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Renovation projects underway at Grays Harbor Raceway

March 21, 2014 Comments off

The ink is barely dry on the contract and Funtime Promotions say that they are already working full speed at Grays Harbor Raceway.

There are many renovation projects getting underway as the 2014 season quickly approaches. Danny Kirkpatrick and K&B Excavating are busy reshaping the pit parking area. “The reshaping project will allow the pit parking area to drain and dry much quicker after a rain storm” said General Manager Steve Beitler, “The reshaping and a slightly different parking pattern will make the pit area a lot nicer for the teams. We want to improve the lighting and the sound system in the pit area this summer also”.

Other renovation projects underway are a total makeover in the main concession and upgrades to all the other concessions. “There are a lot of projects that need to be done, we will gradually get them upgraded one by one.” said Beitler, “We are committed to give the racers and the fans a great place to enjoy their Saturday Nights!”

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Search continues for missing Elma man

March 21, 2014 Comments off

The search is continuing for a missing Elma man.

On Wednesday, between 3 pm and 4 pm, 59 year old Richard Park walked away from his home in the 1900 block of W. Star Lake Drive in Elma.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was called and began a search & rescue mission.

As of Thursday morning, Richard had not been found and efforts continued with search and rescue teams from Grays Harbor, Mason, and Thurston Counties, as well as aircraft from the Washington Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Richard needs to be cared for and his family is extremely concerned.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Richard Park, please immediately call 911 or contact the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 360-427-7761, case # 14-03449.

PARK RICHARD L PHOTO Missing

RICHARD LAWRENCE PARK, 59 YEARS OLD
DOB: 07/03/1954

WHITE MALE, GRAY GOATEE, 6’-00” TALL, 185 LBS., GRAY HAIR, BROWN EYES

LAST SEEN IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF W. STAR LAKE DRIVE, ELMA, WA, POSSIBLY CARRYING A FISHING POLE

NO VEHICLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PERSON.

NOTE: FAMILY MEMBERS STATE THAT DUE TO RICHARD’S BRAIN CANCER, HIS FUNCTIONAL AGE IS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD AND HIS BEHAVIOR CLOSELY RESEMBLES THAT OF AN ALZHEIMERS PATIENT.

LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTE: RICHARD PARK HAS A FELONY PROBATION VIOLATION ARREST WARRANT DATED FROM 1997 FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital ranks among most affordable in Washington

March 21, 2014 Comments off

Nerd Wallet, a website ranking businesses by savings, has recently expanded their focus to include “best hospitals” by state. The new website tool is meant to help patients investigate the cost of hospital care in their local area. They analyzed the 100 most common treatments at 47 hospitals in Washington, to identify the most affordable hospitals.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital ranked 5th among the top 10 most affordable facilities within Washington.

The website says, “Grays Harbor has a patient satisfaction rate of 64% and provides affordable treatments for heart attacks, injuries to cartilage in the knee and sepsis.”

Tom Jensen, CEO said in a release to KXRO that, “We understand that healthcare can be very expensive; Grays Harbor Community Hospital works to ensure that our costs are fair and competitive, especially in our rural community.”

“Our goal is to ensure that these cost effective services remain available in our area. We are asking the community to support us as we move forward in requesting voters’ approval of a Public Hospital District #2 in Grays Harbor County. Being ranked as one of the most affordable hospitals in the entire State of Washington is further evidence that Grays Harbor Community Hospital is worth fighting for,” said Tom Jensen, CEO.

The Most Affordable Hospitals in Washington
1. Olympic Medical Center—Port Angeles, WA
2. Central Washington Hospital—Wenatchee, WA
3. Island Hospital—Anacortes, WA
4. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital—Yakima, WA
5. Grays Harbor Community Hospital—Aberdeen, WA
6. Samaritan Healthcare—Moses Lake, WA
7. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center—Bellingham, WA
8. Wenatchee Valley Medical Center—Wenatchee, WA
9. Virginia Mason Medical Center—Seattle, WA
10. Kadlec Regional Medical Center—Richland, WA

For more information please visit: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/health/2014/03/10/best-hospitals-washington/

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Cosmopolis considers replacing police with Sheriff’s deputies

March 20, 2014 Comments off

The City of Cosmopolis has joined Westport in beginning discussions about the possibility of using the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office instead of local police.

At a workshop before their regular city council meeting last night, Sheriff Rick Scott spoke to the council and explained why other municipalities have done away with city police, saying the main reason was funding.

