Hoquiam http://kplu.org en Battered Coastal Paper Mill Now Closed For Good, Faces Demolition http://kplu.org/post/battered-coastal-paper-mill-now-closed-good-faces-demolition <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">A paper mill in </span>Hoquiam<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;has had its share of ups and downs over the past seven years.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">It was a major employer and once even referred to as the “greenest” paper mill in the country. It was also a symbol for Grays Harbor County’s effort to reinvent itself after the timber market collapsed.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">But now the mill is closed for good.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:56:56 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13101 at http://kplu.org Battered Coastal Paper Mill Now Closed For Good, Faces Demolition In Grays Harbor County, High School Rivalry Helps Feed Hungry http://kplu.org/post/grays-harbor-county-high-school-rivalry-helps-feed-hungry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you drive through Grays Harbor County, it’s easy to notice the darkened storefronts and empty homes that signal the area’s economic struggles. But in the county with a poverty rate that's twice the state average, a long-standing rivalry between two high schools feeds the hungry.</span></p><p>For more than a century, the&nbsp;Hoquiam Grizzlies and the Aberdeen Bobcats have maintained one of Washington state’s biggest high school football rivalries. But it’s their rivalry in Food Ball that funds the majority of the county food banks' annual budget.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 11304 at http://kplu.org In Grays Harbor County, High School Rivalry Helps Feed Hungry Hoquiam Loggers Playday T-shirt mocks bin Laden http://kplu.org/post/hoquiam-loggers-playday-t-shirt-mocks-bin-laden <p>HOQUIAM, Wash. &mdash; The Loggers Playday community festival in Hoquiam is raising eyebrows with a T-shirt mocking Osama bin Laden. It&#39;s a cartoon of bin Laden tied to a log with the caption &quot;Osama Bin Loggin.&#39;&quot;</p><p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:20:50 +0000 The Associated Press 2460 at http://kplu.org Hoquiam Loggers Playday T-shirt mocks bin Laden Grays Harbor Paper closing Hoquiam mill http://kplu.org/post/grays-harbor-paper-closing-hoquiam-mill <p>Grays Harbor Paper has shut down its mill in <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=hoquiam&amp;btnG=Search+the+web">Hoquiam</a>, putting a dour end to what had been a success story for 18 years.&nbsp;</p><p>240 workers are losing their jobs. Many were shocked by the announcement, according to <a href="http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=122670634&amp;fPath=/news/local&amp;fDomain=10212">King-5 news. </a></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I thought this place was going to be in for the long haul,&rdquo; said Tony Harris, who had worked for Grays Harbor Paper for two years.</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 14:19:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & The Associated Press 1686 at http://kplu.org Grays Harbor Paper closing Hoquiam mill