The first snowfall of the year began falling early morning on Feb. 20 with little to no warning. Fortunately, many didn't mind as Raymond, South Bend, and Willapa Valley Schools closed for a snow day to much delight of students and agony of parents.
Weyerhaeuser came to the rescue after a log truck lost its rear end at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Heath St. with a fully loaded trailer. Raymond Police, South Bend Police and Washington Department of Transportation were also on scene.
The City of Raymond has been awarded a grant to not just replace, but also install a sidewalk on Park Ave., giving safer access to Lions Park in the Riverdale area.
Raymond Public Works Director Eric Weiberg explained that the city put in for several grants and was fortunate enough to be awarded this one. Each grant has certain criteria that must be met in order to be put in for consideration.
State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs through April on four ocean beaches.
Final approval of all scheduled openings at Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach and Twin Harbors beaches will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
Ever since PUD pay increases were made public by news articles word has swirled around the county of what many have called 'Plumber' pay checks.
During the Feb. 6 Commissioners meeting General Manager Jason Dunsmoor sought to clarify lingering questions by providing facts to the Commissioners.
City of South Bend City Supervisor Dennis Houk addressed the city council on Jan. 8 to inform them that Utility Services Associates who they hired to conduct a leak detection survey on city water lines found a number of leaks.
The city hired Utility Service Associates after the city had a water loss of roughly 60%. Two major leaks were located quickly and were estimated to be leaking 200 gallons per minute and have since been repaired.
When disaster strikes and people are injured one of the most important things to have available is blood. Makenna Williams is trying to save people from behind the scenes. Williams is trying to acquire blood through a blood drive to save people. One reason Williams said was "I chose the blood drive as my senior project because it was a way to help people and save lives".
Two clam diggers, both female, one 61 years old from Toledo and another who was 70 years old from Ocean Park were swept out by rip currents in Pacific County on Feb. 1. Unfortunately neither survived. Both incidents happened within 4 minutes of each other.
On the evening of Feb. 2 a vehicle driven by Brenda L. Marple crashed in the area of Case's Pond in Raymond after a short pursuit with Washington State Patrol.
SOUTH BEND - Sheriff Scott Johnson has been clamoring to get information about immigrants being shucked out of Pacific County for almost a year. However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were calling his office throughout 2017 to report at least some details the sheriff said he wasn't getting about their work in the area.
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