Archive for February, 2012


February 21, 2012 Comments off

The Washington State Patrol is asking for help from Grays Harbor residents in identifying a possible witness to a crime that occurred in April of 2010.

The Washington State Patrol tells KXRO that a stolen vehicle left abandoned and heavily vandalized along State Route 12 near the Black River Bridge left little clues behind for detectives. Images obtained from a Wal-Mart surveillance camera in Chehalis clearly shows a white male enter the store and purchase several items. Detectives would like to identify this man as a potential witness.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Krista Hedstrom at 360-473-0142.




February 20, 2012 Comments off

East county resident Wes Cormier announced his plans to challenge incumbent Terry Willis in the race for County Commissioner District 1 at the Grays Harbor Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on February 18.

“Businesses can breathe easy, because I intend to stay out of your way and out of your pockets” said Cormier. He added “I want to be part of a county that asks taxpayers how we can assist them, one that facilitates business, not micromanages it. “
A long-time resident of Grays Harbor, Cormier has always been passionate about politics, public service and property rights.

Cormier added Cormier has a strong belief that government should be transparent and proposes that public meetings be held after business hours, and that the public comment portion of the meeting should be more of a question and answer session.

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February 20, 2012 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a flood watch for portions of Western Washington including Grays Harbor County.

The flood watch is in effect through Thursday afternoon.

Heavy rain is forecast in the mountains through Thursday morning. If the heavy rain occurs, flooding is possible on virtually all rivers flowing out of the Cascades and Olympics. A flood watch is now in effect for all main stem rivers in Western Washington.

A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but
Flooding is not imminent or occurring.

If the rivers in your area are prone to flooding, prepare accordingly.


February 19, 2012 Comments off

Grays Harbor County has a new source for community grants.

Cosmo Specialty Fibers has announced the formation of a Community Grants Foundation, a move they had pledged to get underway early in 2012. In replies to many local requests for funding, the company had advised that when the mill start-up period was completed, they would begin to give back to the community.

A committee of Cosmo team members from all areas of the mill will review applications, which will be restricted to non-profits and charities in Grays Harbor County only.

All grant and application information is now on their website, The first deadline for applications is April 1.


February 18, 2012 Comments off

From the Grays Harbor PUD: Grays Harbor PUD crews will be making repairs to damaged equipment caused by a vehicle/pole collision this morning. Once the accident scene is cleared crews will be able to begin work. The estimated time for restoration of power is 6pm.  The outage caused by the collision is impacting about 2500 customers in the area from Westport to Tokeland.

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February 18, 2012 Comments off

From the Grays Harbor PUD: Grays Harbor PUD is repsonding to an outage impacting about 2500 customers in the area from Westport to Tokeland. The outage was due to a vehicle/pole collision at about 11:30am.  There is no estimated time for restoration of power yet.

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February 17, 2012 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Surf Advisory for the Washington Coast from 10am Saturday morning through 10pm Saturday night.

Swells are expected to reach 21-24 feet and will impact the shoreline significantly.

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is cautioning all citizens to remain very alert along the beaches during the evening clam digs on Saturday and Sunday.

Chuck Wallace, Deputy Director of Emergency Management for Grays Harbor County, reminds diggers “DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA!”

Waves will travel much faster and farther up beaches than normal. Rip currents and significant beach erosion will occur.

Use extreme caution around jetties, rocks and the shoreline. Waves can easily knock unsuspecting clam diggers down and sweep them into the ocean.

Be wary of debris being thrown over jetties, rocks and upon the shore by the large surf. Stay away from trees and logs being washed upon the beaches.


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved this month’s evening dig at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks beaches after marine toxin tests showed that the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

The evening low tide Saturday February 18th is at 4:13 p.m. and on Sunday, February at 5:00 p.m.

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