The Quinault Indian Nation is slated to accept $22.8 million from the federal government as its cut of a 25 year old class action lawsuit pertaining to a failure by the Congress to fund tribal programs. The whole settlement is $940 million, which is then split up between 699 tribes and tribal organizations, Quinault's portion being the second largest out of all of the tribe's cuts.
The Ninth Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival has come and gone as of the February 26th weekend. Specialty businesses and vendors came from all over Washington for an opportunity to exhibit their tasty handmade chocolate treats. There were multitudes of gourmet bonbons, ice creams as well as different types of gourmet toffees and chocolate themed alcoholic beverages.
Daniel Franey, the man who shared information with an undercover agent that he had affiliations with the Islamic State, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm on Monday, February 29 in federal court in Tacoma.
On Sunday, February 28 at approximately 8:23pm, the Aberdeen Police Officers were dispatched to a report of subjects fighting in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the garden center. One of the suspects was reported to have a knife.
Central Park PTO is holding a fundraiser auction coming up on Saturday March 12 at the Grays Harbor Country Club in Central Park. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the auction starts at 6 pm. Free to attend.
OCEAN SHORES-The Ocean Shores Police Department discovered two deer poachers last month, on Monday, February 22. A resident reported hearing gunshots and seeing a vehicle driving back and forth in the area. The resident called 911 and an officer was on scene within two minutes.
Centralia Police Chief Carl Nielsen met with reporters Friday March 4 at 1:00 pm at the Riverside Fire Authority Station #2 in the City of Centralia. Chief Nielsen shared the following information with reporters regarding the early morning fire that claimed the lives of three children:
The Castle Rock City Council met on February 22nd and was called to order beginning with old business. Representatives from the Festival of Lights in Castle Rock spoke about their idea for a spring bazaar saying the last one in November was so successful, the vendors came asking for one in the spring. The council gave their permission to have one and the idea was granted to the Festival of Lights committee. The spring bazaar will be in Exhibit Hall on April 30th from 9 AM to 4 PM.
On March 6 at 12:53 am an accident left one injured on Meier Road 4 miles from Napavine.
Do you have family members with sensitivities to harsh cleaning chemicals? Are you worried about what toxins we put into our environment in the name of cleanliness?
The Winlock Senior Center put on a fundraiser on March 4 to help support the Lewis County seniors.
Many community members came to Winolequa Park on Saturday morning at 9 to help clean up the park.
"Annie Oakley" classes are now available through March on Saturdays at 9am, by reservation. The Annie Oakley Classes are three hour sessions at the Willapa Harbor Gun Club that covers gun safety, care and proper use for women's recreational and self defense. Call 360-942-5524 or 360-791-6546 for reservations.
Bank of the Cascades, a Northwest-focused community bank, officially opened for business Monday in Willapa Bay at 314 Duryea Street in Raymond, formerly a Bank of America branch location. Late last year, Bank of the Cascades agreed to acquire Bank of America's local branch and deposit customers, and committed to serve as a local financial partner to Raymond residents, businesses and community.
Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the sprawling timber forests of south west Washington, the sleepy towns of Raymond and South Bend welcomed cannabis growers with open arms.
The Willapa Valley High School Boys' Basketball Team achieved academic excellence by winning the 2016 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Academic State Championship (Class 2B) for the winter sports season..
SOUTH BEND - Derrick T. Justice, 20, of Pe Ell, entered guilty pleas to first degree malicious mischief with aggravating factors, taking a motor vehicle without permission, and bail jumping.
SOUTH BEND - Kristopher A. Laine, 33, of Naselle, pleaded guilty to felony voyeurism. The action took place in Pacific County Superior Court Friday afternoon.
Below is an update on the current razor clam harvest from Washington Fish and Wildlife Coastal Shellfish Manager Dan Ayres.
There is a new business at the site of the old Patrizios in the Everybody's shopping center. The owners of the local Dairy Queen, Kim and David Minton, acquired the store location in June of 2015 and opened the new restaurant, "the Tidemark Grill" in November of 2015. The Tidemark Grill is open from 4pm to 9pm on Monday through Friday and from 11:30am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The Raymond High School Cheer Squad was recognized for academic excellence by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for the winter sports season, Class 2B. The Gulls, with a 3.625 Grade Point Average (GPA) were honored for having the highest GPA within their category in the state.
Arline Robinson, one of the original residents of the Old Willapa area, has just recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. To put that into perspective: Robinson's grandparents came to the area in covered wagons, on the Oregon Trail. Robinson lives in the same house that she moved into in the 1940's. Robinson has witnessed some of the more revolutionary events that have occurred in the last century, such as electricity, the prohibition, the first motor vehicle, as well as the general settling of the area. Robinson recalled some of the more prominent memories she still hangs onto.
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