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2013 in pictures

Scot Pearson | The Vidette All in the zombie family. Inviting his son and girlfriend over from Queensland, Australia, Mike Valliere and his wife Meg, brought the family down from Vancouver, British Columbia just for the zombie run at the Straddleline ORV Park in August of last year. Meg went with the “mother in curlers” look as son Jay, friend Jill Silver and father Mike, all went with the “hospital zombie” look. All first timers at the event saw an ad on TV and could not resist the temptation.Buy Photo
Scot Pearson | The Vidette All in the zombie family. Inviting his son and girlfriend over from Queensland, Australia, Mike Valliere and his wife Meg, brought the family down from Vancouver, British Columbia just for the zombie run at the Straddleline ORV Park in August of last year. Meg went with the “mother in curlers” look as son Jay, friend Jill Silver and father Mike, all went with the “hospital zombie” look. All first timers at the event saw an ad on TV and could not resist the temptation.
Scot Pearson | The Vidette 10-year-old Taleigha Vanderlyn Greene of Central Park died Aug. 10, 2013, from a cancerous brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma or DIPG. About a week later, at least 500 people filled Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium at Montesano High School to pay respects to the little girl, affectionately known as “T.”Buy Photo
Scot Pearson | The Vidette 10-year-old Taleigha Vanderlyn Greene of Central Park died Aug. 10, 2013, from a cancerous brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma or DIPG. About a week later, at least 500 people filled Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium at Montesano High School to pay respects to the little girl, affectionately known as “T.”
Scot Pearson | The Vidette During the Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Indoor Pro Rodeo in March, cowboy John Hall drops quick to wrestle his steer to the ground. Hall brought in a time of 6.2 seconds from time out of the chute to the judge stopping the watch.Buy Photo
Scot Pearson | The Vidette During the Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Indoor Pro Rodeo in March, cowboy John Hall drops quick to wrestle his steer to the ground. Hall brought in a time of 6.2 seconds from time out of the chute to the judge stopping the watch.
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Montesano Mayor Ken Estes awarded the “key to the city” to Lynn Kiser in May as she was surrounded by friends, family and fellow volunteers at the Montesano Food Bank. The key was kept a surprise to Kiser until she received it.Buy Photo
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Montesano Mayor Ken Estes awarded the “key to the city” to Lynn Kiser in May as she was surrounded by friends, family and fellow volunteers at the Montesano Food Bank. The key was kept a surprise to Kiser until she received it.
David Haerle | The Vidette A film crew from Paramount Pictures sets up in a parking lot near one of the cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park in mid-October. A green screen and set piece can be seen in the background beneath the tower. “Transformers 4,” starring Mark Wahlberg and rumored to star the Dinobots (robots that turn into dinosaurs) and a whole host of new transformers from the popular cartoon and toy line, is slated for release on June 27 with the title “Age of Extinction.” The film is the last one director Michael Bay has said he’ll helm.Buy Photo
David Haerle | The Vidette A film crew from Paramount Pictures sets up in a parking lot near one of the cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park in mid-October. A green screen and set piece can be seen in the background beneath the tower. “Transformers 4,” starring Mark Wahlberg and rumored to star the Dinobots (robots that turn into dinosaurs) and a whole host of new transformers from the popular cartoon and toy line, is slated for release on June 27 with the title “Age of Extinction.” The film is the last one director Michael Bay has said he’ll helm.
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Steve Boerner of North River salutes in front of the replica Vietnam Wall at the fairgrounds in Elma. Boerner, a Vietnam veteran, visited the traveling exhibit with his wife Alice.Buy Photo
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Steve Boerner of North River salutes in front of the replica Vietnam Wall at the fairgrounds in Elma. Boerner, a Vietnam veteran, visited the traveling exhibit with his wife Alice.
Steven Friederich | The Vidette David Brandt, 66, of Montesano kneels down with his wife Teresa at the replica Vietnam Wall in Elma. Brandt was looking for the name of classmate David I. Harner and then went on to find another friend on the wall, Johnny Chambers, who also died during the Vietnam War.Buy Photo
Steven Friederich | The Vidette David Brandt, 66, of Montesano kneels down with his wife Teresa at the replica Vietnam Wall in Elma. Brandt was looking for the name of classmate David I. Harner and then went on to find another friend on the wall, Johnny Chambers, who also died during the Vietnam War.
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Friends hold each other for support during the annual Relay for Life of East Grays Harbor in June.Buy Photo
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Friends hold each other for support during the annual Relay for Life of East Grays Harbor in June.
Scot Pearson | The Vidette The second running of the Dirty Dash at the Straddleline ORV Park brought more than 5,000 people to the local area for the June 22 event. Now the second busiest day, next to the Bear Festival, the park is looking at other like events to help bring in even more people that is a win-win for the park, Grays Harbor County and area businesses.Buy Photo
Scot Pearson | The Vidette The second running of the Dirty Dash at the Straddleline ORV Park brought more than 5,000 people to the local area for the June 22 event. Now the second busiest day, next to the Bear Festival, the park is looking at other like events to help bring in even more people that is a win-win for the park, Grays Harbor County and area businesses.
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Students at the McCleary School huddle together and try to get out of a hail storm that came down at Copalis Beach in May. The field trip was funded through a grant by the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee.Buy Photo
Steven Friederich | The Vidette Students at the McCleary School huddle together and try to get out of a hail storm that came down at Copalis Beach in May. The field trip was funded through a grant by the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee.

A look back at calendar year 2013 in pictures.

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