Bacterial pollution in the Chehalis River Basin is lower, according to the latest data supplied by state environmental officials.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports about 80 percent of the water-quality monitoring stations in the river basin that failed fecal coliform standards from 1996 through 2004 now meet those standards.
The health of people coming into contact with the water is threatened when bacteria levels from human and animal waste exceed safe levels.
The lower pollution levels are especially important for the Chehalis River watershed in Grays Harbor because it supports not only the shellfish industry but also other fisheries and recreational use.
Christian Burgess from Jacknut Apparel will join Pat Anderson and Darwin Sharrah on today’s “Live At 9″ to talk about the controversy surrounding this year’s Loggers Playday T-shirt.
The shirt has a graphic of a logger tossing Osama Bin Laden into the river and has the caption “Osama Bin Loggin”.
The controversy over this year’s Loggers Playday T-shirt continues to grow, and the story has been picked up by national and international news organizations.
KXRO Newsradio will have an EXCLUSIVE interview with Loggers Playday Committee member Don Bell Tuesday morning at 6:10 and 7:10 AM. Don will explain how the shirt concept was created and talk about the controversy behind this shirt that’s being sold to benefit the Loggers Playday Scholarship Fund.
Plan to tune in at 6:10 and 7:10 AM to the Harbor’s Choice for News, Sports & Weather…101.7 FM and 1320 AM – KXRO Newsradio!
The Aberdeen Police Department has updated the description of the suspect wanted in connection with the assault of a 35 year old woman Saturday morning.
The suspect was described as:
35 to 40 years old
5-10 to 6 foot
Around 190 pounds with a slender build.
Short light brown to dark blond hair
Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes.
Driving a newer white four door pick up, possibly a Chevrolet.
If you have any information on this case contact Aberdeen Police at 360-533-3180 or the tip line at 360-538-4450.
A collision in the 500 block of S. West Boulevard early Saturday morning resulted in the driver being arrested on multiple charges including driving while intoxicated.
Aberdeen Police say the suspect had left the registered owner of the 2004 Ford truck at Captains Corner, then drove away and ended up striking three parked cars and a power pole.
The suspect left the crash scene but was arrested a short time later.
He was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for treatment of injuries then booked into the Aberdeen City Jail.
Aberdeen Police are searching for a man in connection with an assault that occurred Saturday.
Police say a 35 year old female reported she was attacked after a man stopped and asked if she needed a ride while at the corner of at State Street near K Street.
The victim declined the offer and says the man then pulled her into the truck, drove a short distance, assaulted her and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as white, 5-10 to 6 foot, around 190 pounds with light brown hair driving a new white pickup.
Anyone with information is asked to call Aberdeen police.
Ocean Shores native Courtney Stodden – who turns 17 today – might want to pay attention to some new research on child marriage published by the journal Pediatrics.
The study says children who marry are more likely to suffer from a broad range of psychiatric disorders and have an increased risk of nicotine dependence, alcohol and drug use.
The Pediatrics article also says women who marry as children have high divorce rates, and do not attain the same levels of education as women who marry as adults.
51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison married Stodden in May of this year.
Hoquiam Police have found Ronald W. Karbo who had been missing since the morning of August 25, 2011.
Detective Shane Krohn says Karbo arrived at the Grays Harbor Transit Aberdeen Station on a bus from Olympia Saturday morning.
He was transported to the hospital for treatment by family.
Seems there’s a bit of a controversy over this year’s official Loggers Playday t-shirt.
The Daily World reports the shirt features a heavily muscled logger with a USA hat and a flag tattoo pushing terrorist Osama bin Laden into the ocean. Underneath the picture, it states, “Osama Bin Loggin’.”
Reaction to the design has ranged from “it’s in very poor taste” to calling it “racist” and “disgusting”.
Defenders of the shirt say sales are breaking records and that benefits scholarship funds and the community.
Saturday, September 3rd the Aberdeen Bobcats and Hoquiam Grizzlies will collide on the gridiron for the 106th time. The Myrtle Street Rivalry once again opens the season for the two rivals.
While the Grizzlies are heavy favorites in the match-up, the past two years have proven that predictions matter little in this game, with the underdog twice springing upsets that shocked the Harbor (Hoquiam beat Aberdeen 27-21 two years ago and Aberdeen stunned Hoquiam 20-0 last year). Saturday’s game from Olympic Stadium kicks off at 1:00.
Join Ian Cope and Daniel Hargrove for all the play-by-play action at 12:30 on 1490 KWOK and KXRO.com.