Both Scott and the council members said that Cosmopolis already has a well trained and effective police force, and that this conversation has nothing to do with staffing, but it is about the cost of operation.

Police Chief Casey Stratton said that they already have a good working relationship with the Sheriff’s Office, and at this time they are not in need of financial cuts.

If the conversation continues, a public meeting would be held for Cosmopolis residents.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department already contracts with the city of Oakville, providing a presence of 40 hours a week plus a deputy within “5-10 minutes” of the town at any given time for regular calls.

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Information sought on storage unit burglaries

March 20, 2014 Comments off

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone with information about a series of storage unit burglaries.

Last week, deputies were sent to the Hilltop Storage Company in Junction City for a number of storage units that had been burglarized. The manager said that the lock on three units had been damaged and the burglaries likely occurred sometime during business hours. At this time, a washer and dryer and numerous tools are known to have been stolen.

The next day, deputies responded to the Glenn Road Storage Units in Montesano for more burglaries. The owner discovered that five of the units had different locks on them then what should have been. Only two of the units were currently rented. After cutting the locks, deputies discovered several items missing from the two rented units. The other three units had nothing in them. Items taken include special aviation tools and equipment and parts.

Again it was believed that the burglaries occurred during business hours and the suspects placed the locks on the units to hide the crime.

Anyone with information on these storage unit burglaries is asked to contact the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department at 360-249-3711, or the Grays Harbor Dispatch Center at 360-533-8765 if after hours.

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HORNBACK WINS MISS GH CROWN

February 26, 2012 Comments off

21 year old Melissa Hornback of Montesano was crowned Miss Grays Harbor 2012 Saturday night at the 7th Street Theatre Hoquiam. Currently enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University pursuing a degree in music,  her platform issue is Childhood Obesity Awareness. Also, the Miss Grays Harbor crown is familiar to the Hornback family as her mother Debbie was Miss Grays Harbor 1982. For winning the crown, Melissa receives a $1500 scholarship as well as entry into the Miss Washington Pageant which is a precursor to Miss America. 1st Runner up was 19 year old Claire Brunke of Aberdeen who won a $500 scholarship donated by Grays Harbor Radio, 2nd Runner up was 21 year old Lacey Tackett of Westport who won a $300 scholarship donated by Bank of the Pacific and  Miss Congeniality, which is voted on by the contestants, went to 22 year old Meghan Anderson which is a $300 scholarship donated by the South Beach Vision Clinic. About $6,000 in scholarships were awarded.  The Miss America program is the largest contributor of scholarships for women in the nation at $45 Million.

 


Other Awards:

Spirit award $100, Jessy Finlayson, a 19 year old from Aberdeen (Donated by the Grays Harbor Bearcats)

Fitness in Swimsuit $200, 17 year old Chalene Kelley of Montesano (Donated by Jodesha Broadcasting)

Rookie Award $100, Chalene Kelley. (Donated by Liz and Pat Anderson)

4 Points of the Crown $200, Claire Brunke (Donated by the Washington Locals Assoc.)

Personal Growth award $100, Meaghan Anderson (Donated by Rudy and Sue Drolz)

Staff award $200, Lacey Tackett (Donated by Olympic Eagle Distributing)

Interview Award $200, Clarie Brunke. (Donated by Dana and Maryanne Larson)

Empowering Women award $500, Claire Brunke. (Donated and by Dr. Farrar and Grays Harbor Imaging)

Talent award $200, Melissa Hornback. (Donated by High Impact Dance Academy)

Living Your Platform award $200, Claire Brunke. (Donated by Aberdeen Rotary)

Scholastic Achievement award $300, Melissa Hornback. (Donated by Keith and Carol Kruger)

All contestants received a $200 scholarship for competing.

ABERDEEN ASH FIRE

August 9, 2011 Comments off

Assistant Chief Rich Malizia tells KXRO the Aberdeen and Hoquiam Fire Departments on Monday morning responded to a “house on fire” on Riverview Dr. in Aberdeen. Harbor Dispatch told AFD that “all occupants are out” and “flames are visible”. The resident and her three children were at home when they noticed flames at the back of the house.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire started on the back deck of the home, extending up the exterior wall and into the attic. One of the adult occupants noted that he had placed used barbeque briquettes in a bag on the deck a little more than a day earlier. The area he described would be consistent with where the heaviest charring occurred; however, investigation of the cause and origin is not conclusive.

Malizia reminds residents to ensure that ashes of any fire are fully cooled and extinguished before they are discarded. Put them in a fireproof container.

Estimated loss is over 53 thousand dollars.

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