Transportation supervisors of local school districts say they're feeling the effects of a long-term nationwide shortage of bus drivers and, despite their best efforts, have found it difficult to successfully recruit candidates for employment.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is moving forward with a plan to install a roundabout at the intersection of US 101 and State Route 6. The project will be opened for bids this May with construction set to take place this summer.
Raymond Theatre Manager Anne Steele presented the Raymond City Council with a letter of resignation on April 17. City and theatre officials indicated they would use the changeover as an opportunity to reconfigure the position with an eye toward hopefully making the cash-strapped theatre financially self-sufficient.
SOUTH BEND - Amanda Ann Hanson, 26, of Westport entered guilty pleas for attempting to elude a police vehicle, driving under the influence, escape in the second degree, residential burglary, and theft of a motor vehicle, and was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
The Pacific County Republicans gathered in South Bend on Saturday, April 22, for their annual Lincoln Day Dinner, marked by prayer, the singing of the national anthem, and the raffling off of an AR-15 rifle.
State shellfish managers have canceled the first two days (April 24 and 25) of a tentatively planned eight-day razor clam dig due to rising marine toxin levels.
Reopening scheduled for beginning of May
On Apr. 1 the doors of the Shoalwater Bay Casino were closed to the public, albeit only for 30 days. During this 30-day period the casino is undergoing a complete interior and exterior renovation.
According to casino General Manager Johnny Winokur, "The doors were closed March 31 at midnight, and we started the first hammer at 2 a.m."
State and local officials gathered at a town hall meeting in Long Beach the evening of April 14. The event was hosted by the non-profit DoGoodnics, which co-founder Robert Brake described as having been formed two and a half years ago with the intent of helping other nonprofits in the peninsula area.
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