One of the changes that have affected many people during phase 1 was the closures of bank lobbies, which causes traffic jams in the drive-up window. Now that Pacific and Grays Harbor County have moved into phase 2, Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union is one of the first financial institutions to reopen their lobbies to the public.
On Thursday, May 28, the lobby doors were unlocked and a greeter wearing a mask stood by the door ensuring that people did not crowd into the lobby.
Different smashed-in windows, same person arrested.
Another Raymond business had large double pane windows smashed in by the same suspect. Saturday morning at approximately 6:56 a.m., dispatch advised the Raymond Police Department of another malicious mischief incident, this time at Raymond Pharmacy.
Borden's Auto Parts was vandalized on May 24 early in the morning by the same suspect, Jordan Patterson, who was arrested near the scene after smashing in four windows. Patterson admitted to breaking all those windows and was booked in Pacific County Jail for that incident.
Corporal Ristow of the RPD said he spoke with Patterson last Wednesday morning after he was informed by RPD Officer Fuller about Patterson's actions and whereabouts.
Dayton Channell, age 6 from Raymond, spent part of Memorial Day Weekend cleaning and decorating veterans graves at Fern Hill in Menlo.
With Pacific County beach access reopened on Monday, May 18, the question of when are hotels and camping reopening pops up. The desire to get out and go to the beach is building with people still restricted to their homes, and Pacific County is preparing for the visitors that will not be able to resist the drive to the beach.
Pacific County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Steven Krager and the Emergency Operations Center have been working on a phased reopening of the county that aligns with the state's reopening plan. The plan calls for entering phase 2 starting June 1 along with the rest of Washington, but Pacific County has been officially moved to phase 2 on Saturday May 23.
Borden's Auto Parts was vandalized early Sunday morning when someone smashed in several huge windows. Borden's is located at 580 Commercial St. in downtown Raymond.
Raymond Police "responded to an alarm at Borden's and Officer Coma found several windows broken out," Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor told the Herald Sunday morning. "She checked the area and located a suspect within a block of the incident.
Last week, Governor Jay Inslee announced a statewide plan for contact tracing.
SOUTH BEND - Pacific County Commissioner Lisa Olsen and Kittitas County Commissioner Laura Osiadacz drafted a detailed letter to Governor Jay Inslee that was sent last Tuesday (May 12) and signed onto by 19 counties, including Pacific County.
SOUTH BEND - As if coronavirus isn't bad enough, now Washington residents in Blaine have to be wary of Asian giant hornets, which were spotted there in December, for the first time in the USA, and again earlier this month, according to scientists, who aren't sure how they arrived in The Evergreen State.
Five new COVID-19 confirmed positive cases were announced late Monday, May 4, 2020. This brings the total of cases for Pacific County up to nine.
The ill individuals are self-isolating at home. Close contacts are being informed by public health nurses of the exposure and instructions to self-quarantine.
Les and Vivian Edersheim's Lhasa Apso Suzie-Q helped thank caregivers at the Willapa Harbor Care Center on Mother's Day when a caravan of approximately 50 or 60 cars passed through the driveway three times.
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