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County issued findings, but assessor walks away clean

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 2:41pm

The State Auditor’s Office is preparing to issue two findings related to the way the county handles and reports grant funds. However, despite publicity over the issues in the Assessor’s Office,...

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Steven Friederich | The Vidette The historic county courthouse is seen on a sunny day.

Tough budget choices ahead for county

Updated: Sep 12, 2014 3:56pm

The Grays Harbor County commissioners will be faced with some difficult budget decisions in the next few months as they deal with lower revenue projections for 2015 and ever increasing...

Drawing of how McCleary School could be accessed under a proposed revision of Main and 3rd Streets.

McCleary considering improvements to downtown core

Sep 12, 2014 12:10pm

The city of McCleary is considering proposals to improve 3rd Street through the downtown corridor in an effort to be more user friendly — and to make needed improvements on visibility on the main...

Elma police to patrol Strawberry Hill

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 8:39pm

ELMA — The Elma City Council unanimously agreed to allow local police to patrol the private roads of the Strawberry Heights subdivision on Strawberry Hill and issue speeding citations. Because the...

County Commissioners terminate PDA

Sep 12, 2014 12:11pm

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners terminated the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority during their regular scheduled meeting Monday.

The PDA was created in 1998 to take over the...

Commissioners set fee for mandatory arbitration

Sep 12, 2014 12:17pm

Individuals filing for mandatory arbitration in Grays Harbor Superior Court will now be asked to pay a filing fee for the service.

On Monday, the Grays Harbor County Commissioners...

Brown favored to be superior court judge by local attorneys

Sep 10, 2014 4:00pm

Grays Harbor District Court Judge Stephen Brown is the overwhelming favorite among Grays Harbor County Bar Association members in his bid to succeed Gordon Godfrey as a Superior Court judge.


Monte man dies in vehicular accident

Updated: Sep 10, 2014 5:25pm

A 57-year-old Montesano man was struck and killed by a car as he was crossing Monte Elma Road early Wednesday morning.

The Montesano Police and the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office are both...

Firefighters work to extinguish a grass fire off Schouweiler Road just outside of the Elma city limits on Wednesday.

Fast-moving brush fire in Elma at same time ‘red flag warning’ issued

Sep 10, 2014 5:30pm

Firefighters were able to extinguish a grass fire which ignited just more than 20 feet away from a home without any structural damage Wednesday afternoon.

Crews from Grays Harbor District 5...

Montesano revises land sale policies

Sep 08, 2014 11:51pm

MONTESANO — The city of Montesano has revised its policies to sell city-owned land at the same time another piece of waterfront land is being considered to be sold to developer Paul Willis.


Monte woman accused of negligence in horse death

Sep 08, 2014 11:54pm

A Montesano woman has been charged with animal cruelty in the second degree in Grays Harbor District Court after her horse was found dead on her property off Minkler Road.

Kathryn Lewis, 58...