The Raymond Fire Department conducted Fire Training on a property located at 45 Front Street, owned by the Port of Willapa Harbor. RFD used the structure for several weeks doing different drills including, Search and Rescue, Hose and Pump Operations and Fire Attack. Permits were obtained from the Olympic Clean Air Agency to do Live Fire Training on Sunday, March 25. 25 Firefighters from the Raymond Fire Department, Pacific County Fire District #3 and Pacific County Fire District #6 participated in the training. See page 6 for more photos.
The Dennis Family who have owned Dennis Company for 113 years said their final goodbye on March 23 to the community that has cherished them for generations. Their dynasty of ownership of Dennis Company officially has come to a close.
Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29. In honor of this day the Memorial will be dedicated beside the Seaport Museum at noon on Saturday, March 31.
Soup and sandwiches will be served at the Legion after the ceremony.
Students nationwide led walkouts on March 14 at 10:00 a.m. for 17 minutes to honor and remember the 17 students and staff who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Just about every school district in Washington saw students participate in some way.
The South Bend School District learned of a threat that a student intended to harm other students and himself on March 14. A courageous student came forward and notified staff of the threat after hearing it during lunch. The district took immediate actions to handle the threat including calling in police and bringing the student in for questioning.
According to a press release from South Bend Superintendent Jon Tienhaara several other students also heard the threat from the student, that he intended to harm students and himself. They took immediate actions to ensure student safety and after the student was questioned by South Bend Police Chief Dave Eastham he was placed into protective custody and transported for a professional mental health evaluation.
The City of Raymond Public Works Department is near completion of repairing and backfilling where a wastewater line broke at the Riverfront Park next to the Northwest Carriage Museum. Many residents had suspicion the city was placing a new addition to the park such as a pond or fountain. "It would be pretty nice to have one," Raymond Public Works Director Eric Weiberg said. "Unfortunately, the city has a lot of other projects that I think funding would be a higher priority towards."
For the second time in a week a fire broke out at a residence in Raymond on March 8. At approximately 1:22 a.m. Pacific County Fire District 3 (Menlo Fire Dept.) responded to the 3000 block of Oldani Road for a report of a structure fire with a victim possibly still inside.
Police and the Sheriff's Office are warning south county residents to be on the lookout for strange packages after a package found in Long Beach on March 8 turned out to be two homemade explosive devices.
A caller notified dispatch after discovering one of the packages and the State Patrol Bomb Squad was called in to destroy the packages after they were moved to a secure location by Long Beach Police.
Paul Kim owner of Raymond Deli and former owner of the Jackpot in South Bend has big things in store for Raymond and it's happening soon.
March 4 at approximately 11:40 p.m. a fire broke out at a residence in the 600 block of Duryea Street in Raymond.
By the time Raymond Fire Department was on scene the house was fully engulfed in flames. Upon arrival they were informed a male occupant was possibly still inside. They were able to knock down the fire quickly and initiate a rescue to locate the missing occupant. He was located and pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other fatalities.
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