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The State Patrol Bomb Squad and the Ocean Shores Fire Department responding to the call Saturday morning at the Shilo Inn.

Fewer fires but 22 hospitalized in Fourth-related emergencies

Updated: Jul 09, 2014 3:03pm

The Ocean Shores Fire Department did not have as many fires this year over the Fourth of July weekend, but it did respond to 52 medical calls and transported 22 people to Grays Harbor Community...

Miles Longenbaugh

Hospital proposal opposed at North Beach forum

Jul 09, 2014 2:18pm

A forum on the proposal to create a public hospital district to take over Grays Harbor Community Hospital turned into a session opposing the upcoming Aug. 5 ballot issue on several fronts.


Comment period beginning for Harbor dredging EIS

Updated: Jul 09, 2014 2:49pm

Citizens interested or concerned with plans to further dredge Grays Harbor may now exmine and comment on an environmental impact statement (EIS) under consideration by the U.S. Army Corps of...

The Vidette: Assessor Rick Hole, standing, faced challengers Dan Lindgren and Loni Hooper.

Hole on defensive against Assessor challengers

Jul 09, 2014 8:45am

Incumbent Rick Hole found himself on the defensive for most of the evening during a recent candidate forum sponsored by the Montesano Chamber of Commerce and The Vidette and featuring the three...

Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News: This scene at the end of the Chance a la Mer beach approach includes an abandoned couch and car seat among the carnage.

Post-Fourth mess ‘worst ever’ for cleanup volunteers

Jul 08, 2014 4:39pm

By most accounts, it was one of the worst post-Fourth of July messes ever cleaned up by the bevy of volunteers who turned out to help pick up the garbage Saturday morning.

Lillian Broadbent...

Washington State Department of Ecology map of the bacteria study area on the North Beach.

Ecology bacteria study covers 22 miles on North Beach

Updated: Jul 08, 2014 4:30pm

The state Department of Ecology on Monday detailed its ongoing study of bacteria contamination on the North Beach, particularly north of Ocean Shores all the way to Moclips.

This spring, the...

Ocean Shores Police photo: A bomb squad officer checks the parking area.

Bomb Squad called to Shilo, explosives found on truck

Jul 06, 2014 7:56am

The State Patrol’s bomb squad was called to the Shilo Inn Saturday morning when a guest found two suspected explosive devices left on the back bumper of his truck.

The guest moved them next...

Wilma Spike photo

Ocean Shores’ SR109 billboard improved

Updated: Jul 06, 2014 8:10am

The city-funded billboard directing visitors to Ocean Shores on State Route 109 has been improved and the base reinforced, reports Wilma Spike, the citizen who led the effort to get the city to...

City to sell 96 foreclosed properties

Jul 02, 2014 8:07am

If you’re out looking at property this Fourth of July weekend, you might want to check out the real estate listings of the city of Ocean Shores.

In the past couple of weeks, the city has put...

Patricia Jollimore photo of the 2013 fireworks on the Ocean Shores beach.

Beach rules for a safe Fourth of July

Updated: Jul 02, 2014 8:13am

A relatively dry June has left the dunes particularly susceptible to fire this summer, and the Ocean Shores Fire and Police Departments will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend to...