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Twin Bridges Park opens to public

May 26, 2016 1:30am

Grays Harbor County’s second free county park opened to the public at 8 a.m. today (Thursday, May 26).

Twin Bridges Park is in rural Montesano at the end of County Farm Road to the west of...

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(Photo provided by state Department of Fish & Wildlife)  Steven Charles Orr of Rochester has set a new state record for the largest black rockfish caught in Washington state waters.

Rochester man catches record black rockfish

May 26, 2016 10:30am

A Rochester man recently became the black rockfish record holder for Washington State.

Steven Charles Orr of Rochester has set a new state record for the largest black rockfish caught in...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Nick Burgess of Elma, 23, plays the guitar at The Vidette office during an interview on May 20.

Music brings harmony to Elma’s Nick Burgess

May 26, 2016 10:30am

Nick Burgess of Elma took an interest in music when he was 13 years old for the age-old reason many teenage boys take to music — to win the affection of a girl.

For Burgess — like many...

This photo, titled "Clouds over Curtis Hill" was taken by Jeffrey Seldomridge, winner in the nature category of  Chehalis River Basin photography contest.

Winners announced for spring Chehalis Basin photo contest

May 25, 2016 11:16am

The winning entries of the Chehalis Basin Strategy Photo Contest have been selected. The contest was sponsored as part of the Chehalis Basin Strategy, an initiative being developed by the State of...

Coverdale challenges Kilmer in 6th Congressional District

May 25, 2016 11:17am

Westport Realtor Mike Coverdale filed late last week to run for Congress against Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, the incumbent in the Sixth District.

Also, Tyler Myles Vega of Port Townsend...

Bizarre series of incidents includes robbery, two car thefts and one suspect

May 25, 2016 11:25am

Elma police are looking for a man they believe robbed a woman who befriended him on May 20 then stole two vehicles, all in the space of an hour.

Police say the bizarre series of incidents...

Tourists to Monte could see free Wi-Fi in July

May 19, 2016 10:30am

The City of Montesano soon hopes to have free Wi-Fi available downtown.

The city council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and Five Star Dealerships...

Courtesy photo provided by Tiffany Peek  At right, Tiffany Peek, a captain of the East County Relay for Life  Hoofin' it for Health team, poses for a picture with her step-father Michael Coleman during the 2013 Relay for Life. Coleman died of cancer in 2014.

East County relay sporting entertainment

May 19, 2016 1:30am

Relay for Life can be an emotional experience, with cancer survivors and those still struggling, and the community in general coming together to support each other while also taking time to...

Panhandle Lake not just for 4-H

May 19, 2016 10:30am

Surrounded by acres of forest, Les Bolton’s new office has an incredible view of open sky, towering trees and a glimmering lake. Occasionally, Bolton’s work is interrupted by a lovely green and...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Ladies who lunch: Board vice president Barbara Roble (left) and board president Virginia Nelson at the soft opening of the Montesano Community Center.

Monte Community Center opens in new location

May 19, 2016 10:30am

A baked potato bar, with all the fixings, was on the menu at the Montesano Community Center’s soft opening. While the official grand opening will be sometime in the near future, about 64 people...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Friends and family gathered at the Elma Little League fields to remember Brycen "Rusty" Rustemeyer on May 13. About 500 orange balloons were sent aloft in tribute, messages of love written on them.

Community gathers to remember Rustemeyer

May 19, 2016 10:30am

The Elma Little League field was awash in a sea of orange and blue shirts, emblazoned with the numbers “22” and “52” in tribute to Brycen “Rusty” Rustemeyer, who died of leukemia last week at the...

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