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Aberdeen Police interrupt attempted burglary

April 4, 2014 Comments off

Aberdeen Police Officers are looking for a man who was caught robbing a business on the corner of Market and Park on Thursday. Officers responded to N. Park Street and saw the man fleeing the area on foot.

Described as a Hispanic male, about six foot, thin build, wearing a black leather jacket, grey hoodie, blue jeans and white athletic shoes, the suspect fled north from the scene. A witness reported seeing a man matching his description get into a red Geo Metro car and drive away on Washington Street.

Officers located a U-Haul truck that had a damaged ignition and dashboard.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 533-3180 or the Tip line at, 538-4450.


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Retail marijuana license lottery announced for this month

April 2, 2014 Comments off

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board have approved a lottery that will select the applicants for marijuana retail licenses that may move forward. The independent, double-blind process will take place April 21-25, and will produce a list of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July.

Initiative 502 directed the WSLCB to limit the number of marijuana retail stores by county.

In its rules, the WSLCB limited the number of stores statewide to 334. The most populated cities within each county are allotted a maximum number of stores with the remainder at large within the county.

Grays Harbor is allowed 6 retail locations total; 1 in Aberdeen, 1 in Hoquiam, 1 in Ocean Shores, and 3 others in other areas. Only 2 stores are allowed in Pacific County.

The rules state that if the WSLCB receives more applications for a jurisdiction than there are stores allocated the state would use a lottery process for producing a ranked order of applicants.

Both counties have 25 applications pending according to the WSLCB. At least half of the locations listed for Grays Harbor have either backed out, are under citywide blockages, or have addresses within 1000 feet of a park.

Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.

The WSLCB began pre-qualifying applicants for the lottery the weekend of Feb. 21-23. WSLCB licensing staff is currently reviewing pre-qualifying packets.

Initial estimates of returned packets show that despite repeated notices and reminders to applicants, roughly 25 percent did not return the required documents at all. Of the returned packets, anywhere between 20-50 percent are incomplete, thus disqualifying them from the retail lottery.

The WSLCB is expected to post the ordered list of applicants for each jurisdiction in the public records section of the agency website on May 2, 2014.


5 people arrested thanks to tip from the public

April 1, 2014 Comments off

Aberdeen Police arrested 5 people at a home on multiple warrants and new charges thanks to a tip from the public.

Aberdeen Police Captain John Green told KXRO that officers got a tip about a home in the 700 block of W. 1st St that drug activity was occurring.

A 29 year old Aberdeen male transient was arrested on a Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office (GHSO) and Aberdeen Municipal Court (AMC) misdemeanor arrest warrant and a new felony drug charge.
A 24 year old Aberdeen woman was arrested on an AMC, GHSO felony and misdemeanor arrest warrant.
A 29 year old Aberdeen woman was arrested on an Elma misdemeanor arrest warrant.
A 20 year old Aberdeen woman was arrested on an AMC arrest warrant and a new drug charge.
A 24 year old Aberdeen man was arrested on a Hoquiam PD misdemeanor arrest warrant.


Denny’s plans still underway

March 27, 2014 Comments off

Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson says that after years of rumors, Denny’s will be returning soon.

Simpson announced at the City Council Meeting last night that the owner of the franchise has been working on returning.

Simpson said that he had talked to the new District Manager for Denny’s saying, “Corporate was having some issues with the new designs inside their building, so they have just gotten all their approvals. Work should soon start.”

In December 2011 the restaurant was abruptly closed. The diner’s owner, who had changed the business from a Denny’s to an America’s Diner, told employees about the closure with a note on the door.

Simpson also said that construction on a new O’Reilly’s building has begun and AutoZone has plans underway as well.

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Effort to block marijuana from Downtown Aberdeen voted against

March 27, 2014 Comments off

The Aberdeen City Council passed the first reading of their Marijuana business zoning at last night’s meeting and turned down a proposed amendment to it as well.

The council brought the bill to the floor for its first reading and Councilwoman Kathi Hoder made a motion to amend the bill by removing the marijuana retail businesses from the downtown zones. Hoder said it was not what she wanted for downtown Aberdeen.

“If we’re going to put all this money in downtown, we’ll have this business, but we don’t need it downtown.” said Hoder.

Councilwoman Margo Short said that it would also be easier to authorize the businesses in the commercial zones later if everything worked out well.

Short said, “If we put it out in the industrial/light industrial areas…if it works out fine. And after the initial hurrahs and everything get by and the legislature comes along with everything they’re going to do, if we decide we want it downtown then we can move it downtown. If we have it downtown, we’re not going to move it back out.”

Councilman Pete Schave said that not only was it the will of the people, but that it is not unlike other businesses that have been in the area before, saying

“Say it moved into the old liquor store downtown. What’s the difference? that was a perfectly legitimate, controlled, highly regulated, operated liquor store for years, and it’s a highly visible area. What’s the difference?”

The amendment was voted down 9 to 3 with Short, Hoder, and Councilwoman Alice Phelps voting for it.

The first reading was then passed with the only no vote coming from Short.


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Aberdeen man arrested after pointing gun from truck

March 24, 2014 Comments off

Aberdeen Police arrested a man after he pointed a gun out of a truck.

On Saturday, officers were told that a man in a black Toyota that had just pointed a handgun at someone before fleeing in the truck near Harbor High School.

Officers arrived and found the truck driving in the area a short time later. The victims were able to identify the suspect and the 26 year old Aberdeen man was arrested and a handgun was recovered.


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Crowdsourcing could save Kurt Cobain’s Aberdeen home

March 20, 2014 Comments off

A Portland woman has started an online campaign to turn the former home of Kurt Cobain into a museum, and she is asking for $700,000 to start the process.

Jaime Dunkle started a crowdsourcing campaign on gofundme, with a goal of raising the money to purchase the home instead of someone with plans other than memorializing the former resident, 20 years after his death.

“We’re making sure this house is memorialized by us fans so it doesn’t end up in the clutches of capitalist greed. This museum will reflect the anti-commercialism spirit of Nirvana.”

Dunkle said that she realizes it is a lot of money, but the final result will be worth it.

“every penny counts toward preserving this house and making it the only real Kurt Cobain museum in Kurt’s hometown. Kurt Cobain will have his revenge on Aberdeen! Let’s make it happen.”

Dunkle posted on the page that the home will not be fixed or updated after purchase, but will remain as is.

“…it’s not fancy, but it’s real. And that’s how we want the house to remain. Ideally, it will contain actual donated items from his life. That part is still in negotiation. Right now we need to get the house to make sure it’s preserved.”

Those who donate will receive added incentives. For $15 you receive a year of membership to the museum, $50 for a 5 year membership. For $100 you receive the membership as well as a tshirt, and for $1000 you receive “Lifetime museum membership, t-shirt, sleepover after construction.”

To donate, visit the campaign at

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