A Benton County woman has been the first Washington resident to be confirmed to have contracted West Nile virus this year. Inspection has shown that the woman in her fifties was probably exposed near her home in Benton County. The best way to be prevent contracting the West Nile virus is as simple as avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes. Specific precautions you can take include staying indoors during dawn and dusk, wearing long pants and sleeves, and reducing standing water on your property.
Timberland Regional Bank has put out a warning about a possibility of "skimming," which is a form of financial fraud. Skimming is a method used by criminals to steal people's information as they use an ATM. The skimmer device is a device that is made to look like an original part on the ATM, but will actually take your credit information and send it to the criminal.
The Aberdeen Kurt Cobain Days are coming up the weekend of Friday, July 17. Friday kicks the weekend off with an acoustic show outside the D&R Theatre, and Saturday, July 18 will bring a street fair to the streets of Aberdeen, and then the day will end with a celebration called "Live and Loud" at the D&R Theatre. Live and Loud will feature performances from Hellbound Glory, Black Top Demon, Gebular and Full Moon Radio.
The Shoalwater Bay Emergency Management Department is hosting the Yellow Brick Road Tsunami/Health walk at the Shoalwater Bay Gymnasium on Tuesday, July 21 from 10am to 1pm. They will be going over the tsunami evacuation route while meeting emergency resource contacts and learning about their programs.
The Dance Club of Grays Harbor will meet for their monthly dance at the Hoquiam Masonic Hall on July 18 from 7pm to 10:30pm. Members will pay $9 for admission and guests will pay $12.