Archive for August, 2013

Stabbing at Whorton Hotel

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According to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s a domestic issue escalated into a stabbing around three this afternoon at the Whorton Hotel.

The victim sustained minor injuries from the three inch blade that was used in the incident and was treated by EMS but not transported to the hospital. The suspect was arrested by the Aberdeen Police Department and was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail.


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Local swordsman meets with police once again

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Today, Officers were sent to the Wal-Mart parking lot about a man in a black sweatshirt swinging a samurai sword.

Aberdeen officers learned that the manwas in a white car with a black top. The car was stopped nearby. Inside were 3 men and a woman, as well as a knife with about a 12 inch blade.

Officers found that the car and the people inside the car were the same as the GH Transit Mall sword incident.

Officers found that the man was not swinging the sword, but instead showing it to his brothers who were in the car with him.

A 17 year old male and a 23 year old male were arrested for Obstructing a Public Servant related to the transit mall incident. A 29 year old was arrested for violating a no contact out of Lewis County that had the adult female as the protected person.

All the subject appear to have connections to Lewis County.

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Photo from previous encounter at GH Transit Mall

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A man. A sword. A bus station.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Aberdeen Officers were sent to the GH Transit Mall after they were told a man was brandishing a weapon.

A 37 year old Westport man told officers he had spoke with some people at who were parked in a car in the lot, and that’s when one of the men got out and brought a sword with him.

There were no injuries. The suspects fled in a white car before police arrived.

The transit mall video confirmed what the victim told officers.

The suspect was identified as a 23 year old male from Port Angeles.

The Aberdeen Police have been in contact with the suspect and the investigation is continuing.

Video of the incident will be uploaded shortly.

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Westport opens their limit on coho

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Anglers fishing off Westport can soon retain both hatchery and wild coho salmon.
Anglers will be allowed to retain both wild and hatchery coho salmon beginning Friday, Sept. 6, off Westport.

Those changes will not affect ocean salmon fisheries off LaPush and Neah Bay, where anglers will continue to be allowed to retain hatchery coho, but must release wild coho, said Doug Milward, ocean salmon manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife .

With a month remaining in the fishery, only 49 percent of the coho quota has been reached in Marine Area 1 and only 48 percent in Marine Area 2.

Through Aug. 25, anglers fishing off Westport had caught 13,168 coho towards the 27,660 catch quota.

Fishing is scheduled to continue through Sept. 30 in Westport.


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Citizen Expectation Survey ends on September 1

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In the last final days of their Citizen Expectation Survey, Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is hoping to receive 1000 responses from local residents.

Chuck Wallace with Grays Harbor County Emergency Management said that the number of residents who have responded has been encouraging, but more are needed to better represent the county.

Wallace encourages asking your employees, friends and relatives who live in the County to take the survey so that the area is prepared in case of a disaster.

Residents from Oakville, McCleary, the Quinault Indian Nation and the Chehalis Reservation are encouraged to participate in order to give greater meaning to the responses from those specific areas.

The survey is completely anonymous and takes just a few minutes online. The survey will end on September 1st.

The link to the survey is:


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Horns & Hooks and Grays Harbor Tourism team up for fishing derby

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Grays Harbor Tourism announced that they are once again teaming up with Horns & Hooks Outdoor Magazine to promote the annual fishing derby in Grays Harbor.

Families are encouraged to attend and win cash and prizes on all three days of the event. Proceeds will go directly to benefit Youth Outdoors Unlimited, Inc. a registered non-profit organization.

“This looks to be a genuine American fishing derby that could grow to become an attraction for anglers of all ages,” said Mike Bruner of Grays Harbor Tourism.

Fishing derby tickets are priced at $10 per day and $20 for the three-day weekend. They are available in advance at Horns & Hooks on Brumfield Ave. in Montesano, all Dennis Company locations, and Harbor Saw and Supply in Hoquiam.

On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased at the Westport Marina or the Johns River and 28th Street boat launch locations.

For more information go to the Grays Harbor Tourism website at:

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Horns Hooks Derby

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Grays Harbor Beaches receive high marks

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According to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card® issued by environmental group Heal the Bay, beach water quality in Washington and Oregon was excellent for the fourth consecutive summer.

Heal the Bay’s survey analyzed water quality data collected between Memorial Day and Aug. 21, 2013 at more than 190 locations in Washington and Oregon. A-to-F grades were issued to each beach based on levels of bacterial pollution. This summer Washington exhibited very good water quality with 91% A or B grades, while Oregon earned all A grades for the fourth consecutive year.

In Washington, however, a few pockets of polluted beaches do pose health risks. A dozen monitoring locations statewide scored D or F grades in this summer’s report, while five more received C grades.

Grays Harbor County received all A+ grades, showing good numbers for the 4th year in a row.

For a county-by-county breakdown, visit

Heal the Bay

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