After a career of more than 30 years in law enforcement, including the last 13 as Raymond Police Chief, Chuck Spoor made the decision to retire. His last official day with the city was March 31.
SOUTH BEND - Two public health clinics are now open by Pacific County Public Health and Human Services.
"We are excited to announce our new weekly public health clinics at our Long Beach office on Thursdays and our South Bend office on Wednesdays," Pacific County Public Health & Human Services Director Katie Lindstrom told the Herald.
SOUTH BEND - The Federal Government is funding $25 million in wildfire defense grants in Washington. Pacific County Emergency Management, Pacific Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Development (South Bend) will receive $103,000 to create a CWPP developed in collaboration of Federal, State, and local partners and stakeholders in the Wildland Urban Interface of Pacific County.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, "The plan will clearly identify our mission to protect life, property, critical infrastructure, and the environment in the Wildland Urban Interface. This plan will focus on reducing wildfire risks in the landscape of the specific urban interface areas, incorporate the Firewise USA program, and implement large scale fire fuel reduction efforts."
DNR Forest Practices Communications Manager Natalie Johnson explained to the Herald Monday morning, "A Wildland Urban Interface is a general term for areas where wildland areas, which could be forests, prairies, etcetera, meet up with populated areas. Wildland Urban Interfaces are becoming more common as housing becomes more dense in rural areas." Johnson did not know the "specific areas Pacific County applicants have in mind."
On March 1, Pacific County Health Department started offering public health clinics (walk in or by appointment) for sexual reproductive health including birth control, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), COVID testing, and immunizations.
The clinics will be in the South Bend office at 1216 West Robert Bush Drive on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and in the Long Beach office at 7013 Sandridge Road on Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
After more than 40 years of coaching, Willapa Valley's John Peterson has retired from the profession he so dearly loves...coaching basketball and football.
MENLO - Federal recognition of the Chinook Tribe. The effect of ocean windmills on the environment. The use of body cameras by police. A Dungeon and Dragons table. A rolling barbecue. These are some of the Senior Projects from Willapa Valley seniors this year.
The Legacy Food Bank, located in South Bend, has been serving the community in one capacity or another since 1985. Currently, Legacy provides food to over 300 families each month, for an average of 650 people. It is a much needed, and appreciated, service to those in need in our area.
Legacy is run by an all-volunteer Board who unfortunately, due to age and physical limitations, do not feel they can continue performing the tasks that are necessary to keep the food bank open. At this point we are hoping, and praying, that we can find others who are willing to take over the operation of the food bank.
South Bend graduate from the class of 2002, Robert Sounvonnakasy has published again. His fans will be excited to read his new book Melissa Weller and The Curse of Branford Manor.
SOUTH BEND - Pacific County Sheriff Daniel Garica, who won a convincing victory over incumbent Robin Souvenir last November, told the Herald he "is here to serve and protect the people." Sheriff Garcia was gracious enough to take time from his busy schedule to answer questions posed to him from the Herald.
Need a massage but can't make it to a masseuse or chiropractic clinic? Think your schedule is too busy? Maybe it is just physically difficult to get out of your house for one? Then call Sonya Gurtler who is offering mobile massage to her clients.
The Herald caught up with Sonya to see what her business is all about.
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