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Steven Friederich | The Vidette  Keith Olson stands in front of the County Administration Building on Monday, hoping to earn the votes to become the next county commissioner.

Keith Olson: Logger, teacher, now candidate for county commission

Oct 22, 2014 1:39pm

About four years ago, Keith Olson hung up his dress shirts and slacks and put on his flannels and jeans again.

Olson had been a teacher and coach at Lake Quinault for nine years. The Marine...

Editorial: Why does Montesano have a discrepancy in responding to record requests?

Updated: Oct 22, 2014 3:29pm

There were lots of investigations at Montesano City Hall last year. As a result, I filed a lot of record requests.

I gave the city some leeway — probably more so than I have at any other...

Elma Council against oil trains

Updated: Oct 23, 2014 4:04pm

On a 4-1 vote, the Elma City Council approved a resolution Monday night requesting that the commissioners of the Port of Grays Harbor “reconsider their proposal to allow the construction of three...

Harvest Festival set for Oct. 30 at Grays Harbor Foursquare in Central Park

Oct 21, 2014 5:03pm

Carnival games, jump houses and free food are among the many attractions featured this year at the Harvest Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Grays Harbor Foursquare Church in Central...

Olive Westbrooke gives her dad, Aaron, some help pushing in a wagon full of pumpkins in from the patch at Chapman Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze.

Time for pumpkin huntin’

Oct 21, 2014 4:49pm

Photos by Brendan Carl

Some people pick their pumpkin based on size alone as they look for the biggest one they can hold. Some search high and low for...

Some Insects make their own antifreeze

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

Where do the bugs of summer go when the weather turns cold? And how do they reappear next spring when the temperatures warm up? Insects don’t just disappear and magically reappear the next year....

Monte council rejects building sale

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

MONTESANO — The Montesano City Council on Oct. 14 rejected another effort to sell the city’s former shop building because the city would have had to put the money upfront and the buyer would be...

Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center wins awards

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center, a member of the Revera Inc. family, received two awards at the company’s annual recognition event and conference on Sept. 23.

The center won the...

Svoboda’s work with vulnerable is impressive

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

Dear Editor;

My name is Michaelan McDougall and I am writing this letter in support of Katie Svoboda who is running for Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney.

I am a former employee...

Support Vickie Raines

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

Dear Editor;

Vickie Raines is the right leader at the right time.

Grays Harbor needs a leader who thoughtfully considers each issue. We need a leader who takes the time to hear both...