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A vehicle parked on the side of the road on Main Street in Montesano.

Monte’s Chief Vance: lock vehicles to avoid prowls

Feb 04, 2016 8:00am

Montesano Police Chief Brett Vance has some simple advice for local residents to avoid becoming the next victim of a vehicle prowl: lock your car.

“I feel we live in one of the safest...

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Fire District 5 photo Grays Harbor Fire District 5 Battalion Chief Adam Fulbright looks on during a live fire rescue training on Jan. 23 in Elma. The training was a joint effort between the fire district and the Elma Fire Department.

District 5 and Elma Fire Dept. hold joint live fire training

Feb 04, 2016 8:30am

Grays Harbor Fire District 5 and Elma Fire Department joined together to provide real life training for the volunteer and career members of both departments.

District 5 Battalion Chief Adam...

E-Verify should be retained

Feb 04, 2016 8:30am

In a time where the political class shies away from controversial decisions and opts for the expedient ones, last Monday’s Hoquiam City Council vote on E-Verify is a breath of fresh air.


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Al Smith to challenge Cormier for commission seat

Updated: Feb 05, 2016 9:23am

Grays Harbor County business owner Al Smith has announced he is running for the Grays Harbor County Commission District 1 seat currently held by first-term Commissioner Wes Cormier.

“As a...

(Kyle Mittan | The Daily World) Wil Russoul warms up before a Thursday-night performance at Charlie’s Sports Bar in Montesano.

Wil Russoul — The sounds of music

Feb 04, 2016 8:30am

If you’ve enjoyed live music at any of the Harbor pubs or cafes in the last decade, you can probably thank Wil Russoul for that.

Russoul, 55, is quick to tell you that the name he’s locally...

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Harbors end the year with some positive employment trends

Feb 04, 2016 8:30am

The Twin Harbors ended the year with an increase in unemployment rates, though both counties kept their jobless rates below 10 percent for the 10th month in a row.

The two counties also...

Monte Parks board seat open

Feb 04, 2016 8:30am

The City of Montesano needs a volunteer to sit on the Parks Board.

The city is looking for a member of the community who is interested in joining the board to make recommendations to the...

Seat open on civil service panel

Feb 04, 2016 10:30am

The City of Montesano is seeking a member of the community who is interested in volunteering to sit on the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

The board meets the first Wednesday of each month...

Brady resident thanks Sheriff’s Office for diligence

Feb 04, 2016 10:30am

Dear Editor:

We’d like to give a huge thank you to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.

While we were away visiting family over Christmas, our outside shed was broken into. The...

Monte council approves indigent defense contract

Feb 04, 2016 10:30am

A long-delayed indigent defense services contract has been approved by the Montesano City Council.

All but one council member voted in favor of adopting the contract during the Jan. 26...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  Crews work to clear a slide on Highway 12 near Porter Creek Road on Tuesday.

Heavy rain causes road problems; county declares emergency

Jan 28, 2016 8:30am

Another round of heavy rain last week has brought another declaration of emergency from Grays Harbor County.

During the Monday, Jan. 25, afternoon meeting, the commissioners approved the...