Archive for February, 2013


Sweet heart with a sweet tooth

PACIFIC BEACH — To most visitors from out of town, Stephanie Allestad is known far and wide as “the Chocolate Lady” who helps concoct the annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival, coming next weekend with the promise of 5 miles of chocolate from Iron Springs up the beach to Moclips. To those closer to town, […]

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Monte downtown plan gets a hearing

How tall should a building on Montesano’s Main Street be? How can city planning ensure Fleet Park remains a focal point? What type of benches should be used at what distances on the streets for a uniform look? Answering questions like these has been a years-long project for a citizen group dedicated to forming a […]

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Serious snowshoeing a real workout

We’re a large tribe, I’m confident. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Budget deadline would cut 1,000 Hanford workers

A report from Democrats in Congress says more than 1,000 Hanford workers would be placed on unpaid leave for about six weeks if automatic federal budget cuts take effect March 1. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Spokane voters making it harder to raise taxes

The next time the Spokane City Council considers a tax increase, it will take five of seven votes to pass. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Voters approve tax hikes to help streets, fire department

MONTESANO — Voters in Aberdeen overwhelmingly approved a sales tax increase on Tuesday to help out ailing streets and voters in Hoquiam approved a property tax hike to benefit the fire department. With 61.6 percent voter approval, Aberdeen residents increased the city’s sales tax by 0.13 percent with the hope of generating between $ 500,000 […]

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Hoquiam K-9 officer Enno dies

Hoquiam’s K-9 officer Enno died Saturday after a four-month battle with an aggressive tumor. He was 10. Because Enno was a commissioned officer, all other officers will wear mourning bands over their badges and flags will be flown at half staff through Wednesday. The Hoquiam City Council will recognize Enno at its next meeting. Local

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All roads lead to a pressing need in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Councilman Jeff Cook doesn’t need to go far from his house to find proof that the City of Aberdeen needs to do a better job improving its streets. Cook easily points out long cracks and deformed roadbeds up in the Broadway Hill neighborhood. Local

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Seabrook finds its way into Sunset magazine feature

A town hall is nearly completed, the vacation home market is roaring back, and there’s a waiting list for available retail space. As it has continued to grow in size and stature, Seabrook also continues to gain national, international and local attention as one of the most unique coastal developments on the West Coast, most […]

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Ballots due Tuesday for special election on ladder truck

Back in August, a four-unit apartment complex on First Street in Hoquiam was consumed by a fire. But because Hoquiam no longer has a ladder truck, Aberdeen was forced to respond and helped control the situation and contain the fire just to the apartment complex. Luckily, no one was injured. And, fire officials say, luckily, […]

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