Battalion Chief Bill Mayne retires after 36 years

June 26, 2014 Comments off

At last night’s Aberdeen City Council Meeting the Council, Mayor Bill Simpson and Fire Chief Tom Hubbard honored Battalion Chief Bill Mayne who is retiring after 36 years of service.

Mayne thanked the city for his time as an employee and said the fire department and the city is in good hands.

Mayne’s last day with the department will be June 30th.


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Aberdeen Police recovered a Ford Explorer, stolen from a firefighter

June 26, 2014 Comments off

This week, 911 got a call about an Explorer with a volunteer firefighter license plate driving recklessly near Jack in the Box matching the description of one reported stolen in the City of Elma.

Officers did not locate the vehicle in the area, but continued the search and found the Explorer near Market and A Streets being driven by a woman.

The 20 year old woman was taken into custody for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and booked into the City of Aberdeen jail without incident.

Elma Police responded to assist and the vehicle was processed and returned to the owners.

The investigation is continuing.

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Founder’s Day set to continue for years to come in Aberdeen

June 26, 2014 Comments off

The Aberdeen City Council passed a resolution last night that will set July 2nd as Founders Day from now on.

Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson read the resolution that declares July 2nd to be henceforth known as Founders Day.

Sam Benn first came to Aberdeen on May 28, 1868. On February 6, 1884, Benn recorded the Town of Aberdeen, and on May 12, 1898, Aberdeen was officially incorporated.

The inaugural Founders Day Parade is this weekend and Parks and Recreation Director Karl Harris reminded the council that roads will be closed for the event.

Market Street from Alder to G Street will be closed starting around 6 am to around 12:30.

Portions of Broadway will be closed from 8 am to 11 pm for the parade and other events for the day.

Founders Day

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McCleary man connected to Grays Harbor, Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties

June 26, 2014 Comments off

A McCleary man connected to a series of vehicle prowls throughout Grays Harbor has been arrested.

On May 25, Hoquiam officers investigated a reported vehicle prowl in the Olympic Stadium parking lot where a MacBook Pro was taken.

Officers used a tracking feature to locate the laptop in the 400 block of Second Street in McCleary, but were unable to pinpoint the exact location.

Lacey PD stopped a stolen vehicle on June 3, and recovered a MacBook Pro. Lacey’s evidence custodian linked it back to a McCleary man living on Second Street.

When they cross referenced the computer to regional cases, they connected it to the Hoquiam case. After multiple search warrants, detectives recovered driver’s licenses, wallets, credit cards, checkbooks, vehicle titles, cell phones, tools, battery chargers, clothing and personal information belonging to numerous victims.

A 26 year old McCleary man was booked in the Grays Harbor County Jail for possession of stolen property in the second degree.

Hoquiam Police continue to work to identify the owners of property recovered from vehicle prowls in Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Elma, Shelton, Olympia, Tumwater and Centralia.

If you believe that items may belong to you, call Hoquiam Detective Blundred at 360-532-0892 x 117.

Vehicle Prowls

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Lindsey Baum, 5 years later

June 26, 2014 Comments off

Today is the 5th anniversary of the disappearance of Lindsey Baum.

Lindsey’s 15th birthday came and went last year with no new information despite local and national attention.

Lindsey went missing from Downtown McCleary on June 26, 2009 as she walked from a friend’s home.

Lindsey’s mother, Melissa Baum, spoke with KXRO when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children worked with family members and local authorities to create an aged photograph to show what Lindsey may look like today.

Melissa’s hope is that this photo will lead to calls about what happened to Lindsey.

A team of investigators, including the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s office, FBI, State Patrol Missing Persons Unit and the Department of Corrections, continue to work on the case.

Sheriff Rick Scott says that no suspects in the case have been ruled out, but no definitive evidence has been discovered yet.

A $35,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Lindsey remains available.

If you have any information that may help find Lindsey, please call the Grays Harbor County Information Tip line at (866) 915-8299, or email:

Missing Since: 06/26/09
Missing From: McCleary, WA
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 10
Date Of Birth: 07/07/98
Height at Disappearance: 4’10
Weight at Disappearance: 90 lbs
Eyes :Brown
Hair: Brown/Dark Blonde
Colored fillings in her teeth

Lindsey Missing

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Transformers return to Grays Harbor tonight

June 26, 2014 Comments off

After over 8 months of waiting, we will find out tonight which Grays Harbor locations and locals will be movie stars.

In October, local residents were cast as paid extras as filming was done for Transformers: Age of Extinction at the Satsop Business Park around the unused nuclear towers.

Information about what footage was shot locally has been kept secret, and how much of the local footage will be included into the final film, or how they fit in the storyline will not be known until tonight.

The film opens tonight for advanced showings locally and across the country.

SouthShore Mall Cinema  
Standard 9:00pm
3D 9:00pm
Ocean Shores Cinema 3  
Standard 9:00pm
Skyline Drive-In – Shelton  
Standard 9:00pm



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Public input needed on 2015-2021 hunting seasons

June 25, 2014 Comments off

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is now accepting proposals for changes in state hunting rules during the 2015-17 seasons.

Hunters and other members of the public can post their proposals on WDFW’s website at, which includes a timetable for rule development.

The department is also hosting public meetings around the state to discuss options for the state’s draft game management plan 2015-2021. The closest local meeting is tomorrow from 7-9 pm at the Red Lion in Olympia.

Dave Ware, WDFW game program manager, said changes proposed by the public will play an important role in shaping hunting seasons and hunting regulations.

“We want to hear people’s comments and concerns, especially those that address a significant conservation or management issue,” Ware said. “We don’t implement every proposal we receive, but we do take a close look at all of them and incorporate a lot of those ideas into the state’s hunting rules.”

The public can also comment on key aspects of the six-year plan via an on-line survey, available at through July 18.

Key issues considered in the draft plan include:

  • Maintaining hunter access to timberlands;
  • Promoting hunter recruitment and retention;
  • Managing predator/prey relationships;
  • Managing wolves after they are no longer classified as an endangered species; and
  • Possible new rules requiring the use of non-toxic shot.

Final recommendations for the six-year plan will be presented to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for a public hearing in August and adoption in September. Final rules for the 2015-17 hunting seasons will be submitted to the commission next spring.



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