Hoquiam

Hoquiam

(hō`kwēəm), city (1990 pop. 8,972), Grays Harbor co., W Wash., on Grays Harbor; inc. 1890. With its twin city, AberdeenAberdeen
. 1 Town (1990 pop. 13,087), Harford co., NE Md., in a farm region; inc. 1892. Just south, on Chesapeake Bay, is the U.S. army's huge Aberdeen Proving Ground, a major research, development, and testing installation and site of the army ordnance center and school.
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 (3,) it has fishing, shellfishing, lumbering, wood products, paper, cranberry, and tourist industries. Wood and paper products and lumbering, long the local economic mainstays, have declined since the late 20th cent. Olympic National Park (see under Olympic Mts.Olympic Mountains,
highest part of the Coast Ranges, on the Olympic Peninsula, NW Wash. Mt. Olympus (7,965 ft/2,427 m) is the highest point in the mountains, which are composed mainly of sedimentary rock.
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) is to the north.
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USACE, Seattle District, identified a sunken vessel in Grays Harbor, at the mouth of the Hoquiam River in Washington.
Last year, Vancouver, Washington's city council passed a ban on future oil terminals, and the Washington towns of Hoquiam and Aberdeen changed their zoning codes to prevent oil companies from using their ports.
"We're going to implement some aggressive measures to try to get out in front of it," says Mike Parker, superintendent of the 1,600-student Hoquiam School District in rural Washington state.
The nonprofit organization Coastal Raptors (Hoquiam, WA) and other partners have been engaged in a multiyear study to examine the health of 3 avian scavengers-the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), and common raven (Corvus corax)--on coastal beaches in Washington and Oregon, USA.
The Grays Harbor refinery began operation in August 2007 in Hoquiam, Wash.
One video features success stories of three cooperatives: The $12 million Newrizons Federal Credit Union in Hoquiam, Wash., the $10 million Lighthouse Community Credit Union in Vancouver, Wash., and the $94 million Point West Credit Union in Portland, Ore.
BACKSTROM, a diminutive, 45-year-old housewife from Hoquiam, Washington, was captured in this photo receiving her tuned Colt Model 1911A1 from then-Staff Sergeant Paul Blazejowski, a legendary match armorer for the Marine Corps Pistol Team.
Top-seeded John Sand of Hoquiam, Wash., will face Sam Warkentin of Bainbridge Island, Wash., No.
Kelly Hogaboom lives with her partner and their two children (pictured below and on the previous page) in Hoquiam, Washington.
(http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/washingtons-aberdeen-marks-first-annual-kurt-cobain-day-9139515.html) Independent reported that there had been plans of Nirvana Day in the nearby town of Hoquiam where he lived briefly, and it was what brought the mayor of Aberdeen to honour Cobain.
Hoquiam, which neighbors Kurt Cobain's actual hometown, did this in celebration of the band's ascension into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Sky News reported.
Combined nationwide spending on acidification research for eight federal agencies, including grants to university scientists by the National Science Foundation, totals about $30 million a year -- less than the annual budget for the coastal Washington city of Hoquiam, population 10,000.