While most experts don’t expect debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami to wash up on West Coast beaches for another year, some suspected flotsam has been found on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Jerry Dean of Longview found several kinds of items this month including a clear glass float and net, light bulbs marked with Japanese writing, as well as assorted bottles and jars.
Earlier this year several large floats of the type used at Japanese oyster farms were found on the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is urging beachcombers to report unusual finds to email@example.com.
A strong weather system could bring very windy conditions tonight. A high wind watch remains in effect for Hoquiam and the coast from this evening through Thursday morning.
Brief high wind is possible late tonight or early Thursday. The areas most likely to get high wind are western Whatcom county and the central coast. The watch includes a larger area than just these zones due to uncertainty.
Sustained wind could reach 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
Scattered power outages caused by downed trees are possible.
A high wind watch means there is the potential for a damaging wind event.
The Hoquiam Police Officer’s Association will be sponsoring Circus Gatti at Olympic Stadium on July 16 and are asking the public for help with funding. Phone solicitation is currently underway.
The Hoquiam Police Officer’s Association distributes all of its proceeds back into the community. The Association sponsor’s youth girls and boys baseball and basketball teams, American Cancer Society, Ho Ho Hoquiam, and Shop w/a Cop to name a few.
The Hoquiam Police Officer’s Association would like to thank residents in advance for their continued support.
A head on collision in Pacific County Tuesday sent 2 people to the hospital. Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger reported on his Twitter page that the wet road looked to lead to the collision.
The accident occurred on Highway 101 after a 22 year old Ellensburg woman crossed the center line and struck a 62 year old Camas man head on. Both drivers were transported to Ocean Beach Hospital for minor injuries. The 22 year old was charged with crossing the center line.
Live from Tokyo, Japan, the Seattle Mariners season opener is tonight… or tomorrow morning, depending on where you happen to be in this world. The pregame show starts at 2:00am (PDT) with the first pitch at 3:04am, and tomorrow the pregame will be at 1am with first pitch at 2:04am on KXRO Newsradio. This will be the fourth time that the Major League Baseball regular season has opened with a two-game series in Japan. The last time was in 2008 when the Boston Red Sox and Athletics played in the Tokyo Dome. “The Seattle Mariners are proud to represent Major League Baseball and open the 2012 regular season in Japan against the Oakland Athletics,” said Mariners President Chuck Armstrong. “More Mariners games have been televised in Japan over the past ten years than any other MLB team, so the fans there will be familiar with us. This will be a memorable experience for our players and our organization.”
The Mariners will return to Arizona on Friday, March 30, and resume the Cactus League schedule. The U.S. opening game of the 2012 regular season will be Friday, April 6, at Oakland.
The Mariners finally come home to Safeco Field on Friday, April 13 for the Home Opener and a nine-game homestand against the Oakland Athletics April 13-15, the Cleveland Indians April 17-19, and Chicago White Sox April 20-22.
Also, listen for the KXRO-Mariners “Not So Instant Replay” during the games Sunday through Thursday, then join us the following morning at 7:15am. You could win tickets to Seattle Mariners home games from KXRO. If you guess the Not So Instant Replay correctly, you’re a winner of two Seattle Mariners tickets in the KXRO-Mariners Not So Instant Replay.
The Washington State Employment Security Department released county-by-county unemployment numbers and the Grays Harbor unemployment rate rose 1/10 of a percent in February ending at 13.9%.
Grays Harbor is tied for the second worst unemployment numbers in the state. Lewis County also showed a 13.9% unemployment rate while Ferry County remained the highest percentage in the state rising almost an entire percent to 15.8% for February.
The statewide rate for February dropped to 8.2 percent, down from a revised rate of 8.4 percent in January. February’s jobless rate is the lowest since January 2009, when it was 7.7 percent.
Officials said that as a result of the improvement, the maximum weeks of unemployment benefits will likely be reduced from 99 down to 73 in April because both of the of the federal benefits-extension programs are triggered by states’ unemployment rates.
Hoquiam Boy Scout Troop 100 has been announced as the 2011 Coastal Waters District Boy Scout Troop of the year.
Scoutmaster Rick Strom made the announcement on Facebook this morning.
Boy Scout Troop 100 was founded in 2010 in celebration of Scouting’s 100th Anniversary. The Coastal Waters District covers the Grays Harbor and Pacific County region.