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Homeless emergency grabs the attention of lawmakers

By Cameron Sheppard and Leona Vaughn WNPA News Service Lawmakers are scrambling…

  • Jan 9th, 2020

Dig in the New Year: More razor clam digs approved through Jan. 14

The first razor clam digs of 2020 started Wednesday, the Department of…

  • Jan 9th, 2020

Correction for Jan. 9, 2020

In a Jan. 2 story on A-1, quotes by John Elsner —…

  • Jan 9th, 2020

Overdue library fees eliminated at TRL

Board hopes late items will no longer be a barrier to bringing in business

  • Jan 9th, 2020

Stadium back on ballot in Elma School District

A cheaper bond proposal would put facility beside Davis Field, nearer the high school.

  • Jan 9th, 2020
The Satsop River tests its banks Wednesdayat the boat launch beside the U.S. Highway 12 bridges just south of Satsop. The National Weather Service lifted the flood warning for the river Wednesday morning saying that “most rivers are now receding. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Another shot of heavy rain, gusty winds expected Friday

Another shot of heavy rain and gusty winds will move into the…

  • Jan 8th, 2020
The Satsop River tests its banks Wednesdayat the boat launch beside the U.S. Highway 12 bridges just south of Satsop. The National Weather Service lifted the flood warning for the river Wednesday morning saying that “most rivers are now receding. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Can we buy you a cup of coffee?

We’re interested in knowing what you want in a newspaper and we’d…

  • Jan 8th, 2020
The landslide on Basich Boulevard in Aberdeen on Tuesday morning after heavy rain. (Photo by Thorin Sprandel | Grays Harbor News Group)

Flooding, slides close roads across county

The Satsop and part of the Chehalis rivers were under flood warnings…

  • Jan 7th, 2020
The landslide on Basich Boulevard in Aberdeen on Tuesday morning after heavy rain. (Photo by Thorin Sprandel | Grays Harbor News Group)

Red Cross wants to send a donor to the Super Bowl

Hey Seahawks fans, the team has made it past the first round. You might get to see them in Miami.

  • Jan 6th, 2020

Expect 15 minute traffic closures south of Monte

SR 107 bridge work to replace girders will halt traffic periodically from Jan. 7 through Jan. 9.

  • Jan 6th, 2020

Scouts to recycle Christmas trees for riverbank project

Christmas is over and all of the gifts under the tree have…

A multiple-vehicle wreck Dec. 18 on Sumner Avenue sent a Montesano man to the hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to the Hoquiam Police Department.                                (Courtesy Hoquiam Police Department)

Montesano man sent to hospital after multiple-vehicle wreck on Sumner Avenue

A 38-year-old Seattle man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020
A multiple-vehicle wreck Dec. 18 on Sumner Avenue sent a Montesano man to the hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to the Hoquiam Police Department.                                (Courtesy Hoquiam Police Department)

County Commission backs Blue Zones with $25,000 for assessment

The Grays Harbor Board of Commissioners voted to support a Summit Pacific…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020
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…

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.
Reeling from voter approval of I-976 and its “$30 car tabs,” Sound Transit leaders plan to ask state lawmakers to change how car tab values are calculated. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Sound Transit to seek car-tab changes with more urgency

Board members will ask lawmakers to let them base assessments on the “true current value” of vehicles.

Reeling from voter approval of I-976 and its “$30 car tabs,” Sound Transit leaders plan to ask state lawmakers to change how car tab values are calculated. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Harbor soccer teams clean up at state recreation cup

Harbor soccer teams clean up at state recreation cup

Five local soccer teams competed in the Washington State Youth Soccer Recreation…

Harbor soccer teams clean up at state recreation cup
Known for public service, Chuck Caldwell dies at 87

Known for public service, Chuck Caldwell dies at 87

Former Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Chuck Caldwell, known for his volunteerism…

Known for public service, Chuck Caldwell dies at 87
A layer of fog shrouds the new pavilion Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano. On Jan. 1, there will be a first day hike at the park, which will not require a Discover pass to visit that day. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

An invitation to open the year with a hike at East County state parks

Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia wants to get you out for some fresh air

  • Dec 26th, 2019
A layer of fog shrouds the new pavilion Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano. On Jan. 1, there will be a first day hike at the park, which will not require a Discover pass to visit that day. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Cosmopolis, McCleary among districts with most kids lacking immunizations, auditor says

Two Grays Harbor school districts had among state’s highest rates for kindergartners…

  • Dec 26th, 2019
Elma High School students pose with food they dropped off at the Elma food bank recently as part of their Food Bowl activities. (Photo courtesy Emily Wamsley)

Elma, McCleary districts collect 5.5 tons of food for food banks

They also collected more than $23,000 for this year’s Food Bowl events.

  • Dec 26th, 2019
Elma High School students pose with food they dropped off at the Elma food bank recently as part of their Food Bowl activities. (Photo courtesy Emily Wamsley)