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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...

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DUI enforcement begins

Aug 16, 2014 10:30am

Between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, extra law enforcement officers will be on the roads in Grays Harbor and other counties looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs...

Prove that there’s been huge fish kills on our coast due to ocean conditions

Aug 14, 2014 2:47pm

Prove that there’s been huge fish kills

Dear Editor;

In response to Ed Johnstone’s column, “Being Frank,” about ocean conditions, I am one who goes to our beaches, both North Beach...

Porter pot store could be open in next few weeks

Aug 13, 2014 9:30pm

A retail pot store in rural Porter could be days away from opening and becoming Grays Harbor County’s first recreational marijuana store.

The store has cleared possibly its most major hurdle...

Brendan Carl | The Vidette Morgan Jump presents her champion market lamb to the crowd at the Grays Harbor 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction on Saturday.

Fair livestock auction brings in record sales

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 9:34pm

The 30 seconds to three minutes inside the ring of the Grays Harbor 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction could seem like an eternity for the young individuals who rounded the enclosure with their...

Brendan Carl | The Vidette Nikki DeWald, 5, of Hoquiam enjoys a pony ride on the first day of the fair.

Country superstar helped bring in the crowd at this year’s fair

Aug 13, 2014 9:38pm

Country superstar Thomas Rhett and a good week of warm weather helped bring in the crowd.

The free day at the races, under new management, probably didn’t hurt either.

Altogether, the...

What next for McCleary after police levies are rejected?

Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

The residents of McCleary showed they are fed up with rising taxes and higher costs of living as voters rejected two propositions during the primary election that would have provided dedicated...

In face of recount, Raines outspent all three commission challengers combined

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 4:57pm

County Commission candidate Vickie Raines raised and spent more money combined than her three challengers in the primary election, helping her earn a clear first-place finish in last week’s...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Savannah pets an American alligator held by Dave Coleburn of the Predators of the Heart exhibit at the county fair.

Another record-breaking fair

Updated: Aug 11, 2014 8:20am

This year’s fair has come and gone — but has left behind another record-breaking attendance year.

The 2014 fair’s total attendance is sitting at 66,935. According to Fair Director Mike...

County budget dips into reserves for first time in 4 years

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

MONTESANO — County officials are on track to spend about $2 million more this year than last and will have to dip into reserves for the first time in about four years. But higher sales tax figures...

Timber industry challenges fee-for-access ordinance

Updated: Aug 08, 2014 11:20am

The timber industry filed a lawsuit against Grays Harbor County on Wednesday, challenging the county’s ordinance prohibiting large forest landowners from getting a property tax break if they...