottinger, in Hoquiam in 2016.

Hoquiam woman gets 22 years for 2016 murder of roommate

Superior Court Judge David Edwards said it was the safety of the community that weighed most on his decision to sentence Shana Hope Soliz to the maximum.

  • Nov 7th, 2018 7:00pm
Dan Hammock | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Shana Hope Soliz was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for the stabbing death of her roommate, Paul Mottinger, in Hoquiam in 2016.
Brian Blake

Incumbent Blake leads Republican challenger for 19th District Rep

Incumbent Brian Blake, a Democrat, leads Republican challenger Joel McEntire with 54.06…

  • Nov 6th, 2018 10:02pm
Brian Blake
Jim Walsh, left, and Erin Frasier.

Walsh holds slim lead over Frasier in 19th

On the strength of a strong showing in Lewis County, incumbent James…

  • Nov 6th, 2018 9:15pm
Jim Walsh, left, and Erin Frasier.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Sen. Maria Cantwell, at right, talks to Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott at a panel discussion about opioid addiction in Aberdeen Monday morning. Scott explained his jail is filled to capacity and 90 percent of the inmates suffer from some kind of addiction.

Sen. Cantwell addresses opioid epidemic in Aberdeen visit

Law enforcement, social services, medical providers give their input

  • Oct 31st, 2018 7:00pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Sen. Maria Cantwell, at right, talks to Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott at a panel discussion about opioid addiction in Aberdeen Monday morning. Scott explained his jail is filled to capacity and 90 percent of the inmates suffer from some kind of addiction.
Jim Walsh

Lawsuit claims Walsh’s blocking of Facebook users violates First Amendment

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, by…

  • Oct 30th, 2018 4:30pm
Jim Walsh
Brian Blake

Blake’s $65,000 to former aide for campaign materials draws accusations from opponent

Campaign expenditures by incumbent 19th District Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, totaling $65,000…

  • Oct 30th, 2018 4:29pm
Brian Blake

Walsh, Frasier talk taxes, carbon tax, health care

Democrat Erin Frasier, a workforce development professional who lives in Pe Ell,…

  • Oct 30th, 2018 4:25pm