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Brendan Carl | The Vidette Montesano Fire Chief Corey Rux, right, and Dylan McDougall work to string lights onto a firetruck that will be a part of the Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday.

Light my Fire … truck

Dec 11, 2014 12:21pm

Every year, there are plenty of bright spots during the Festival of Lights Parade in Montesano, but one of the brightest comes in the form of a truck the Montesano Fire Department has decorated...

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Man arrested, charged for Elma hotel rape, kidnapping

Dec 05, 2014 10:30am

An extensive interagency manhunt, with the help of the general public and Facebook, has led to the arrest of a suspect who is now charged with first-degree rape and second-degree robbery in Elma...

Mistachkin appointed to serve as District Court judge

Dec 04, 2014 3:15pm

Grays Harbor County commissioners on Monday named Aberdeen attorney David Mistachkin to serve as a Grays Harbor District Court judge.

He was chosen over two other finalists, attorneys Kyle...

Port ready to invest $100,000 in Friends Landing

Dec 04, 2014 3:15pm

The Port of Grays Harbor has budgeted to spend more than $100,000 in capital improvements and planning efforts at Friends Landing and Sterling Landing in East County, the Port’s first full year...

County tries to get timber access lawsuit thrown out

Dec 04, 2014 3:15pm

A lawsuit filed by the timber industry challenging a Grays Harbor County ordinance prohibiting large forest landowners from getting a property-tax break if they charge for access will get its...

New McCleary clinic won’t be in old hospital

Dec 04, 2014 3:15pm

Administrators at Summit Pacific Medical Center say they’ve decided to build a brand-new clinic, instead of renovating the old, existing one in the former Mark Reed Hospital.

“We will be...

Elma hires 10K-per-month administrator to run police dept.

Dec 04, 2014 3:15pm

By The Vidette staff

Behind the urging of Elma Mayor Dave Osgood, the Elma City Council last week approved the hiring of a civilian administrator to lead the Elma Police Department for the...

Former Monte police chief gets 5 months for theft charge

Nov 26, 2014 12:03pm

Former Montesano police chief Ray Sowers was ejected from the Pierce Count Drug Court last month and ordered to spend five months in jail for a theft charge stemming from an incident that...

Quinaults petition for oil terminal change of jurisdiction

Nov 26, 2014 12:04pm

and Imperium said the companies believe the current process and oversight is appropriate for their projects.

A response to objections are due by Dec. 17, and replies are due by Dec. 22. If...

Elma veteran receives donated track chair

Nov 26, 2014 12:09pm

An highly decorated Elma veteran — and wounded warrior — from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is getting around a little easier these days thanks to the generous efforts of the citizens of...

Elma seeks county money to help DOW Chemical

Nov 26, 2014 12:22pm

MONTESANO — The cities of Elma and Ocean Shores will likely be the biggest beneficiaries next year of the county’s special economic development funds.

The city of Elma has requested the use...