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Spatz says he’s ready for another term as auditor

Updated: Apr 10, 2014 2:35pm

MONTESANO — County Auditor Vern Spatz announced Monday that he will seek re-election.

Spatz has been the county auditor since October of 1989. He is currently the second longest-serving...

Elma City Hall offices closed April 9 to April 11 for asbestos removal

Updated: Apr 10, 2014 2:34pm

ELMA — Elma City Hall offices will be closed from April 9 to April 11 to accommodate the removal of asbestos from the main financial office and nearby court office.

Last month, a crew tried...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) A worker watches as the “Patriot” dredge, operated by American Construction in Seattle, removes watery sediment from the bottom of the Port of Grays Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The dredge, which is a 200-ton floating crane, uses a bucket to remove up to 35 cubic yards of sediment at a time.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife manager says deeper draft would help export oil

Apr 06, 2014 12:17pm

The regional manager with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is alleging that the Port of Grays Harbor is trying to get the U.S. Corps of Engineers to deepen the navigation channel into Grays...

Milestones: Marriage licenses

Apr 06, 2014 10:35am

Burge J. Lund, 67, and Xiaorong Dan, 50, both of Hoquiam.

William C. Russell, 30, and Vanessa L. Moody, 25, both of Hoquiam.

Scott D. Leach, 31, of Lacey and Carolyn L. Dineen, 29, of...

Why did Elma man’s car cross center line, hit tree?

Updated: Apr 10, 2014 2:34pm

Troopers are still trying to figure out why a 34-year-old Elma man crossed the center line of West Matlock Brady Road and hit a tree — and then fled from the scene Saturday morning.

His two...

Monte soccer beats Tenino in shootout

Apr 05, 2014 12:39pm

TENINO – After scoring easily in the first few minutes, Montesano played defense and shut out Tenino until the second half, leaving a 1-1 tie. Then, the Monte boys won the game in overtime after a...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette  Elma City Councilman David Blackett speaks to neighbors about the potential boundaries of the proposed annexation area that heads out to Schouweiller Road during a recent council meeting. He stands next to Councilman Tom Boling, right, and Mayor Dave Osgood, left.

Annexation talk heats up again in Elma

Apr 04, 2014 7:23pm

A proposal to annex areas west of the city of Elma out to Schouweiller Road is again on the table for the fourth or fifth time since first being batted about decades ago.

Elma City Council...

Summit Pacific Photos Eighteen volunteers spent Saturday morning planting trees at Summit Pacific Medical Center. Through a partnership with the Grays Harbor Stream Team, the section of McDonald Creek that runs through the medical center’s property was completely revitalized during construction of Summit Pacific. As part of the on-going creek restoration project, theStream Team works closely with Summit Pacific to organize important projects, such as the planting of several thousand willow trees throughout the creek bed this past Saturday. The efforts will ensure the continued health of McDonald Creek. Elma High School’s FFA Club provided many of the trees and much of the planting labor. The were assisted by local Cub Scout troops.

Tree planting at Summit Pacific Medical Center

Apr 04, 2014 7:24pm

Eighteen volunteers spent Saturday morning planting trees at Summit Pacific Medical Center. Through a partnership with the Grays Harbor Stream Team, the section of McDonald Creek that runs through...

Do you care about bike paths on the Harbor?

Apr 04, 2014 7:26pm

By Vidette Staff

CONNECT Grays Harbor is looking for healthy ways to get the Harbor moving — on foot, bicycle and public transportation.

The county’s public health department aims to...

Investigation cleared Elma School District of racism complaints in 2012

Apr 04, 2014 7:26pm

An investigation commissioned by the Elma School District in the wake of allegations by a former student of a “racially hostile educational environment” at Elma High School paints a bit of a...