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Elma preps for coming oil trains

Updated: Apr 18, 2014 10:12am

ELMA — Sometimes, when the trains go through Elma, entire portions of the town are blocked for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. It used to be three times worse. Then, city officials in Elma got loud,...

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Lake Sylvia State Park ranger Darrel Hopkins

Meet Lake Sylvia ranger Darrel Hopkins

Apr 17, 2014 10:57am

As the lone park ranger manning Lake Sylvia State Park on most days, Darrel Hopkins has to wear “many hats,” along with the classic “Smokey Bear” that is part of his official uniform.


Homeschool group accepting students

Apr 17, 2014 11:30am

A local homeschool group is currently accepting members. Classical Conversations started on the Harbor about three years ago. They are currently accepting students for the 2014-2015 school year....

Steven Friederich | The Vidette From left, Branch Supervisor Kristi Beeson of Our Community Credit Union won Business of the Year; Laurie Andrews was named senior activities program Volunteer of the Year and Bruce Hooper won Citizen of the Year honors.

Chamber celebrates the best of Monte

Apr 17, 2014 11:00am

The Montesano Chamber of Commerce honored the best of the city Saturday night with retired teacher Bruce Hooper taking Citizen of the Year honors, along with Our Community Credit Union winning...

Steven M. Herppich | For The Vidette  Gov. Jay Inslee signs legislation last month to boost the payment for rural hospitals so long as they are also public hospital districts, prompting Grays Harbor Community Hospital to go to the voters.

County sets public hearings for proposed hospital district

Apr 17, 2014 11:15am

MONTESANO — The public will get four chances to chime in about the boundaries of a proposed hospital district and whether it should stretch from Brady all the way through Aberdeen to the beaches...

Past catches up with former Aberdeen muni judge Conroy

Apr 17, 2014 11:20am

One-time Aberdeen municipal court judge Paul Conroy was hoping for a new start in Clallam County. Instead, his past history, including an alleged stalking incident with a court administrator,...

Health insurance options for people with low income

Apr 17, 2014 11:22am

ELMA — Low-income individuals and families are still able to qualify and sign up for insurance through Washington Apple Health, the state’s free insurance program.

A family of four with an...

Fire District 5 continues to shop for ambulances

Apr 17, 2014 11:25am

When voters of rural Fire District 5 overwhelmingly supported a bond measure to purchase two new ambulances last November, Fire Chief Dan Prated predicted the arrival of the new rigs would be...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World)  The Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad line ends just before Paulson Road and would be extended to cross the road if the US Development facility is built.

Permitting process under way for third crude oil shipping terminal

Apr 17, 2014 11:30am

Much of the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 3 in Hoquiam has been sitting empty for decades, since Rayonier used the land to store logs from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.

But over the...

Veterans groups to hold rally for captured soldier

Apr 17, 2014 11:35am

The Montesano Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rolling Thunder out of Elma and AMVETS, an American Veterans organization, will host a rally for captured Army SGT. Bowe Bergdahl at the Devonshire overpass...

Plea aggreement reached in former arson case

Apr 17, 2014 11:35am

A Spanaway man was sentenced to one year, eight months in prison Friday for a Nov. 3, 2011 altercation with a Satsop man that ended with a burning mobile home.

Michael L. Potts Jr., 38, was...