Dan Hammock

Dan posted 49 stories to North Coast News.
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Wild Olympics Act passes U.S. House of Representatives

The divisive Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed…

  • Feb 19th, 2020 2:15pm
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                                Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers and retired Aberdeen Police officer Tom Siress talk after the memorial service for Hoquiam Police Officer Phil High Saturday in Ocean Shores.

“Steady, professional” Hoquiam Police Officer Phil High remembered

Family, friends and first responders gathered at the Ocean Shores Convention Center…

  • Feb 7th, 2020 4:45pm
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                                Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers and retired Aberdeen Police officer Tom Siress talk after the memorial service for Hoquiam Police Officer Phil High Saturday in Ocean Shores.
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                                Black and White Gala attendees check out the 12 live auction items Saturday up for bid at the annual United Way of Grays Harbor fundraiser.

Annual Black and White Gala sets fundraising record.

It was a record-setting night at the United Way of Grays Harbor…

  • Feb 4th, 2020 2:15pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Black and White Gala attendees check out the 12 live auction items Saturday up for bid at the annual United Way of Grays Harbor fundraiser.
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                                Al Carter of Ocean Gold Seafood, left, talks with Congressman Derek Kilmer in Westport Friday. Kilmer met with a group of commercial and charter fishing representatives to talk about the challenges facing the industry.

Congressman talks commercial fishing in Westport

With the Westport Marina bustling in preparation for the commercial crab opener…

  • Feb 4th, 2020 2:15pm
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Al Carter of Ocean Gold Seafood, left, talks with Congressman Derek Kilmer in Westport Friday. Kilmer met with a group of commercial and charter fishing representatives to talk about the challenges facing the industry.
COURTESY WESTPORT MARITIME MUSEUM
                                The Westport commercial crab fleet and U.S. Coast Guard prep for the 2019 commercial crab season opener. This year’s opener north of Klipsan Beach is Saturday, Jan. 25.

Commercial crab season north of Klipsan Beach opens Saturday

The 2020 commercial Dungeness crab fishery north of Klipsan Beach will start…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020 12:40pm
COURTESY WESTPORT MARITIME MUSEUM
                                The Westport commercial crab fleet and U.S. Coast Guard prep for the 2019 commercial crab season opener. This year’s opener north of Klipsan Beach is Saturday, Jan. 25.
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                                A satellite image from Thursday, Dec. 19 shows the “atmospheric river” coming toward the Pacific Northwest, bringing heavy rain and the potential for some flooding.

Risk lessens, but still potential for flooding through Saturday morning

The chance for river flooding has decreased — but remains a possibility…

  • Dec 19th, 2019 2:13pm
COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                                A satellite image from Thursday, Dec. 19 shows the “atmospheric river” coming toward the Pacific Northwest, bringing heavy rain and the potential for some flooding.
COURTESY WILD OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN
                                Kayakers paddle below a waterfall on the East Fork Humptulips, a proposed Wild and Scenic River in the Olympic National Forest.

Wild Olympics Act clears committee, headed to House floor

Congressman Derek Kilmer’s Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act…

  • Dec 11th, 2019 1:30pm
COURTESY WILD OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN
                                Kayakers paddle below a waterfall on the East Fork Humptulips, a proposed Wild and Scenic River in the Olympic National Forest.

Four facing felony charges for Ocean Shores Halloween night tagging spree

The Ocean Shores Police Department investigation into a Halloween night tagging spree…

  • Nov 21st, 2019 11:30am

Long Beach razor clam opener draws just shy of 19,000 diggers

Next round of digs start and north and south beaches Oct. 26, pending toxin test results

  • Oct 9th, 2019 11:30am

Loss of state funding leads to layoffs at GHC

A drop in enrollment at Grays Harbor College has led to a…

  • Aug 8th, 2019 9:30am

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake recorded east of Copalis Beach

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake centered four miles east of Copalis Beach was…

  • May 24th, 2019 3:12pm

Candidates list grows, especially in Ocean Shores

Still few contested races in county

  • May 14th, 2019 3:27pm
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                                A pedestrian tsunami evacuation map for Aberdeen, updated in early April, shows how long it would take to reach high ground on foot. Hannah Cleverly, Grays Harbor County Deputy Director of Emergency Management, explains it at the Tsunami Road Show Wednesday.

Tsunami Roadshow returns with new evacuation map details

Two more “tsunami roadshows” — featuring the latest information, assistance and updates…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019 9:33am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                A pedestrian tsunami evacuation map for Aberdeen, updated in early April, shows how long it would take to reach high ground on foot. Hannah Cleverly, Grays Harbor County Deputy Director of Emergency Management, explains it at the Tsunami Road Show Wednesday.
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                                Greater Grays Harbor Inc. CEO Dru Garson talks economic development at the regional chamber of commerce’s annual business forum lunch at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen Feb. 26.

GGHI outlines focus on training, child care, quality of life

Making sure workers have affordable child care, training students so they’re ready…

  • Mar 13th, 2019 11:13am
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                                Greater Grays Harbor Inc. CEO Dru Garson talks economic development at the regional chamber of commerce’s annual business forum lunch at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen Feb. 26.
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott

Sheriff instructs deputies to take no enforcement action regarding I-1639

Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott has instructed his deputies to “take…

  • Feb 4th, 2019 6:00pm
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott
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                                Tony Robinson, who operates Native Beach Accessories in Copalis Crossing, helped organize the charitable event in Port Orchard. He created this eagle for Ron Pierce, one of the homeowners affected by the tornado.

Chainsaw artists gather in Port Orchard to create joy from tornado’s devastation

On Dec. 18, a rare tornado struck Port Orchard, a community of…

  • Jan 24th, 2019 12:31pm
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                                Tony Robinson, who operates Native Beach Accessories in Copalis Crossing, helped organize the charitable event in Port Orchard. He created this eagle for Ron Pierce, one of the homeowners affected by the tornado.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNIE ALLEN
                                The North Cove shoreline at the end of Seamobile Drive was pounded by surf during the Dec. 20 storm, but the cobble piled up by locals to protect the rapidly eroding shoreline appeared to do its job, keeping the loss of land to a minimum.

Rock cobble beach at North Cove working as planned, so far

The North Cove shoreline in Pacific County took a beating from high…

  • Jan 10th, 2019 10:20am
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNIE ALLEN
                                The North Cove shoreline at the end of Seamobile Drive was pounded by surf during the Dec. 20 storm, but the cobble piled up by locals to protect the rapidly eroding shoreline appeared to do its job, keeping the loss of land to a minimum.

Port could become fiber-optic hub as transatlantic cable landing is considered

The Port of Grays Harbor and the Grays Harbor PUD have joined forces to study building a coastal “landing station” for transoceanic fiber optic cable.

  • Dec 19th, 2018 6:32am

Proposed BHP potash facility at the Port clears hurdle

The proposed BHP potash facility at the Port of Grays Harbor has…

  • Dec 7th, 2018 9:59am
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                                Tom Quigg, commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen, was selected Tuesday to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission.

UPDATED: Tom Quigg appointed to Port of Grays Harbor Commission

Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac selected Tom…

  • Dec 7th, 2018 9:52am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Tom Quigg, commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen, was selected Tuesday to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission.