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(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Sue Shultz was sworn in as Elma’s police chief before the city council on Feb. 17. She officially began work on Feb. 9.

Communication is key for Elma’s new police chief

Updated: Feb 26, 2015 5:18pm

A career that began as a position at a correctional facility in another county, eventually led Susan Shultz to Elma where she was sworn in as police chief on Feb. 17.

Taking the helm of the...

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Oil transportation bill advances

Feb 26, 2015 11:40am

By Kyle Mittan

The Daily World

A bill in the state House of Representatives addressing oil transportation safety moved forward last week, and some Grays Harbor lawmakers are glad to...

Fire training on W. Pioneer to look like real emergencies

Feb 26, 2015 11:50am

The Montesano Fire Department is conducting training exercises during the months of March and April at a vacant property at 621 W. Pioneer Ave.

Exercises primarily will take place on Monday...

McCleary man charged with selling LSD to students

Feb 26, 2015 12:01pm

A McCleary man pleaded not guilty to delivering LSD to two high-school-aged girls earlier this month, resulting in one girl being sent to the hospital.

Jesse Michael Widener, 20, is charged...

(David Haerle | The Vidette) The servicing shop at the Elma School District transportation center is currently housed in the former gymnasium of the old Hunters Prairie School. A new 14,000-square-foot facility will likely feature four service bays and a bus-washing station.

Transportation co-op to house Elma, McCleary, Oakville, Olympia school buses

Feb 19, 2015 11:15am

The Elma School District is one major hurdle closer to construction of a long-awaited and much-needed transportation center.

In mid-January, the state Office of the Superintendent of Public...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Montesano’s ATV ordinance passed on Feb. 10 and will go into effect five days after publication. Assuming the ordinance is published in The Vidette on Thursday, Feb. 26, ATVs can hit the streets by March 3.

ATVs can hit Monte streets next month, McCleary ordinance tabled

Feb 19, 2015 11:15am

Last week brought a mixed bag of news to all terrain vehicle (ATV) enthusiasts in East County, when a divided Montesano City Council narrowly approved an ordiance allowing ATVs on city streets and...

McCleary man charged police officers with machete

Feb 19, 2015 11:15am

A McCleary man who allegedly charged at two police officers with a machete pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree attempted assault in Grays Harbor Superior Court on Feb. 9.


Advocates request memorial name for fairground pavilion

Feb 19, 2015 11:15am

The pavilion at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds could see a name change in coming weeks.

While County Commissioners Wes Cormier and Vickie Raines both indicated they were open to...

County holding workshops on shoreline guidance rules

Feb 19, 2015 11:15am

Grays Harbor County has been conducting a series of meetings and workshops in an effort to update and finalize its Shoreline Master Program. The most recent workshop was held on Feb. 5 at...

Rail crossing at Main Street in Monte will be closed Feb. 25

Feb 19, 2015 5:02pm

Emergency rail work will close the crossing at the south entrance of the City of Montesano at Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25. All traffic control and control devices will...

Summit Pacific Medical Center’s new urgent care clinic will be open noon to 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday every weekend.

Urgent Care Clinic opens Friday in Elma

Feb 12, 2015 1:15pm

Beginning Friday, Feb. 13, county residents will have an urgent care clinic available during the weekend at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma.

The clinic offers ailing residents an...