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Clerk of the Year!
Clerk of the Year!

South Bend Clerk Dee Roberts was chosen to be the Washington Municipal Clerks Association's Clerk of the Year on March 19. South Bend Mayor Julie Struck remarked, "This is a great honor."

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South Bend City Council looks to increase water output

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - There was a full compliment of council members at the March 23 South Bend City Council meeting, and the discussion of the night was the perplexing issue of future available city water.

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Clerk of the Year!
Clerk of the Year!

Clerk of the Year!

South Bend Clerk Dee Roberts was chosen to be the Washington Municipal Clerks Association's Clerk of the Year on March 19. South Bend Mayor Julie Struck remarked, "This is a great honor."

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Auxiliary brings luxury to the hospital
Auxiliary brings luxury to the hospital

SOUTH BEND - Out at the Willapa Harbor Hospital the Volunteer Auxiliary has been bust assisting the hospital for over 40 years and was most recently been able to secure a Sleeper Chair that has already been put to use by the community.

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Raymond Spring Clean-up April 20-25

With the skies opening up to Spring-like weather it is possible that some members of the Raymond City Council may have come down with a small case of Spring Fever.

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From the shores of the Willapa
Potter Aaron Van Ornum works his wheel and turns a fist of clay into the base of a new coffee cup.
From the shores of the Willapa

For many it is not easy to find a new career after one has been taken. But for local potter Aaron Van Ornum he has created Shoalwater Pottery and his passion for creating ceramics is starting to get noticed more and more.

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South Bend looking for water; car prowlers picking up pace

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - At the March 9 South Bend City Council meeting the hot topic for the night was the realization that the city is in dire need of fixing their supply of city water to businesses, industry, and residents of the area.

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Taking a trip to Peru
Taking a trip to Peru

SOUTH BEND - The students and staff of Mission Creek are excited to be returning to Peru and will soon be packing their bags for their ninth journey to help a community in South America.

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Powwow at Willapa Valley HS
The Raymond American Legion carries in Old Glory following the Native American Flag during the Grand Entry that started the Powwow at Willapa Valley High School.
Powwow at Willapa Valley HS

By PATRICK MYERS

MENLO - Kerstin Jones' 2015 Senior project Powwow was held Saturday, March 7 and was a grand success.

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South Bend looking for water; car prowls on the rise

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - At the March 9 South Bend City Council meeting the hot topic for the night was the realization that the city is in dire need of fixing their supply of city water to businesses, industry, and residents of the area.

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Spoor speaks at House and Senate; Raymond Police administer CPR

Raymond Council Meeting

By SCOT PEARSON

The entire Raymond City Council was present for the March 2 Raymond City Council meeting that lasted 11 minutes. It would be the Executive Session that would last longer as the council went out to discuss labor negotiations after the regular meeting.

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Commissioners face unenviable task of prioritizing many diverse issues
Pacific County Commissioners (from left) Lisa Ayers, Frank Wolfe, and Steve Rogers entertain comments from the public during a recent Pacific County Commissioners meeting.
Commissioners face unenviable task of prioritizing many diverse issues

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - For many residents of Pacific County when they hear about the elected officials serving as Pacific County Commissioners, they see them only in the light of the elected title. The truth to the matter is that the commissioners serve a variety of positions that many are unaware of in their role as a Pacific County Commissioner. Across the three positions they hold, at least eight individual duties, as well as seven board positions for Pacific County. And it is a major misconception that they run the county.

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Senate passes Cannabis Patient Protection Act

The Washington Senate recently voted to approve bipartisan legislation that would ensure quality control for medical marijuana, level the business playing field, and keep the drug out of the hands of Washington's children and teens.

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$15,000 STOP Grant awarded

SOUTH BEND -- The Pacific County Prosecutor's Office has been approved to receive the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant for 2015. The STOP grant is intended to improve community response to violence against women and is awarded annually by the Department of Commerce through the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.

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Kayak Day
Kayak Day

People are taking to the water as an early Spring warms up the waters.

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What are the ramifications of Bill SB-5052?
The symbol of Medical Marijuana outlets may soon be a thing of the past if current legislation continues on the path recently sent by the Washington State Senate. July 1, 2016 is becoming a very important date in the near future.
What are the ramifications of Bill SB-5052?

By SCOT PEARSON

For those who are watching the ever changing environment of the Washington marijuana industry the latest bill introduced by the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee, SB-5052 Cannabis Patient Protection, may bring both the recreational and Medical Marijuana industries together, but for some in the business, it may not be the best thing that can happen.

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Raymond City Council answers to lack of notification

By SCOT PEARSON

Recently selected Fill-in Mayor Jason Dunsmoor was absent for the Feb. 17 Raymond City Council meeting leaving the control of the gavel in the hands of Mayor Pro Tem Vicki Flemetis. All other members of the council and department heads were present.

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Mayor responds to citizens concerns

SOUTH BEND - The February 23 South Bend City Council meeting agenda looked short and focused, but it would be the Public Comment period that would extend the meeting.

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Valentine Prom Night brings community together
Andrea Keller is among friends and family during the Valentine Ball and Benefit in her honor. More than 200 people attended and danced the night away and raise over $8,000 for Andrea.
Valentine Prom Night brings community together

The adult prom night held on Valentines Night by friends of Andrea Keller brought a community together to help raise money for a friend in need.

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Recycling in Raymond on the move
Recycling in Raymond on the move

Need to recycle and can't find a location?

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Raymond Boil Water Advisory lifted

Residents of the city of Raymond can sit back and enjoy their water once again.

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Deputies average 1,000 cases per year

SOUTH BEND - The commissioners met Tuesday, February 10 for the bi-monthly Pacific County Commissioner's meeting. To kick the meeting off the commissioners modified the consent agenda by deferring one of the items to a later meeting, and then passing the modified agenda. Here they approved several simple things like the disposal of camera equipment for the assessor's office. Another important item on the consent agenda was the approval of the payroll for 174 employees for January 2015, which was $724,477.

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Construction planned this year on Rock Crusher Hill
Traffic is flowing through Rock Crusher Hill - still with reduced speed, a permanent fix is scheduled this year at a cost of $7.3 million.
Construction planned this year on Rock Crusher Hill

HIGHWAY 101 - Traffic passing through Rock Crusher Hill has again been opened to allow both lanes to travel simultaneously at the troublesome area at milepost 72.6.

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South Bend Council appreciates "extra effort" from city crews

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - Well it was more like they talked about trash and the "extra effort" that crews have been providing during the recent uptake with windy weather.

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PUD takes survey for Net Neutrality

By SCOT PEARSON

The last Public Utility District meeting held Feb. 3, started with the discovery of a missing document (invoice) dated December 2014 for $24,574 payable to Pacific Underwriters for renewal of policy, which will bring he liability pool up from just under $2.5 Million to $3 Million.

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