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(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World)  Anglers fish along the banks of the Chehalis River behind the Aberdeen Walmart on Saturday during the first day of the coho salmon fishing season. From left are Miguel Garcia Resendiz, Spencer Fjeld, Richard Libby and Wayne Fjeld.

Angling for the big catch

Aug 23, 2014 4:39pm

Saturday marked the beginning of the coho salmon fishing season for the Chehalis River, attracting anglers by land and boat from around the Harbor. Anglers are permitted to keep up to six cohos,...

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David Haerle | The Vidette A honey bee crawls into a wildflower just off one of the trails at the at the Chehalis River Natural Area Preserve.

Nature endures at Chehalis River preserve

Updated: Aug 23, 2014 4:36pm

There is very little undiscovered country around us, though there is some relatively undiscovered country right in our own back yard.

Earlier this year, the state Department of Natural...

Pediatric asthma the topic of free community education dinner at SPMC

Aug 21, 2014 2:30pm

Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer and emergency department physician Dr. William Hurley will be the guest speaker at this month’s community education dinner taking place at 4 p...

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Ensign Bryce Boyer graduates from the U. S. Naval Academy

Aug 21, 2014 10:30am

Elma High School alumni Bryce K. Boyer graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 23.

He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Boyer...

Two East County firms fined for failing to submit stormwater reports

Aug 21, 2014 2:32pm

OLYMPIA – Two East County firms were among 14 businesses that have been fined for failing to submit stormwater monitoring reports for three or more consecutive quarters.

They are the Simpson...

SNAP to distribute free school supplies; in Elma Aug. 25

Aug 21, 2014 2:22pm

The Student Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) will distribute school supplies at various locations in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. Supplies include paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers,...

Election certified: Commissioner race to get recount Friday

Aug 21, 2014 2:08pm

The final results of the August primary election are in, and with just 10 votes separating them, Keith Olson and Al Smith are headed to a machine recount to decide which of them will face Vickie...

Attorney fighting to get paid by county after judicial orders vanish

Aug 21, 2014 2:23pm

A former Guardian Ad Litem attorney representing vulnerable children for Grays Harbor Superior Court is fighting to get paid what she says the county owes her for services performed several years...

Washington State Parks announces ‘free day’ for Aug. 25

Aug 21, 2014 2:30pm

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Dylan Ellefson, 13, is a participant in the “Chief for a Day” program, sponsored by the Hoquiam Police Department. Ellefson, who lives part-time in Montesano, is fighting leukemia and will participate in a statewide celebration at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission on Aug. 21.

Monte kid set to become ‘Chief for a Day’

Aug 18, 2014 10:30am

At three years old, Dylan Ellefson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

He thought he had it beat and was cancer free for seven years, when he relapsed and had to go back to the...

What’s next for our county’s hospitals?

Updated: Aug 23, 2014 4:31pm

MONTESANO — Voters in Grays Harbor County overwhelmingly turned out in support of a proposed hospital district to benefit Grays Harbor Community Hospital, but a drill down of precinct results show...