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Cleverly takes over as deputy director of emergency management

Hannah Cleverly of Aberdeen is the new deputy director of Grays Harbor…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018
O-Town Brewing of Olympia was on-hand at 2017’s Catch Montesano Fish and Brew Fest downtown. Brewer Jason Stenzel offered a freshly poured beer to an attendee inside Whitney’s detail shop.

Fish and Brew Fest on tap

Four breweries, a winery and a distillery will share their wares at Catch Montesano Fish and Brew Fest on Sept. 29.

  • Sep 20th, 2018
O-Town Brewing of Olympia was on-hand at 2017’s Catch Montesano Fish and Brew Fest downtown. Brewer Jason Stenzel offered a freshly poured beer to an attendee inside Whitney’s detail shop.

County Tourism Office wants to make your festival more festive

Three kinds of grants are available to nonprofits in Grays Harbor County.

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Portions of burn ban lifted

The Grays Harbor County burn ban has been modified to allow for…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Three more chances to get into state parks for free

Parks for free Washington’s state parks are celebrating National Public Lands Day…

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Wynooche? Wynoochee? The name that’s hard to get

Chehalis Valley Historical Society has a “bonee” to pick.

  • Sep 20th, 2018

Cost of garbage about to go up

The Elma City Council voted on Monday to approve a requested rate…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

It’s Official: Safeco Field Will Get $135 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Critical King County Councilmembers call plan “a fleecing” and “irresponsible.”

Details emerge on Summit Pacific’s residency clinic project

Elma’s Summit Pacific Medical Center and Hospital District No. 1 are in…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

VIDEO: Effort to move Olympic National Park goats to new home is underway

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Olympic National Park’s mountain goats have begun a…

Mitzi Schindele, president of the Olympic Public Access Coalition.

Coalition seeks to preserve, increase access to public lands

Mitzi Schindele lives in Montesano and considers the upper Wynoochee Valley her…

Mitzi Schindele, president of the Olympic Public Access Coalition.

Tentative fall razor clam schedule announced

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has released a tentative schedule…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Port Townsend display illustrates battle some veterans face at home

By Jeannie McMacken Peninsula Daily News PORT TOWNSEND — On a small…

Cause of fire that destroyed Forks-area mill undetermined

By Paul Gottlieb Peninsula Daily News FORKS — The fire that destroyed…

  • Sep 13th, 2018
The new school discipline rules will guide discipline policies to ensure rules are applied fairly across the state and will be enforced over the next two school years. Courtesy photo

Washington schools update student discipline rules

The new rules will minimize suspension and expulsions for minor offenses.

The new school discipline rules will guide discipline policies to ensure rules are applied fairly across the state and will be enforced over the next two school years. Courtesy photo
A flock of shorebirds flies en masse in April 2018 over the mudflats of Bowerman Basin in Hoquiam. The shorebird festival continues throughout the weekend. Photo by Macleod Pappidas, The Daily World file

Port, Hoquiam trying to clear the way for potash facility

Australian company considers Port of Grays Harbor for $440 million potash export facility.

  • Sep 12th, 2018
A flock of shorebirds flies en masse in April 2018 over the mudflats of Bowerman Basin in Hoquiam. The shorebird festival continues throughout the weekend. Photo by Macleod Pappidas, The Daily World file

Change in leadership at county Emergency Management

Chuck Wallace is no longer the deputy director of Grays Harbor County’s…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Work resumes on US 12

Work by heavy equipment operators at two sites on the highway were put on hold by strike.

  • Sep 7th, 2018
Twenty-six artists and many food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival.
                                The artist and food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the park. Photo Courtesy of Helen Hepp.

Ninth Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival coming Sept. 15

Plenty of family-friendly activities will return this year.

  • Sep 6th, 2018
Twenty-six artists and many food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival.
                                The artist and food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the park. Photo Courtesy of Helen Hepp.
A young orca chases a chinook salmon last year in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island. Image obtained under National Marine Fisheries Service permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

A young orca chases a chinook salmon last year in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island. Image obtained under National Marine Fisheries Service permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).