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PUD approves budget, rate hike likely

Dec 24, 2015 5:16am

The Grays Harbor PUD passed a $89.3 million operations and maintenance budget along with a $7.8 million capital budget at its Dec. 7 commission meeting.

The “hold the line” operation and...

(North Coast News) Police Chief Mike Styner receives a plaque honoring his 35-year career on the Police force of Ocean Shores from Mayor Crystal Dingler.

NCN911: Styner honored for 35-year service; Police, Sheriff’s logs

Dec 24, 2015 5:10am

Ocean Shores Police Chief Mike Styner was honored for 35 years of service to the city at the last City Council meeting.

Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler presented a plaque to Styner with...

(North Coast News) City Clerk Rachel Carl, right, gives the oath of office to Dan Overton, Jon Martin, Bob Peterson and Holly Plackett after the four of them won election contests for City Council in November.

City Council undergoes post-election changing of the guard

Dec 24, 2015 5:01am

Three newly elected City Council members were sworn into office while Mayor Crystal Dingler and Councilman Dan Overton renewed their oaths Dec. 14 during an impromptu ceremony that marked several...

(Kyle Mittan | The Daily World) Attendees at a panel discussion on coastal preparedness in Westport filed into the Ocosta School District's unfinished vertical evacuation facility for a tour. The facility, when completed, will provide a safe location for Westport residents during a tsunami.

Coastal Connection — sharing emergency hazards we all face

Dec 16, 2015 10:05pm

A day-long series of panel discussions about the environmental hazards of living on the coast — and the potential solutions — brought almost 50 state and local officials, researchers from the...

North Coast News Sand and Sawdust will be split into two events, with the new NW Open Sand Sculpture Show on June 18.

Changes abound on full 2016 local events calendar

Updated: Dec 15, 2015 8:49am

When the annual events calendar came out recently at the Ocean Shores Visitors and Convention Center, also came a number of questions and changes for 2016.

Many of the mainstay events of the...

Razor clam digging areas.

Copalis-area razor clam season to open for Christmas

Updated: Dec 16, 2015 9:59pm

Just in time for Christmas, the razor clam digging season will finally open for at least one North Beach digging area.

In fact, the Copalis area will open on Christmas eve, marking the first...

North Coast News The surf pounds the North Jetty on Thursday as a photographer tries to capture the image.

Coastal Flood Warning issued for Thursday

Updated: Dec 11, 2015 4:57pm

The week-long series of storms will continue to impact the region through the weekend, the National Weather Service said Thursday morning, issuing an alert for potential coastal flooding.


(Angie Hall photo) The North Beach High school ASB did a takeover of the IGA store last week. They bagged groceries for customers, did carry-outs and took donations Monday-Wednesday as part of the Fool Ball competition with  Ocosta High School. Pictured are Emily Takagi, Jenna Vogler, Ciara Hall, Ashley Krusemark, and IGA Store Director Vince Ianniciello.

Bulletin Board: Winter hours for Interpretive Center, holiday break at Museum

Dec 10, 2015 5:12am

Interpretive Center hours

The Coastal Interpretive Center, located at 1033 Catala Ave. in Ocean Shores, is open through the winter months on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The...

County ratifies local property tax requests, adopts budget

Dec 10, 2015 5:09am

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners last week ratified 2016 property taxes for cities and districts countywide by adopting the junior taxing districts levy.

The levy was passed through a...

Deadline approach for senior property tax relief applications

Dec 10, 2015 5:08am

The deadline for some seniors and disabled homeowners to qualify for property tax relief is quickly approaching.

Some seniors and disabled citizens will have an easier time qualifying for...