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Grays Harbor could see a rare white Christmas

December 23, 2012 Comments off

Snow is being forecast as “possible” for the lowlands of Western Washington on Christmas Day. The National Weather Service says a front coming in could produce 1-2 inches of snow while east of Aberdeen could see up to 4 inches before turning to rain later in the evening.  Harborites could see the white stuff Christmas Eve where rain and snow could be heavy at times with little or no accumulation expected at that time. Historically, a white Christmas is rare,  less than a 10% chance the lowlands see any snow on Christmas Day. The last one was in 2008.

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Categories: Harbor News

Special Hunting Permits Available to Early Birds

December 21, 2012 Comments off

Hunters will have a chance to win one of nine 2013 special hunting permits if they report this year’s hunting activities for black bear, deer, elk, or turkey to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by Jan. 10.

Those who meet the deadline will be included in a drawing for five deer permits and four elk permits in various areas of the state.

To qualify for the drawing, hunters must submit a report for each black bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag they purchased and for each special hunting permit they received in 2012.

All hunters, whether successful or not, are required to submit hunting reports for those species by Jan. 31. Failure to meet the deadline can result in a $10 fine, payable before a hunter can purchase a 2013 license.

Dave Ware, WDFW game manager, said “The drawing for special permits is designed to give hunters an extra incentive to file their reports early,”

Hunters can report by phone (877 945-3492) or the Internet https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov.

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Categories: Harbor News, KXRO Outdoors

Winter Weather Accident Sends Ocean Shores Man to Hospital

December 21, 2012 Comments off

Weather conditions caused an Ocean Shores driver to lose control on Thursday.

A 66 year old Ocean Shores man was driving his 1999 Toyota 4Runner on SR 109 north of Hoquiam yesterday afternoon when the accident occurred.

According to Washington State Patrol, when the man went to pass another vehicle he lost control. After crossing over the northbound lanes, he went onto the shoulder and rolled several times before coming to rest upright.

The driver was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for his injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Charges are pending.

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Categories: Harbor News

Aberdeen Police Continue AHS Threat Investigation

December 21, 2012 Comments off

An armed officer will remain at Aberdeen High School today as a precautionary measure following the Aberdeen Police investigation into alleged rumors of a threat.

Administrators took action this week after rumors began following an alleged post on Facebook from a teen saying that they may bring a gun to the school on Thursday or Friday.

The Aberdeen Police Department contacted a teen that was rumored to be involved and both the teen and parents cooperated as officers conducted a search of their home. They are continuing to investigate the source of the rumors, but did not find any evidence at the home to suggest the teen’s involvement.

Principal Rocky Rocquin said, “Our primary concern is the safety of our students and staff.”

Following an assessment of school safety by AHS and APD, no need for a lockdown or closure were issued for the school.

Superintendent Dr. Tom Opstad said, while this time the rumors may be unsubstantiated, parents who talk with their children about reporting any possible threats to an adult could prevent an actual incident in the future.

Aberdeen Police are continuing their investigation.

AHS

Categories: Harbor News

Boil Water Advisory Active in Central Park

December 21, 2012 Comments off

Jeff Nelson, Grays Harbor Environmental Health Director, warns Central Park residents of a precautionary Boil Water Advisory due to loss of pressure resulting from a main break.

Initial reports from DOH indicate the area affected is limited to a portion of Central Park Drive near Linkshire Dr., and Linkshire Drive itself.

Crews are attempting to get a better sense of the boundaries.

This advisory is precautionary. Contaminants have not been detected. Loss of pressure simply makes the system vulnerable.

This system operator is notifying affected customers.

GH County

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End of the Year Clam Digs Approved

December 21, 2012 Comments off

You’ll have one more chance to dig clams in 2012. Fishery managers have approved an end of the year razor clam dig over four nights, leading up to and including New Year’s Eve.

The upcoming dig will begin Dec. 28 after noon at Twin Harbors and expand to include three other ocean beaches through Dec. 31.

“Razor clam digging on New Year’s Eve has become a tradition for many Washingtonians,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “The tides aren’t conducive to a holiday dig every year, but they’re with us this year.”

In past years, as many as 20,000 people have descended on ocean beaches to dig razor clams on New Year’s Eve, Ayres said.

The following beaches will be open for digging on the following schedule and evening low tides:

  • Dec. 28, Friday, 6:42 p.m., -0.3 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Dec. 29, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., -0.3 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks
  • Dec. 30, Sunday, 7:47 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis,
  • Dec. 31, Monday, 8:20 p.m., 0.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, Copalis

They also announced a tentative schedule for additional digs in 2013.

Razor clam digs tentatively scheduled through February 2013 are:

  • Jan. 8, Tuesday, 3:44 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 9, Wednesday, 4:38 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 10, Thursday, 5:27 p.m., -1.3 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis,
  • Jan. 11, Friday, 6:14 p.m., -1.6 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Jan. 12, Saturday, 6:58 p.m., -1.5 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Jan. 13, Sunday, 7:41 p.m., -1.2 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 14, Tuesday, 8:22 p.m., -0.6 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 25, Friday, 5:44 p.m., +0.0 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Jan. 26, Saturday, 6:18 p.m., -0.2 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Jan. 27, Sunday, 6:50 p.m., -0.2 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 7, Thursday, 4:22 p.m., -0.5 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 8, Friday, 5:11 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Feb. 9, Saturday, 5:56 p.m., -1.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Feb. 10, Sunday, 6:37 p.m., -0.9 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach
  • Feb. 11, Monday, 7:17 p.m., -0.5 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 12, Tuesday, 7:54 p.m., 0.0 ft., Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 23, Saturday, 5:12 p.m., +0.3 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors
  • Feb. 24, Sunday, 5:47 p.m., +0.1 ft., Long Beach, Twin Harbors

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Categories: Harbor News, KXRO Outdoors

Rumors of Threat Against AHS Prompt Extra Precaution

December 20, 2012 Comments off

Following rumors of a threat against the Aberdeen High School, administrators took immediate action. Rumors began following a post on Facebook from a teen saying that they may bring a gun to the school on Thursday or Friday.

Staff contacted the Aberdeen Police Department, who then contacted a person suspected of being involved and conducted a search of their home. Both the teen and parents were cooperative. They are continuing to investigate the source of the rumors.

Principal Rocky Rocquin said, “Our primary concern is the safety of our students and staff.”

Following an assessment of school safety, no lockdown or closure was issued for the school. As an added precaution, a police officer will remain at the school today and tomorrow. A letter was sent to parents within the district to inform them of the added precaution.

In a letter to staff, Superintendant Dr. Tom Opstad said that the school thanks parents who assist by talking with their children about reporting any threat immediately to a teacher, school administrator or the APD. This helps address the rumors and the anxiety that comes with those rumors. We will continue to work with law enforcement to follow up and investigate all rumors affecting the safety and security of our students and staff.

AHS

Categories: Harbor News
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