Dan Hammock

Dan posted 141 stories to The Vidette.
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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.
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