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Shelter needs volunteers

Overnight temperatures are expected to get down into the mid-30s.

  • Mar 13th, 2020

Commissioners declare a state of emergency

Move clears way for expedited resources, requests for help

  • Mar 12th, 2020

Local health officials answer your COVID-19 questions

Many residents of Grays Harbor County are seeking answers to the same…

  • Mar 12th, 2020
Chehalis Basin dam draft EIS out

Chehalis Basin dam draft EIS out

A major environmental document on a proposal to build a dam in…

Chehalis Basin dam draft EIS out
Takko secures funding for US 12-rail separation project

Takko secures funding for US 12-rail separation project

The City of Aberdeen will receive $700,000 for the Highway 12 Rail…

Takko secures funding for US 12-rail separation project

Timberland Regional Library to limit prolonged access to facilities

Timberland Regional Library locations are planning to stay open but limit prolonged…

  • Mar 12th, 2020

Schools taking precautions; some local events canceled

Public Health officials are not recommending school closures at this time, but…

Business week helps Monte students experience stepping out of their comfort zones

Business week helps Monte students experience stepping out of their comfort zones

Kelsey Foundation sponsors annual week-long event for high school juniors

  • Mar 12th, 2020
Business week helps Monte students experience stepping out of their comfort zones

County extends moratorium blocking new overnight rental properties

Officials trying to develop rules about nightly rental properties in unincorporated parts of the county

  • Mar 12th, 2020
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP                                 Commercial crab boats in the Westport Marina load up before the January opener. The usually lucrative live crab trade to China was shut down this season due to the coronavirus.

Crab, oyster exports to China down as coronavirus impacts trade

Shellfish producers and crab processors who rely on trade with China are…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP                                 Commercial crab boats in the Westport Marina load up before the January opener. The usually lucrative live crab trade to China was shut down this season due to the coronavirus.
Old Mark Reed hospital still helping people heal

Old Mark Reed hospital still helping people heal

Facility is now an evaluation and treatment center for mental health

  • Mar 12th, 2020
Old Mark Reed hospital still helping people heal
The Grays Harbor County Corrections Facility has a smaller population Wednesday, March 11, 2020, since earlier this month when the sheriff limited the types of bookings into the Montesano, Washington, facility. The jail is located next to the county courthouse, seen here. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Washington jails limiting inmate bookings over coronavirus concerns

By Michael Lang Grays Harbor News Group Across the state, some low…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
The Grays Harbor County Corrections Facility has a smaller population Wednesday, March 11, 2020, since earlier this month when the sheriff limited the types of bookings into the Montesano, Washington, facility. The jail is located next to the county courthouse, seen here. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

First case of COVID-19 reported in Grays Harbor

Grays Harbor Public Health officials Wednesday afternoon reported the county’s first case…

  • Mar 11th, 2020

Elma cancels March 16 city council meeting

City’s work deemed not urgent; coronavirus concerns, attorney’s advice lead to decision

  • Mar 11th, 2020

Best of Twin Harbors balloting down to the final week

There’s less than a week to go in the balloting for The…

  • Mar 11th, 2020

Public Health: ‘Social distancing’ not a bad idea

There is a likelihood of COVID-19 spreading in the community, but most…

The important test is how you’re feeling

The important test is how you’re feeling

Those experiencing flu-like symptoms should first be assessing how sick they are…

The important test is how you’re feeling
COURTESY LEARNING TO GROW                                State Representative for the 24th District Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, visited the Learning to Grow child care facility in Elma in November.

Proposed state budget could provide some relief for county child care

Potentially good news is in the works for families looking for child…

COURTESY LEARNING TO GROW                                State Representative for the 24th District Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, visited the Learning to Grow child care facility in Elma in November.

State approves six days of razor clam digging starting Friday, March 6

Another round of razor clam digs have been approved, beginning Friday (March…

  • Mar 5th, 2020
Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group                                The Grays Harbor Board of County Commissioners holds a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Montesano. Seated from left are Jenna Amsbury, clerk of the court; Commissioner Wes Cormier; Commission President Vickie Raines; Commissioner Randy Ross; Norma Tillotson, deputy prosecuting attorney; and Tracey Munger, civil deputy prosecuting attorney.

Prickly discussion at county commission over needle exchange

Commissioners Cormier and Raines express impassioned views over sensitive subject at workshop

  • Mar 5th, 2020
Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group                                The Grays Harbor Board of County Commissioners holds a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Montesano. Seated from left are Jenna Amsbury, clerk of the court; Commissioner Wes Cormier; Commission President Vickie Raines; Commissioner Randy Ross; Norma Tillotson, deputy prosecuting attorney; and Tracey Munger, civil deputy prosecuting attorney.