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Sarah Ogden photo  Elma Police assist a couple of Ninja Turtles with the Elma Timberland Library's bike rodeo obstacle course.

Bike rodeo kicks off summer at Elma library

Jun 23, 2016 1:30am

Children in Elma learned important bicycle safety lessons and helped to kick off the Elma Timberland Library’s summer program last Wednesday, June 15, when the library held its bike rodeo.

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McCleary looks to loosen environmental threshold for developers

Jun 23, 2016 8:30am

In a continued effort to encourage economic growth within the City of McCleary, the city council on June 8 voted to “start the process” of loosening environmental regulations for businesses within...

Elma seniors at odds with plan to truck meals in

Jun 23, 2016 10:30am

At last week’s city council meeting in Elma, seniors voiced their displeasure at having their daily lunches trucked in from Raymond instead of being prepared on site in Elma.

A use agreement...

Photo provided by McCleary Police Department  More than 25 vehicles were vandalized with gray spray paint in McCleary early on June 19.

Vandals spray paint vehicles in McCleary

Jun 23, 2016 10:30am

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The McCleary Police Department is investigating a string of vandalisms early on June 19.

According to McCleary Police Chief George Crumb, more than 25 vehicles (including a...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Attendees of the 75th Anniversary of the American Tree Farm System browse booths set up by government agencies and various timber organizations and associations.

Sustainable forestry celebrated at 75th tree farm anniversary

Updated: Jun 23, 2016 9:02am

Tree farmers, state agency officials, state legislators, representatives of forestry organizations and associations, a historian and a congressman convened in Montesano on Saturday, June 18, to...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Members of the Kentucky National Guard discuss their next step after locating casualties during a Cascadia Rising exercise at Satsop Business Park on Saturday, June 11.

Kentucky National Guard saves the day at Satsop training

Jun 16, 2016 8:30am

A dog barks in the distance, somewhere on the other side of the building, and the echo ominously carries, wall to wall, bouncing, seemingly forever, before it tapers off.

Echoing with the...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Pat Clemons with a portrait of her grandfather, Charles Clemons, at her home in Montesano.

Granddaughter remembers Clemons Tree Farm roots

Jun 16, 2016 10:30am

Patricia “Pat” Clemons has been to every tree farm celebration since the Clemons Tree Farm was dedicated in 1941.

She will attend Montesano’s 75th anniversary celebration as a special guest...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Tammera Matson, known locally as Barber T, poses for a photo outside her home in rural Montesano. Matson recently suffered health issues and a car accident that have kept her from running her business.

Shop remains closed while Barber T recovers

Jun 16, 2016 10:30am

If Montesanans are seen sporting mops and unwieldy hairdos throughout town, it might not be just the newest fashion in hair — maybe they’re waiting.

Tammera Matson, known locally as Barber T...

USMC photo  PFC Andrew Holmstrom stands at parade rest prior to graduation in San Diego on June 10.

Monte Marine graduates

Jun 16, 2016 10:30am

Private First Class Andrew Holmstrom, 21, of Montesano graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on June 10.

He successfully completed 13...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Deputy Director Charles Wallace discusses potential disaster while standing next to a map of all possible bridge collapses during the Cascadia Rising drill on June 10.

Cascadia Rising aims to communicate, build trust

Updated: Jun 10, 2016 4:12pm

The scenario: Communities now are reduced to islands — bridges along the major highways all have crumbled or been compromised to the point of becoming impassable.

First responders (firemen,...

Road delays coming to Highway 12 and 101

Jun 09, 2016 8:30am

The State Department of Transportation says drivers traveling through US 12 in Oakville and a portion of US 101 near Rock Crusher Hill, south of Cosmopolis, can expect delays and reduced speed...

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