Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Role Playing Carnage

The local police department staged the aftermath of a fake drunk driving accident in the parking lot of Hoquiam High School, complete with a wrecked car, students as victims, emergency responders and ketchup for blood. Besides being great for photos, the event seems to really hit home for a lot of students, which is why PDs across the country continue to put these events on.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Turf Wars, Swallow Style

Tree swallows bicker over real estate at the Bishop Athletic Complex.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Wildlife rehabilitator Angie Messmer watches as the new addition to her menagerie of wild animals, a Brown Booby, stretches its wings in the the back room of the Hoquiam Licensing & Transportation Agency where she works. The bird was picked up from Westport fisherman Jeff Dungey, who said that the large, brown seabird jumped onto his boat while he and his crew were near Willapa Bay checking crab pots. The bird is typically found in more southern climates, like the Hawaiian Islands and the gulf of Mexico, making its appearance off the Washington coast highly unusual. Messmer says that there are a few options for the animal, including soliciting an airline to donate a round trip trip for a handler to return the bird. In the meantime, the booby continues to consume about 2 pounds of fish and squid per day.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wet Spring

A surplus of rainwater at the retention pond in Aberdeen inspired the crew of the Hawaiian Chieftain to chart new territory Thursday.