Archive for February, 2012


February 29, 2012 Comments off

Aberdeen Police on Sunday evening responded to an apartment in the 1000 Block of West Market Street for a woman crying and saying that she had been raped.

Aberdeen Police Captain John Green told KXRO that officers found a 31 year old woman at the scene. She told police that about 11am she heard a knock on her door and when she opened the door a man pushed her back into the apartment and stepped inside. The woman said the man threatened to hurt her four year old son if she called the police.

The victim told officers that the male touched her in a sexual nature but that she was not raped.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, between 5-7 and 6-2, medium build, green eyes, brown hair, goatee mustache, last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt and orange brown pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 533-3180 or the tip line at 538-4450.

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February 29, 2012 Comments off

Grays Harbor PUD:  Grays Harbor PUD is responding to an outage impacting about 200 customers in the Quinault and Neilton areas. The cause of the outage is downed wire.  Estimated time for restoration of power is about 11am.

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February 28, 2012 Comments off

The National Weather service has issued a “Wind Advisory” from 7am to 10p tonight.  Winds are expected at 20 to 30 mph with possible gusts to 50 mph.  Winds of this strength could impact small trees and branches causing power outages.

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management:

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is cautioning all citizens to be alert for possible power outages due to downed trees and power lines. Never Go Near a Fallen Power Line If you encounter a fallen power line, STAY AWAY! Wet ground can conduct the electricity and it may arc to your body if you get too close. If you find a fallen power line, call 911 and STAY AWAY!


Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas that can kill. Carbon monoxide comes from burning fuels such as gasoline, propane, oil, kerosene, natural gas, coal or wood. Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable:

  • Only use portable generators outdoors and far from open windows and vents.
  • Never use a generator indoors, in garages or carports.
  • Never use a gas or charcoal grill, hibachi, or portable propane heater to cook indoors or heat your home.
  • If you use a portable space heater indoors, be sure to leave a window open 1-2” to provide ventilation. Never fill a Space Heater indoors!

Carbon monoxide poisoning can strike suddenly and without warning. Physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include splitting headache, nausea, vomiting, lethargy and fatigue. If you or a family member believes that they could be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning, get out of the property and call 911 immediately from a neighbor’s home.


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February 27, 2012 Comments off

Aberdeen Officers were sent to the intersection of Heron and Alder reference a mini van colliding with a chip truck. Heron Street was blocked for about an hour during the investigation.

Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells KXRO that a Willis Industries chip truck was waiting for a red light on Alder at Heron when a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander on Heron approached the light. The light turned green for the Willis truck and as it began to cross Heron street and was struck on the drivers side by the Uplander driven by Michael Ferdon, a 50 year old Aberdeen resident.

The driver of the chip truck, Don Entus Jr, complained of a sore arm and shoulder. A 10 year old male passenger inside the Chevrolet Uplander also complained of pain. Both subjects were treated and transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital by the Aberdeen Fire Department.

Aberdeen Officers were assisted by the Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

Mr. Ferdon was cited for Failure to Stop for a Red Traffic Signal.

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February 27, 2012 Comments off

Join us this morning for KXRO Live @ 9 as we welcome Callie White from Greater Grays Harbor Inc.  You’ll find out everything you need to know about the Expo & Bite of Grays Harbor this Saturday at  Aberdeen High School 9am-4p. Tune in or phone in at 360-533- 5976 (KXRO).

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February 26, 2012 Comments off

21 year old Melissa Hornback of Montesano was crowned Miss Grays Harbor 2012 Saturday night at the 7th Street Theatre Hoquiam. Currently enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University pursuing a degree in music,  her platform issue is Childhood Obesity Awareness. Also, the Miss Grays Harbor crown is familiar to the Hornback family as her mother Debbie was Miss Grays Harbor 1982. For winning the crown, Melissa receives a $1500 scholarship as well as entry into the Miss Washington Pageant which is a precursor to Miss America. 1st Runner up was 19 year old Claire Brunke of Aberdeen who won a $500 scholarship donated by Grays Harbor Radio, 2nd Runner up was 21 year old Lacey Tackett of Westport who won a $300 scholarship donated by Bank of the Pacific and  Miss Congeniality, which is voted on by the contestants, went to 22 year old Meghan Anderson which is a $300 scholarship donated by the South Beach Vision Clinic. About $6,000 in scholarships were awarded.  The Miss America program is the largest contributor of scholarships for women in the nation at $45 Million.


Other Awards:

Spirit award $100, Jessy Finlayson, a 19 year old from Aberdeen (Donated by the Grays Harbor Bearcats)

Fitness in Swimsuit $200, 17 year old Chalene Kelley of Montesano (Donated by Jodesha Broadcasting)

Rookie Award $100, Chalene Kelley. (Donated by Liz and Pat Anderson)

4 Points of the Crown $200, Claire Brunke (Donated by the Washington Locals Assoc.)

Personal Growth award $100, Meaghan Anderson (Donated by Rudy and Sue Drolz)

Staff award $200, Lacey Tackett (Donated by Olympic Eagle Distributing)

Interview Award $200, Clarie Brunke. (Donated by Dana and Maryanne Larson)

Empowering Women award $500, Claire Brunke. (Donated and by Dr. Farrar and Grays Harbor Imaging)

Talent award $200, Melissa Hornback. (Donated by High Impact Dance Academy)

Living Your Platform award $200, Claire Brunke. (Donated by Aberdeen Rotary)

Scholastic Achievement award $300, Melissa Hornback. (Donated by Keith and Carol Kruger)

All contestants received a $200 scholarship for competing.


February 25, 2012 Comments off

The Miss Grays Harbor crown is up for grabs this evening as 6 young women vie for the title in the Miss Grays Harbor Scholarship Pageant this evening in Hoquiam. Over $6,000 in scholarship money is on the line as these ladies will judged on Interview, Talent, Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Gown and On-Stage Question. Competing this evening are Melissa Hornback, Claire Brunke,  Meghan Anderson, Jessy Finlayson, Lacey Tackett and Chalene Kelley.

Making appearances will be Miss Washington Brittney Henry and former title holders Miss Grays Harbor 1984 Barbie Crass and Miss Grays Harbor 1987 Darcy Ketola Kauffman.  The Miss Grays Harbor program is part of the Miss America organization which is the largest contributor of scholarships for women in the nation at $45 million dollars.  Also, the winner of tonight’s pageant will compete in the Miss Washington Pageant. Tonight’s program begins at 7pm at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam . Perennial host’s Liz and Pat Anderson will once again handle emcee duties this evening. Tickets are $15 and available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam,  Rosevear’s Music in Aberdeen and the Bank of The Pacific in Ocean Shores.

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