Dan Hammock

Dan posted 149 stories to The Vidette.
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DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Brayton Jay Pascoe was sentenced Friday to 7 1/2 years for the June 16 shooting death of David Alan Rhodes on Hagara Street in Junction City. At left is Prosecutor Katie Svoboda, at right is Pascoe’s attorney Christopher Baum.

Aberdeen man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for June 16 shooting death

An Aberdeen man was sentenced Friday morning to 7 ½ years in…

  • Jan 16th, 2020 4:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Brayton Jay Pascoe was sentenced Friday to 7 1/2 years for the June 16 shooting death of David Alan Rhodes on Hagara Street in Junction City. At left is Prosecutor Katie Svoboda, at right is Pascoe’s attorney Christopher Baum.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Daniel Stephen Heyting speaks before Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge David L. Edwards at Heyting’s sentencing hearing Jan. 8. Heyting had pleaded guilty to the August 2018 second-degree murder of Andrew Detwiler, and was sentenced to 20 years.

Aberdeen man given 20-year sentence for August 2018 Humptulips boat launch murder

A 31-year-old Aberdeen man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison…

  • Jan 16th, 2020 9:03am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Daniel Stephen Heyting speaks before Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge David L. Edwards at Heyting’s sentencing hearing Jan. 8. Heyting had pleaded guilty to the August 2018 second-degree murder of Andrew Detwiler, and was sentenced to 20 years.

Coastal Caucus talks transportation, schools at 2020 legislative send-off

The 2020 Legislative session kicked off Monday. A topic that will rise…

  • Jan 16th, 2020 9:02am
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR PUD
                                This map shows the area between Malone and the Chehalis Indian Reservation, denoted by a green line, where a $50,000 state grant will allow Grays Harbor PUD to conduct a fiber extension feasibility study.

Grant allows PUD to study fiber expansion to Oakville, Chehalis Indian Reservation

Grays Harbor PUD is exploring an extension of its fiber network to…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020 1:30am
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR PUD
                                This map shows the area between Malone and the Chehalis Indian Reservation, denoted by a green line, where a $50,000 state grant will allow Grays Harbor PUD to conduct a fiber extension feasibility study.

Commercial crab season delayed until at least Dec. 31

The non-tribal coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishery has been delayed again because…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 5:00pm
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
                                Up to six inches of rain could fall in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties through the weekend, possibly more over the Olympics and Willapa Hills.

Heavy rain expected this week

‘There could be some urban and small stream floodings,’ forecaster says

  • Dec 18th, 2019 2:34pm
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE
                                Up to six inches of rain could fall in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties through the weekend, possibly more over the Olympics and Willapa Hills.
COURTESY WILD OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN
                                Kayakers paddle below a waterfall on the East Fork Humptulips, a proposed Wild and Scenic River in the Olympic National Forest.

Wild Olympics Act clears committee, headed to House floor

Congressman Derek Kilmer’s Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act…

  • Dec 12th, 2019 4:00pm
COURTESY WILD OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN
                                Kayakers paddle below a waterfall on the East Fork Humptulips, a proposed Wild and Scenic River in the Olympic National Forest.

Armed intruder killed after breaking into McCleary home

The 47-year-old McCleary man killed after breaking into a home in the…

  • Dec 4th, 2019 9:25am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Aberdeen Police Officer Loren Neil, left, with his son Aiden and wife, Jodi, outside Aberdeen High School. The father-son team produced a video featuring the stories of 11 local drug addicts in hopes of providing another prevention tool for viewers in the region.

Aberdeen Police officer, son produce powerful video on dangers of drug addiction

Video features 11 local addicts sharing their stories of addiction and its impacts

  • Oct 17th, 2019 3:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Aberdeen Police Officer Loren Neil, left, with his son Aiden and wife, Jodi, outside Aberdeen High School. The father-son team produced a video featuring the stories of 11 local drug addicts in hopes of providing another prevention tool for viewers in the region.

Aberdeen seeks temporary use permit for Michigan Street homeless camping site

The City of Aberdeen will hold a public hearing Sept. 25 to consider a 1-year temporary-use permit.

  • Sep 12th, 2019 7:40am
Multiple agencies investigate an officer-involved shooting on West State Street near the Chehalis River Bridge on-ramp early Monday afternoon.

Deadly officer involved shooting in Aberdeen Monday

A 41-year-old Aberdeen man who reportedly pulled a gun on an Aberdeen…

  • Sep 12th, 2019 7:37am
Multiple agencies investigate an officer-involved shooting on West State Street near the Chehalis River Bridge on-ramp early Monday afternoon.
COURTESY CORVETTES OF GRAYS HARBOR
                                Climb the Westport viewing tower and you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the Corvettes lining Westhaven Drive. This photo was taken at least year’s Corvettes at the Marina.

Corvettes, seafood and art coming to Marina

Clams, Corvettes and crafts are expected to draw hundreds of people to Westport on Saturday.

  • Aug 29th, 2019 1:30am
COURTESY CORVETTES OF GRAYS HARBOR
                                Climb the Westport viewing tower and you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the Corvettes lining Westhaven Drive. This photo was taken at least year’s Corvettes at the Marina.
COURTESY BHP 
                                BHP is proposing three wetlands mitigation sites in its revised shorelines permit application with the City of Hoquiam. This map shows two of them, a site at the west side of the mouth of the Hoquiam River and another about two miles upriver.

BHP files revised shorelines permit application for potash export facility

BHP, one of the largest mining companies in the world, has submitted…

  • Aug 15th, 2019 5:30pm
COURTESY BHP 
                                BHP is proposing three wetlands mitigation sites in its revised shorelines permit application with the City of Hoquiam. This map shows two of them, a site at the west side of the mouth of the Hoquiam River and another about two miles upriver.

No shots fired during Shafer Park altercation Tuesday

An incident Tuesday afternoon at Schafer State Park that was initially reported…

  • Aug 8th, 2019 2:30pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The State Route 107 bridge over the Chehalis River south of Montesano is undergoing major repairs. This picture, taken July 18, shows the south approach with the exposed timber trestle that will be removed for replacement by a concrete girder bridge.

Wood trestle on SR 107 bridge making way for stronger concrete supports

The 200 or so timber pilings that have held up the south…

  • Aug 8th, 2019 12:29pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The State Route 107 bridge over the Chehalis River south of Montesano is undergoing major repairs. This picture, taken July 18, shows the south approach with the exposed timber trestle that will be removed for replacement by a concrete girder bridge.
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.