A 55-year old male was rescued from the river near Ilwaco on Sunday, January 17, and had been found clinging to his kayak in Baker Bay near Ilwaco. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station in Astoria was able to hoist the kayaker out of the water after locating him in the bay around 8pm, and the man was safely transported to waiting emergency medical service personnel at the air station.
Razor clam diggers have one day left with a dig scheduled today at Long Beach with a low tide at 8:39 pm at 0.5 feet. Washington's recreational razor clam harvest opened for the second tide series last Thursday.
The Elma Chamber of Commerce has held their 9th Winter Wine Festival. The festival was held at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Elma on the weekend of Saturday, January 23 and yielded a huge success. Live performance lounge acts crooned the crowds as vast lines of people moved along the perimeter of the building where the wine vendors lined the walls. The wine vendors dished up samples of all types of their best wines and consumers and connoisseurs lined up to try each wine of their interest.
Matthew M. Pearson, 31, of Seaview was sentenced to 22 months in prison for attempting to elude a police vehicle and escape from community custody.