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Gordon openly trying to sink Raines campaign

Jul 22, 2014 9:57am

MONTESANO — County Commissioner Frank Gordon is fully engaged in a campaign to try to make sure Vickie Raines doesn’t make it past the primary election in her bid for a seat on the county...

The Camaro: Love at first sight

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 11:45am

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Public embraces Summit Pacific annexation proposal

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 10:48am

A slew of East County residents said they were able, willing and support paying higher property taxes to benefit a growing public hospital district — just not Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

Steven Friederich | The Vidette The sun sends up a light flare off this 1947 Ford four-door deluxe owned by Jack Williams of Shelton at the Rods and Rides car show, part of the annual Bear Festival on Saturday.

Celebrating the 55th annual McCleary Bear Festival

Jul 16, 2014 12:02pm

Thousands of people packed the streets of McCleary in gorgeous weather on Saturday for the annual parade and bear stew. Organizers say it’s the second year in a row that the stew has been made...

City of Monte committed to seeing Main Street work finished

Jul 14, 2014 8:59am

It’s been about a year since the Main Street Phase II project was started — and, as the sun shines and road crews across the state do road work, the project in Montesano is still not finished with...

Elma Schools ask to be annexed into city

Jul 14, 2014 8:58am

The Elma School District would like to be part of the city of Elma.

While Elma’s high school and middle school are located within city limits, the elementary school and district offices are...

Ballots heading out on Wednesday

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:55am

MONTESANO — East County residents will see different measures and candidates on their ballots, which head to the mail this week.

On Wednesday, the county was slated to mail out 38,296...

Hospital District meetings at Fire District 2

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:55am

How could the proposed hospital district affect Grays Harbor County Fire District 2, which covers Central Park, Montesano, Brady and parts of the Wishkah and Satsop River valleys?


Steven Friederich | The Vidette  Montesano City Councilwoman Marisa Salzer is sworn in by city Senior Deputy Clerk Kim Schankel, while Brenda House, a certified sign language interpreter, signs the oath to Salzer. Salzer said she was honored to have been sworn into public office. "I may not hear as well as some of you, but I promise I will listen," she said.

Deaf councilwoman files human rights complaint against Monte

Jul 11, 2014 10:30am

A deaf Montesano city councilwoman says the Montesano city administration has been ignoring her sign language interpreter needs, citing a laundry list of examples since she was sworn into office...

Mailing from McCleary mayor urges support of tax hike

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:52am

McCleary Mayor Gary Dent has sent a letter to voters in McCleary, alleging that if the city contracts out services to the Sheriff’s Office, the city will see an increase in crime and drug activity...

Hospital forum packed with opponents

Jul 11, 2014 3:36pm

A forum on the proposal to create a public hospital district to take over Grays Harbor Community Hospital turned into a session opposing the upcoming Aug. 5 ballot issue on several fronts.


Steven Friederich | The Vidette From left, CEO Renée Jensen stands next to enrollment specialist Kayla Carson, Chief Finance Officer Will Callicoat and Chief Nursing Officer Brenda West. Carson was honored for her work enrolling residents on insurance plans by the Washington State Hospital Association.

Push is still on to help uninsured

Jul 10, 2014 10:30am

Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma is putting an emphasis on getting low income residents who may be using emergency rooms as their main medical provider to sign up for the state’s Medicaid...