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Captain Pavement snarls traffic on US 101
Photo by Karen Carter - During roundabout traffic backup, a boat jumped out of its trailer to complicate the traffic jam.
Captain Pavement snarls traffic on US 101

Thursday, August 16 the Raymond Police Department was dispatched to a report of a boat off a trailer at the intersection of Commercial St. and US 101.

According to Officer Micah Ristow's scene report a gray Chevrolet truck was hauling a boat on a trailer turning at the intersection. The driver reportedly drove up and over the curve while attempting to turn onto US 101 from Commercial St. and the jolt dislodged the boat from the trailer in the rear and was still attached to the front of the trailer by its wench and safety chain.

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Air quality: smoke on the water
Photo by Jeff Clemens - Smoke from Canada is obscuring the view in the Willapa Valley.
Air quality: smoke on the water

The air quality in Willapa Harbor quickly diminished from Monday, August 13 into Tuesday, August 14 with the air quality index reaching 163 thanks to pesky smoke coming down from Canada. The scale goes from 0-500 with 0 being the best air quality and 500 being the worst.

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122nd Annual Pacific County Fair

The 122nd Annual Pacific County Fair is set to kick off on Aug. 22 and runs through Aug. 25 with this year's theme "Coming Home." The annual fair brings families from all over Pacific County and beyond together.

The fair will have food vendors, a beer garden, live music, 4-H competitions, horse racing and cattle sorting, a traveling zoo, a cheerleading demonstration and much more.

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National Night Out brings community and law enforcement together
Photo by Jeff Clemens - Deputy Randy Wiegardt along with partner Ciko with Deputy Jesse Eastham in the back. Deputy Wiegardt was explaining to residents how he works with his K-9 partner and the commands he uses.
National Night Out brings community and law enforcement together

The Pacific County Sheriff's Office held a National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 at the South Fork Landing Park next to the Northwest Carriage Museum. The event kicked off at 5:00 p.m. and ran until around 8:00 p.m that evening.

According to the Pacific County Sheriff's Office National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, more caring place to live.

Throughout the night well over 250 residents showed up from the surrounding communities to partake in the event. The South Bend and Raymond Police departments had vehicles on display and were available for questions or comments and even just a chit chat. Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor even had his brand new police truck out for display. The Raymond Fire Department also had vehicles at the event and had several firefighters mingling with the public.

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Pearson gets stiff sentence for eluding, bail jumping

SOUTH BEND - Jason George Pearson, 38, of Long Beach was sentenced to 4 years and 7 months in prison for attempting to elude a police officer and bail jumping.

In July 2017, The sentencing took place in Pacific County Superior Court Friday afternoon.

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Giants in the Trees shook the festival
Photo by Jeff Clemens - Pam Nogueira Maneman drives the kiddie through the water feature of the Willapa Festival.
Giants in the Trees shook the festival

The Willapa Festival "was an awesome success," according to co-chairperson Kaley Hanson of the three-day Raymond event, which took place last Friday through Sunday primarily at Third Street Park. Michelle Layman was also a co-chair for the event.

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Benefit for Chris Heintz this weekend
Benefit for Chris Heintz this weekend

The Raymond Elks Lodge #1292 will be hosting a benefit for Chris Heintz on Saturday, August 11 at 5:00 p.m.

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Officer Coma returns from academy ready to serve
Photo by Jeff Clemens - New Raymond Police Officer Rikki Coma
Officer Coma returns from academy ready to serve

The Raymond Police Department welcomes back Officer Rikki Coma who recently completed the Washington State Police Academy and has returned to active duty with the police department. Officer Jacob Haas left last month to attend the academy and is expected to return later this year.

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Wildfires burn in timber over the weekend
Photo by Pacific County Fire District 3 - Pacific County Fire District 3 and Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources wildland firefighters attacking one of two fires that were burning on Sunday, July 29.
Wildfires burn in timber over the weekend

Two wildfires erupted between Menlo and Frances over the weekend. One started on Weyerhaeuser land and the other on land controlled by Washington State DNR.

According to Pacific County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Gary Schwiesow they were asked to assist DNR on the fires with equipment and manpower. They worked well into the night on Sunday, July 29 to suppress and contain the fires that were estimated to be around 3 acres each.

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Raymond-South Bend  soccer practices continue
Photo by Larry Bale - Local soccer players chase after the ball during recent action.
Raymond-South Bend soccer practices continue

SOUTH BEND - For the first time, South Bend and Raymond high schools will have a combined girls soccer team this fall.

There are three Wednesday practices remaining, including today, August 8 and August 15. The practices are behind Bud's Lumber from 5-7 pm.

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